The highest law gives a thing to him who can use it.
Henry David Thoreau
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The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.
The perch swallows the grub-worm, the pickerel swallows the perch, and the fisherman swallows the pickerel; and so all the chinks in the scale of being are filled.
I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Was there ever such an autumn? And yet there was never such a panic and hard times in the commercial world. The merchants and banks are suspending and failing all the country over, but not the sandbanks, solid and warm, and streaked with bloody blackberry vines.You may run upon them as much as you please – even as the crickets do, and find their account in it. They are the stockholders in these banks, and I hear them creaking their content.
More quotes about Law
Men are not governed by justice, but by law or persuasion. When they refuse to be governed by law or persuasion, they have to be governed by force or fraud, or both.
Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture than that of laws.
An incompetent attorney can delay a trial for months or years. A competent attorney can delay one even longer.
You get a lawyer whether you’re in a military tribunal or whether you’re in a federal court, number one. The attorney general decided that the court with the biggest – with the greatest venue, with the best jurisdiction was the New York court. That was the right decision to make.
If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.
When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren’t smart enough to get out of jury duty.