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Monday, August 20, 2012

Best Law Quotes

...once can imagine the government's problem. This is all pretty magical stuff to them. If I were trying to terminate the operations of a witch coven, I'd probably seize everything in sight. How would I tell the ordinary household brooms from the getaway (John Perry Barlow)

A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer. (Robert Frost)

Almost everything in life is easier to get into than out of. (Agnes' Law)

Any society that needs disclaimers has too many lawyers. (Erik Pepke)

Council for the defence was prepared to prove:1 Law He shot in self defence; 2 Law The police did it and stuck the gun in his hand; and 3 Law He was 100 miles away when it happened. (Anonymous)

English Law prohibits a man from marrying his mother-in-law. This is our idea of useless legislation. (Anonymous)

He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides. (Anonymous)

I havent committed a crime. What I did was fail to comply with the law. (David Dinkins, New York City Mayor, answering accusations that he failed to pay his taxes.)

I regret to say that we of the FBI are powerless to act in cases of oral-genital intimacy, unless it has in some way obstructed interstate commerce. (J. Edgar Hoover)

I was a pilot flying an airplane and it just so happened that where I was flying made what I was doing spying. (Francis Gary Power, U-2 reconnaissance pilot held by the Soviets for spying, in an interview after he was returned to the US)

In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so. (Immanuel Kant)

Justice is incidental to law and order. (J. Edgar Hoover)

Necessity knows no law except to conquer. (Publilius Syrus)

Never rely on the glory of the morning nor the smiles of your mother-in-law. ( Japanese Proverb)

Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country. (Mayor Marion Barry, Washington, DC)

Technology is dominated by two types of people those who understand what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand. (Putt's Law)

The 10 Commandments contain 297 words. The Bill of Rights is stated in 463 words. Lincon's Gettysburg Address contains 266 words. A recent federal directive to regulate the price of cabbage contains 26,911 words. (The Atlanta Journal)

The Law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich, as well as the poor, to sleep under the bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread. (Anatole France)

The crime bill passed by the Senate would reinstate the Federal death penalty for certain violent crimes: assassinating the President; hijacking an airliner; and murdering a government poultry inspector. (Knight Ridder News Service dispatch)

The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer. (Henry Kissinger)

There are 4 kinds of Homicide: felonious, excusable, justifiable, and praiseworthy. (Ambrose Bierce)

There is no cause so right that one cannot find a fool following it. (Niven's Law #16)

We have a criminal jury system which is superior to any in the world; and its efficiency is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve men every day who don't know anything and can't read. (Mark Twain)

We live in an age when pizza gets to your home before the police. (Jeff Marder)

When I grow up, I want to be an honest lawyer so things like that can't happen. (Richard Nixon)

With Congress, every time they make a joke it's a law; and every time they make a law it's a joke. (Anonymous)

You are better off not knowing how sausages and laws are made. (Anonymous)

Laws are made to protect the trusting as well as the suspicious. (Hugo L. Black)

The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague. (Bill Cosby)

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