Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.
My First Impression of the USA (1921).
Every law is an evil, for every law is an infraction of liberty.jeremy bentham
It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important.Martin Luther King Jr.
The law isn't perfect. Neither are the people who've created it. But it's been made with the endless effort to do good.
Our ideals, laws and customs should be based on the proposition that each generation, in turn, becomes the custodian rather than the absolute owner of our resources and each generation has the obligation to pass this inheritance on to the future.charles lindbergh
A nation that will not enforce its laws has no claim to the respect and allegiance of its people.
If one were to pass a law limiting holistic physicians to a single holistic method, I would stick with my dentist.
I think it can be shown that the law makes ten criminals where it restrains one.
Certain other societies may respect the rule of force--we respect the rule of law.
The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.william shakespeare
The law will never make men free; it is men who have got to make the law free.
Because of plea-bargaining, I guess we can say, "Gee, the trains run on time." But do we like where they are going?
The law of England is the greatest grievance of the nation, very expensive and dilatory.
Our human laws are but the copies, more or less imperfect, of the eternal laws, so far as we can read them.james anthony froude
Let us consider the reasons of the case. For nothing is law that is not reason.
He had no right to take the law into his own hands.
It is far more important the law should be administered with absolute integrity, than that in this case or in that the law should be a good law or a bad one.
Every object and purpose of justice is effectually answered, and every supposed inconvenience is effectually rebutted by the law as it stands.
The law protects nothing in that very respect, in which it is, at the same time, in the eye of the law, a crime.
Hard cases, it is said, make bad law.
What I desire to point out is that I wish the law was not so, but that being the law, I must follow it.
If it is law, it will be found in our books. If it is not to be found there, it is not law.
Every moral man is as much bound to obey the civil law of the land as the law of nature.
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