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No written law has been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion. (Quote by - Carrie Chapman Catt)

The law of England is the greatest grievance of the nation, very expensive and dilatory. (Quote by - Bishop Gilbert Burnet)

All this is but a web of the wit; it can work nothing. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

Petty laws breed great crimes. (Quote by - Ouida)

Every skilled person is to be believed with reference to his own art. (Quote by - Legal Maxim)

One of the Seven was wont to say: "That laws were like cobwebs; where the small flies were caught, and the great brake through." (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

Law is a bottomless pit. (Quote by - John Arbuthnot)

Laws are only felt when the individual comes in conflict with them. (Quote by - Suzanne La Follette)

I was never ruined but twice: once when I lost a lawsuit and once when I won one. (Quote by - Voltaire)

Who to himself is law, no law doth need, Offends no law, and is a king indeed. (Quote by - George Chapman)

No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it. (Quote by - Theodore Roosevelt)

To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. (Quote by - Bible)

America is a country where, thanks to Congress, there are 40 million laws to enforce 10 commandments. (Quote by - Anon.)

Law and equity are two things which God hath joined, but which man hath put asunder. (Quote by - Charles Caleb Colton)

There is plenty of law at the end of a nightstick. (Quote by - Grover A. Whalen)

Because just as good morals, if they are to be maintained, have need of the laws, so the laws, if they are to be observed, have need of good morals. (Quote by - Niccolo Machiavelli)

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

The law is above the law, you know. (Quote by - Dorothy Salisbury Davis)

A law is valuable not because it is law, but because there is right in it. (Quote by - Henry Ward Beecher)

Ignorance of the law excuses no man. (Quote by - John Selden)

The law must be stable and yet it must not stand still. (Quote by - Roscoe Pound)

If one man can be allowed to determine for himself what is law, every man can. That means first chaos, then tyranny. Legal process is an essential part of the democratic process. (Quote by - Felix Frankfurter)

He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it. (Quote by - Bible)

Our very freedom is secure because we're a nation governed by laws, not by men. We cannot as citizens pick and choose the laws we will or will not obey. (Quote by - Ronals Reagan)

I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure -- that is all that agnosticism means. (Quote by - Clarence Darrow)


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