Ignorance of the law is no good excuse, where every man is bound to take notice of the laws to which he is subject.
- Thomas Hobbes
Where there is no law there is no freedom.
– John Locke
The safety of the people shall be the highest law.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero.
Law without justice is a wound without a cure.
– William Scott Downey Y
Law is not Law, if it violates the principles of eternal justice.
– Lydia Maria Child
The precepts of the Law may be comprehended under these three points: to live honestly, to hurt no man wilfully, and to render every man his due carefully.
Laws and institution are constantly tending to gravitate. Like clocks, they must be occasionally cleansed, and wound up, and set to true time.
– Henry Ward Beecher
The final test of civilization of a people is the respect they have for law.
- Lewis F. Korns
At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.
It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man’s permission when we ask him to obey it. Obedience to the law is demanded as a right; not asked as a favour.