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The law isn't justice. It's a very imperfect mechanism. If you press exactly the right buttons and are also lucky, justice may show up in the answer. A mechanism is all the law was ever intended to be.

Raymond Chandler (1888-1959) U.S. writer of detective fiction.

If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) British novelist.

When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) British politician and author.

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.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

The law is reason, free from passion.

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.


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.

Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) Thirty-fourth President of the USA.

The magistrates are the ministers for the laws, the judges their interpreters, the rest of us are servants of the law, that we all may be free.

Marcus Tulius Cicero (106-43 BC) Writer, politician and great roman orator.

Every law is an infraction of liberty.

Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) British philosopher.

Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.

Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) British philosopher.

The jury consist of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.