Editor's note: early in the life of this blog we attempted to provide a famous quotation from legal history, sometimes with extensive commentary and historical perspective (see here) in a piece entitled "Legal Quote of the Week." It's
At Mosaic Magazine, Joshua Berman writes on a variety of issues in Jewish law or halakha, and in particular the distinction between statutory and common-law approaches to the law.
For fun, as we complete our (very) last minute tax year transactions, let’s ponder some tax quotations from 20th century politicians—
In conjunction with the publication of Chapter 11 of Business Law Basics, a round-up of quotes about the U.S. Constitution:
When litigants wish to settle their dispute among themselves, even while they are on their way to appear before the Prætor, they shall have the right to make peace; and whatever agreement they enter into, it shall be considered just, and shall be confirmed.
For with law shall our land be built up and settled, and with lawlessness wasted and spoiled.
"Anyone may arrange his affairs so that his taxes shall be as low as possible; he is not bound to choose that pattern which best pays the treasury. There is not even a patriotic duty to increase one's taxes.