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Some people use it as a shield. Others use it as a sword. It’s complicated and oftentimes downright weird. Today’s quotes are about the law and how it affects our lives.

“Many laws as certainly make bad men, as bad men make many laws.”
-Walter Savage Landor

“It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.”
-Earl Warren

“Laws control the lesser man....Right conduct controls the greater one.”
-Mark Twain

“Laws alone cannot secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.”
-Albert Einstein

“Laws or ordinances unobserved, or partially attended to, had better never have been made.”
-George Washington

“Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.”
-Albert Einstein

“Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made.”
-John Godfrey Saxe

“Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Good laws have their origins in bad morals.”
-Ambrosius Macrobius

“Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.”
-Jonathan Swift

“Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment.”
-Mahatma Gandhi

“Law is an imperfect profession in which success can rarely be achieved without some sacrifice of principle. Thus all practicing lawyers--and most others in the profession--will necessarily be imperfect, especially in the eyes of young idealists. There is no perfect justice, just as there is no absolute in ethics. But there is perfect injustice, and we know it when we see it.”
-Alan Dershowitz

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