There are not enough jails, not enough policemen, not even enough courts to enforce a law not supported by the people.
It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.
A law is something which must have a moral basis, so that there is an inner compelling force for every citizen to obey.
We all know here that the law is the most powerful of schools for the imagination. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth.
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.
Good laws make it easier to do right and harder to do wrong.
The essence of fascism is to make laws forbidding everything and then enforce them selectively against your enemies.
Nature and Nature's laws lay hid in night,God said, Let Newton be! and all was light.
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.
Laws alone cannot secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his...