Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Quotes: Jury. Justice.

The idea in bold-face print is a summary of the quote. The number after the topic is the page on which the quote was found.

Jury 158 "A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer." Robert Frost. Portable Curmudgeon.

Jury 158 "Witches hang that juries may dine." Alexander Pope. Portable Curmudgeon.

Justice 751 In the end, we are all as guilty as the one we convict. " …a new trial has been granted, in a higher court, which may set judge, jury, and prisoner at its bar all in a row, and perhaps find one no less guilty than another." Hawthorne: “The New Adam and Eve”

Justice 110 The Justice system sanctions established injustice. "Justice is the sanction of established injustice." Anatole France. 1901. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.

Justice 111 We hire lawyers in order to defend against other lawyers. "A client is fain to hire a lawyer to keep from the injury of other lawyers…." Samuel Butler (1), 1660-80. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.

Justice 19 When robbers are hanged as are murderers, the robber feels he might just as well kill his victim. "For when a robber sees that no less a danger awaits a man condemned for theft than one convicted of homicide as well, by this single thought he is driven to murder the man he would otherwise merely have robbed." Sir Thomas More, Utopia.

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