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Legal Quotes - The word legal system is related to the rules of law in a system. There are several types of legal systems around the world as every country has its own set of laws. Law effects every walk of life. People are expected to follow the rules set by legal systems. In democratic countries, bills are introduced in Parliament. After they are approved, they become Acts which form basis for legal rules to be followed by citizens of the country. However, in communist countries and in the countries ruled by king’s legal rules are framed by different methods. Here we listed legal quotes:

Legal Quotes:

“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.”
- Voltaire

“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

“I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.” 
- Robert A. Heinlein

“Any fool can make a rule
And any fool will mind it.” 
- Henry David Thoreau

“Laws and principles are not for the times when there is no temptation: they are for such moments as this, when body and soul rise in mutiny against their rigour ... If at my convenience I might break them, what would be their worth?” 
- Charlotte Brontë

“I have gained this by philosophy … I do without being ordered what some are constrained to do by their fear of the law.” 

“In times of war, the law falls silent.”
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.” 
- Robert A. Heinlein

“Protest beyond the law is not a departure from democracy; it is absolutely essential to it.” 
Howard Zinn

“It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can stop him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important.” 
Martin Luther King Jr

Musical innovation is full of danger to the State, for when modes of music change, the fundamental laws of the State always change with them.” 

“All love is expansion, all selfishness is contraction. Love is therefore the only law of life. He who loves lives, he who is selfish is dying. Therefore love for love's sake, because it is the only law of life, just as you breathe to live.” 
Swami Vivekananda

“When honor and the Law no longer stand on the same side of the line, how do we choose[?]” 
Anne Bishop

“Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.”

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.”

- Potter Stewart
“The safety of the people shall be the highest law.”

- Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character.”

- Robert E. Lee
“Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet.”

- Mark Twain

“It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one.”

- Voltaire
“Make crime pay. Become a lawyer.”

- Will Rogers

“Punishment is justice for the unjust.”

- Saint Augustine
“Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.”

- Otto von Bismarck

“If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it.”

- Julius Caesar
“Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.”

- Edmund Burke

“It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do.”

- Edmund Burke
“Charity is no substitute for justice withheld.”

- Saint Augustine

“The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.”

- Abraham Lincoln
“The future has several names. For the weak, it is impossible. For the fainthearted, it is unknown. For the thoughtful and valiant, it is ideal.”

- Victor Hugo

“Unless you have a perception of who you are as a lawyer, you will never be at ease in dealing with legal matters, clients, or courts. But if you know who you are and why you're there, all you need is the expertise and the information.”

- Samuel Dash
“If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”
- Atticus Finch

Legal Quotes  “As long as the world shall last there will be wrongs, and if no man objected and if no man rebelled, those wrongs would last forever.”

- Clarence Darrow

“Laws are the very bulkwarks of liberty; they define every man’s rights, and defend the individual liberties of all men.”
- J.G. Holland

“The jury system has come to stand for all we mean by English justice. The scrutiny of 12 honest jurors provides defendants and plaintiffs alike a safeguard from arbitrary perversion of the law.”
- Winston Churchill

“Justice denied anywhere diminishes justice everywhere.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Legal Quotes  “Life’s real victories must be shared.”
- Nelson Mandela

“The safety of the people shall be the highest law.”

- Marcus Tullius Cicero

“The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom.”

- John Locke

“No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it. Obedience to the law is demanded as a right; not asked as a favour.”

- Theodore Roosevelt

“There's a natural law of karma that vindictive people, who go out of their way to hurt others, will end up broke and alone.”

- Sylvester Stallone

Legal Quotes  “Laws alone cannot secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.”     

- Albert Einstein

“An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.”     

- Mahatma Gandhi

“Where you find the laws most numerous, there you will find also the greatest injustice.”     

- Arcesilaus

“Good laws have their origins in bad morals.”

- Ambrosius Macrobius

“A law is something which must have a moral basis, so that there is an inner compelling force for every citizen to obey.”     

- Chaim Weizmann

Legal Quotes  “Law is order in liberty, and without order liberty is social chaos.”

- Archbishop Ireland

“Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke.”

- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

“Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.”

- Calvin Coolidge
Legal Quotes  “We need to remain a nation that doesn't just welcome but that celebrates legal immigrants who come here seeking to pursue the American Dream.”

- Ted Cruz

“There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity - the law of nature and of nations.”

- Edmund Burke
Legal Quotes  “No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority.”

- Joseph Addison

“I was taught that a lawyer was supposed to be a custodian of the community's legal and ethical sense.”

- Joe Jamail
“Laws, like houses, lean on one another.”

- Edmund Burke

“Gambling is legal and betting is legal, for what I bet.”

- Michael Jordan
“People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to the law; and those who have most to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous.”

- Edmund Burke

“If Moses had gone to Harvard Law School and spent three years working on the Hill, he would have written the Ten Commandments with three exceptions and a saving clause.”

- Charles Morgan

Legal Quotes

Legal Quotes  “You can't learn everything you need to know legally.”

- John Irving

“Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.”

- Jeremy Bentham
“To force a lawyer on a defendant can only lead him to believe that the law contrives against him.”

- Potter Stewart

“If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.”

- Louis D. Brandeis
Legal Quotes  “People are getting smarter nowadays; they are letting lawyers, instead of their conscience, be their guide.”

- Will Rogers

“A married woman has the same right to control her own body as does an unmarried woman.”

- Sol Wachtler
“From your confessor, lawyer and physician, hide not your case on no condition.”

- John Harington

“It is impossible to tell where the law stops and justice begins.”

- Arthur Baer
“The only people who benefit from lawsuits are lawyers. I think we made a couple of them rich.”

- Gavin Rossdale

Legal Quotes  “I'm afraid I talk a lot, too much, perhaps. I should have been a lawyer or a college professor or a windy politician, though I'm glad I am not any of these.”

- Tom Glazer

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