If the law supposes that,' said Mr Bumble...' the law is an ass - an idiot.
Hard cases, it is said, make bad law.
Possession is nine-tenths of the law.
Arms and laws do not flourish together.
The law of heaven and earth is life for life.
There was an ancient Roman lawyer, of great fame in the history of Roman jurisprudence, whom they called Cui Bono, from his having first introduced into judicial proceedings the argument, "What end or object could the party have had in the act with which he is accused.
Conservation is ethically sound. It is rooted in our love of the land, our respect for the rights of others, our devotion to the rule of law.
Men keep their engagements when it is an advantage to both parties not to break them.
Mark what unvary'd laws preserve each state, Laws wise as Nature, and as fixed as Fate.
A lawsuit is to ordinary life what war is to peacetime. In a lawsuit, everybody on the other side is bad. A trial transcript is a discourse in malevolence.
A nation that will not enforce its laws has no claim to the respect and allegiance of its people.
All things obey fixed laws.
All the mathematical sciences are founded on the relations between physical laws and laws of numbers.
Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence: nor is the law less stable than the fact.
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish.
At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.
The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law.
Be kind to your mother-in-law, but pay for her board at some good hotel.
There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time.
Our government... teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
Laws, like houses, lean on one another.
In effect, to follow, not to force the public inclination; to give a direction, a form, a technical dress, and a specific sanction, to the general sense of the community, is the true end of legislature.
In law, nothing is certain but the expense.
When the severity of the law is to be softened, let pity, not bribes, be the motive.
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