Roy Bean - a saloon keeper and adventurer, Bean's claim to fame rested on the often humorous and sometimes bizarre rulings he meted out as a justice of the peace in western Texas during the late 19th century. Here are a few of his quotes :-
Hang 'em first, try 'em later.
I know the law... I am it's greatest transgressor.
Gentlemen, I find the law very explicit on murdering your fellow man, but there's nothing here about killing a Chinaman. Case dismissed.
And Fall, with her yeller harvest moon and the hills growin' brown and golden under a sinkin' sun.
And finally Winter, with its bitin', whinin' wind, and all the land will be mantled with snow.