Quotes of the Day for 26 March 2001 – Law
In last night's Academy Awards extravaganza Julia Roberts won the Oscar for her role in "Erin Brockovich." In the film, which I highly recommend if you haven't seen it, Erin Brockovich is an untrained legal assistant with plenty of attitude that uses the Law to take on a mighty utility on behalf of a community of victims, a community that started with little faith in the legal system. The voices coming down through history don't seem to have much faith in it either.
Revolt and terror pay a price. Order and law have a cost.
- Carl Sandburg
Our laws can be friendly to those who obey them, and too often useful to those who don't.
- Cullen Hightower
An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.
- Mohandas Gandhi
Forgive him, for he believes that the customs of his tribe are the laws of nature.
- George Bernard Shaw
A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
- Benjamin Franklin
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