Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Quote

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.


The Path of the Law (1897)

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...