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Engrave this Quote Not under man but under God and law.
non sub homine sed sub deo et lege, The quotation frames the entry to the Harvard Law Library.
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-Henry de Bracton
Engrave this Quote 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.
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-Bertolt Brecht
Engrave this Quote A lawyer starts life giving $500 worth of law for $5 and ends giving $5 worth for $500.
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-Benjamin Brewster
Engrave this Quote A lawyer is a gentlemen that rescues your estate from your enemies and then keeps it to himself.
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-Lord Henry P. Brougham
Engrave this Quote It is an honorable calling that you have chosen. Some of you will soon be defending poor, helpless insurance companies who are constantly being sued by greedy, vicious widows and orphans trying to collect on their policies. Others will work tirelessly to protect frightened, beleaguered oil companies from being attacked by depraved consumer groups.
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-Art Buchwald, commencement address, Tulane University School of Law
Engrave this Quote People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to the law; and those who have must to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous.
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-Edmund Burke
Engrave this Quote Bad laws are the worst form of tyranny.
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-Edmund Burke
Engrave this Quote In effect, to follow, not to force the public inclination; to give a direction, a form, a technical dress, and a specific sanction, to the general sense of the community, is the true end of legislature.
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-Edmund Burke
Engrave this Quote Laws, like houses, lean on one another.
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-Edmund Burke
Engrave this Quote 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.
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-Edmund Burke
Engrave this Quote A lawyers dream of heaven; every man reclaimed his property at the resurrection, and each tried to recover it from all his forefathers.
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-Samuel Butler
Engrave this Quote In law, nothing is certain but the expense.
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-Samuel Butler
Engrave this Quote As soon as you begin to say We have always done things this way -- perhaps that might be a better way, conscious law-making is beginning. As soon as you begin to say We do things this way -- they do things that way -- what is to be done about it? men are beginning to feel towards justice, that resides between the endless jar of right and wrong.
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-Helen M. Cam
Engrave this Quote Even an attorney of moderate talent can postpone doomsday year after year, for the system of appeals that pervades American jurisprudence amounts to a legalistic wheel of fortune, a game of chance, somewhat fixed in the favor of the criminal, that the participants play interminably.
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-Truman Capote
Engrave this Quote When the severity of the law is to be softened, let pity, not bribes, be the motive.
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-Miguel de Cervantes
Engrave this Quote Some things are easier to legalize than to legitimate.
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-Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort
Engrave this Quote The kind of lawyer you hope the other fellow has.
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-Raymond Chandler
Engrave this Quote 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.
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-Marcus Tullius Cicero
Engrave this Quote The good of the people is the greatest law.
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-Marcus Tullius Cicero
Engrave this Quote Law and equity are two things which God has joined, but which man has put asunder.
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-Charles Caleb Colton
Engrave this Quote I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis on the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.
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-Calvin Coolidge
Engrave this Quote The law is simply expediency wearing a long white dress.
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-Quentin Crisp
Engrave this Quote The trouble with law is lawyers.
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-Clarence Darrow
Engrave this Quote Are not laws dangerous which inhibit the passions? Compare the centuries of anarchy with those of the strongest legalism in any country you like and you will see that it is only when the laws are silent that the greatest actions appear.
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-Marquis De Sade
Engrave this Quote Those laws, being forged for universal application, are in perpetual conflict with personal interest, just as personal interest is always in contradiction with the general interest. Good for society, our laws are very bad for the individuals whereof it is composed; for, if they one time protect the individual, they hinder, trouble, fetter him for three quarters of his life.
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-Marquis De Sade

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