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Charles Evans Hughes
April 11, 1862 - August 27, 1948
Nationality: American
Category: Judge
Subcategory: American Judge

I believe in work, hard work, and long hours of work. Men do not breakdown from overwork, but from worry and dissipation.


While democracy must have its organization and controls, its vital breath is individual liberty.


We are under a Constitution, but the Constitution is what the judges say it is, and the judiciary is the safeguard of our property and our liberty and our property under the Constitution.


When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.


A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company.


The first lesson in civics is that efficient government begins at home.


In a number of cases dissenting opinions have in time become the law.


The United States is the greatest law factory the world has ever known.


Dissents are appeals to the brooding spirit of the law, to the intelligence of another day.


Publicity is a great purifier because it sets in action the forces of public opinion, and in this country public opinion controls the courses of the nation.


When we deal with questions relating to principles of law and their applications, we do not suddenly rise into a stratosphere of icy certainty.


The power to wage war is the power to wage war successfully.


War should be made a crime, and those who instigate it should be punished as criminals.


Men do not die from overwork. They die from dissipation and worry.


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