Law Quotes

Laws are like spiders' webs which, if anything small falls into them they ensnare it, but large things break through and escape.

Solon

The purpose of the law is not to prevent a future offense, but to punish the one actually committed.

Ayn Rand

The law discovers the disease. The gospel gives the remedy.

Martin Luther

Laws are not made like lime-twigs or nets, to catch everything that toucheth them; but rather like sea-marks, to guide from shipwreck the ignorant passenger.

Sir Philip Sidney

The law often allows what honor forbids.

Bernard Joseph Saurin

A country is considered the more civilized the more wisdom and efficiency of its laws hinder a weak man from becoming too weak or a powerful one too powerful.

Levi Levi Primo

Where law ends, there tyranny begins.

William Pitt

The people's safety is the law of God.

James Otis

Law should be like death, which spares no one.

Charles de Montesquieu

Laws can discover sin, but not remove it.

John Milton

The law is not so much carved in stone as it is written in water, flowing in and out with the tide.

Jeff Melvoin

The laws sometimes sleep, but never die.

Legal Maxim

Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law.

Oliver Goldsmith

The English laws punish vice; the Chinese laws do more, they reward virtue.

Oliver Goldsmith

Our human laws are but the copies, more or less imperfect, of the eternal laws, so far as we can read them.

James Anthony Froude

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Updated On : June 10, 2014
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