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Law is the system of rules which a particular country or community recognizes as regulating the actions of its members and which it may enforce by the imposition of penalties. Law is the system of rules which a particular country or community recognizes as regulating the actions of its members and which it may enforce by the imposition of penalties. Definition of law is a rule of conduct developed by government or society over a certain territory. 105+ Law quotes and sayings are collected bellow.


The Ur-Nammu law code is the oldest known, written about 300 years before Hammurabi's law code.

1. More law, less justice. Marcus Tullius Cicero
2. The law condemns the best of us; but grace saves the worst of us. Joseph Prince
3. The safety of the people shall be the highest law. Marcus Tullius Cicero
4. If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable. Louis D. Brandeis
5. It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law. Thomas Hobbes
6. The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law. Jeremy Bentham
7. Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law. Immanuel Kant
8. A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers. H. L. Mencken
9. 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. Theodore Roosevelt
10. No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding. Plato
11. In civilized life, law floats in a sea of ethics. Earl Warren
12. Liberty is the right to do what the law permits. Charles de Montesquieu
13. Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished. Jeremy Bentham
14. May you live your life as if the maxim of your actions were to become universal law. Immanuel Kant
15. Lawless are they that make their wills their law. William Shakespeare
16. In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place. Mahatma Gandhi
17. More law, less justice. Marcus Tullius Cicero
18. What a cage is to the wild beast, law is to the selfish man. Herbert Spencer
19. It seems to me that an unjust law is no law at all. Saint Augustine
20. The law is reason, free from passion. Aristotle
21. There is a higher law than the law of government. That's the law of conscience. Stokely Carmichael
22. There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law. Abraham Lincoln
23. It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive. Earl Warren
24. Rule of law is the most important element in any civil society. Mo Ibrahim
25. You have to be willing to stand up for what you believe in, and the rule of law is one of those things. Travis Kalanick
26. Common sense often makes good law. William O. Douglas
27. Law is the essential foundation of stability and order both within societies and in international relations. J. William Fulbright
28. Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man. Henry Adams
29. Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. Aleister Crowley
30. To live outside the law, you must be honest. Bob Dylan
31. That which is not just is not law. William Lloyd Garrison
32. Every dictator is an enemy of freedom, an opponent of law. Demosthenes
33. No law can give or take away the choice to commit suicide. Maggie Gallagher
34. Self-preservation is the first law of nature. Samuel Butler
35. You cannot steal somebody's intellectual property. Law and justice protect. Bikram Choudhury
36. No man e'er felt the halter draw, With good opinion of the law. John Trumbull
37. Shame may restrain what law does not prohibit. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
38. Nothing in life is certain except death, taxes and the second law of thermodynamics. Seth Lloyd
39. It's not the heart that compels conclusions in cases, it's the law. Sonia Sotomayor
40. The trouble with law is lawyers. Clarence Darrow
41. What I perceive, is above all justice, where everyone has the same law. Imran Khan
42. The task of a judge is not to make the law - it is to apply the law. Sonia Sotomayor
43. The first is the law, the last prerogative. John Dryden
44. Ignorance of the law excuses no man from practicing it. Addison Mizner
45. Self-defence is Nature's eldest law. John Dryden
46. Taste cannot be controlled by law. Thomas Jefferson
47. You've got to learn to accept the law of life, and face the fact that we disintegrate slowly. Erik Erikson
48. Act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world. Immanuel Kant
49. No man's error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it. Thomas Hobbes
50. If traditional marriage is not the law of the land, the institution of the family will cease to exist. James Dobson
51. An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so. Mahatma Gandhi
52. Judges rule on the basis of law, not public opinion, and they should be totally indifferent to pressures of the times. Warren E. Burger
53. Prisons are built with stones of Law. Brothels with the bricks of religion. William Blake
54. Justice is merely incidental to law and order. J. Edgar Hoover
55. Modesty forbids what the law does not. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
56. There's no law against stupid - I learned that a long time ago. Mark Cuban
57. Every law is an infraction of liberty. Jeremy Bentham
58. The immoral cannot be made moral through the use of secret law. Edward Snowden
59. Law is mind without reason. Aristotle
60. Civilization never recedes; the law of necessity ever forces it onwards. Jules Verne
61. Law grinds the poor, and rich men rule the law. Oliver Goldsmith
62. In a thousand pounds of law there is not an ounce of love. John Ray
63. Every formula which expresses a law of nature is a hymn of praise to God. Maria Mitchell
64. Law cannot stand aside from the social changes around it. William J. Brennan, Jr.
65. Independence means you decide according to the law and the facts. Stephen Breyer
66. Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral law. Ayn Rand
67. People must help one another; it is nature's law. Jean de La Fontaine
68. Criminals don't care what the law is. Marco Rubio
69. Prosperity comes to those who observe the law of tithing. Heber J. Grant
70. Listen with grace, with no judgment, without imposing the law. Joseph Prince
71. The law is bigger than money - but only if the law works hard enough. Thomas Dewey
72. Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment. Mahatma Gandhi
73. Possession isn't nine-tenths of the law. It's nine-tenths of the problem. John Lennon
74. Law and justice are not always the same. Gloria Steinem
75. No one should be allowed to violently trample on the law. Vladimir Putin
76. The law always limits every power it gives. David Hume
77. In law, nothing is certain but the expense. Samuel Butler
78. Necessity has no law. Oliver Cromwell
79. You do what you want and know is right. That is the only law. Simone Signoret
80. There is no law governing all things. Giordano Bruno
81. The good of the people is the greatest law. Marcus Tullius Cicero
82. A license to practice law is not a license to violate it. Loretta Lynch
83. You cannot strengthen the law by violating the law. Sergei Lavrov
84. Law is any application for the official use of coercion that succeeds. Bob Black
85. It isn't against the Law to be an idiot. Cassandra Clare
87. The Law is hard, but it is the Law. Cassandra Clare
88. We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones. Jules Verne
89. Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through. Jonathan Swift
90. Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught. Honoré de Balzac
91. The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws. Tacitus
92. Errors do not cease to be errors simply because they’re ratified into law. E.A. Bucchianeri
93. The state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual, crime. Max Stirner
94. Useless laws weaken the necessary laws. Montesquieu
95. The law is an opinion with a gun. Stefan Molyneux
96. The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law. Aristotle
97. Law is made by the winner to preserve victory over the loser. Toba Beta
98. Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of production and trade. Ayn Rand
99. Law cannot reach where enforcement will not follow. —Popular aphorism. Jack Vance
100. The law tells me how crooked I am. Grace comes along and straightens me out. Billy Sunday
101. If you want good laws, burn those you have and make new ones. Voltaire
102. We are bound by the law, so that we may be free. Marcus Tullius Cicero
103. Evil would always come to me disguised in systems and dignified by law. Pat Conroy
104. Justice is the insurance which we have on our lives and property. Obedience is the premium which we pay for it. William Penn
105. The life of the law has not been logic; it has been experience. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
106. Overregulation corrupts citizens and weakens the rule of law. Lawrence Lessig
107. It is emphatically the province and duty of the Judicial Department to say what the law is. John Marshall
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