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Law Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Law.

It is not desirable to cultivate
a respect for the law,
so much as for the right.
- Henry David Thoreau

Related topics: Values Government Political

The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world.
To be effective it demands the sacrifice
of the bravest and the most spotless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind.
The time is always right to do the right thing.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

In matters of conscience,
the law of the majority has no place.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

 

The more laws and order are made prominent,
the more thieves and robbers there will be.
- Lao Tzu

Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time.
Hatred ceases through love.
This is an unalterable law.
- The Buddha

Justice that love gives is a surrender,
justice that law gives is a punishment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

It is the first law of friendship
that it has to be cultivated.
The second is to be indulgent
when the first law is neglected.
- Voltaire

For time and the world do not stand still.
Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

The only way to store information is by agreement.
The belief system is like a Book of Law that rules our mind.
Our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive.
Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others,
but we cannot accept and love ourselves.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Ignorance of the law excuses no man from practicing it.
- Addison Mizner

If you have ten thousand regulations
you destroy all respect for the law.
- Winston Churchill

One of the things I was taught in law school is that
I'd never be able to think the same again -
that being a lawyer is something that's part of who
I am as an individual now.
- Anita Hill

Almost any sect, cult, or religion will
legislate its creed into law
if it acquires the political power.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Constant development is the law of life,
and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas
in order to appear consistent
drives himself into a false position.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

An unjust law is itself a species of violence.
Arrest for its breach is more so.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Taste cannot be controlled by law.
- Thomas Jefferson

If you do something once,
people will call it an accident.
If you do it twice, t
hey call it a coincidence.
But do it a third time, and
you've just proven a natural law.
- Grace Hopper

Congress will pass a law restricting public comment
on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum
of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line.
- Andy Grove

Clarke's Third Law:
Any sufficiently advanced technology
is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke

It is more dangerous that even
a guilty person should be punished
without the forms of law
than that he should escape.
- Thomas Jefferson

Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.
- Jeremy Bentham

Possession isn't nine-tenths of the law.
It's nine-tenths of the problem.
- John Lennon

Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life:
in education,
medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art.
- Barry Commoner

We prefer world law in the age of self-determination
to world war in the age of mass extermination.
- John F. Kennedy

If a child lives with criticism,
he learns to condemn.
...
If a child lives with fear,
he learns to be apprehensive.
...
If a child lives with encouragement,
he learns to be confident.
...
If a child lives with acceptance,
he learns to love.
- Dorothy Law Nolte

Humor is always based on a modicum of truth.
Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law?
- Dick Clark

The best way to get a bad law repealed
is to enforce it strictly.
- Abraham Lincoln

Nothing is more destructive of respect
for the government and the law of the land
than passing laws which cannot be enforced.
- Albert Einstein

Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law.
- Boethius

And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual,
it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival
of the fittest in every department.
- Andrew Carnegie

To believe in a just law of cause and effect,
carrying with it a punishment or a reward,
is to believe in righteousness.
- Ernest Holmes

In law, nothing is certain but the expense.
- Samuel Butler

Have a talk with your mind
(it really is something separate from yourself).
Lay down the law.
"My life begins TODAY.
I am like a newborn.
I have what I have today;
I have my fingers, my toes,
some people in my life,
some material and financial state.
Yesterday is only a dream -
perhaps a nightmare,
perhaps a cherished memory,
but only a dream - nothing more.
I will make all decisions and actions based solely
on what I have today as a starting point."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The trouble with law is lawyers.
- Clarence Darrow

To hear some men talk of the government,
you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation,
and kept the planets in their places.
- Wendell Phillips

True justice is not a matter of courts and law books,
but of a commitment in each of us to liberty and mutual respect.
- Jimmy Carter

The clearest way to show what the rule of law
means to us in everyday life
is to recall what has happened when there is no rule of law.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

It is impossible to tell where the law stops and justice begins.
- Bugs Baer

Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends.
- H. L. Mencken

Whenever men take the law into their own hands,
the loser is the law.
And when the law loses, freedom languishes.
- Robert Kennedy

It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me,
but it can keep him from lynching me,
and I think that's pretty important.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I want to be the white man's brother, not his brother-in-law.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Music is a moral law.
It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
- Plato

If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Just got back from a pleasure trip: I took my mother-in-law to the airport.
- Henny Youngman

My father-in-law gets up at 5 o'clock in the morning
and watches the Discovery Channel.
I don't know why there's this big rush to do this.
- Jeff Foxworthy

The law has no compassion.
And justice is administered without compassion.
- Christopher Darden

If the machine of government is of such a nature
that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another,
then, I say, break the law.
- Henry David Thoreau

To force a lawyer on a defendant can only lead him
to believe that the law contrives against him.
- Potter Stewart

Law of Contrariness:
Our chief want in life is somebody
who shall make us do what we can.
Having found them, we shall then hate them for it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them.
- Edward W. Howe

The law has no power over heroes.
- Charlotte Lennox

It appears to be a law that you cannot have
a deep sympathy with both man and nature.
- Henry David Thoreau

The law will never make a man free;
it is men who have got to make the law free.
- Henry David Thoreau

Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule
of law under God is acknowledged.
- Ronald Reagan

I am not a proponent of the death penalty,
but I will enforce the law as this Congress gives it to us.
- Eric Holder

Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law,
respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you,
send him to the cemetery.
- Malcolm X

The due process of law as we use it,
I believe,
rests squarely on the liberal idea of conflict and resolution.
- June L. Trapp

One precedent creates another and they soon accumulate and constitute law.
What yesterday was a fact, today is doctrine.
- Junius

I'll have you understand I am running this court,
and the law hasn't got a damn thing to do with it!
- Sam Ervin

The law often allows what honor forbids.
- Bernard Joseph Saurin

No amount of law enforcement can solve a problem that goes back to the family.
- J. Edgar Hoover

There is no room for legal hair-splitting when it comes
to the humane treatment of detainees -
not in a nation founded on the rule of law and respect for human rights.
- Dick Durbin

The decision violates both the letter and spirit of the law.
- Philip E. Berger

The law of the Creator, which invests every human being
with an inalienable title to freedom,
cannot be repealed by any interior law which asserts that man is property.
- Salmon P. Chase

Looking so cool, his greed is hard to conceal,
he's fresh out of law school, you gave him a license to steal.
- Al Stewart

We must all obey the great law of change.
It is the most powerful law of nature.
- Edmund Burke

How can you practice dancing in an airplane? There's a law against it.
- George Murphy


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