William Orville Douglas Quotes

We must realize that today’s Establishment is the new George III. Whether it will continue to adhere to his tactics, we do not know. If it does, the redress, honored in tradition, is also revolution. William Orville Douglas

The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedom. William Orville Douglas

The liberties of none are safe unless the liberties of all are protected. William Orville Douglas

Literature should not be suppressed merely because it offends the moral code of the censor. William Orville Douglas

The growth of bigness has resulted in ruthless sacrifices of human value. The disappearance of free enterprise has submerged the individual in the impersonal corporation. When a nation of shopkeepers is transformed into a nation of clerks, enormous spiritual sacrifices are made. William Orville Douglas

Marriage is a coming together for better or for worse, hopefully enduring, and intimate to the degree of being sacred. William Orville Douglas

Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us. William Orville Douglas

We are rapidly entering the age of no privacy, where everyone is open to surveillance at all times; where there are no secrets from government. William Orville Douglas

One aspect of modern life which has gone far to stifle men is the rapid growth of tremendous corporations. William Orville Douglas

Where there is a persistent sense of futility, there is violence. William Orville Douglas