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War has silenced all laws.

—Lucan, c. 65

The law makes ten criminals where it restrains one.

—Voltairine de Cleyre, 1890

No great idea in its beginning can ever be within the law.

—Emma Goldman, 1917

Necessity knows no law except to conquer.

—Publilius Syrus, c. 50 BC

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

—Nadine Gordimer, 1971

Good men must not obey the laws too well.

—Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844

A functioning police state needs no police.

—William S. Burroughs, 1959

The law looks at no one’s face.

—Gabriel Okara, 1964

All moanday, tearsday, wailsday, thumpsday, frightday, shatterday till the fear of the Law.

—James Joyce, 1939

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

—Confucius, c. 500

Let us have peace, but let us have liberty, law, and justice first.

—Frederick Douglass, 1878

An unjust law is no law at all.

—Saint Augustine, 395

Everything that has wings is beyond the reach of the law.

—Joseph Joubert, 1791