"Now—the first man in the parish that I hear prophesying bad of our mistress, why" (here the fist was raised and let fall as Thor might have done with his hammer in assaying it)—"he’ll smell and taste that—or I’m a Dutchman."
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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.