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307 Greatest Quotes About Law


The essence of tyranny is the enforcement of stupid laws. Edmund Burke
We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies - it is the first law of nature. Voltaire
According to 'M' theory, ours is not the only universe. Instead, 'M' theory predicts that a great many universes were created out of nothing. Stephen Hawking
No man's error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it. Thomas Hobbes
Where there is no common power, there is no law. Thomas Hobbes
Only force rules. Force is the first law. Adolf Hitler
A government of laws, and not of men. John Adams
I just usually go with my own taste. If I like something, and it happens to be against the law, well, then I might have a problem. Hunter S. Thompson
Act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world. Immanuel Kant
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers. Charles Dickens
If you want good laws, burn those you have and make new ones. Voltaire
Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt. Samuel Adams
He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't. This is an inexorable, indisputable law. Pablo Picasso
The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law. Aristotle
Hatred, which could destroy so much, never failed to destroy the man who hated, and this was an immutable law. James Baldwin
The minute you read something that you can't understand, you can almost be sure that it was drawn up by a lawyer. . Will Rogers
Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through. Jonathan Swift
Remember that it is not the lawyer who knows the most law, but the one who best prepares his case, who wins. Napoleon Hill
The first law of war is to preserve ourselves and destroy the enemy. Mao Zedong
Newman's first law: It is useless to put on your brakes when you're upside down. Paul Newman
To live outside the law, you must be honest. Bob Dylan
Self-preservation is the first law of nature. Samuel Butler
Before I can preach love, mercy, and grace, I must preach sin, Law, and judgment. Preach 90% Law and 10% grace. John Wesley
Democracy is not the law of the majority but the protection of the minority. Albert Camus
Where there is no property there is no injustice. John Locke
Liberty is the right to do what the law permits. Montesquieu
A state is better governed which has few laws, and those laws strictly observed. Rene Descartes
Hungry men have no respect for law, authority or human life. Marcus Garvey
Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex. Alice Paul
It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do. Edmund Burke
The first and fundamental law of Nature, which is, to seek peace and follow it. Thomas Hobbes
The laws of nature are written by the hand of God in the language of mathematics. Galileo Galilei
The fundamental law of human beings is interdependence. A person is a person through other persons. Desmond Tutu
Nature is the source of all true knowledge. She has her own logic, her own laws, she has no effect without cause nor invention without necessity. Leonardo da Vinci
Law and justice are not always the same. When they aren't, destroying the law may be the first step toward changing it. Gloria Steinem
It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape. Thomas Jefferson
All contributions by corporations to any political committee or for any political purpose should be forbidden by law. Theodore Roosevelt
Arms and laws do not flourish together. Julius Caesar
It is impossible to enslave, mentally or socially, a bible-reading people. The principles of the bible are the groundwork of human freedom. Horace Greeley
I have gained this by philosophy … I do without being ordered what some are constrained to do by their fear of the law. Aristotle
We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones. Jules Verne
It is emphatically the province and duty of the Judicial Department to say what the law is. John Marshall
Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing. Stephen Hawking
The laws that keep us safe, these same laws condemn us to boredom. Chuck Palahniuk