When you blame those who obey the laws, because they are subject to be repealed, you do the same thing as if you laughed at your enemies for keeping themselves in a good posture of defense during the war, because you might tell them that the peace will one day be made: and thus you would condemn those who generously expose their lives for the service of their country. In our private capacity, likewise, how advantageous is it to obey the laws? By what means can we more certainly avoid punishments, and deserve rewards? What more prudent conduct can we observe, always to gain our lawsuits, and never to be cast! And now, having shown you that the observance of the laws is the same thing with justice.