"The study of law should be introduced as part of a liberal education, to train
and enrich the mind ... I am convinced that, like history, economics, and
metaphysics --- and perhaps even to a greater degree than these---the law could
be advantageously studied with a view to the general development of the mind."
Justice Louis D. Brandeis
"No law perfectly suits the convenience of every member of the community; the
only consideration is, whether upon the whole it be profitable to the greater
History of Rome (circa 10 BC)
"Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed."
Poor Richard's Almanac, 1756
"The law's final justification is in the good it does or fails to do the
society of a given place and time."