Law Quotes

The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law.

Jeremy Bentham

The law will never make men free, it is men that have to make the law free.

Henry David Thoreau

The laws of morals and the laws of music are the same.

Zoltan Kodaly

Law is not a profession at all, but rather a business service station and repair shop.

Adlai Stevenson

Where law ends, there tyranny begins.

William Pitt

Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.

Martin Luther King Jr

Law is order, and good law is good order.

Aristotle

Law is a Bottomless-Pit, it is a Cormorant, a Harpy, that devours every thing.

John Arbuthnot

When law becomes despotic, morals are relaxed, and vice versa.

Honor de Balzac

The French philosopher Charron was one of the men least demoralised by party spirit, and least blinded by zeal for a cause. In a passage almost literally taken from St. Thomas, he describes our subordination under the law of nature, to which all legislation must conform; and he ascertains it not by the light of revealed religion, but by the voice of universal reason, through which God enlightens the consciences of men. Upon this foundation Grotius drew the lines of real political science. In gathering the materials of International law, he had to go beyond national treaties and denominational interests, for a principle embracing all mankind. The principles of law must stand, he said, even if we suppose that there is no God. By these inaccurate terms he meant that they must be found independently of Revelation. From that time it became possible to make politics a matter of principle and of conscience, so that men and nations differing in all other things could live in peace together, under the sanctions of a common law.

John Dalberg-Acton, Lord Acton

The intention ought to be subservient to the laws, not the laws to the intention.

Sir Edward Coke

Such subjects are the very strength of kings, And are thus above the law.

Pierre Corneille

The first priority of humankind in this era is to establish an effective system of world law that will assure peace with justice among the peoples of the world.

Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr.

Law is the safest helmet.

Sir Edward Coke

It is a general rule of Judgment, that a mischief should rather be admitted than an inconvenience.

William Cowper, 1st Earl Cowper

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Updated On : June 10, 2014
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