life / politics

Laws

You delight in laying down laws,
Yet you delight more in breaking them.
Like children playing by the ocean who build sand-towers with constancy and then destroy them with laughter.
But while you build your sand-towers the ocean brings more sand to the shore,
And when you destroy them, the ocean laughs with you.

Verily the ocean laughs always with the innocent.

-Laws
Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet

What then is the use of all laws and penal codes, if by political machinations, the envy of powerful men and dark conspiracies one is thrown to jail?
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