Number 47, in the Krailsheimer edition:

Justice and truth are two points so fine that our instruments are too blunt to touch them exactly. If they do make contact, they blunt the point and press all round on the false rather than the true.


  1. Kevin Kim says

    Such is the problem in dealing with all core terms: truth, justice, beauty, reality, goodness, rightness, etc.


    Posted December 9, 2008 at 12:29 am | Permalink
  2. Jesse Kaplan says

    … which may have something to do with why they rarely perfectly coincide in real life, something which, suprisingly, surprises most participants in the justice system.

    Posted December 9, 2008 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

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