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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1586
AUTHOR: Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841–1935)
QUOTATION: The general rule, at least, is that while property may be regulated to a certain extent, if regulation goes too far it will be recognized as a taking.
ATTRIBUTION: Justice OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, Pennsylvania Coal Company v. H. J. Mahon, 260 U.S. 415 (1922).
SUBJECTS: Regulation