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No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man's permission when
we require him to obey it. Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favor.
Theodore Roosevelt

It's not the hand that signs the laws that holds the destiny of America. It's the hand that
casts the ballot.
Harry Truman

Laws are silent in times of war.

People crushed by law, have no hopes but from power. If laws are their enemies, they will
be enemies to laws; and those who have much to hope and nothing to lose, will always be
Edmund Burke

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

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

Ronald Reagan just signed the new tax law. But I think he was in Hollywood too long. He
signed it, "Best wishes, Ronald Reagan."
Johnny Carson

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

We cannot expect people to have respect for law and order until we teach respect to those
we have entrusted to enforce those laws.
Hunter S. Thompson

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

Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on
you, send him to the cemetery.
Malcolm X

If man asks for many laws it is only because he is sure that his neighbor needs them;
privately he is an unphilosophical anarchist, and thinks laws in his own case superfluous.
Will Durant

The one great principle of the English law is to make business for itself.
Charles Dickens

The legislature's job is to write law. It's the executive branch's job to interpret law.
George W. Bush

If laws acting upon private interests can not always be avoided, they should be confined
within the narrowest limits, and left wherever possible to the legislatures of the States.
Martin Van Buren

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

A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client.
English proverb

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

Those who cherish their freedom and recognize and respect the equal right of their neighbors
to be free and live in peace must work together for the triumph of law and moral principles in
order that peace, justice, and confidence may prevail in the world.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Good laws often proceed from bad manners.
English proverb

Law is order, and good law is good order.

If man will only realize that it is unmanly to obey laws that are unjust, no man's tyranny will
enslave him. This is the key to self- and home-rule.
Mahatma Gandhi

If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers in the first place.
George Savile

Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to
weed it out.
Sir Francis Bacon

Laws catch flies but let hornets go free.
English proverb

Some men are heterosexual and some men are homosexual, and some men don't think about
sex at all. They become lawyers.
Woody Allen

A cunning lawyer beats the devil.
American proverb

I've yet to read an obituary that says, "he died peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his
lawyer, his stockbroker and his accountant."
Robin Sharma

Law governs man, and reason the law.
English proverb

As your attorney, it is my duty to inform you that it is not important that you understand
what I'm doing or why you're paying me so much money. What's important is that you
continue to do so.
Hunter S. Thompson

Every law that was ever written opened up a new way to graft.
Robert A. Heinlein

No more force should be used than is necessary to insure compliance with the law.
Sir Winston Churchill

The welfare of the people is the ultimate law.

- Did you sleep with him in New York?
- I refuse to answer the question.
- Did you sleep with him in Chicago?
- I refuse to answer the question.
- Did you sleep with him in Miami?
- No.
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