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This section will be dedicated to the best possible collection of quotes and maxims related to Law.

Law

  • The law respects form less than substance.
  • The law neither does nor requires idle acts.
  • Superfluity does not vitiate.
  • The law disregards trifles.
  • Contemporaneous exposition is in general the best.

Justice

  • Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere - Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • If you want peace, work for justice - Henry Louis Mencken
  • Nothing is to be preferred before justice - Socrates quotes
  • Justice is the crowning glory of the virtues - Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment - Mohandas Gandhi
  • Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both - Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Justice may be blind, but she has very sophisticated listening devices - Edgar Argo
  • Law never made men a whit more just - Henry David Thoreau
  • Justice does not come from the outside. It comes from inner peace - Barbara Hall

Contracts

  • Acceptance to an offer is like a lighted match to a train of gun power - Sir Anson
  • Custom is to Society, what Law is to the State - Salmond
  • International Law is not true law, it is only 'positive international morality' - Austin
  • Whatever has been authority in the past is a safe guide for the future - Paton

Constitution

  • A Constitution should be short and obscure - Napoleon Bonaparte
  • The United States Constitution has proved itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written - Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • We have to worry about protecting the Constitution - Karen Hughes
  • The pursuit of happiness is in our Constitution. We're all entitled to have the best we can. - Loretta Swit

Democracy

  • Democracy is the form of government that gives every man the right to be his own oppressor - James Russell Lowell
  • Democracy is good. I say this because other systems are worse - Jawaharlal Nehru

Jurisprudence

  • The gladsome light of Jurisprudence - Edward Coke

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