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

—Hannah Farnham Sawyer Lee, 1844

Laws, like houses, lean on one another.

—Edmund Burke, 1765

Kings and fools know no law.

—German proverb

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

—Rwandan proverb

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

—Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1860

All law is of necessity defective in the beginning.

—Han Yu, c. 800

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

—Aleister Crowley, 1904

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

Better no law than no law enforced.

—Danish proverb

The more corrupt the state, the more numerous its laws.

—Tacitus, c. 110

The law makes ten criminals where it restrains one.

—Voltairine de Cleyre, 1890

It is better to live unknown to the law.

—Irish proverb

The law looks at no one’s face.

—Gabriel Okara, 1964