Quotes on Law and Order

Quotes on Law and Order


It’s a poor rule that won’t work both ways. Frederick Douglass


Human law may know no distinction among men in respect of rights, but human practice may. Frederick Douglass


Mob law is the most forcible expression of an abnormal public opinion; it shows that society is rotten to the core. Timothy Thomas Fortune


What a cage is to the wild beast, law is to the selfish man. Herbert Spencer


Law: An ordinance of reason for the common good, made by him who has care of the community. St. Thomas Aquinas


I favor capital punishment. It saves lives. Nancy Reagan


It is the very merit of the death penalty that its bark is worse than its bite. Lord Quickswood


A successful lawsuit is one worn by a policeman. Robert Frost


Laws are like spiders’ webs in that if anything small falls into them they ensnare it, but large things break through and escape. Solon


The law is silent during war. Cicero


The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges. Anatole France


The legal system is often a mystery, and we, its priests, preside over rituals baffling to everyday citizens. Henry G. Miller


Common sense often makes good law. William O. Douglas

Whenever law ends, tyranny begins. John Locke


To make laws that man cannot, and will not obey, serves to bring all law into contempt. Elizabeth Cady Stanton


Law cannot persuade where it cannot punish. Thomas Fuller


The law must be stable, but it must not stand still. Roscoe Pound


The police must obey the law while enforcing the law. Earl Warren


Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche


A policeman’s lot is not a happy one. W. S. Gilbert


Law is order, and good law is good order. Aristotle


Of all the tasks of government, the most basic is to protect its citizens from violence. John Foster Dulles


There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law. Abraham Lincoln


So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private individuals will occasionally kill theirs. Elbert Hubbard


Nothing is illegal if a hundred businessmen decide to do it, and that’s true anywhere in the world. Andrew Young

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