本杰明·罗宾斯·柯蒂斯

    本杰明·罗宾斯·柯蒂斯是一名美国律师和美国最高法院法官。柯蒂斯是第一位也是唯一一位辉格党最高法院法官。他也是第一位获得正式法律学位的最高法院法官,也是唯一一位因原则问题而辞去法院职务的法官。

本杰明·罗宾斯·柯蒂斯(Benjamin Robbins Curtis)名言

He who is unconscious of the ties which connect him with every individual of his species feels no obligation to make sacrifices for their welfare or happiness.

一个没有意识到他和他的种族中的每一个人之间的联系的人,没有义务为他们的福利或幸福做出牺牲。

本杰明·罗宾斯·柯蒂斯

Religion may become a fashion as well as anything else; and, when it does become so, it has as little to do, in those who thus hold it, with the heart and the character as any other fashion.

宗教可能会成为一种时尚,就像其他任何东西一样;而且,当它真的变成这样的时候,它与任何其他时尚一样,在那些拥有它的人身上,用它的心和性格所能做的很少。

本杰明·罗宾斯·柯蒂斯

The mind as well as the body must be not only strong but well disciplined in order to act with promptness and vigor in new and untried situations. It is hard to turn men's minds from the old and deeply worn channels in which they have long been flowing.

头脑和身体不仅要强壮,而且要有良好的纪律,以便在新的和未经考验的情况下迅速而有活力地行动。很难把人们的思想从他们长期以来流淌的陈旧的、根深蒂固的渠道中移开。

本杰明·罗宾斯·柯蒂斯

There are many causes why a people politically ignorant cannot be roused to action. Perfect political ignorance must be accompanied by indifference to the general interests of society, and thus one of the most powerful motives which can act on the human mind is totally destroyed.

一个政治上无知的民族不能被唤醒采取行动的原因有很多。完全的政治无知必然伴随着对社会普遍利益的漠不关心,因此能够作用于人类心灵的最强大动机之一被彻底摧毁。

本杰明·罗宾斯·柯蒂斯

No government can be strong and flourishing while the national character is weak and degraded. A government must flourish and decay with its subjects; and, when a prince makes a law or performs an action which has a tendency to injure the character or prosperity of the nation, he injures himself.

国民性衰弱、堕落,任何政府都不可能强盛。一个政府必须和它的臣民一起兴衰;而且,当一个君主制定一项法律或采取一项行动,有可能损害国家的品格或繁荣时,他也损害了自己。

本杰明·罗宾斯·柯蒂斯

Whatever may be the merits of a religious system, its effects upon the mass of mankind must depend in an important degree upon its teachers. All instruction and all truth, except simple mathematical truth, is modified by the medium through which it is conveyed.

不管一个宗教制度有什么优点,它对人类大众的影响在很大程度上必须取决于它的老师。除了简单的数学真理外,所有的指令和真理都会被传递它的媒介所改变。

本杰明·罗宾斯·柯蒂斯

No nation can answer for the equity of proceedings in all its inferior courts. It suffices to provide a supreme judicature by which error and partiality may be corrected.

没有一个国家能在所有下级法院为诉讼的公平负责。它足以提供一个可以纠正错误和偏袒的最高司法。

本杰明·罗宾斯·柯蒂斯