By Tony Lyons
To be a attorney or a political candidate or a pass judgement on, one needs to devote their lives to serving the general public reliable. For a person contemplating a occupation in legislations or somebody drawn to philosophy, politics, and/or executive, herein you can find an pleasing and academic number of felony knowledge from a few of history’s maximum thinkers. the line to justice isn't regularly effortless. it truly is fraught with clash, scandal, adversity, and sleepless nights. it's a noble and beneficial pursuit as society keeps to growth and search equality for all.
Words from well known attorneys, judges, authors, politicians, philosophers, and preachers make up this assorted collection of over 2 hundred memorable, bite-sized quotations approximately justice, philosophy, crime, the lifetime of a legal professional, landmark situations, and more!
Included are such quotations as:
Let all legislation through transparent, uniform, and distinctive; to interpret legislation is sort of regularly to deprave them.” Voltaire
If on your personal judgment you can't be a good attorney, unravel to be sincere with out being a lawyer.” President Abraham Lincoln
The first accountability of society is justice.” Alexander Hamilton
A approach of justice is the richer for variety of historical past and experience.” U.S. ultimate court docket Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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S. ATTORNEY GENERAL JANET RENO, QUOTED IN The New York Times Magazine (MAY 15, 1994) That great law of nature: self-preservation. SAMUEL BUTLER (1835–1902) If what is important about law is that it functions to “legitimate” the existing order, one starts to ask how it does that. ROBERT GORDEN (1871) He was at a loss how it should come to pass, that the law which was intended for every man’s preservation, should be any man’s ruin &; he thought nature and reason were sufficient guides for a reasonable animal, as we pretended to be, in showing us what we ought to do, and what to avoid.
He drank with judges and slept with their girlfriends. He bribed the cops and threatened the jurors. JOHN GRISHAM The Client (1993) My hope is that ten years from now, after I’ve been across the street at work for a while, they’ll all be glad they gave me that wonderful vote. S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE SANDRA DAY O’CONNOR, ON BEING CONFIRMED UNANIMOUSLY BY THE SENATE (SEPTEMBER 21, 1981) There are mighty historical and economic forces that keep the poor down; and there are human beings who help out in this grim business, many of them unwittingly.
Gnomologia (1732) The customs, beliefs, or needs of a primitive time establish a rule or a formula. In the course of centuries the custom, belief, or necessity disappears, but the rule remains. The reason which gave rise to the rule has been forgotten, and ingenious minds set themselves to inquire how it is to be accounted for. S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, JR. (1841–1935) We have several set forms which are held as law, and so held and used for good reason, though we cannot at present remember that reason.