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Too Many Laws, Too Few Examples

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on June 30, 2006

Too Many Laws, Too Few Examples
Originally uploaded by sbisson.

A rather apt inscription on a wall in Bond Street.

June 2006


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  1. tanais said,

    Yes but what does it mean? Without knowing anything about it, its awfully… open to interpretation…

  2. therealdrhyde said,

    It’s a variation on something Seneca is purported to have said – “Longum iter est per praecepta, breve et efficax per exempla”. Or in English, “the way is made long [and difficult] by rules, short and efficient by example”.

  3. marypcb said,

    it’s from the writings of a French revolutionary, one of the Saint-Justs. I’d say interpretation is what it’s asking for. Is it, in fact, an example?!

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