Law Quotes

An unjust law is no law at all.

St. Augustine of Hippo

Laws are a fine thing on paper, but painful when no bribery can ease their bind.

Paolo Bacigalupi

A lawyer is a learned gentleman who rescues your estate from your enemies and keeps it himself.

Henry Brougham

True law is right reason in agreement with nature; it is of universal application, unchanging and everlasting; it summons to duty by its commands, and averts from wrongdoing by its prohibitions.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

We have to administer the law whether we like it or no.

John Duke Coleridge, 1st Baron Coleridge

The law cannot forgive, for the law has not been wronged, only broken; only persons can be wronged. The law can pardon, but it can only pardon what it has the power to punish.

Wystan Hugh Auden

Laws are confusing documents. They get in the way of justice.

Paolo Bacigalupi

The fact that a player is very short of time is, to my mind, as little to be considered an excuse as, for instance, the statement of the law-breaker that he was drunk at the time he committed the crime.

Alexander Alexandrovich Alekhine

The law is reason unaffected by desire.


Every ruler is harsh whose laws is new.


The Laws ought to be so framed, as to secure the Safety of every Citizen as much as possible.

Catherine II of Russia; Catherine the Great

Law can change how people behave when others are watching that's all.

Orson Scott Card

You aren't the kind of guy who takes the law into his own hands. You left the law in other hands and it screwed you over pretty badly.

Orson Scott Card

Law stands mute in the midst of arms.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Law applied to its extreme is the greatest injustice.

Marcus Tullius Cicero
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