". . . common sense often makes good law."

- William O. Douglas

"Extreme law is often extreme injustice."

- Publius Terentius Afer

"There is far too much law for those who can afford it and far too little for those who cannot."

- Derek Bok

". . . it is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive."

- Earl Warren

"If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law."

- Winston Churchill

"Useless laws weaken the necessary laws."

- Charles de Montesquieu

"Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through."

- Jonathan Swift

"No one has a more sacred obligation to obey the law than those who make the law."

- Sophocles

"If a man sets out to study all the laws, he will have no time left to transgress them."

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"A state is better governed which has few laws, and those laws strictly observed."

- Rene Descartes


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"The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly."

- Abraham Lincoln

". . . nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in the United States is closely connected with this."

- Albert Einstein

"There are laws to protect the freedom of the press's speech, but none that are worth anything to protect the people from the press."

- Mark Twain