I'm very pleased with each advancing year. It stems back to when I was forty. I was a bit upset about reaching that milestone, but an older friend consoled me. 'Don't complain about growing old - many people don't have that privilege.'
We are now at the point where we must decide whether we are to honour the concept of a plural society which gains strength through diversity, or whether we are to have bitter fragmentation that will result in perpetual tension and strife.
Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile I caught Hell for.
Legislatures represent people, not acres or trees.
Prior to any questioning, the person must be warned that he has a right to remain silent, that any statement he does make may be used as evidence against him and that he has a right to the presence of an attorney, either retained or appointed.
You sit up there, and you see the whole gamut of human nature. Even if the case being argued involves only a little fellow and $50, it involves justice. That's what is important.
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.
Ben Franklin may have discovered electricity- but it is the man who invented the meter who made the money.
The censor's sword pierces deeply into the heart of free expression.
We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of 'separate but equal' has no place.
Liberty, not communism, is the most contagious force in the world.
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.
In these days, it is doubtful that any child may reasonably be expected to succeed in life if he is denied the opportunity of an education.
The police must obey the law while enforcing the law.
Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.
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.
In civilized life, law floats in a sea of ethics.
I always turn to the sports pages first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures.
I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.