Law Quotes and Sayings

Laws are like spiderwebs.They catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.

Submitted by: Kurisushyne on January 11, 2009

The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with business.
Clarence Darrow

No law was ever made by the people; they are made for the people.
Clarence Darrow

The law is vulnerable to being manipulated or abused to serve injustice, and vulture lawyers simply rape the law and prostitute justice to serve the unscrupulous and guilty for profits.
Dr T.P.Chia

There not enough jails, not enough police, not enough courts to enforce a law not supported by the people.

Laws should be like clothes. They should be made to fit the people they serve.
Clarence Darrow

The law is used to serve justice. The law can also be manipulated or abused to serve injustice.
Dr T.P.Chia

Submitted by: Ivy Lee on June 19, 2016

A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
Robert Frost

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.

We enact many laws that manufacture criminals, and then a few that punish them.
– Allen Tucker

There is nothing right and wrong until anyone defines it.

Submitted by: zaman ali on August 17, 2017

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.

If you are absolutely determined to make a lawyer of yourself, the thing is more than half done already
Abraham Lincoln

In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.
– Immanuel Kant

Good law schools teach you to think like lawyers. But top law schools teach young people to think; just to think. And that makes a potentially great lawyer.
– Norm Sherman


Understand, our police officers put their lives on the line for us every single day. They’ve got a tough job to do to maintain public safety and hold accountable those who break the law.
Barack Obama

Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law.
– Oliver Goldsmith

Laws are a nation’s egotism.
– Edward Counsel

Laws are not masters but servants, and he rules them who obeys them.
Henry Ward Beecher

Laws, like houses, lean on one another.
Edmund Burke

Law is not law, if it violates the principles of eternal justice.
– Lydia Maria Child

One with the law is a majority.
– Calvin Coolidge

In the state of nature…all men are born equal, but they cannot continue in this equality. Society makes them lose it, and they recover it only by the protection of the law.
– Charles de Montesquieu

Law stands mute in the midst of arms.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

The people’s good is the highest law.
Marcus Tullius Cicero


We must begin to train lawyers the minute they walk into law school to tell the truth. They must immediately begin to learn the business of representing people. They must be assigned cases the first day.
– Gerry Spence

If law school is so hard to get through, how come there are so many lawyers?
– Calvin Trillin

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

Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.
Martin Luther King Jr.

It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.
– Earl Warren

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