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“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”
“It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for law, so much as a respect for right.”
Henry David Thoreau
“And while the law (of competition) may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department”
“I don't write polite letters. I don't like to plea-bargain. I like to fight.”
Roy M. Cohn
“We all know here that the law is the most powerful of schools for the imagination. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth.”
“When law and duty are one, united by religion, you never become fully conscious, fully aware of yourself. You are always a little less than an individual.”
“Law is an ass, an idiot.”
“Law never made men a whit more just.”
“Moral principle is the foundation of law.”
Ronald D. Dworkin
“Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.”
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