200+ Best Law Quotes And Sayings

Legal issues can be a stressful and overwhelming topic. Understanding the law is a necessity, but it takes a lot of work to become a lawyer. If you’re not sure how to start this crucial, yet intimidating career path, take a look at these famous law quotes. You may be surprised to learn that many of them are from true stories of famous people who became lawyers after making some pretty bold career choices.

It may be true that the law cannot make a...
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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. Unknown
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I have gained this by philosophy … I do without being ordered what some are constrained to do by their fear of the law. Aristotle
Jigga, Kells, Not Guilty
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Jigga, Kells, Not Guilty R. Kelly
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Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it; no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it. The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right; the spirit of liberty is the spirit which seeks to understand the minds of other men and women; the spirit of liberty is the spirit which weighs their interests alongside its own without bias. Learned Hand
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I was glad that our venerable, almost formless religions, drained of all intransigence and purged of savage rites, linked us mysteriously to the most ancient secrets of man and of earth, not forbidding us, however, a secular explanation of facts and a rational view of human conduct. Marguerite Yourcenar
[M]an is not an island, he is more like a...
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[M]an is not an island, he is more like a spaghetti junction. Elizabeth Cooke
Mankind needs new law to embrace new science.
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Mankind needs new law to embrace new science. Toba Beta
In relation to law I am doubtful whether, even at...
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In relation to law I am doubtful whether, even at the present time, science has fairly begun. H.G.Wells
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As soon as you say, 'I'm going to use the legal system to impose my will on you, ' you're buying into a lie, ' schlichtmann said. 'You'll get chaos, and the system will dissapoint you. You'll get decision-making that only makes sense in Bedlam. We think the legal system is there for us, but it's not. It's there only for itself. Dan Fagin
Rules are for children. This is war, and in war...
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Rules are for children. This is war, and in war the only crime is to lose. Joe Abercrombie
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If legislation is truly necessary, one would expect the government to be able to provide proof of this beyond anecdote and speculation. Such proof is the least we can expect before we accept a government restriction of liberty as legitimate. Randy E. Barnett
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But freedom to differ is not limited to things that do not matter much. That would be a mere shadow of freedom. The test of substance is the right to differ as to things that touch the heart of the existing order. Robert Jackson
Where I was raised a woman's word was law. I...
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Where I was raised a woman's word was law. I ain't quite outgrowed that yet. Zane Grey
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Civilisation and the life of nations are governed by the same laws as prevail throughout nature and organic life. Ernst Haeckel
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So the next day I asked Dan how is it that Bubba can get killed, and what kind of half assed nature law would allow that. He thought about it for a while, and said, 'Well, I'll tell you, Forrest, all of these laws are not specially pleasing to us. But there is laws nonetheless. Like when a tiger pounce on a monkey in the jungle - bad for the money, but good for the tiger. That is just the way it is. Winston Groom
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Life with a man is more businesslike after it, and money matters work better. And then, you see, if you have rows, and he turns you out of doors, you can get the law to protect you, which you can't otherwise, unless he half-runs you through with a knife, or cracks your noddle with a poker. And if he bolts away from you-- I say it friendly, as woman to woman, for there's never any knowing what a man med do-- you'll have the sticks o' furniture, and won't be looked upon as a thief. Thomas Hardy
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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. Plato
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Tyranny is the exercise of some power over a man, which is not warranted by law, or necessary for the public safety. A people can never be deprived of their liberties, while they retain in their own hands, a power sufficient to any other power in the state. Noah Webster
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Laws decide wich forms of oppression are allowed, Lord. And because of that, those laws are servants to those in power, for whom oppression is given as a right over those who have little or no power. Steven Erikson
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What sort of world is it at all? Men on the moon and men spinning round the earth like it might be midges round a lamp, and there's not no attention paid to earthly law nor order no more. Anthony Burgess