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Quote from Anacharsis,

Greek poet Anacharsis (sixth century BC):

These decrees of yours are no different from spiders' webs. They'll restrain anyone weak and insignificant who gets caught in them, but they'll be torn to shreds by people with power and wealth.

variation: "Written laws are like spider's webs; they will catch, it is true, the weak and poor, but would be torn in pieces by the rich and powerful."


Anacharsis (more quotes by Anacharsis or books by/about Anacharsis)

(c.580 BC) Greek Scythian philosopher


Discussing Solon's laws with him, as quoted by Plutarch, in Solon ch. 5; translation by Robin Waterfield from Plutarch Greek Lives (1998) p. 50


Law, Power, Crime, Corruption, Politics, Wealth, Integrity


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