Every law is an infraction of liberty.
Tyranny and anarchy are never far apart.
The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law.
All punishment is mischief; all punishment in itself is evil.
Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.
The question is not, can animals reason? Nor, can they talk? But, can they suffer?
Stretching his hand up to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet.
The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation.
The age we live in is a busy age; in which knowledge is rapidly advancing towards perfection.
Secrecy, being an instrument of conspiracy, ought never to be the system of a regular government.