Quotes of Encroachment

“ Barbarian invasions would be superfluous: we are our own Huns. ”

- Bertrand de Jouvenal

“ I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. ”

- James Madison

“ The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal — well-meaning but without understanding. ”

- Justice Louis D. Brandeis

“ Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding. ”

- Justice Louis D. Brandeis

“ Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding. ”

- Justice Louis D. Brandeis
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