Quotations by Charles Evans Hughes

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Born: Friday, April 11, 1862
Died: Friday, August 27, 1948 (86 years old)
Profession: Judge
Nationality: American


A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company.
- Charles Evans Hughes
(Keywords: Company, Man)

Dissents are appeals to the brooding spirit of the law, to the intelligence of another day.
- Charles Evans Hughes
(Keywords: Intelligence, Day, Law, Spirit)

I believe in work, hard work, and long hours of work. Men do not breakdown from overwork, but from worry and dissipation.
- Charles Evans Hughes
(Keywords: Men, Work, Hard work, Worry)

In a number of cases dissenting opinions have in time become the law.
- Charles Evans Hughes
(Keywords: Time, Law, Opinions)

Men do not die from overwork. They die from dissipation and worry.
- Charles Evans Hughes
(Keywords: Men, Worry)

Publicity is a great purifier because it sets in action the forces of public opinion, and in this country public opinion controls the courses of the nation.
- Charles Evans Hughes
(Keywords: Action, Country, Nation, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Publicity)

The first lesson in civics is that efficient government begins at home.
- Charles Evans Hughes
(Keywords: Government, Home, First)

The power to wage war is the power to wage war successfully.
- Charles Evans Hughes
(Keywords: Power, War, Wage)

The United States is the greatest law factory the world has ever known.
- Charles Evans Hughes
(Keywords: Law, states, United, World)

War should be made a crime, and those who instigate it should be punished as criminals.
- Charles Evans Hughes
(Keywords: War, Crime)

We are under a Constitution, but the Constitution is what the judges say it is, and the judiciary is the safeguard of our property and our liberty and our property under the Constitution.
- Charles Evans Hughes
(Keywords: Constitution, Judges, Liberty, Property)

When we deal with questions relating to principles of law and their applications, we do not suddenly rise into a stratosphere of icy certainty.
- Charles Evans Hughes
(Keywords: Certainty, Law, Principles, Questions)

When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.
- Charles Evans Hughes
(Keywords: Privilege, Right)

While democracy must have its organization and controls, its vital breath is individual liberty.
- Charles Evans Hughes
(Keywords: Democracy, Liberty)







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