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Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.

— Potter Stewart

The safety of the people shall be the highest law.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

Make crime pay. Become a lawyer.

— Will Rogers

It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law.

— Thomas Hobbes

Punishment is justice for the unjust.

— Saint Augustine

It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one.

— Voltaire

If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.

— Louis D. Brandeis

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it.

— Julius Caesar

Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character.

— Robert E. Lee

We educated, privileged lawyers have a professional and moral duty to represent the underrepresented in our society, to ensure that justice exists for all, both legal and economic justice.

— Sonia Sotomayor

We must fix our broken immigration system. That means stopping illegal immigration. And it means welcoming properly vetted legal immigrants, regardless of their race or religion. Just like we have for centuries.

— Nikki Haley

Well, when I think of steroids I think of an image. You have the advantage over someone, which is a form of cheating. I guess it wouldn’t be right unless it was legal for everybody. Reason it’s not legal for everybody is because it can hurt people seriously.

— Evander Holyfield

There should not be a question of legal or illegal immigration. People came and immigrated to this country from the time of the Indians. No one’s illegal. They should just be able to come.

— Linda Ronstadt

I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

Advertising is legalized lying.

— H. G. Wells

Love is moral even without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love.

— Ellen Key

Justice delayed is justice denied.

— William E. Gladstone

Alcohol, tobacco, and pharmaceutical drugs are legal, but they can hurt a lot of people.

— Ziggy Marley

People do not win people fights. Lawyers do.

— Norman Ralph Augustine
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