Marcus Tullius Cicero – The magistrate is a speaking law

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Marcus Tullius CiceroYou understand, then, that the function of a magistrate is to govern, and to give commands which are just and beneficial and in conformity with the law. For as the laws govern the magistrate, so the magistrate governs the people, and it can truly be said that the magistrate is a speaking law, and the law a silent magistrate.

Marcus Tullius Cicero   (106 BC-43 BC)
De Legibus

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