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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The trouble with law is lawyers.
- Clarence Darrow

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The law has no power over heroes.
- Charlotte Lennox

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

The existence of law is one thing; its merit or demerit is another.
- John Austin

I'd like to know what law is it that says that a woman is a better parent,
simply by virtue of her sex.
- Robert Benton

Law is a bottomless pit.
- John Arbuthnot

Some of the bravest and the best men of all the world,
certainly in law enforcement, have made their contributions
while they were undercover.
- Thomas Foran

McCabe's Law: Nobody has to do anything.
- Charles McCabe

When my brother-in-law, BIll Clinton,
was elected, he had gay friends.
That was a coming out.
- Kate Clinton

Hitler's dictatorship rested on the constitutional
foundation of a single law,
the Enabling Law.
- Alan Bullock

The best interpreter of the law is custom.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

When law becomes despotic, morals are relaxed,
and vice versa.
- Honore de Balzac

Whatever be the qualities of the man with whom a woman
is united according to the law,
such qualities even she assumes, like a river,
united with the ocean.
- Guru Nanak

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

The end of law is not to abolish or restrain,
but to preserve and enlarge freedom.
For in all the states of created beings capable of law,
where there is no law, there is no freedom.
- John Locke

Neither the University of Michigan nor its law school uses a quota system.
- Adam Schiff

Intelligence agencies keep things secret because they
often violate the rule of law or of good behavior.
- Julian Assange

The corn law was intended to keep wheat at the price of 80s.
the quarter; it is now under 40s.
the quarter.
- John Bright

That's the key: get the constitution in place.
Get rule of law in place, capital will come,
electricity will follow.
- Steve King

You have undertaken to cheat me.
I won't sue you, for the law is too slow.
I'll ruin you.
- Cornelius Vanderbilt

There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated
under the shield of the law and in the name of justice.
- Charles de Secondat

I lead no party; I follow no leader.
I have given the best part of my life to careful study of Islam,
its law and polity, its culture, its history and its literature.
- Muhammad Iqbal

The epoch of Customary Law, and of its custody by a privileged order,
is a very remarkable one.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

Neither science, nor the politics in power,
nor the mass media, nor business, nor the law nor even
the military are in a position to define or control risks rationally.
- Ulrich Beck

How long soever it hath continued, if it be against reason,
it is of no force in law.
- Edward Coke

One to destroy, is murder by the law;
and gibbets keep the lifted hand in awe;
to murder thousands,
takes a specious name, 'War's glorious art',
and gives immortal fame.
- Edward Young

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

This is not a trial.
This is a lynching.
There is no law.
- Jack Kevorkian

A country's adhering to the rule of law does not mean
that its citizens will not do bad things.
- James Inhofe

The current constitutional law places the president
of the republic in an embarrassing situation.
- Jose Eduardo Dos Santos

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

I defied nothing at all.
I ignored the law because I didn't know it existed.
It didn't occur to me that anyone would want to curb my inspiration.
- Margaret Anderson

I am ashamed the law is such an ass.
- George Chapman

But we had - I think if you look at law enforcement 10 years ago,
if you look at the challenges, the FBI was focused
excessively on what was happening in the United States.
- Robert Mueller

Psycho 11 and III say, in effect, there's no way to
survive with a psychological problem.
If you've got it, the law can keep you locked up because
there's no chance for cure.
- Joseph Stefano


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