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)
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.
Every law is an evil, for every law is an infraction of liberty.jeremy bentham
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.
Because of plea-bargaining, I guess we can say, "Gee, the trains run on time." But do we like where they are going?
Where law ends, there tyranny begins.
Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.jonathan swift
Bankruptcy laws allow companies to smoothly reorganize, but not college graduates burdened by student loans.Robert Reich
To disrespect the masses is moral; to honor them, lawful.
Law is the rule, principle, obligation or requirement of natural justice.
We must never assume that which is incapable of proof.
And through the heat of conflict keeps the law In calmness made, and sees what he foresaw.william wordsworth
It being a maxim that three things are always favoured in law, life, liberty and dower.
I cannot help thinking that where a person appeals to the Law of England, he must take his remedy according to the Law of England to which he has appealed.
I would wish to do as much as possible for you; but I cannot strain the law.
We must proceed according to evidence, and forms and methods of law; they may think what they will of me, but I will always declare my mind according to my conscience.
It is a public scandal when the law is forced to uphold a dishonest act.