Proverbs:Law and Justice

Law and Justice

Good order is the foundation of all things.
—Edmund Burke (1729-1797 British statesman and orator)
Law is order, and good law is good order.
—Aristotle (384-322 B.C. Greek philosopher)
The will of the people is the best law.
—Ulysses Simpson Grant (1822-1885 18th President of the United States)
The law cannot make all men equal, but they are all equal before the law.
—Frederick Pollock (1845-1937 British jurist)
All the Constitution guarantees, is the pursuit of happiness. You have to catch up with it yourself.
—Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790 American politician and scientist)
The execution of the laws is more important than the making of them.
—Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826 3rd President of the United States)
No society can make a perpetual constitution, or even a perpetual law.
—Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826 3rd President of the United States)
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
—Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet 1694-1778 French writer)
An upright judge has more regard to justice than to man.
—Richard Burdan Haldan (1856-1928 British novelist)
There is no law for just men.
—Enoch Arnold Bennett (1867-1931 British novelist)
Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.
—Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971 American theologian)
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
—Martin Luther King (1929-1968 American clergyman and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement)
Delay of justice is injustice.
—Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864 British poet)
In a just cause the weak will beat the strong.
—Sophocles (ca. 496-406 B.C. Greek tragedian)
It is better to fight for justice than to rail at the ill.
—Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892 British Poet Laureate)

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