Great Legal Quote of the Day: John Milton

“… and with necessity, The tyrant’s plea, excused his devilish deeds.” —John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 4, Lines 393-394.   Sources: http://www.bartleby.com/4/404.html https://books.google.com/books?id=Eyo-AAAAYAAJ&pg=PA309&lpg=PA309&dq=And+with+necessity,+The+tyrant%27s+plea,+excused+his+devilish+deeds+Milton&source=bl&ots=XB029dxOFn&sig=iX8jhxs64-MWvZ33s443Xg2udvo&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiWyszhnZvPAhUn6oMKHXhzBOEQ6AEIPDAF#v=onepage&q=And%20with%20necessity%2C%20The%20tyrant%27s%20plea%2C%20excused%20his%20devilish%20deeds%20Milton&f=false https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/paradise-lost-book-iv-argument http://www.enotes.com/homework-help/does-miltons-satan-character-deserve-sympathy-320182 https://www.quora.com/profile/Michael-Rodney-Osborne/World-Views/Against-Tyranny http://www.westernjournalism.com/in-paris-massacres-aftermath-heres-one-important-truth-we-must-apply-from-history/

Great Legal Quote of the Day: Aristotle

“Man, when perfected, is the best of animals , but when separated from law and justice, he is the worst of all.” –Aristotle, Politics, Book I, 1253a.   Sources: https://books.google.com/books?id=hyz1BQAAQBAJ&pg=PA134&lpg=PA134&dq=Man,+when+perfected,+is+the+best+of+animals,+but+when+separated+from+law+and+justice,+he+is+the+worst+of+all.+Book+I,+1253a.31&source=bl&ots=nyShlrB8sh&sig=PYu5Dbu3tG-nRJbfcJxl4ys4MmA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiwwLeH7YnPAhXJdSYKHQAaCkgQ6AEIHjAA#v=onepage&q=Man%2C%20when%20perfected%2C%20is%20the%20best%20of%20animals%2C%20but%20when%20separated%20from%20law%20and%20justice%2C%20he%20is%20the%20worst%20of%20all.%20Book%20I%2C%201253a.31&f=false http://quotes.yourdictionary.com/author/quote/587631#6HpF5k5MjvptLfd4.99 http://www.academia.edu/1740870/_Classical_Theories_of_Politics_and_the_Good_Life_ http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:abo:tlg,0086,035:1:1253a https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2013/07/21/god-the-father-is-brightness/

Great Legal Quote of the Day: William Pitt, the Younger

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.“ – William Pitt the Younger, Speech in the House of Commons, November 18, 1783 Sources: https://books.google.com/books?id=xvkNAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA44&lpg=PA44&dq=Necessity+is+the+plea+for+every+infringement+of+human+freedom.+It+is+the+argument+of+tyrants;+it+is+the+creed+of+slaves.+-+William+Pitt,+1783&source=bl&ots=auHmLerwne&sig=LbNfW9XppMpsQrdNtlePqemsDTg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjd7a6DwvjOAhWGPB4KHfVmACg4ChDoAQguMAM#v=onepage&q=Necessity%20is%20the%20plea%20for%20every%20infringement%20of%20human%20freedom.%20It%20is%20the%20argument%20of%20tyrants%3B%20it%20is%20the%20creed%20of%20slaves.%20-%20William%20Pitt%2C%201783&f=false http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/quotes.html http://www.notable-quotes.com/t/tyrants_quotes.html

Great Legal Quote of the Day: Louis Brandeis

“Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.” –Louis Brandeis, What Publicity Can Do, Harper’s Weekly, 1913.   Sources: http://3197d6d14b5f19f2f440-5e13d29c4c016cf96cbbfd197c579b45.r81.cf1.rackcdn.com/collection/papers/1910/1913_12_20_What_Publicity_Ca.pdf https://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2009/05/26/brandeis-and-the-history-of-transparency/ http://www.openthebooks.com/national_sunlight-_is_sue_them_the_new_disinfectant/ https://louisville.edu/law/library/special-collections/the-louis-d.-brandeis-collection/other-peoples-money-chapter-v http://www.brandeis.edu/legacyfund/bio.html