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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