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    The Equal Rights Amendment would "turn holy wedlock into holy deadlock."
    — William Rehnquist
    tags: right  holy 
     
    What many of those who oppose the use of juries in civil trials seem to ignore is that the founders of our Nation considered the right of trial by jury in civil cases an important bulwark against tyranny and corruption, a safeguard too precious to be left to the whim of the sovereign, or, it might be added, to that of the judiciary.
    — William Rehnquist
    tags: right 
     
    I realize that it is an unpopular and unhumanitarian position, for which I have been excoriated by 'liberal' colleagues, but I think Plessy v. Ferguson was right and should be re-affirmed.
    — William Rehnquist
    tags: right 
     
    Therefore every person born within the United States, its territories or districts, whether the parents are citizens or aliens, is a natural born citizen in the sense of the Constitution, and entitled to all the rights and privileges appertaining to that capacity.
    — William Rawle
    tags: people  right  parent 
     
    We hold that the greatest right in the world is the right to be wrong, that in the exercise thereof people have an inviolable right to express their unbridled thoughts on all topics and personalities, being liable only for the abuse of that right.
    — William Randolph Hearst
    The right use of leisure is no doubt a harder problem than the right use of our working hours. The soul is dyed the color of its leisure thoughts.
    — William Ralph Inge
    Beautiful thoughts hardly bring us to God until they are acted upon. No one can have a true idea of right until he does it.
    — William Ralph Inge
    tags: thoughts  beautiful  true  right  god  ideas 
     
    The majority has no right to impose its religion on the rest. That's a tradition as sacred as the Constitution itself to this country.
    — William Rainey Harper
    tags: right  sacred  majority 
     
    If they turn on their radars we're going to blow up their goddamn SAMs. They know we own their country. We own their airspace. . . . We dictate the way they live and talk. And that's what's great about America right now. It's a good thing, especially when there is a lot of oil out there we need.
    — William R. Looney III
    tags: live  right  america 
     
    It's hard enougth to find intelligent life right here in Washington!
    — William Proxmire
    tags: right 
     
    I can fully appreciate the fury and anger that a person can feel when put through a humiliating experience by a cop, but I would recommend strongly that a person maintain his cool, and in no circumstances lose his temper. If you lose your temper, you are playing right into the cop's hands.
    — William Powell
    Unity is the only way in which the people of this country can overthrow the fascists, communists, capitalists, and all the other assholes who claim running a representative government is so difficult. The emphasis has been taken from the Bill of Rights and placed on the type of interpretation of the Constitution that best suits the people in power.
    — William Powell
    Information is a source of learning. But unless it is organized, processed, and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit.
    — William Pollard
    An insignificant right becomes important when it is assailed.
    — William Pickens
    tags: right 
     
    I won't miss Grissom. It was a complete life for me that's reached its end, and it's reached it in the right way, I think. So I won't miss Grissom. And I hope that the audience won't miss him either.
    — William Petersen
    tags: right  hope 
     
    Wall Street's graveyards are filled with men who were right too soon.
    — William Peter Hamilton
    tags: men  right 
     
    religion is about having the right answers, and some of their answers are right... but i am about the process that takes you to the living answer... it will change you from the inside. there are a lot of smart people who are able to say a lot of right things from their brain because they have been told what the right answers are, but they don't know me at all.
    — William P. Young
    tags: smart  people  living  process  right  brain 
     
    Mack was getting frustrated. He spoke louder, 'But, don't I have a right to...' To complete a sentence without being interrupted? Not in reality. But as long as you think you do, you will surely get ticked off when someone cuts you off, even if it is God.
    — William P. Young
    tags: reality  right  god 
     
    Anger is the right response to something that is so wrong. But don't let the anger and pain and loss you feel prevent you from forgiving him and removing your hands from around his neck.
    — William P. Young
    tags: pain  loss  anger  right  wrong 
     
    I think people are tired of religion and how it divides and damages people. You can name it whatever you want, Islam or Christianity, but if you have a system in which God is distant and angry all the time, and you're trying to please him through the right disciplines, it isn't going to work for everyone.
    — William P. Young
    Look at us human beings: it's so much easier to be right than to love.
    — William P. Young
    tags: human  right 
     
    One of the biggest issues that we face is that we have people who have their own particular concerns, whether it's on abortion, birth control, divorce and remarriage, civil rights or social justice.
    — William P. Leahy
    The Scots are the backbone of Canada. They are all right in their three vital parts - head, heart and haggis.
    — William Osler
    tags: heart  right 
     
    With all things being equal, the simplest explanation tends to be the right one.
    — William of Ockham
    tags: right 
     
    The market has a simple way of whittling all excessive pride and overblown egos down to size. After all, the whole idea is to be completely objective and recognize what the marketplace is telling you, rather than try to prove that the thing you said or did yesterday or six weeks ago was right. The fastest way to take a bath in the stock market or go broke is to try to prove that you are right and the market is wrong.
    — William O'Neil
    tags: right  wrong  ideas  stock  pride 
     
    The whole secret to winning and losing in the stock market is to lose the least amount possible when you're not right.
    — William O'Neil
    tags: secret  right  winning  stock 
     
    When a legislature undertakes to proscribe the exercise of a citizen's constitutional right to free speech, it acts lawlessly; and the citizen can take matters into his own hands and proceed on the basis that such a law is no law at all.
    — William O. Douglas
    tags: law  right  speech  exercise 
     
    A people who extend civil liberties only to preferred groups start down the path either to dictatorship of the right or the left.
    — William O. Douglas
    tags: people  right  liberty  path 
     
    The right to revolt has sources deep in our history.
    — William O. Douglas
    tags: right 
     
    The right to dissent is the only thing that makes life tolerable for a judge of an appellate court... the affairs of government could not be conducted by democratic standards without it.
    — William O. Douglas
    The critical point is that the Constitution places the right of silence beyond the reach of government.
    — William O. Douglas
    The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedom.
    — William O. Douglas
    tags: freedom  alone  right 
     
    No matter what the legislature may say, a man has the right to make his speech, print his handbill, compose his newspaper, and deliver his sermon without asking anyone's permission. The contrary suggestion is abhorrent to our traditions.
    — William O. Douglas
    tags: men  right  speech 
     
    These unwritten amenities have been in part responsible for giving our people the feeling of independence and self-confidence, the feeling of creativity. These amenities have dignified the right of dissent and have honored the right to be nonconformists and the right to defy submissiveness. They have encouraged lives of high spirits rather than hushed, suffocating silence.
    — William O. Douglas
    The law is not a series of calculating machines where answers come tumbling out when the right levers are pushed.
    — William O. Douglas
    tags: law  right  machine 
     
    We deal with a right of privacy older than the Bill of Rights-older than our political parties, older than our school system.
    — William O. Douglas
    tags: right  political  school 
     
    The function of the prosecutor under the federal Constitution is not to tack as many skins of victims as possible against the wall. His function is to vindicate the rights of the people as expressed in the laws and give those accused of crime a fair trial.
    — William O. Douglas
    tags: crimes  people  law  right  victim 
     
    Among the liberties of citizens that are guaranteed are ... the right to believe what one chooses, the right to differ from his neighbor, the right to pick and choose the political philosophy he likes best, the right to associate with whomever he chooses, the right to join groups he prefers.
    — William O. Douglas
    There is no superior person by constitutional standards. An applicant who is white is entitled to no advantage by reason of that fact, nor is he subject to any disability, no matter what his race or color. Whatever his race, an applicant has a constitutional right to have his application considered on its individual merits.
    — William O. Douglas
    The Framers [of the Constitution] . . . created the federally protected right of silence and decreed that the law could not be used to pry open one's lips and make him a witness against himself.
    — William O. Douglas
    tags: silence  law  right 
     
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