Law is order, and good law is good order.
An unjust law is no law at all.
Where there are laws, he who has not broken them need not tremble.
The fact that a player is very short of time is, to my mind, as little to be considered an excuse as, for instance, the statement of the law-breaker that he was drunk at the time he committed the crime.
Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered.
The Law is reason free from passion.
Thus, where'er the drift of hazard Seems most unrestrained to flow, Chance herself is reined and bitted, And the curb of law doth know.
Progress is The law of life: man is not Man as yet.
The true laws of God are the laws of our own well-being.
Public opinion's always in advance of the law.
The French philosopher Charron was one of the men least demoralised by party spirit, and least blinded by zeal for a cause. In a passage almost literally taken from St. Thomas, he describes our subordination under the law of nature, to which all legislation must conform; and he ascertains it not by the light of revealed religion, but by the voice of universal reason, through which God enlightens the consciences of men. Upon this foundation Grotius drew the lines of real political science. In gathering the materials of International law, he had to go beyond national treaties and denominational interests, for a principle embracing all mankind. The principles of law must stand, he said, even if we suppose that there is no God. By these inaccurate terms he meant that they must be found independently of Revelation. From that time it became possible to make politics a matter of principle and of conscience, so that men and nations differing in all other things could live in peace together, under the sanctions of a common law.
Strain not the laws to make their tortures grievous.
Every ruler is harsh whose laws is new.
Law is a Bottomless-Pit, it is a Cormorant, a Harpy, that devours every thing.
The law is reason unaffected by desire.