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I see, these books are probably law books, and it is an essential part of the justice dispensed here that you should be condemned not only in innocence but also in ignorance.

The Trial
The decisions of law courts should never be printed: in the long run, they form a counter authority to the law
Some things are easier to legalize than to legitimate
No law reaches it, but all right-minded people observe it
A state is better governed which has few laws, and those laws strictly observed
Useless laws weaken the necessary laws
The spirit of moderation should also be the spirit of the lawgiver
The severity of the laws prevents their execution
Law is born from despair of human nature
Every new time will give its law
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