„Judge: What do you suppose I am on the bench for?
Smith: It is not for me, Your Honour, to attempt to fathom the inscrutable workings of Providence.“
— F. E. Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead British politician 1872 - 1930
Quoted in F.E. : The Life of F. E. Smith First Earl of Birkenhead (1933) by Frederick Second Earl of Birkenhead, 1959 edition, Ch 9. <!-- publ. Eyre and Spottiswoode, London -->