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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1049
AUTHOR: Louis Dembitz Brandeis (1856–1941)
QUOTATION: Those who won our independence believed that the final end of the State was to make men free to develop their faculties; and that in its government the deliberative forces should prevail over the arbitrary. They valued liberty both as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.
ATTRIBUTION: Justice LOUIS D. BRANDEIS, concurring, Whitney v. California, 274 U.S. 375 (1927).