Quote for the Week

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The life of the law has not been logic; it has been experience… The law embodies the story of a nation’s development through many centuries, and it cannot be dealt with as if it contained only the axioms and corollaries of a book of mathematics.

–Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., The Common Law (1881), p. 1; courtesy of Wikiquote

Posted on 08/03/2015, in quote of the week, quotes and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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