Thursday, April 30, 2015

Thought Provoking Law Quote: The Devil's Dictionary

American Writer Ambrose Bierce must have had some difficult dealings with the legal system.  His Devil's Dictionary published in 1906 includes the following definitions of legal terms:

LITIGATION, n. A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage.

LITIGANT, n. A person about to give up his skin for the hope of retaining his bones.

LAWYER, n. One skilled in circumvention of the law.

CORPORATION, n. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility.

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