When The Law Is Cast Aside, No One Is Safe

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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”

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