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.
Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.jonathan swift
Let us be clear. Prison works. It ensures that we are protected from murderers, muggers and rapists - and it makes many who are tempted to commit crime think twice.michael howard
The one great principle of the English law is to make business for itself.charles dickens
They have been grand-jurymen since before Noah was a sailor.william shakespeare
Law is the backbone which keeps man erect.
When the judges shall be obliged to go armed, it will be time for the courts to be closed.
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
I am sorry to think, that Englishmen should seem to excuse themselves by ignorance of the law, which all subjects are bound to know, and are born to have the benefit of.
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.
The law is not apt to catch at actions.
The law has respect to human infirmity.
We cannot judge of the fact, but the law upon the fact.
General laws cannot give way to particular cases.
Every moral man is as much bound to obey the civil law of the land as the law of nature.
The law of necessity dispenses with things which otherwise are not lawful to be done.