Frederick Pollock - Quotes

There are 17 quotes by Frederick Pollock at Find your favorite quotations and top quotes by Frederick Pollock from this hand-picked collection . Feel free to share these quotes and sayings on Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr & Twitter or any of your favorite social networking sites.

Our lady the Common Law is a very wise old lady though she still has something to learn in telling what she knows. ---->>>

Not that pleading can be taken as a test, for the forms of action, notably Debt, ignore the fundamental difference between duties imposed by law and duties created by the will of the parties. ---->>>

It is odd how learned persons fail to see that new terms and definitions are apt to mean new doubts and litigation. ---->>>

Medieval justice was a quaint thing. ---->>>

If you deny that any principles of conduct at all are common to and admitted by all men who try to behave reasonably - well, I don't see how you can have any ethics or any ethical background for law. ---->>>

But it is strange how many rational beings believe the ultimate truths of the universe to be reducible to patterns on a blackboard. ---->>>

Crabbed and obscure definitions are of no use beyond a narrow circle of students, of whom probably every one has a pet one of his own. ---->>>

I have not heard that even the New York abortion has done very much in the States where it has been enacted. ---->>>

So far I go with the Socialists as to think it a pretty general rule that, where monopoly is necessary, it is better in public hands. ---->>>

Yet when one suspects that a man knows something about life that one hasn't heard before one is uneasy until one has found out what he has to say. ---->>>

Have you ever found any logical reason why mutual promises are sufficient consideration for one another (like the two lean horses of a Calcutta hack who can only just stand together)? I have not. ---->>>

It is strange how little harm bad codes do. ---->>>

The lawyer has not reached the height of his vocation who does not find therein... scope for a peculiar but genuine artistic function. ---->>>

The practice of the law is a perfectly distinct art. ---->>>

It cannot be assumed that equity was following common law whenever they agreed, any more than the converse. ---->>>

The oldest theory of contract is I think negative. ---->>>

Consider the Essay as a political pamphlet on the Revolution side, and the fact that it was the Whig gospel for a century, and you will see its working merit. ---->>>


Nationality: English
Born: December 10, 1845
Die: 01-18, 1937
Occupation: Judge