'Lawyers spend an inordinate amount of their time shoveling smoke.' -- Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
'There is all the difference in the world between evidence proving that the
accused is a bad man, and evidence proving that he is the [bad] man.' -- Lord Sumner (1918)
'The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown.
It may be frail -- its roof may shake -- the wind may blow through it -- the storm may enter -- the rain may enter -- but the King of England cannot
enter -- all his force dares not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement!'   -- William Pitt, Earl of Chatham