Law & Society

The more corrupt the commonwealth the more numerous the laws.
Tacitus

#twisdom #law

Law’s Soul

It is not the words of a law but their internal sense that makes law.
J.M.Harlan

#twisdom #jurisprudence

Science in Steps

We do not call engineering a failure if a bridge collapses.
Roscoe Pound

#twisdom #law #progress #science

Ideal Realism

We must make our what ought-to-be from our achievements rather than from our failures.
Roscoe Pound

#twisdom #law #progress

Laws Lightly

Every actual state is corrupt. Good men must not obey the laws too well.
Emerson

#twisdom #law

The Nature of Property

Property, like every other social institution, has a social function to fulfill.
Benjamin Cardozo

#twisdom #jurisprudence #property

Two Tales of Tradition

The past’s wisdom includes its mistakes.
A.R.T.

#twisdom #twoetry #tradition
#Burke #jurisprudence

Social & Legal Obligation

Many a man pays his gambling debts although he fails to pay his tailor.
Eugen Ehrlich

#law #anthro #twisdom

Rules Cannot Think

Rules may deaden men’s wits but can hardly sharpen them.
Roscoe Pound

#1914 #twisdom #law #creativity