Racial segregation must be seen for what it is and that is an evil system , a new form of slavery covered up with certain niceties of complexity.
If once we go upon niceties of construction, we shall not know where to stop. For one nicety is made a foundation for another; and that other for a third; and so on, without end.
The Court will always incline to lean against niceties in matters of variance. But where it is in the description of a statute or record, it is fatal.
In times of violence, personal predilections for niceties of colour and form seem irrelevant. All primitive expression (like the myths) reveals the constant awareness of powerful forces, the immediate presence of terror and fear.Adolph Gottlieb
I am, as I have always been, of the opinion that while the niceties of normal moral constraints should be our guides, they must not be our masters.iain banks