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St. Thomas Aquinas
1225 - 1274

Dominican monk, religious philosopher and teacher at the universities of Paris, Cologne, and Rome, author of Summa Theologica and others

Beware the man of one book.

... every human law has the nature of law only to the extent that it is derived from the law of nature. But if, in any point, it deviates from the law of nature, it is no longer a law but a perversion of law.

from Summa Theologiae
An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal and natural law.

quoted by Martin Luther King, Jr. in "Letter from a Birmingham Jail,", 1963
Count not the authorities, but weigh their truth.