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Luther on the Lawyer’s Calling

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The study of law is dirty and mercenary because its ultimate object is money; one studies law neither for delight nor simply for the knowledge of things. Thus a lawyer who is nothing more than a lawyer is a pitiful thing.

Martin Luther, from a fragmentary letter (ca. 1546)(S.H. transl.)

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