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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:9122
AUTHOR:Diogenes Laërtius (fl. early 3d cent.)
QUOTATION:There is a written and an unwritten law. The one by which we regulate our constitutions in our cities is the written law; that which arises from custom is the unwritten law.
ATTRIBUTION:Plato. li.
 

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