Pound Of Flesh Quotes (1 quote)
The reformer [of the body of law] who would seek to improve such a system in any material degree, mistakes his vocation. That task had better be left to time and experience. He will often find it impossible to know what to eradicate and what to spare, and in plucking up the tares, the wheat may sometimes be destroyed. The pound of flesh may be removed, indeed, but with it will come, gushing forth, the blood of life.