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    Written laws are like spiders' webs, and will like them only
    entangle and hold the poor and weak, while the rich and powerful
    will easily break through them.

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An appeal is when ye ask wan court to show its contempt for another court.

An appeal is when ye ask wan court to show its contempt for another court.

by Finley Peter Dunne Found in: Law Quotes,
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We should not be surprised that we find meaningless noises in the foundation of many old ‘philosophies’, and that from read more

We should not be surprised that we find meaningless noises in the foundation of many old ‘philosophies’, and that from them arise most of the old ‘philosophical’ fights and arguments.

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Unless by the lawful judgment of their peers.
[Lat., Nisi per legale judicum parum suorum.]

Unless by the lawful judgment of their peers.
[Lat., Nisi per legale judicum parum suorum.]

by Unattributed Author 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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Because just as good morals, if they are to be maintained, have need of the laws, so the laws, if read more

Because just as good morals, if they are to be maintained, have need of the laws, so the laws, if they are to be observed, have need of good morals.

by Niccolo Machiavelli Found in: Law Quotes,
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Is not the winding up witnesses,
And nicking, more than half the bus'ness?
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Is not the winding up witnesses,
And nicking, more than half the bus'ness?
For witnesses, like watches, go
Just as they're set, too fast or slow;
And where in Conscience they're strait-lac'd,
'Tis ten to one that side is cast.

by Samuel Butler 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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When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.

When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.

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The law of England is the greatest grievance of the nation, very
expensive and dilatory.

The law of England is the greatest grievance of the nation, very
expensive and dilatory.

by Bishop Gilbert Burnet Found in: Law Quotes,
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