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Who thinks the law has anything to do with justice? It's what we have because we can't have justice.
Just as the apparent openness of rectitude will have its hidden places where foul things moulder in the dark, so, in the shadowed lives of those outside the law may sometimes be found concealed honesty and naive ideals.
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In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
November 25, 1936
December 5, 2015
William McIlvanney was a Scottish novelist, short story writer, and poet. He was known as Willie by friends and acquaintances.
The Papers of Tony Veitch (1983)
Strange Loyalties (1991)
Remedy is None (1966)
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