Quotes of Top 40 Most Popular Law Quotes

 Law Quotes

Justice? -- You get justice in the next world. In this one you have the law.
William Gaddis

When honor and the Law no longer stand on the same side of the line, how do we choose
Anne Bishop

It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can stop him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important.
Martin Luther King Jr.

We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.
Jules Verne

Only cops and vampires have to have an invitation to enter.
Christopher Moore

Rules are for children. This is war, and in war the only crime is to lose.
Joe Abercrombie

Almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.
Robert A. Heinlein

Do things that make you happy within the confines of the legal system.
Ellen DeGeneres

Protest beyond the law is not a departure from democracy; it is absolutely essential to it.
Howard Zinn

I have gained this by philosophy … I do without being ordered what some are constrained to do by their fear of the law.

At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst. 

Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within me. Immanuel Kant

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. 
Julius Caesar

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

A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers. 
H. L. Mencken

The safety of the people shall be the highest law. 
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet. 
Mark Twain

In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place. 
Mahatma Gandhi

Lawless are they that make their wills their law. 
William Shakespeare

Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man. 
Henry Adams

It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win. 
John Paul Jones

If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law. 
Winston Churchill

Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law. 
Immanuel Kant

It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law. 
Thomas Hobbes

Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. 
Ronald Reagan

Ignorance of the law excuses no man from practicing it. 
Addison Mizner

There can be no liberty without the law. 
Cecil B. DeMille

No law can give or take away the choice to commit suicide. 
Maggie Gallagher

We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature. Edmund Burke

Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.
Honoré de Balzac

If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.
Winston S. Churchill

Federal and state laws (should) be changed to no longer make it a crime to possess marijuana for private use.
Richard M. Nixon

Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.
Jonathan Swift

Legalism says God will love us if we change. The gospel says God will change us because He loves us.
Tullian Tchividjian

As one judge said to another judge: be just. And if you can’t be just, be arbitrary
William S. Burroughs

When mores are sufficient, laws are unnecessary; when mores are insufficient, laws are unenforceable.
Émile Durkheim

Always seek justice, but love only mercy. To love justice and hate mercy is but a doorway to more injustice.
Criss Jami

If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable. 
Louis D. Brandeis

The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. 
Abraham Lincoln

It seems to me that an unjust law is no law at all. 
Saint Augustine

You have undertaken to cheat me. I won't sue you, for the law is too slow. I'll ruin you. Cornelius Vanderbilt

Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favor. 
Theodore Roosevelt


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