Monday, May 02, 2005

Justice Quotes

It's strange that men should take up crime when there are so many legal ways to be dishonest.  ~Author unknown, quoted in Sunshine magazine Hunger makes a thief of any man.  ~Pearl S. Buck, quoted in You Said a Mouthful, edited by Ronald D. Fuchs Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.  ~Edmund Burke But how is this legal plunder to be identified?  Quite simply.  See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong.  See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime.  ~Frederic Bastiat, The Law The more laws the more offenders.  ~Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732 It ain't no sin if you crack a few laws now and then, just so long as you don't break any.  ~Mae West Law never made men a whit more just.  ~Henry David Thoreau If you don't know there's a trampoline in the room, you're not going to dust the ceiling for prints.  ~From the television show Law & Order Lawsuit: A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage.  ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's DictionaryThe United States is the greatest law factory the world has ever known.  ~Charles Evans HughesThe jury, passing on the prisoner's life, May in the sworn twelve have a thief or two Guiltier than him they try. ~William Shakespeare, Measure for MeasureIn keeping people straight, principle is not as powerful as a policeman.  ~Abel Hermant, Le Bourgeois, 1906 When there's a single thief, it's robbery.  When there are a thousand thieves, it's taxation.  ~Vanya Cohen I'm convinced that every boy, in his heart, would rather steal second base than an automobile.  ~Tom Clark We don't give our criminals much punishment, but we sure give 'em plenty of publicity.  ~Will Rogers Only the man who has enough good in him to feel the justice of the penalty can be punished.  ~William Ernest Hocking Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.  ~Jonathan Swift, A Critical Essay upon the Faculties of the Mind, 1707 One of irony's greatest accomplishments is that one cannot punish the wrongdoing of another without committing a wrongdoing himself.  ~Tas Soft Wind Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.  ~Henry Ford Poverty is the mother of crime.  ~Marcus Aurelius When I see the Ten Most Wanted Lists... I always have this thought:  If we'd made them feel wanted e

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