Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Quote

The life of the law has not been logic; it has been experience... The law embodies the story of a nation's development through many centuries, and it cannot be dealt with as if it contained only the axioms and corollaries of a book of mathematics.


The Common Law (1881), p. 1

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The life of the law has not been logic; it has been experience... The law embodies the story of a nation's development through many centuries, and it ...

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The life of the law has not been logic; it has been experience... The law embodies the story of a nation's development through many centuries, and it ...

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The life of the law has not been logic; it has been experience... The law embodies the story of a nation's development through many centuries, and it ...

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The life of the law has not been logic; it has been experience... The law embodies the story of a nation's development through many centuries, and it ...