Legal Quotes

Here are some historical legal quotations that we thought you’d find interesting.

John Quincy Adams

Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak; and that it is doing God’s service when it is violating all his laws.”

Edward Abbey
If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government –and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws.

Howard Mumford Jones
Persecution is the first law of society because it is always easier to suppress criticism than to meet it.

Charles Darwin
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.

Sir Francis Bacon
Laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind.

Samuel Adams
It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.

Henry David Thoreau
There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.

Ayn Rand
A government is the most dangerous threat to man’s rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.

Thomas Jefferson
I am for freedom of religion and against all maneuvers to bring about a legal ascendancy of one sect over another.

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