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George Stillman Hillard, John Ruskin, Katherine Mansfield


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"If liberty with law is fire on the hearth,

liberty without law is fire on the floor."

-- George Stillman Hillard

(1808-1879) American lawyer, author




"Wise laws and just restraints are to a noble nation not chains,

but chains of mail, -- strength and defense, though something of an incumbrance."

-- John Ruskin

(1819-1900) British author, artist, social critic




"True liberty can exist only when justice is equally administered to all."

-- Katherine Mansfield

(1888-1923) New Zealand author


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The Inspector Javert in me likes these quotes very much.

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