“A lawyer's relationship to justice and wisdom is on a par with a piano tuner's relationship to a concert. He neither composes the music, nor interprets it-he merely keeps the machinery running.”
“The more laws, the less justice.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero
“Lawyers (are) operators of the toll bridge across which anyone in search of justice has to pass”
Jane Bryant Quinn
“The chief foundations of all states... are good laws and good arms. And as there cannot be good laws where there are not good arms... where there are good arms there must be good laws...”
“Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.”
“All human laws are, properly speaking, only declaratory; they have no power over the substance of original justice”
“The function of the law is not to provide justice or to preserve freedom. The function of the law is to keep those who hold power, in power.”
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