Laws, like houses, lean on one another.

—Edmund Burke, 1765

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

—Confucius, c. 500

To make laws that man cannot and will not obey serves to bring all law into contempt.

—Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1860

Kings and fools know no law.

—German proverb

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

—Aleister Crowley, 1904

To live outside the law, you must be honest.

—Bob Dylan, 1966

If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us.

—Francis Bacon, 1615

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

—W. Somerset Maugham, 1896

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

—Emma Goldman, 1917

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

—James Joyce, 1939

No law is sufficiently convenient to all.

—Roman proverb

Avoid the law—the first loss is generally the least.

—Hannah Farnham Sawyer Lee, 1844

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