Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Morris Ernst, fully Morris Leopold Ernst

American Lawyer and Co-founder of the Civil Liberties Union

"More errors arise from inhibited indecision than from impulsive behavior."

"The shoulders of a borrower are always a little straighter than those of a beggar."

"Man's fear of ideas is probably the greatest dike holding back human knowledge and happiness."

"A sound marriage is not based on complete frankness; it is based on a sensible reticence."

"The Constitution does not guarantee objectivity of the press …. The question … is not whether news shall be unprejudiced but rather whose prejudices shall color the news. "