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Those who are too lazy and comfortable to think for themselves and be their own judges obey the laws. Others sense their own laws within them.

I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.

The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.

Abraham Lincoln

Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment.

It is possible for one never to transgress a single law and still be a bastard.

In matters of conscience the law of the majority has no place.

Never in this world can hatred be stilled by hatred, it will be stilled by non-hatred - this is the law Eternal.


It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law, than that he should escape.

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

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.

The most dangerous criminal now is the entirely lawless modern philosopher. Compared to him, burglars and bigamists are essentially moral men.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

It is only our conception of time that makes us call the Last Judgement by this name. It is, in fact, a kind of martial law.

The miracle on earth are the laws of heaven.

Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas, in order to appear consistent, drives himself into a false position.

There is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance.

Hatred which could destroy so much, never failed to destroy the man who hated, and this was an immutable law.

James Arthur Baldwin

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.

Abraham Lincoln

I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.

I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence. Everything that surrounds us - everything that exists - proves that there are infinite laws behind it. There can be no denying this fact. It is mathematical in its precision.

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

Law means good order.


Law is order, and good law is good order.


A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. [The Second Law of Robotics]

Isaac Asimov

The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law.


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

Ancient laws remain in force long after the people have the power to change them.


There is an orderliness in the universe, there is an unalterable law governing everything and every being that exists or lives. It is no blind law, for no blind law can govern the conduct of living beings.

I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.

Calvin Coolidge

A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law. [The Third Law of Robotics]

Isaac Asimov

The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice.

So it is naturally with the male and the female, the one is superior the other inferior, the one governs the other is governed, and the same rule must necessarily hold good with respect to all mankind.


Love is the flower of life and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.

It is better for a city to be governed by a good man than by good laws.


Make your educational laws strict and your criminal ones can be gentle, but if you leave youth its liberty you will have to dig dungeons for ages.

Pray: To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.

Ambrose Bierce

Moralities, ethics, laws, customs, beliefs, doctrines - these are of trifling import. All that matters is that the miraculous become the norm.

One who drinks the nectar of the Good Law lives happily with a tranquil mind. The wise man ever delights in the Dhamma as realized by the Noble Ones.


There's a simple way to solve the crime problem: obey the law, punish those who do not.

Even when laws have been written down they ought not always to remain unaltered.


I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.

Abraham Lincoln

When artists create pictures and thinkers search for laws and formulate thoughts, it is in order to salvage something from the great dance of death, to make something last longer than we do.

Man, when perfected, is the best of animals, but when separated from law and justice he is the worst of all.

Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.

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

One thing i don't understand is sex is legal and selling things is legal, but selling sex is illegal.

George Carlin

Law is mind without reason.

It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid.

Albert Einstein

Freedom is a man's natural power of doing what he pleases, so far as he is not prevented by force or law.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed, too severe seldom executed.

States should have the right to enact laws... particularly to end the inhumane practice of ending a life that otherwise could live.

People are getting smarter nowadays, they are letting lawyers instead of their conscience be their guide.

Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news which obeys its own special laws.

Douglas Adams

It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.

James Madison

Laws control the lesser man... Right conduct controls the greater one.

Opinion is like a pendulum and obeys the same law. If it goes past the centre of gravity on one side, it must go a like distance on the other, and it is only after a certain time that it finds the true point at which it can remain at rest.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Lawless are they that make their wills their law.

Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.

Albert Einstein

An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.

Justice, while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes.

Nature never breaks her own laws.

Cop didn't see it I didn't do it!

George Carlin

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

Love is not a mere impulse, it must contain truth which is law.

The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world. To be effective it demands the sacrifice of the bravest and the most spotless.

The law is reason free from passion

After a century of striving, after a year of debate after a historic vote, health care reform is no longer an unmet promise. It is the law of the land.

Barack Obama

Buddhism has in it no idea of there being a moral law laid down by somekind of cosmic lawgiver.

I submit that an individual who breaks the law that conscience tells him is unjust and willingly accepts the penalty by staying in jail to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice is in reality expressing the very highest respect for law.

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain and, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.

One who breaks an unjust law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.

In matters of truth and justice there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.

Love to faults is always blind, always is to joy inclined. Lawless winged and unconfined and breaks all chains from every mind.