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Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.

—Aleister Crowley, 1904

In a court of fowls, the cockroach never wins its case.

—Rwandan proverb

We are to go to law never to revenge, but only to repair.

—Samuel Pepys, 1661

The law’s made to take care o’ raskills.

—George Eliot, 1860

The greatest veneration one can show the law is to keep a watch on it.

—Nadine Gordimer, 1971

It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me.

—Martin Luther King Jr., 1962

Necessity knows no law except to conquer.

—Publilius Syrus, c. 50 BC

If law and justice do not attain their ends, the people will be unable to move hand or foot.

—Confucius, c. 500

To live outside the law, you must be honest.

—Bob Dylan, 1966

However harmless a thing is, if the law forbids it, most people will think it wrong.

—W. Somerset Maugham, 1896

All law is of necessity defective in the beginning.

—Han Yu, c. 800

Law makes long spokes of the short stakes of men.

—William Empson, 1928

Kings and fools know no law.

—German proverb