• JUDGE: You’ve been convicted ten times of this same crime. Aren’t you ashamed of yourself?
DEFENDANT: No, your Honor. I don’t believe one should be ashamed of one’s convictions.
I do not believe in lawyers, in that mode of attacking or defending a man, because you descend to meet the judge on his own ground, and, in cases of the highest importance, it is of no consequence whether a man breaks a human law or not. Let lawyers decide trivial cases.
Henry David Thoreau