ROPER: So now you’d give the Devil benefit of law?
MORE: Yes, what would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?
ROPER: I’d cut down every law in England to do that!
MORE: And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned around on you — where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country is planted thick with laws, from coast to coast — man’s laws, not God’s, and if you cut them down — and you’re just the man to do it — d’you really think that you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I’d give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety’s sake.
~ from “A Man For All Seasons”