Sir Thomas More: Go he should, if he were the Devil, until he broke the law.
William Roper: Now you give the Devil benefit of law!
Sir Thomas More: Yes, what would you do? Cut a road through the law to get after the Devil?
William Roper: Yes. I'd cut down every law in England to do that.
Sir Thomas More: And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned on you where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country is planted with laws from coast to coast. Man's laws, not God's, and if you cut them down -- and you're just the man to do it -- do you really think you could stand upright in the wind that would blow then?”