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If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment: "Thou shalt not ration justice."

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Life is made up of constant calls to action, and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers.

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There is no surer way to misread any document than to read it literally. As nearly as we can, we must put ourselves in the place of those who uttered the words, and try to divine how they would have dealt with the unforeseen situation; and, evidence of what they would have done, they are by no means final.

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The hand that rules the press, the radio, the screen and the far-spread magazine, rules the country.

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