Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Quote of the day

"Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it. While it lies there it needs no constitution, no law, no court to save it." - Learned Hand, famed American jurist (1872-1961).

Billings Learned Hand was considered one of the "most influential American judges never to have served on the Supreme Court of the United States" (Wikipedia). In his later years, he was also a good friend and neighbor of author J.D. Salinger, a fellow resident of Cornish, New Hampshire.

The things you learn by reading Wikipedia...