Frank DeWitt: Your legal citation was very helpful to me, sir. Now, I'll return the favor. They just hired a new marshal there last month. Those idiots there, the businessmen, think they can buy peace and order with a six-gun. They've hired a killer.
Paladin: I take it you don't approve.
Frank DeWitt: We've a few people left with sense. We're fighting it.
Paladin: Oh? How?
Frank DeWitt: With law. Only I can see you obviously don't agree with that method.
Paladin: No, on the contrary. I have the highest regard for the statutes. Including some you won't find in that book there. One of them: survival. When you lose on that count, friend, there's no appeal.
Elmo Crane: It's easy to make a marshal, DeWitt. Awful hard to unmake one. Don't meddle in my job again.