“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...”
“All human laws are, properly speaking, only declaratory; they have no power over the substance of original justice”
“Law in origin was merely a codification of the power of dominant groups, and did not aim at anything that to a modern man would appear to be justice”
“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 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.”
“The more laws, the less justice.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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