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Letter "W" » Warren E. Burger Quotes
«Judges rule on the basis of law, not public opinion, and they should be totally indifferent to pressures of the times.»
«Concepts of justice must have hands and feet or they remain sterile abstractions. The hands and feet we need are efficient means and methods to carry out justice in every case in the shortest possible time and at the lowest possible cost.»
«It is not unprofessional to give free legal advice, but advertising that the first visit will be free is a bit like a fox telling chickens he will not bite them until they cross the threshold of the hen house.»
«Crime and the fear of crime have permeated the fabric of American life.»
«Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.»
«Guilt or innocence becomes irrelevant in the criminal trials as we flounder in a morass of artificial rules poorly conceived and often impossible [to apply].»
Author: Warren E. Burger
«Doctors still retain a high degree of public confidence because they are perceived as healers. Should lawyers not be healers? Healers, not warriors? Healers, not procurers? Healers, not hired guns?»
«Calculated risks of abuse are taken in order to preserve higher values.»
«For better or worse, editing is what editors are for; and editing is selection and choice of material. That editors newspaper or broadcast can and do abuse this power is beyond doubt, but that is no reason to deny the discretion Congress provided.»
«There may be some incorrigible human beings who cannot be changed except by God's own mercy to that one person.»