The idea in bold-face print is a summary of the quote. The number after the topic is the page on which the quote was found.
Law 897 What is the purpose of law? "How can human law inculcate benevolence and love while it persists in setting up the gallows as its chief symbol?" Hawthorne: "Earth's Holocaust"
Law 110 The law protects the wealthy. "People say law but they mean wealth." Emerson. 1841. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.
Law 110 The law classifies, punishes and invents crime. "The law does not content itself with classifying and punishing crime; it invents crime." Norman Douglas. 1945. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.
Law 168 Law robs us of our liberty. "Every law is an infraction of liberty." Jeremy Bentham. Portable Curmudgeon.
Law 173 After age fifty, people seek litigation rather than sex. "For certain people, after fifty, litigation takes the place of sex." Gore Vidal. Portable Curmudgeon.
Law 7 The act and the intention must be proved before one can be declared guilty. "The act does not make a man guilty unless the mind (or intentions) be guilty." Latin. Dictionary of Foreign Terms
Law 86 " Custom is held as law (i.e., in the absence of any specific law, custom or usage decides the point at issue)." Latin. Dictionary of Foreign Terms
Law 89 A great number of laws produces the greatest amount of corruption. "In the most corrupt state, the most laws." Terence. Latin. Dictionary of Foreign Terms
Law 155 "The foundation of justice is good faith." Cicero. Latin. Dictionary of Foreign Terms
Law 196 "Extreme law is often extreme wrong." Terence. Latin. Dictionary of Foreign Terms
Law 203 "Hunger has no laws." Italian. Dictionary of Foreign Terms
Law 207 Law and wealth go hand in hand. "Laws go where dollars please." Portuguese. Dictionary of Foreign Terms
Law 247 Because it is lawful does not mean it is honorable. "Not every lawful thing is honorable." Latin. Dictionary of Foreign Terms
Law 345 "Uncertainty destroys law." Latin. Dictionary of Foreign Terms
Law 217 People who talk too much make bad witnesses. "The trouble with you Babbitt, is that you’re one of these fellows who talk too readily…like to hear your own voice; if there were anything for which I could put you in the witness-box, you’d get going and give the whole show away." Lewis, Babbitt.
Laws 24 Laws are only as good as their administration. "Better a good king than a good law; laws avail nothing unless ably administered." Portuguese. Dictionary of Foreign Terms
Laws 209 Laws reflect custom. "Laws are subservient to custom." Latin. Dictionary of Foreign Terms
Laws 289 Laws do not replace morals. "What can idle laws avail in the absence of morals?" Horace. Latin. Dictionary of Foreign Terms
Lawyer defined: "One skilled in the circumvention of the law." Ambrose Bierce. Portable Curmudgeon.
Lawyers 93 In Utopia every man pleads his own case. "…they [the Utopians] exclude absolutely all lawyers since these plead cases with cunning and slyly dispute the laws…think it is useful that each man should plead his own case…in Utopia every man has a good knowledge of law." Sir Thomas More, Utopia.