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It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for law, so much as a respect for right.

Author: Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Profession: American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist

It is the trade of lawyers to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour.

Author: Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Profession: Third President of the USA

It is unfair to believe everything we hear about lawyers, some of it might not be true.

Author: Gerald F. Lieberman

Profession: American Writer

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.

Author: Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

Profession: American Black Leader, Nobel Prize Winner, 1964

It would be better to have no laws at all, than to have too many.

Author: Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592)

Profession: French Philosopher, Essayist

Judges ought to be more leaned than witty, more reverent than plausible, and more advised than confident. Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

Keep out of Chancery. It's being ground to bits in a slow mill; it's being roasted at a slow fire; it's being stung to death by single bees; it's being drowned by drops; it's going mad by grains.

Author: Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Profession: British Novelist

Law and equity are two things which God has joined, but which man has put asunder.

Author: Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)

Profession: British Sportsman Writer

Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.

Author: Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

Profession: American Black Leader, Nobel Prize Winner, 1964

Law cannot persuade when it cannot punish.

Author: Saying


Law grinds the poor, and rich men rule the law.

Author: Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Author, Poet, Playwright

Law is a bottomless pit.

Author: John Arbuthnot (1667-1735)

Profession: Grampian-Born Physician and Writer

Law school taught me one thing; how to take two situations that are exactly the same and show how they are different.

Author: Hart Pomerantz


Law, without force, is impotent.

Author: Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

Profession: French Scientist, Religious Philosopher

Laws and customs may be creative of vice; and should be therefore perpetually under process of observation and correction: but laws and customs cannot be creative of virtue: they may encourage and help to preserve it; but they cannot originate it.

Author: Harriet Martineau (1802-1876)

Profession: British Writer, Social Critic