Law Quotes and Sayings

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

Ignorance of the law is no good excuse, where every man is bound to take notice of the laws to which he is subject.
– Thomas Hobbes

Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.
George Washington

Lawyers are legal thieves in law suits.

Submitted by: oratilwe S on June 2, 2019

Laws are not made for wise people. It is for fools, people who don’t understand that we all are human beings. With same kind of pain, sorrow and happiness.

Submitted by: Swami Manu Anand on March 28, 2017

Ethics are more important than laws.
– Wynton Marsalis

Ethics are not necessarily to do with being law-abiding. I am very interested in the moral path, doing the right thing.
– Kate Atkinson


As laws multiply, injustice increases

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

When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.
Thomas Jefferson

Laws are confusing documents. They get in the way of justice.
– Paolo Bacigalupi

Law without justice is a wound without a cure.
– William Scott Downey

The Law is hard, but it is the Law.
– Cassandra Clare

Laws change as the seasons.
– Edward Cousel

Law is the rudder of the ship of state.
– Austein O’Malley


An unjust law is itself a species of violence.
Mahatma Gandhi

Law is a bottomless pit.
– John Arbuthnot

The law is reason, free from passion.

When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.
Benjamin Disraeli

The law isn’t justice. It’s a very imperfect mechanism. If you press exactly the right buttons and are also lucky, justice may show up in the answer. A mechanism is all the law was ever intended to be.
– Raymond Chandler

Who to himself is law, no law doth need,
Offends no law, and is a king indeed.
– George Chapman

I don’t go by what the law say. The law’s liable to say anything. I go by if it’s right or not. It don’t matter what the law say. I take and look at it for myself.
– August Wilson

Every new time will give its law.

A law is valuable, not because it is a law, but because there is right in it.
Henry Ward Beecher

Without law men are beasts.
– Maxwell Anderson


The law was made for one thing alone, for the exploitation of those who don’t understand it.
– Bertolt Brecht

People are more afraid of the laws of Man than of God, because their punishment seems to be nearest.
William Penn

The gods have their own laws.

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

An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.
Mahatma Gandhi

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