"The practice of executing such offenders is a relic of the past and is inconsistent with evolving standards of decency in a civilized society."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."John Paul Stevens on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."John Paul Stevens on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."John Paul Stevens on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."John Paul Stevens on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."John Paul Stevens on Mahatma Gandhi
"To make a coverage decision, doesn't one have to make a medical judgment?"
"The government must pursue a course of complete neutrality toward religion."