The Path Of The Law

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Kessinger Publishing, Jun 1, 2004 - Political Science - 48 pages
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I take it for granted that no hearer of mine will misinterpret what I have to say as the language of cynicism. The law is the witness and external deposit of our moral life. Its history is the history of the moral development of the race. The practice of it, in spite of popular jests, tends to make good citizens and good men. When I emphasize the difference between law and morals I do so with reference to a single end, that of learning and understanding the law.

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Review: The Path of the Law (Little Books of Wisdom)

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giving it this rating because I know how transformational and paramount this speech was in the 1800s. However, gave it 4 because it was hard as hell to understand. I had to consult a lot of resources on the world wide web to understand it. Still a great speech. Mr. Holmes is a genius. Read full review

Review: The Path of the Law (Little Books of Wisdom)

User Review  - Goodreads

giving it this rating because I know how transformational and paramount this speech was in the 1800s. However, gave it 4 because it was hard as hell to understand. I had to consult a lot of resources on the world wide web to understand it. Still a great speech. Mr. Holmes is a genius. Read full review

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1841-1935) served as chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court and as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. He was nick-named the "Great Dissenter" because of his many dissenting opinions. Holmes is also the author of Kent's Commentaries on the Law (1873) and "The Path of the Law" (1897).

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