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This is a court of law, young man, not a court of justice. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

I often wonder whether we do not rest our hopes too much upon constitutions, upon laws and upon courts. These are false hopes; believe me, these are false hopes. Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it. While it lies there it needs no constitution, no law, no court to save it. - Learned Hand

Those that are good manners at the court are as ridiculous in the country, as the behavior of the country is most mock-able at the court. - William Shakespeare

Princes that would their people should do well Must at themselves begin, as at the head; For men, by their example, pattern out Their limitations, and regard of laws: A virtuous court a world to virtue draws. - Ben Jonson

There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts. - Mohandas K. 'Mahatma' Gandhi

A court is an assembly of noble and distinguished beggars. - Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord

A mere court butterfly, That flutters in the pageant of a monarch. - Lord Byron

World history is a court of judgement. - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Follow a shadow, it still flies you, Seem to fly, it will pursue: So court a mistress, she denies you; Let her alone, she will court you. Say are not women truly, then, Styled but the shadows of us men? - Ben Jonson