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.
Because of plea-bargaining, I guess we can say, "Gee, the trains run on time." But do we like where they are going?
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
Our wrangling lawyers are so litigious and busy here on earth, that I think they will plead their clients' causes hereafter, some of them in hell.robert burton
I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution.
That which is not just, is not Law; and that which is not Law, ought not to be obeyed.
A good parson once said that where mystery begins religion ends. Cannot I say, as truly at least, of human laws, that where mystery begins, justice ends?Edmund Burke
There is no man so good, who, were he to submit all his thoughts and actions to the laws would not deserve hanging ten times in his life.Michel de Montaigne
No man can come into a British Court of justice to seek the assistance of the law who founds his claim upon a contravention of the British laws.
That whom he could not by the sword destroy, he might supplant by the law.
Law and conscience are one and the same.
It is a principle of law, that a person intends to do that which is the natural effect of what he does.
Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.barbara kingsolver
If cats were double the size they are now, they'd probably be illegal.Douglas Coupland