Law Quotes

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Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law (Book of the Law)
Aleister Crowley

How long soever it hath continued, if it be against reason, it is of no force in law
Sir Edward Coke

Generally, elders are among the more reverent members of the Church, but there is no law prescribing their age.
William Brewster

One with the law is a majority.
Calvin Coolidge

Look out, Paddy Power, someone's just parked a tank on your lawn.
David Harding

I arrived last night, right in time for English Department cocktails. The tail belonged to a lovely young thing with a passion for D. H Lawrence [A Beautiful Mind]
Paul Bettany

I think it is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises - but only performance is reality.
Harold Geneen

No man has ever yet been hanged for breaking the spirit of a law.
Grover Cleveland

As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.
Henry David Thoreau

"I'm so much more than just Angelina [Jolie's] brother. I'm also Jon Voight's son and Billy Bob Thorton's brother-in-law."
James Haven

Lawyers enjoy a little mystery, you know. Why, if everybody came forward and told the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth straight out, we should all retire to the workhouse.
Dorothy L Sayers

In no other game does the law of averages get to work so potently, so mysteriously [on cricket]
Neville Cardus

There was that law of life, so cruel and so just, that one must grow or else pay more for remaining the same.
Norman Mailer

A decision of the courts decided that the game of golf may be played on a Sunday, not being a game within the view of the law, but being a form of moral effort.
Stephen Butler Leacock

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 Montesquieu

How I wish we lived in a time when laws were not necessary to safeguard us from discrimination.
Barbra Streisand

What prudent merchant will hazard his fortunes in any new branch of commerce when he knows not that his plans may be rendered unlawful before they can be executed?
James Madison

Their steaks are often good, but the lobsters-with claws the size of Arnold Schwarzenegger's forearms-are as glazed and tough as most of the customers.
Malcolm Forbes

Guns aren't lawful, nooses give, gas smells awful - you might as well live.
Dorothy Parker

Whatever the commission wants to do to satisfy itself that everything is in conformity with the law, the Conservative party will assist it to do [on party loans]
Oliver Letwin

All things obey fixed laws
Manilius

Farewell, Love, and all they laws forever.
Thy baited hooks shall tangle me no more. (Farewell, Love, 1557)
Sir Thomas Wyatt

Sacrifice, which is the passion of great souls, has never been the law of societies.
Henri-Frederic Amiel

In point of substantial merit the law school belongs in the modern university no more than a school of fencing or dancing.
Thorstein Veblen

When law and duty are one, united by religion, you never become fully conscious, fully aware of yourself. You are always a little less than an individual.
Frank Herbert

There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed by the Creator into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.
Charles Darwin

Microsoft is engaging in unlawful predatory practices that go well beyond the scope of fair competition.
Orrin Hatch

No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it.
Theodore Roosevelt

Doctors are the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
Anton Chekhov

It is the custom of the Roman Church which I unworthily serve with the help of God, to tolerate some things, to turn a blind eye to some, following the spirit of discretion rather than the rigid letter of the law.
Pope Gregory VII

I would uphold the law if for no other reason but to protect myself.
Sir Thomas More

Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property.
Jean De La Bruyere

Law is a reflection and a source of prejudice. It both enforces and suggests forms of bias
Diane B Schulder

Laws are never as effective as habits.
Adlai E Stevenson

My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing will begin in five minutes. - During radio microphone test.
Ronald Reagan

The political status legislation which emerged in Congress in 1990 and 1991 did not receive the support needed for enactment into law during my tenure as Attorney General.
Dick Thornburgh

Acceleration is finite, I think, according to some laws of physics
Terry Riley

If your lawyers tell you that you have a very good case, you should settle immediately.
Richard Ingrams

This is the Law of the Yukon, that only the Strong shall thrive;
That surely the Weak shall perish, and only the Fit survive.
Robert Service

It is found by experience that admirable laws and right precedents among the good have their origin in the misdeeds of others.
Tacitus

The trouble with law is lawyers.
Clarence Darrow

Yes, Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me.
Alice Walker

The fact that a man is a newspaper reporter is evidence of some flaw of character.
Lyndon Johnson

There is never a lawsuit but a woman is at the bottom of it
Juvenal

My father said, 'There are times to sit, or stand and be counted,'
When good people die, just laws are forsaken, banned books smolder,
There comes a time when our steed must be armored and mounted;
The balance of good and evil rests on our collective shoulders.
Jason Merchey

Whoever desires to found a state and give it laws, must start with assuming that all men are bad and ever ready to display their vicious nature, whenever they may find occasion for it.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Some laws of state aimed at curbing crime are even more criminal
Friedrich Engels

The laws of morals and the laws of music are the same.
Zoltan Kodaly

In the university they don't tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools
Doris Lessing

The unfortunate thing is that I live next door to the pub they all drink in. So if I leave my light on and they know I'm in, they all descend on me. I know it's nice, but it's a bit of a bummer if you're trying to watch EastEnders. [On his London neighbours Jude Law, Sadie Frost and Jonny Lee Miller]
Sean Pertwee



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