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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Earl Warren on justice, republic, democracy,government, impeach, family-tree, supreme-court, grandchildren, law, obey, life and community.

29 Notable Quotes By Earl Warren On Politics, Law, Power And Justice

Quick Facts

Born On: March 19, 1891

Died On: July 9, 1974

Born In: Los Angeles

Died At Age: 83

Earl Warren was a distinguished American politician and jurist, who served as the 14th Chief Justice of the United States and also as the 30th Governor of California. He is renowned for the ‘Warren Court’ liberal decisions which helped in transforming the American law relating to public school-sponsored prayers, one man-one vote rules and protecting the basic rights of the accused. He is also known for making pioneering decisions on popular cases like Miranda v. Arizona, Brown v. Board of Education, Reynolds v. Sims and Gideon v. Wainwrigth. We have rounded some quotes and sayings by the renowned jurist, which have been extracted from his verdicts, thoughts, public utterances, work, and life. Let us browse through the list of popular quotations and thoughts by Earl Warren on education, equal, children, community, progress, government, unequal, alive, justice, mistake, worry, failure, patriotism, education, marriage, opportunity, liberty, positive, heart etc.

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

Earl Warren

The fantastic advances in the field of electronic communication constitute a greater danger to the privacy of the individual.

Earl Warren

In civilized life, law floats in a sea of ethics.

Earl Warren

The police must obey the law while enforcing the law.

Earl Warren

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.

Earl Warren

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

Earl Warren

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.

Earl Warren

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

Earl Warren

Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.

Earl Warren

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

Earl Warren

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

Earl Warren

To get what you want, STOP doing what isn't working.

Earl Warren

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

Earl Warren

If it is a mistake of the head and not the heart don't worry about it, that's the way we learn.

Earl Warren

Liberty, not communism, is the most contagious force in the world.

Earl Warren

I always turn to the sports pages first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures.

Earl Warren

We may not know the whole story in our lifetime.

Earl Warren

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

Earl Warren

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

Earl Warren

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.

Earl Warren

Legislatures represent people, not acres or trees.

Earl Warren

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

Earl Warren

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.

Earl Warren

The old Court you and I served so long will not be worthy of its traditions if Nixon can twist, turn and fashion If Nixon gets away with that, then Nixon makes the law as he goes along - not the Congress nor the courts.

Earl Warren

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.

Earl Warren

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.

Earl Warren

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.

Earl Warren

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.

Earl Warren

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.

Earl Warren