A collection of quotes on justice and law.


“To sin by silence, when they should protest, makes cowards of men.” 

Ella Wheeler Wilcox


“For children are innocent and love justice, while most of us are wicked and naturally prefer mercy.” 

G.K. Chesterton


“Criminals do not die by the hands of the law. They die by the hands of other men.” 

George Bernard Shaw


"Crime is simply a convenient monosyllable which we apply to what happens when the brain and the heart come into conflict and the brain is defeated."

Arnold Bennett


"A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer." 

Robert Frost


"This is a court of law, young man, not a court of justice."

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.


"Law never made men a whit more just"

Henry David Thoreau


"Lawsuit: A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage."

Ambrose Bierce


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

Jonathan Swift


"Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught."

Honore De Balzac


"Thieves for their robbery have authority
When judges steal themselves."

William Shakespeare


"The law condemns and punishes only actions within certain definite and narrow limits; it thereby justifies, in a way, all similar actions that lie outside those limits."

Leo Tolstoy