"That young man will come to a bad end," they said, prophesying the more confidently in that they themselves would in due course personally see to it that the end was bad.
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Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. once defined law as "the prophesies of what courts will do." Maybe Justice Holmes has put his finger on our problem. Today in America, justice may be neutral, but nobody has any idea what a court will do.
Philip K. Howard -- The Collapse of the Common Good
"If he ain’t now, he gonna be," prophesied Little Man, his tiny fists balled for action.