He tried to read her heart in her handclasp but he knew nothing.
Be happy while you're living, for you're a long time dead.
Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
William Makepeace Thackeray
If we do not maintain Justice, Justice will not maintain us.
It is better that ten guilty escape than one innocent suffer.
William Blackstone, 'Commentarie
Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.
The law isn't justice. It's a very imperfect mechanism. If you press exactly the right buttons and are also lucky, justice may show up in the answer. A mechanism is all the law was ever intended to be.
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.
There is no such thing as justice--in or out of court.
A court is a place where what was confused before becomes more unsettled than ever.
Henry Waldorf Francis
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Justice is incidental to law and order.
J. Edgar Hoover
The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.
H. L. Mencken
We have a criminal jury system which is superior to any in the world; and its efficiency is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve men every day who don't know anything and can't read.
Humanity has unquestionably one really effective weapon
Mark Twain, The Mysterious Stran
He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife.
I hope I never get so old I get religious.
Pray: To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.
Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
Jean de La Fontaine
One often has need of one, inferior to himself.
Every journalist owes tribute to the evil one.
To live lightheartedly but not recklessly; to be gay without being boisterous; to be courageous without being bold; to show trust and cheerful resignation without fatalism -- this is the art of living.
Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
The argument of the strongest is always the best.
Luck's always to blame.
Patience and the passage of time do more than strength and fury.
A pessimist and an optimist, so much the worse; so much the better.
Some who will not speak against another, in the end does them harm.
Rebuke with soft words and hard arguments.
Rebuke should have a grain more of salt than of sugar.
Private reproof is the best grave for private faults.
The gods sell all things at a fair price.
Something you don't want is dear at any price.
Give neither counsel or salt till you are asked for it.
The counsel you would have another keep, first keep yourself.
The best counselors are the dead.
Some have been thought brave because they didn't have the courage to run away.
To speak kindly does not hurt the tongue.
All criminals turn preachers under the gallows.
Great thieves punish little ones.
In times of trouble leniency becomes crime.
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