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The judge is forced for the most part to reach his audience through the medium of the press whose reporting of judicial decisions is all too often inaccurate and superficial. - Irving Robert Kaufman


Judicial judgment must take deep account of the day before yesterday in order that yesterday may not paralyse today. - Felix Frankfurter


Morality cannot be legislated but behaviour can be regulated. Judicial decrees may not change the heart, but they can restrain the heartless. - Martin Luther King, Jr.


A private sin is not so prejudicial in this world, as a public indecency. - Miguel de Cervantes


Men decide far more problems by hate, love, lust, rage, sorrow, joy, hope, fear, illusion, or some other inward emotion, than by reality, authority, any legal standard, judicial precedent, or statute. - Cicero [Marcus Tullius Cicero]


The judicial system is the most expensive machine ever invented for finding out what happened and what to do about it. - Irving Robert Kaufman


Executive: An officer of the government, whose duty it is to enforce the wishes of the legislative power until such time as the judicial department shall be pleased to pronounce them invalid and of no effect. (The Devil's Dictionary) - Ambrose Bierce


To the extent that the judicial profession becomes the daily routine of deciding cases on the most secure precedents and the narrowest grounds available, the judicial mind atrophies and its perspective shrinks. - Irving Robert Kaufman


The acme of judicial distinction means the ability to look a lawyer straight in the eyes for two hours and not to hear a damned word he says. - Niccolo Machiavelli