Law Quotes

A society deadened by a smothering network of laws while finding release in moral chaos is not likely to be either happy or stable.

Robert Bork

No brilliance is required in law, just common sense and relatively clean fingernails.

John Mortimer

Who loves law, dies either mad or poor.

Thomas Middleton

Every ruler is harsh whose laws is new.


Strain not the laws to make their tortures grievous.

Cannonball Adderley

Where there are laws, he who has not broken them need not tremble.

Mohamed Abdel Moneim Fayed

The law is reason unaffected by desire.


Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered.


An unjust law is no law at all.

St. Augustine of Hippo

It seems to be a law of American life that whatever enriches us anywhere except in the wallet inevitably becomes uneconomic.

Russell Baker

There are two things that need to be taken away. First the lies and this government which needs to follow the law and imprison those implicated in the coup. The chiefs are being used just like those that have been made to believe that there is $6million in the bank for them. This Bill was pushed by the SDL party, the very same people that supported what happened in 2000 and there are opportunists seating in the council looking to mislead the council.

Commodore Frank Bainimarama

I use the rules to frustrate the law. But I didnt set up the ground rules.

F. Lee Bailey

Strain not the laws to make their tortures grievous.

Cannonball Adderley

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

What is a law, if those who make it Become the forwardest to break it?

James Beattie

The laws of art are eternal and dont change at all, as the moral laws dont change in human beings. (in discussion with Franz Marc who demanded in 'Der Blaue Reiter' around 1912 a new art, in relation to its own - changing - time).

Max Beckmann

Stroke of the pen. Law of the Land. Kinda cool.

Paul Begala

You don't want another Enron? Here's the law: If you have a company, and it can't explain, in one sentence... what it does... it's illegal!

Lewis Niles Black

Im on top of my green like a lawn chair.

Lil Wayne

No law, written or unwritten, can be understood without a full knowledge of the facts out of which it arises, and to which it is to be applied.

Louis Dembitz Brandeis

A people is not led according to its will; the democratic formula; nor according to the will of one individual: the dictatorial formula. But according to laws. I do not talk here of man-made laws. There are norms, natural laws of life; and there are norms, natural laws of death. Laws of life and laws of death. A nation is headed for life or death according to its respect for one or the other of these laws.

Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

Progress is The law of life: man is not Man as yet.

Robert Browning

Some of the same rhetoric used by the law-and-order crowd has been used by authoritarian states over and over again.

Jerry Brown

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