Saturday, January 31, 2009
From Concerning All of Us, by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
"It is necessary sometimes to deal with venerable prejudices after the manner of the greatest of English law reformers, Sir Samuel Romilly. When told that some unjust institution dated back to the days of the King Edwards, he replied, 'What care I whether such a law was made by one set of barbarians or another?'"
From The Merely Conventional