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An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.

Bad laws are the worst form of tyranny.
The first thing we do, lets kill the lawyers. [Henry Iv]
The law is reason, free from passion.
Whenever men take the law into their own hands, the loser is the law. And when the law loses, freedom languishes.
Law grinds the poor, and rich men rule the law.
The jury consist of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
Laws too gentle, are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
Ignorance of the law excuses no man from practicing it.
Good men must not obey the laws too well.
The good of the people is the greatest law.
In law, nothing is certain but the expense.
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.
Laws are not invented. They grow out of circumstances.
Written laws are like spider's webs; they will catch, it is true, the weak and the poor, but would be torn in pieces by the rich and powerful.
The more corrupt the state, the more laws.
The state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual crime.
A judge is a law student who grades his own papers.
It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important.
Anybody who thinks talk is cheap should get some legal advice.
This is a court of law young man, not a court of justice.
If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers.
The good lawyer is not the man who has an eye to every side and angle of contingency, and qualifies all his qualifications, but who throws himself on your part so heartily, that he can get you out of a scrape.
A lawyer starts life giving $500 worth of law for $5 and ends giving $5 worth for $500.
Laws and institutions, like clocks, must occasionally be cleaned, wound up, and set to true time.
I want to live perfectly above the law, and make it my servant instead of my master.
I was never ruined but twice; once when I lost a lawsuit and once when I won one.
He who goes to law for a sheep loses his cow.
Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.
It is the trade of lawyers to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour.
God works wonders now and then; Behold a lawyer, an honest man.
No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature. Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this; the only right is what is after my own constitution; the only wrong what is against it.
A lawyer is a gentlemen that rescues your estate from your enemies and then keeps it to himself.
Laws are not masters, but servants, and he rules them, who obeys them.
It is difficult to make our material condition better by the best law, but it is easy enough to ruin it by bad laws.
The more laws the less justice.

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