Top 14 Charles Evans Hughes Quotes

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

― Charles Evans Hughes

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

― Charles Evans Hughes

“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.”

― Charles Evans Hughes

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

― Charles Evans Hughes

“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.”

― Charles Evans Hughes

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

― Charles Evans Hughes

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

― Charles Evans Hughes

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

― Charles Evans Hughes

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

― Charles Evans Hughes

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

― Charles Evans Hughes

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

― Charles Evans Hughes

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

― Charles Evans Hughes

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

― Charles Evans Hughes

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

― Charles Evans Hughes
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