Thursday, 16 May 2013

Laws


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Laws

An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law. - Martin Luther King Jr.

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws. - Plato

If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable. - Louis D. Brandeis

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. - Julius Caesar

Ignorance of the law excuses no man; not that all men know the law, but because tis an excuse every man will plead, and no man can tell how to confute him. - John Selden

In civil jurisprudence it too often happens that there is so much law, that there is no room for justice, and that the claimant expires of wrong in the midst of right, as mariners die of thirst in the midst of water. - Charles Colton 

Just because something is a law doesnt make it right. - Unknown

Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through. - Jonathan Swift

Laws are only words, words written on paper, words that change on societys whim and are interpreted differently daily by politicians, lawyers, judges, and policemen. Anyone who believes that all laws should always be obeyed would have made a fine slave catcher. Anyone who believes that all laws are applied equally, despite race, religion, or economic status, is a fool. - John J. Miller

Laws are subordinate to custom. - Titus Maccius Plautus

The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. - Abraham Lincoln

The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice. - Benjamin Franklin

There is a written and an unwritten law. The one by which we regulate our constitutions in our cities is the written law; that which arises from custom is the unwritten law. - Diogenes Laertius 

When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken. - Benjamin Disraeli

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