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

—Rwandan proverb

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

—Joseph Joubert, 1791

Kings and fools know no law.

—German proverb

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

When law can do no right,
Let it be lawful that law bar no wrong.

—William Shakespeare, c. 1594


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