1、When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken。
2、If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers。
3、The good of the people is the greatest law.
4、Judges ought to be more learned than witty, more reverent than plausible, and more advised than confident. Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue.
5、Law and equity are two things which God has joined, but which man has put asunder.
6、It is difficult to make our material condition better by the best law, but it is easy enough to ruin it by bad laws。
7、I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis on the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.
8、The law is reason, free from passion.
9、Lawyers I suppose were children once.
10、Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.
11、Laws and institutions, like clocks, must occasionally be cleaned, wound up, and set to true time。
12、The law helps those who watch, not those who sleep.
13、The good lawyer is not the man who has an eye to every side and angle of contingency, and qualifies all his qualifications, but who throws himself on your part so heartily, that he can get you out of a scrape.
14、The law was made for one thing alone, for the exploitation of those who don’t understand it, or are prevented by naked misery from obeying it。
15、Laws are like sausages. It is better not to see them being made。
16、There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity — the law of nature and of nations.
17、The law is light.
18、I was never ruined but twice; once when I lost a lawsuit and once when I won one.
19、In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous.
20、The English laws punish vice; the Chinese laws do more, they reward virtue.
21、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.
22、It would be better to have no laws at all, than to have too many.
23、Good laws make it easier to do right and harder to do wrong.
24、The clearest way to show what the rule of law means to us in everyday life is to recall what has happened when there is no rule of law.
25、A judge is a law student who grades his own papers.
26、Laws, like houses, lean on one another.
27、Whenever men take the law into their own hands, the loser is the law. And when the law loses, freedom languishes.
28、The business of the law is to make sense of the confusion of what we call human life — to reduce it to order but at the same time to give it possibility, scope, even dignity.
29、All that makes existence valuable to any one depends on the enforcement of restraints upon the actions of other people.
30、The spirit of moderation should also be the spirit of the lawgiver.