"The mark of a truly civilized man is confidence in the strength and security derived from the inquiring mind."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Felix Frankfurter on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Felix Frankfurter on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Felix Frankfurter on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Felix Frankfurter on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Felix Frankfurter on Ernest Hemingway
"Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man."
"Freedom of the press is not an end in itself but a means to the end of achieving a free society."
"To some lawyers, all facts are created equal."
"The real rulers in Washington are invisible, and exercise power from behind the scenes."
"Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late."