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

—Hannah Farnham Sawyer Lee, 1844

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

—Joseph Joubert, 1791

To live outside the law, you must be honest.

—Bob Dylan, 1966

It is better to live unknown to the law.

—Irish proverb

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

—W. Somerset Maugham, 1896

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

—James Joyce, 1939

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

—Samuel Pepys, 1661

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

—Confucius, c. 500

Good men must not obey the laws too well.

—Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844

Petty laws breed great crimes.

—Ouida, 1880

Kings and fools know no law.

—German proverb

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

—Aleister Crowley, 1904

Necessity knows no law except to conquer.

—Publilius Syrus, c. 50 BC