The lawyer’s truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency.
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- It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for law, so much as a respect for right.
- I say, break the law.
- What is peculiar in the life of a man consists not in his obedience, but his opposition, to his instincts. In one direction or another he strives to live a supernatural life.
- True, there are architects so called in this country, and I have heard of one at least possessed with the idea of making architectural ornaments have a core of truth, a necessity, and hence a beauty, as if it were a revelation to him. All very well perhaps from his point of view, but only a little better than the common dilettantism.
- I am sorry to think that you do not get a man’s most effective criticism until you provoke him. Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness.
- Poetry implies the whole truth, philosophy expresses only a particle of it.