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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1077
AUTHOR: George Sutherland (1862–1942)
QUOTATION: For the saddest epitaph which can be carved in memory of a vanished liberty is that it was lost because its possessors failed to stretch forth a saving hand while yet there was time.
ATTRIBUTION: Justice GEORGE SUTHERLAND, dissenting, Associated Press v. National Labor Relations Board, 301 U.S. 141 (1938).