Where and when did USA Judge Learned Hand say this?
Judge Learned Hand said:
"Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it; no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it. The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right; the spirit of liberty is the spirit which seeks to understand the minds of other men and women; the spirit of liberty is the spirit which weighs their interests alongside its own without bias; the spirit of liberty remembers that not even a sparrow falls to earth unheeded; the spirit of liberty is the spirit of Him who, near two thousand years ago, taught mankind that lesson it has never learned, but has never quite forgotten; that there may be a kingdom where the least shall be heard and considered side by side with the greatest."
If it's from a speech, how could I find the full text of this speech?Thanks a lot, Jura. But that's not full text where from the link you provided, it's just only a part of it.
Later, by your guide and inspiration, I found the full text in:
Our Nation's Archive: The History of the United States in Documents By Erik A. Bruun, Page 658,
from following link:
Where the link above is:
On May 21, 1944, during "I AM an American Day" Federal Judge Learned Hand spoke the “The Spirit of Liberty” speech in Central Park, New York City.