• Kat Crossley

Law-Talking Guys: Quotes about Law and Justice


Although you’re on holidays there are no guarantee that you’ll be able to switch off your law student brain. In fact, even though exams only ended a few short, stressful weeks ago, you’re probably missing your lecturers already.

To help you cope with law withdrawal, we’ve compiled a few interesting, challenging, inspiring and though-provoking quotes about law and justice…

Where you find the laws most numerous, there you will find also the greatest injustice. – Arcesilaus

The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. – Abraham Lincoln

The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law. – Jeremy Bentham

In the state of nature...all men are born equal, but they cannot continue in this equality. Society makes them lose it, and they recover it only by the protection of the law. – Charles de Montesquieu

The strictest law often causes the most serious wrong. – Cicero

The law is reason, free from passion. – Aristotle

Ignorance of the law excuses no man: Not that all men know the law, but because 'tis an excuse every man will plead, and no man can tell how to refute him. – John Selden

The law must be stable, but it must not stand still. – Roscoe Pound

Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny. – Edmund Burke

I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law. – Martin Luther King Jr.

Laws are made by the old, exceptions by the young. – Austin O'Malley

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