The Path of the Law (Google eBook)

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User Review  - Tyler Storm - 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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Page 8 - I shall try to show, a legal duty so called is nothing but a prediction that if a man does or omits certain things he will be made to suffer in this or that way by judgment of the court; and so of a legal right.
Page 11 - If you want to know the law and nothing else, you must look at it as a bad man, who cares only for the material consequences which such knowledge enables him to predict, not as a good one, who finds his reasons for conduct, whether inside the law or outside of it, in the vaguer sanctions of conscience.
Page 10 - ... can see the practical importance of the distinction between morality and law. A man who cares nothing for an ethical rule which is believed and practised by his neighbors is likely nevertheless to care a good deal to avoid being made to pay money, and will want to keep out of jail if he can. 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...

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