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How accurately can the law fix the crime? There has to be a mechanism for very fast action. The law is like this: catch them and punish them.

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Still Could

After the war, prompted by the Cardinal Archbishop of Paris, I entered Parliament so that a priest could speak out for the poor, as canon law at that time still permitted.

- Abbe Pierre

Justice Contemporary

Expedience, not justice, is the rule of contemporary American law.

- Abbie Hoffman

Legal Best Way

The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.

- Abraham Lincoln

Islamic Enforced

So we want an Islamic state where Islamic law is not just in the books but enforced, and enforced with determination. There is no space and no room for democratic consultation. The Shariah is set and fixed, so why do we need to discuss it anymore? Just implement it!

- Abu Bakar Bashir

Size His

A man's respect for law and order exists in precise relationship to the size of his paycheck.

- Adam Clayton

Doing Appropriate

The public has a right to know what kind of monitoring the government is doing, and there should be a public discussion of the appropriate trade-offs between law enforcement and privacy rights.

- Adam Cohen

May Unjust

To be rejected on account of old age may or may not feel the same as being rejected on the basis of race or sex. But it is clearly unjust and dehumanizing, and the law should take it more seriously than it does.

- Adam Cohen

Always Other

Law graduates have always ended up in business, government, journalism and other fields. Law schools could do more to build these subjects into their coursework.

- Adam Cohen

Privileges Singled

The press should not get special privileges - if they drive recklessly or put people in danger, they should be subject to every reckless driving and endangerment law on the books - but they should also not be singled out for special punishment.

- Adam Cohen

Back Enforcement

If the FBI gets the 'back doors' it wants, Internet services would be required to create a massive online infrastructure for law enforcement to spy on members of the public.

- Adam Cohen

Treat Bench

There is no room on the federal bench for a judge who does not treat all people as equal before the law.

- Adam Cohen

Like Voters

Federal law should hold organizations like the League of Women Voters harmless if they make good-faith mistakes while registering people.

- Adam Cohen

Year Slightly

It should be a law for one whole year that all laugh tracks are Seth Rogen. The world would get ever so slightly better.

- Adam McKay

System Nor

Neither the University of Michigan nor its law school uses a quota system.

- Adam Schiff

Ignorance Legal

Ignorance of the law excuses no man from practicing it.

- Addison Mizner

Repair Profession

Law is not a profession at all, but rather a business service station and repair shop.

- Adlai E. Stevenson

Here Vice

The law courts must appear as a threatening gesture toward secret vice. The bank must declare: here your money is secure and well looked after by honest people.

- Adolf Loos

Which Some

My work at the United Nations discomforted some members of the U.S. government, which exercises its power beyond collective understandings and international law.

- Adolfo Aguilar Zinser

Constitution Learned

One of the things I learned in law school is that there's nothing wrong or undesirable or dishonorable or destructive about amending the Constitution.

- Adrian Cronauer

Constitution Laws

A corollary is that, when laws are out of touch with the people, those laws can and should be changed - from the most simple local regulations to the highest law of the land, our federal Constitution.

- Adrian Cronauer

New Studied

I studied law at Warwick University, then philosophy at Oxford. I met my wife Leah there. She is American, so I followed her to New York.

- Adrian McKinty

London Miserable

I did a law degree but was miserable the whole time. I was supposed to join a law firm in London but instead went to Oxford to do a master's in philosophy.

- Adrian McKinty

Dominant Still

When I was a girl, the West was still young, and the law of force, of physical force, was dominant.

- Agnes Smedley

Riches Vows

The tradition is a fence around the law; tithes are a fence around riches; vows are a fence around abstinence; a fence around wisdom is silence.

- Akiva ben Joseph

Side Neither

When you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. When you have the law on your side, argue the law. When you have neither, holler.

- Al Gore

Government Very

A president who breaks the law is a threat to the very structure of our government.

- Al Gore

Doing Politician

All women, regardless of her economic status or racial background, have a right to vote, and no politician or regressive law should prevent her from doing so.

- Al Sharpton

Constitution Which

It is the right of our people to organize to oppose any law and any part of the Constitution with which they are not in sympathy.

- Al Smith

Steal Conceal

Looking so cool, his greed is hard to conceal, he's fresh out of law school, you gave him a license to steal.

- Al Stewart

Before Acquitted

Before we condemn the jurors who acquitted George Zimmerman, we should remember that they were asked to do something extraordinary. They were asked to listen to the facts and apply the law to the best of their ability in a case the world was watching.

- Alafair Burke

Single Enabling

Hitler's dictatorship rested on the constitutional foundation of a single law, the Enabling Law.

- Alan Bullock

Help Shape

It's every lawyer's dream to help shape the law, not just react to it.

- Alan Dershowitz

Bible Question

For most people, the question why be good - as distinguished from merely law abiding - is a simple one. Because God commands it, because the Bible requires it, because good people go to Heaven and bad people go to Hell.

- Alan Dershowitz

Geneva Acceptable

It's never acceptable to target civilians. It violates the Geneva Accords, it violates the international law of war and it violates all principles of morality.

- Alan Dershowitz

Injustice About

Well you know, all law is about injustice.

- Alan Dershowitz

Think I Think

I think mistakes are the essence of science and law. It's impossible to conceive of either scientific progress or legal progress without understanding the important role of being wrong and of mistakes.

- Alan Dershowitz

Truth About

The law is agnostic about truth.

- Alan Dershowitz

Very Ultimate

The law is agnostic about truth. It's very skeptical of ultimate truth. That's why freedom of speech permits lies to be told.

- Alan Dershowitz

Going Oscar

I never place limits on the potential success of my students. If they're going into acting, they're going to win the Oscar... If they're going into law, they're going to be chief justice.

- Alan Dershowitz

Everybody Access

If we are to fulfill the promise of this great Nation that everybody in our society has equal access to the law, obviously having the resources to have access to the law is extremely important.

- Alan Mollohan

Think I Think

I think the law should be comprehensible not only to those who work with it but also to those who are governed by it.

- Alan Siegel

Cosmic Laid

Buddhism has in it no idea of there being a moral law laid down by somekind of cosmic lawgiver.

- Alan Watts

Same Related

Retaliation is related to nature and instinct, not to law. Law, by definition, cannot obey the same rules as nature.

- Albert Camus

Whole Shall

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.

- Aleister Crowley

Minister Prime

One of my contemporaries, a colorless chap who worked much harder at his law studies, is now Prime Minister.

- Alex Cox

About Angles

I was a lawyer for about ten years. The law teaches one to see things from all different angles.

- Alex Flinn

Doing Costs

For CNBC, and for Wall Street, billion-dollar fines for violations of the law are just part of the price of doing business, along with litigation costs and 'compliance.'

- Alex Pareene

Always Side

As a former prosecutor, I will always be on the side of the law and not any particular constituency.

- Alexander Acosta

More Them

You can no more bridle passions with logic than you can justify them in the law courts. Passions are facts and not dogmas.

- Alexander Herzen

Nature Kindly

Behold the child, by Nature's kindly law pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.

- Alexander Pope

Heaven First Law

Order is heaven's first law.

- Alexander Pope

Education Business

I was in fashion school, my brother has a law background, and my sister-in-law had worked in production, but none of us had a proper fashion business education.

- Alexander Wang

Chaos Beginning

There is no way to order chaos. It's the fundamental theory at the beginning and end of everything; it's the ultimate law of nature. There's no way to win against unpredictability, to suit up completely against accidents.

- Alexandra Fuller

Wealth Rest

Individual and national rights to wealth rest on the basis of civil and international law, or at least of custom that has the force of law.

- Alfred Marshall

Finger Adam

The divine spark leaps from the finger of God to the finger of Adam, whether it takes ultimate shape in a law of physics or a law of the land, a poem or a policy, a sonata or a mechanical computer.

- Alfred Whitney Griswold

Turkey Shares

Turkey shares Europe's fundamental values of democracy and the rule of law.

- Ali Babacan

College Became

After I dropped out of college at the age of 19, I became a mortgage broker, and when I went back to school I thought about going into real estate law.

- Alice Dreger

More Six

After leaving law school, I intentionally said that I never wanted to hold a job more than six years.

- Alphonso Jackson

Wider Thinner

The Law of Raspberry Jam: the wider any culture is spread, the thinner it gets.

- Alvin Toffler

Islamic Centuries

In the early centuries of Islam, the great schools of Islamic jurisprudence were built upon the above principles. Basic to all their legal systems they developed the doctrine that liberty is the fundamental basis of law.

- Aly Khan

Weeks Should

There should be a law that there's a pajama day every few weeks.

- Alyson Hannigan

Laws Finally

Finally, a good prosecutor knows that her job is to enforce the law without fear or favor. Likewise, a Supreme Court Justice must interpret the laws without fear or favor.

- Amy Klobuchar

Like Our

I actually went to law school with Jim Comey. We were in the same class, and he was respected by our classmates just like he was respected by the agents that he supervised.

- Amy Klobuchar

Survive Comedy

I don't watch a lot of comedy. For relaxation and escape, I watch shows about how people survive bear attacks. Or old episodes of 'Law and Order,' the Benjamin Bratt/Jerry Orbach era.

- Amy Poehler

Bread Streets

The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.

- Anatole France

Bread Which

The poor have to labour in the face of the majestic equality of the law, which forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.

- Anatole France

Either Does

Either the law exists, or it does not.

- Andre Norton

Business Fittest

And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.

- Andrew Carnegie

Clear Above

To be clear... no one is above the law.

- Andrew Cuomo

Door Country

The safety of the republic being the supreme law, and Texas having offered us the key to the safety of our country from all foreign intrigues and diplomacy, I say accept the key... and bolt the door at once.

- Andrew Jackson

Nature Doth

Self-preservation, nature's first great law, all the creatures, except man, doth awe.

- Andrew Marvell

Development First Law

It is conflict overall that mires people in poverty. That is the first law of development.

- Andrew Mitchell

My Life Doing

I just hated the law. I wasn't cut out for it. I couldn't imagine spending my life doing that, so I quit before I began.

- Andrew Pyper

Winning Alive

The American system of civilian control of the military recognizes that soldiers' attention must be fixed on winning battles and staying alive, and that the fog of war can sometimes obscure the rule of law.

- Andrew Rosenthal

Over Which

Wall Street's biggest fight with Obama was over the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which Obama signed into law in the summer of 2010.

- Andrew Ross Sorkin

Fired Took

I have decided not to appeal the ruling that took my law license. My accusers, the Board of Supervisors, once again have fired my lawyers, ensuring I cannot properly defend myself or my anti-corruption efforts.

- Andrew Thomas

Corrupt Before

I promise, before God and my community, to seek reforms so that the powerful and corrupt are no longer above the law.

- Andrew Thomas

Been Before

There were lots of smart black people at Harvard before Barack Obama, but none of them ever got to head up the law review. There has been a history of discrimination.

- Andrew Young

Technology Congress

Congress will pass a law restricting public comment on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line.

- Andy Grove

Equal Treated

All men are not created equal but should be treated as though they were under the law.

- Andy Rooney

Will Break

If a law commands me to sin I will break it; if it calls me to suffer, I will let it take its course unresistingly.

- Angelina Grimke

Show Origin

We show deference to the civil authorities when they respect the divine origin of their power and when they serve the people with objective reference to the law of God.

- Angelo Scola

Movie Honestly

I left 'Law and Order' because I really honestly did want to do movies and did want to be a movie star since I was a little girl.

- Angie Harmon

Legal Think

One of the things I was taught in law school is that I'd never be able to think the same again - that being a lawyer is something that's part of who I am as an individual now.

- Anita Hill

Aware Equate

Fiddler is keenly aware that justice and law don't necessarily equate.

- Ann Maxwell

Over Centuries

I have a fascination for extra-judicial societies and underground cultures, and in situations where justice can only be found outside the law, and how these societies have evolved over the centuries.

- Ann Nocenti

Methods Accepted

Terrorism can never be accepted. We must fight it together, with methods that do not compromise our respect for the rule of law and human rights, or are used as an excuse for others to do so.

- Anna Lindh


Global markets must be balanced by global values such as respect for human rights and international law, democracy, security and sustainable economic and environmental development.

- Anna Lindh

Forward Last

The problem... is emblematic of what hasn't changed during the equal opportunity revolution of the last 20 years. Doors opened; opportunities evolved. Law, institutions, corporations moved forward. But many minds did not.

- Anna Quindlen

Die Accuse

Good Christian people, I am come hither to die, for according to the law, and by the law I am judged to die, and therefore I will speak nothing against it. I am come hither to accuse no man, nor to speak anything of that, whereof I am accused and condemned to die.

- Anne Boleyn

Politics Will

Muhammadan law in its relation to women, is a pattern to European law. Look back to the history of Islam, and you will find that women have often taken leading places - on the throne, in the battle-field, in politics, in literature, poetry, etc.

- Annie Besant

Lose Fact

We must never lose sight of the fact that the law has a moral foundation, and we must never fail to ask ourselves not only what the law is, but what the law should be.

- Anthony Kennedy

Think I Think

Is it 'left' to insist that presidents and CIA directors adhere to the law? I don't think so. I think it's American.

- Anthony Lewis

Civil War Exception

With one terrible exception, the Civil War, law and the Constitution have kept America whole and free.

- Anthony Lewis

Work Injustice

Freedom under law is hard work. If rulers cannot be trusted with arbitrary power, it is up to citizens to raise their voices at injustice.

- Anthony Lewis

More Still

With all the movies I've done, I still get recognized from my episode of 'Law & Order' more than anything else. It never fails.

- Anthony Mackie

Different People Obama

I've supported a lot of different people. I went to law school with President Obama.

- Anthony Scaramucci

School Law School

I went to law school with President Obama.

- Anthony Scaramucci

Stupid Yes

And what I would say now is, yes, if a state enacted a law permitting flogging, it is immensely stupid, but it is not unconstitutional. A lot of stuff that's stupid is not unconstitutional.

- Antonin Scalia