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Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property.
~ Jean De La Bruyere

 

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Bad laws are the worst form of tyranny.
~ Edmund Burke

 

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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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Christianity is part of the Common Law of England.
~ Matthew Hale

 

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Courts of law, and all the paraphernalia and folly of law cannot be found in a rational state of society.
~ Robert Owen

 

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Curse on all laws, but those that love has made.
~ Alexander Pope

 

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Even an attorney of moderate talent can postpone doomsday year after year, for the system of appeals that pervades American jurisprudence amounts to a legalistic wheel of fortune, a game of chance, somewhat fixed in the favor of the criminal, that the participants play interminably.
~ Truman Capote

 

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Every law is an infraction of liberty.
~ Jeremy Bentham

 

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Fish die when they are out of water, and people die without law and order.
~ The Talmud

 

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Fools and obstinate men make lawyers rich.
~ Proverb

 

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God works wonders now and then; Behold a lawyer, an honest man.
~ Benjamin Franklin

 

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Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect.
~ Hunter S. Thompson

 

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Good laws make it easier to do right and harder to do wrong.
~ William E. Gladstone

 

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Good men must not obey the laws too well.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides.
~ Charles Lamb

 

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He who goes to law for a sheep loses his cow.
~ Spanish Proverb

 

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Here lies one believe it if you can, who thought an attorney, was a honest man.
~ Epitaph

 

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I have enforced the law against killing certain animals and many others, but the greatest progress of righteousness among men comes from the exhortation in favor of non-injury to life and abstention from killing living beings.
~ Asoka

 

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I have spent all my life under a Communist regime, and I will tell you that a society without any objective legal scale is a terrible one indeed. But a society with no other scale but the legal one is not quite worthy of man either.
~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn

 

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I haven't committed a crime. What I did was fail to comply with the law.
~ David Dinkins

 

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