Lawyers and Politicians
- The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.
- In order to be called law, a command must be argued for, justified, both in terms of its actual correspondence with the well-being of the community and in terms of the purposes of those who enacted it (which are in turn evaluated rhetorically, according to what the lawgivers “showed the people”). The very essence of law thus involves a practice of justification.
Seneca : Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
- It’s not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It’s because we dare not venture that they are difficult.