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The Best Quotes About Law And Lawyers 

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In law, nothing is certain but the expense.
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When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken. Benjamin Disraeli
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The law is reason, free from passion. Aristotle
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The law is light.
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Judges ought to be more learned than witty, more reverent than plausible, and more advised than confident. Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue. Francis Bacon
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Bad laws are the worst form of tyranny. Edmund Burke
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I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis on the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement. Calvin Coolidge
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First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers. William Shakespeare
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Lawyers I suppose were children once. Charles Lamb
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The good of the people is the greatest law. Cicero
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Good men must not obey the laws too well. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers. Charles Dickens
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Certainly one of the highest duties of the citizen is a scrupulous obedience to the laws of the nation. But it is not the highest duty. Thomas Jefferson
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No civilization would ever have been possible without a framework of stability, to provide the wherein for the flux of change. Foremost among the stabilizing factors, more enduring than customs, manners and traditions, are the legal systems that regulate our life in the world and our daily affairs with each other. Hannah Arendt
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We have a criminal jury system which is superior to any in the world; and its efficiency is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve men every day who don't know anything and can't read. Mark Twain
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The law helps those who watch, not those who sleep.
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Where there is no law there is no transgression.
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The trouble with law is lawyers. Clarence Darrow
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Useless laws weaken the necessary laws. Montesquieu
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The law was made for one thing alone, for the exploitation of those who don't understand it, or are prevented by naked misery from obeying it. Bertolt Brecht
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Keep out of Chancery. It's being ground to bits in a slow mill; it's being roasted at a slow fire; it's being stung to death by single bees; it's being drowned by drops; it's going mad by grains. Charles Dickens
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A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer. Herbert Spencer
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Laws and institutions, like clocks, must occasionally be cleaned, wound up, and set to true time. Henry Ward Beecher
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Our law very often reminds one of those outskirts of cities where you cannot for a long time tell how the streets come to wind about in so capricious and serpent-like a manner. At last it strikes you that they grew up, house by house, on the devious tracks of the old green lanes; and if you follow on to the existing fields, you may often find the change half complete. Walter Bagehot
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Laws are like sausages. It is better not to see them being made. Otto von Bismarck