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Earl Warren
March 19, 1891 - July 9, 1974
Nationality: American
Category: Judge
Subcategory: American Judge

Ben Franklin may have discovered electricity- but it is the man who invented the meter who made the money.


Legislatures represent people, not acres or trees.


In mid-life the man wants to see how irresistible he still is to younger women. How they turn their hearts to stone and more or less commit a murder of their marriage I just don't know, but they do.


It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.


Many people consider the things government does for them to be social progress but they regard the things government does for others as socialism.


All provisions of federal, state or local law requiring or permitting discrimination in public education must yield.


We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of "separate but equal" has no place.


The censor's sword pierces deeply into the heart of free expression.


Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.


We may not know the whole story in our lifetime.


I hate banks. They do nothing positive for anybody except take care of themselves. They're first in with their fees and first out when there's trouble.


The police must obey the law while enforcing the law.


Life and liberty can be as much endangered from illegal methods used to convict those thought to be criminals as from the actual criminals themselves.


Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile, I caught hell for.


The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.


If Nixon is not forced to turn over tapes of his conversations with the ring of men who were conversing on their violations of the law, then liberty will soon be dead in this nation.


Before this distinguished assembly and the world, the bells today proclaim the joyous tidings of the completion of this quietly soaring tower.


There is no requirement that police stop a person who enters a police station and states that he wishes to confess a crime or a person who calls the police to offer a confession because volunteered statements of any kind are not barred by the 5th Amendment.


To separate children from others of similar age and qualifications solely because of their race generates a feeling of inferiority as to their status in the community that may affect their hearts and minds in a way unlikely ever to be undone.


I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.


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