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Quotations about Law by Charles Dickens

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This is the Court of Chancery, which has its decaying houses and its blighted lands in every shire, which has its worn-out lunatic in every madhouse and its dead in every churchyard.

Background. “This is the Court of Chancery, which has its decaying houses and its blighted lands in every shire, which has its worn-out lunatic in every madhouse and its dead in every churchyard” is a quotation from Bleak House (Chapter 1). Bleak House was the ninth novel by Charles Dickens, intended to illustrate the evils […]

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Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.

Background. “Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.” is a quotation taken from the novel Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter 27). Martin Chuzzlewit, was the sixth novel by Charles Dickens originally published between 1843 and 1844.   Have Your Say. Give your view on “Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.” with a […]

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We still leave unblotted in the leaves of our statute book, for the reverence and admiration of successive ages, the just and wholesome law which declares that the sturdy felon shall be fed and clothed, and that the penniless debtor shall be left to die of starvation and nakedness. This is no fiction.

Background. “We still leave unblotted in the leaves of our statute book, for the reverence and admiration of successive ages, the just and wholesome law which declares that the sturdy felon shall be fed and clothed, and that the penniless debtor shall be left to die of starvation and nakedness. This is no fiction.” is […]

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These sequestered nooks are the public offices of the legal profession, where writs are issued, judgments signed, declarations filed, and numerous other ingenious machines put in motion for the torture and torment of His Majesty’s liege subjects, and the comfort and emolument of the practitioners of the law.

Background. “These sequestered nooks are the public offices of the legal profession, where writs are issued, judgments signed, declarations filed, and numerous other ingenious machines put in motion for the torture and torment of His Majesty’s liege subjects, and the comfort and emolument of the practitioners of the law.” is a quotation taken from The […]

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Lawyers hold that there are two kinds of particularly bad witnesses – a reluctant witness, and a too-willing witness.

Background. “Lawyers hold that there are two kinds of particularly bad witnesses – a reluctant witness, and a too-willing witness.” is a quotation taken from The Pickwick Papers (Chapter 34). The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, more commonly now known as simply The Pickwick Papers was Charles Dickens‘s first novel, published between 1836 and 1837. […]

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If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.

Background. “if there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers” is a quotation from The Old Curiosity Shop (Chapter 56). The Old Curiosity Shop was the fourth novel by Charles Dickens and follows the life of Nell Trent and her grandfather, both residents of The Old Curiosity Shop in London.   Have […]

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There are many pleasant fictions of the law in constant operation, but there is not one so pleasant or practically humorous as that which supposes every man to be of equal value in its impartial eye, and the benefits of all laws to be equally attainable by all men, without the smallest reference to the furniture of their pockets.

Background. “There are many pleasant fictions of the law in constant operation, but there is not one so pleasant or practically humorous as that which supposes every man to be of equal value in its impartial eye, and the benefits of all laws to be equally attainable by all men, without the smallest reference to […]

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