Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Foundational Law Quotes XVII

“There are two men who are a great danger to human law. Both refuse to admit the sins they commit.

The first is the man who, weighed down by guilt for sins he will not confess as such, tries to make government declare his dark deeds to be light, so his conscience may be soothed with the balm of public approval.

The second is the man, who thinking himself nearly perfect in word and deed, passes laws for the republic that the citizens cannot keep. It is of such men that Jesus said ‘Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.’”

- Anonymous

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