Robert Jackson

Robert Jackson

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Author Profession: US Statesman
Born: February 13, 1892
Died: October 09, 1954
Birth Sign: Aquarius

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The day that this country ceases to be free for irreligion, it will cease to be free for religion.

We are not final because we are infallible, but we are infallible only because we are final.

If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion, or force citizens to confess by word or act.

To believe that patriotism will not flourish if patriotic ceremonies are voluntary... is to make an unflattering estimate of the appeal of our institutions to free minds.

The places that are most likely to grow trees for carbon sequestration are places where trees aren't growing now.

It is in the country's best interest that Tony Blair rather than Michael Howard should form the next government.

When the Supreme Court moved to Washington in 1800, it was provided with no books, which probably accounts for the high quality of early opinions.

Freedom to differ is not limited to things that do not matter mush. That would be a mere shadow of freedom. The test of its substance is the right to differ as to things that touch the heart of the existing order.

It is not the function of the government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error.

Those who begin coercive elimination of dissent soon find themselves exterminating dissenters. Compulsory unification of opinion achieves only the unanimity of the graveyard.

The petitioner's problem is to avoid Scylla without being drawn into Charybdis.

We can afford no liberties with liberty itself.

Men are more often bribed by their loyalties and ambitions than by money.

Microbes are doing things we didn't even know they could do 10 years ago.

The adrenaline of a live performance is unlike anything in film or theater. I can see why it's so addictive. Gwyneth Paltrow

One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood. Agatha Christie

I can be a nice person, but if someone is messing with someone I care about, the tougher side comes out a little more. Daniella Alonso

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