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Quotes of the Day for 19 March 2002 – Law and Justice

Today's birthday list ran to men whose career involved the law. Wyatt Earp was born on this day in 1848. Earl Warren, the US Chief Justice known for investigating the assassination of John Kennedy, came along in 1891. And in 1904 John J. Sirica was born, later watched by millions as the various trials of the Watergate conspirators fascinated America. Herewith some thoughts on law and justice.

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The quotes:

The harshest tyranny is that which acts under the protection of legality and the banner of justice.
     - Montesquieu

The violation of some laws is a normal part of the behavior of every citizen.
     - Stuart Chase

A jury consists of twelve people chosen to decide who has a better lawyer.
     - Robert Frost

When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.
     - Benjamin Disraeli

Don't expect other nations to have a democracy like ours - they don't have enough lawyers.
     - Cullen Hightower

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