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    …a few philosophers really do important work. This applies to the so called ‘critical philosophy’ and to the theory of knowledge or epistemology. This class of workers I call epistemologists to avoid the disagreeable implications of the term ‘philosopher’.

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Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies but which let wasps and hornets break through.

Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies but which let wasps and hornets break through.

by Jonathan Swift Found in: Law Quotes,
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Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it
be not changed, according to the law read more

Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it
be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians,
which altereth not.

by Bible Found in: Law Quotes,
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A good parson once said that where mystery begins religion ends.
Cannot I say, as truly at least, of read more

A good parson once said that where mystery begins religion ends.
Cannot I say, as truly at least, of human laws, that where
mystery begins, justice ends?

by Edmund Burke Found in: Law Quotes,
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The aim of law is the maximum gratification of the nervous system of man.

The aim of law is the maximum gratification of the nervous system of man.

by Learned Hand Found in: Law Quotes,
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The problem with any unwritten law is that you don't know where to go to erase it.

The problem with any unwritten law is that you don't know where to go to erase it.

by Glaser And Way Found in: Law Quotes,
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Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good
or for ill, it teaches the whole people by read more

Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good
or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example. Crime is
contagious. If the government becomes a law-breaker, it breeds
contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto
himself; it invites anarchy.

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Any law that takes hold of a man's daily life cannot prevail in a community, unless the vast majority of read more

Any law that takes hold of a man's daily life cannot prevail in a community, unless the vast majority of the community are actively in favor of it. The laws that are the most operative are the laws which protect life.

by Henry Ward Beecher Found in: Law Quotes,
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Law is a bottomless pit.

Law is a bottomless pit.

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Ignorance of the law excuses no man.

Ignorance of the law excuses no man.

by John Selden Found in: Law Quotes,
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