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

  You can't learn everything you need to know legally.  
 -  John Irving
  

  The trouble with law is lawyers.  
 -  Clarence Darrow
  

  It is impossible to tell where the law stops and justice begins.  
 -  Arthur Baer
  

  It is not the responsibility of the government or the legal system to protect a citizen from himself.  
 -  Casey Percell
  

  Crime and legal stories, broadly speaking, are just where my interest happens to lie.  
 -  Martin Landau
  

  No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority.  
 -  Joseph Addison
  

  Integrity is the key to understanding legal practice. Law's empire is defined by attitude, not territory or power or process.  
 -  Ronald D Dworkin
  

  It is imperative that when thousands of selfless volunteers respond to those who have incurred the wrath of a natural disaster that legal liability need not be hanging over their heads.  
 -  Jon Porter
  

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

  We support every effort to combat international terrorism through the formulation of international conventions and hope that the international community will take further steps to improve the anti-terrorism international legal framework.  
 -  Li Peng
  

  Fifty percent of our country that we own, have all legal jurisdiction, have all rights to do whatever we want, lies beneath the sea and we have better maps of Mars than that 50 percent.  
 -  Robert Ballard
  

  The advocates of abortion on demand falsely assume two things: that women must suffer if the lives of unborn children are legally protected; and that women can only attain equality by having the legal option of destroying their innocent offspring in the womb.  
 -  Robert Casey
  

  For a long time the conviction has been dimly felt in the community that, without prejudice to existing institutions, the legal day of weekly rest might be employed to advantage for purposes affecting the general good.  
 -  Felix Adler
  

  If you desire information on some point of law, you are not likely to ponder over the ponderous tomes of legal writers in order to obtain the knowledge you seek, by your own unaided efforts.  
 -  Felix Adler
  

  We believe the use of force against Iraq, especially with reference to previous resolutions of the UN Security Council, has no grounds, including legal grounds.  
 -  Igor Ivanov
  

  Money is so unlike every other article that I believe a man has neither a legal or a moral right to take all that he can get.  
 -  Peter Cooper
  

  The Republican majority will stop at nothing to prevent access to the legal system for those who are hurt.  
 -  Joe Baca
  

  If you desire information on some point of law, you are not likely to ponder over the ponderous tomes of legal writers in order to obtain the knowledge you seek, by your own unaided efforts.  
 -  Felix Adler
  

  Legal abortion will never rest easy on this nation's conscience.  
 -  Robert Casey
  

  Torture is such a slippery slope; as soon as you allow a society or any legal system to do that, almost instantly you get a situation where people are being tortured for very trivial reasons.  
 -  Iain Banks
  

  And Americans realized that native people are still here, that they have a moral standing, a legal standing.  
 -  Dennis Banks
  

  The duty of government is to leave commerce to its own capital and credit as well as all other branches of business, protecting all in their legal pursuits, granting exclusive privileges to none.  
 -  Andrew Jackson
  

  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
  

  Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.  
 -  Honore de Balzac
  

  The duty of government is to leave commerce to its own capital and credit as well as all other branches of business, protecting all in their legal pursuits, granting exclusive privileges to none.  
 -  Andrew Jackson
  

  The legal system is often a mystery, and we, its priests, preside over rituals baffling to everyday citizens.  
 -  Henry Miller
  

  I do not believe abortion should be legal.  
 -  Herman Cain
  

  Anybody who thinks talk is cheap should get some legal advice.  
 -  Franklin P. Jones
  

  Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

  The more laws, the less justice.  
 -  Winston Churchill
  

  Outside of the Constitution we have no legal authority more than private citizens, and within it we have only so much as that instrument gives us. This broad principle limits all our functions and applies to all subjects.  
 -  Andrew Johnson
  

  I don't know of many evangelicals who want to deny gay couples their legal rights. However, most of us don't want to call it marriage, because we think that word has religious connotations, and we're not ready to see it used in ways that offend us.  
 -  Thomas Campion
  

  I contend the state ought to do its thing and provide legal rights for all couples who want to be joined together for life. The church should bless unions that it sees fit to bless, and they should be called marriages.  
 -  Thomas Campion
  

  I propose that the government should get out of the business of marrying people and, instead, only give legal status to civil unions.  
 -  Thomas Campion
  

  All the legal action I've taken against newspapers has had a massively positive effect on my life and achieved exactly what I wanted, which is privacy and non-harassment.  
 -  Sienna Miller
  

  So the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is out there preserving and fighting for, and sometimes winning and sometimes losing, the fight for First Amendment rights in comics and, more generally, for freedom of speech.  
 -  Neil Gaiman
  

  The events of the day inspired me to become a lawyer.  
 -  Christopher Darden
  

  The law has no compassion. And justice is administered without compassion.  
 -  Christopher Darden
  

  Human-rights advocates, for example, claim that the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners is of a piece with President Bush's 2002 decision to deny al Qaeda and Taliban fighters the legal status of prisoners of war under the Geneva Conventions.  
 -  John Yoo
  

  The Myth of Male Power dealt much more with the political issues, the legal issues, sexual harassment, date rape, women who kill, and those issues were very much more interfaced with the agendas of feminism.  
 -  Warren Farrell
  

  My dream is to reform the legal system over the next 20 years.  
 -  Lawrence Eagleburger
  

  It is not unprofessional to give free legal advice, but advertising that the first visit will be free is a bit like a fox telling chickens he will not bite them until they cross the threshold of the hen house.  
 -  Warren E Burger
  

  I showed that privacy was an implicit right in Jewish law, probably going back to the second or third century, when it was elaborated on in a legal way.  
 -  Johann Heinrich Lambert
  

  Unless you have a perception of who you are as a lawyer, you will never be at ease in dealing with legal matters, clients, or courts. But if you know who you are and why you're there, all you need is the expertise and the information.  
 -  Samuel Dash
  

  I've always been driven by the concept of equal justice under the law, but only the rich can pay great sums of money for legal assistance and that puts them at an advantage over the poor.  
 -  Samuel Dash
  

  I contend the state ought to do its thing and provide legal rights for all couples who want to be joined together for life. The church should bless unions that it sees fit to bless, and they should be called marriages.  
 -  Tony Campolo
  

  The right to a trial is a core principle of the American legal system. Depriving Americans of these essential liberties undermines the Constitution while doing nothing to strengthen our national security.  
 -  John Garamendi
  

  Baseball is a game where a curve is an optical illusion, a screwball can be a pitch or a person, stealing is legal and you can spit anywhere you like except in the umpire's eye or on the ball.  
 -  Jim Murray
  

  I write longhand on legal pads, about half at home and half in cafes. I drink a lot of water and eat a lot of raw carrots.  
 -  Daniel Handler
  

  Instead, California is one of only 10 states that provides in-state college and university tuition to illegal immigrants. That's grossly unfair to a legal high school student who moves out of California for a year, then returns to attend college.  
 -  Elton Gallegly
  

  Consular cards were not designed to be identification and no treaty recognizes them as such. Legal travelers, visitors and long-term residents carried passports, visas or green cards for that purpose.  
 -  Elton Gallegly
  

  I would like it to be a legal requirement for all businesses to be linked to a charity.  
 -  Arabella Weir
  

  I think a child should be allowed to take his father's or mother's name at will on coming of age. Paternity is a legal fiction.  
 -  James Joyce
  

  Gambling is legal and betting is legal, for what I bet.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  I regard it as a duty which I owed, not just to my people, but also to my profession, to the practice of law, and to the justice for all mankind, to cry out against this discrimination which is essentially unjust and opposed to the whole basis of the attitude towards justice which is part of the tradition of legal training in this country. I believed that in taking up a stand against this injustice I was upholding the dignity of what should be an honorable profession.  
 -  Nelson Mandela
  

  In my role as Wikileaks editor, I've been involved in fighting off many legal attacks. To do that, and keep our sources safe, we have had to spread assets, encrypt everything, and move telecommunications and people around the world to activate protective laws in different national jurisdictions.  
 -  Julian Assange
  

  I have written about the dispossessed, immigrants, the condition of women who do not enjoy the same legal rights as men, the Palestinians who are deprived of their land and condemned to exile.  
 -  Tahar Ben Jelloun
  

  To have the opportunity to lead the Solicitor General's office is the honor of a lifetime. As you know, this is an office with a long and rich tradition, not only of extraordinary legal skill but also of extraordinary professionalism and integrity. That is due, in large measure, to the people who have led it.  
 -  Elena Kagan
  

  I've led a school whose faculty and students examine and discuss and debate every aspect of our law and legal system. And what I've learned most is that no one has a monopoly on truth or wisdom. I've learned that we make progress by listening to each other, across every apparent political or ideological divide.  
 -  Elena Kagan
  

  When the Senate ceases to engage nominees in meaningful discussion of legal issues, the confirmation process takes on an air of vacuity and farce, and the Senate becomes incapable of either properly evaluating nominees or appropriately educating the public.  
 -  Elena Kagan
  

  I would often find myself, at the age of 21, at midnight, running down a dark street on my own with 10 men chasing me. And the fact they had cameras in their hands made that legal.  
 -  Sienna Miller
  

  Every one with this writ may be a tyrant; if this commission be legal, a tyrant in a legal manner, also, may control, imprison, or murder any one within the realm.  
 -  James Otis
  

  However, we do not lack anti-terrorist laws. I do not believe that the recent London bombs were the result of any deficiencies in our legal system.  
 -  Kenneth Clarke
  

  In recent years personal injury attorneys and trial lawyers have attacked the food industry with numerous lawsuits alleging that these businesses should pay monetary damages to those who, of their own accord, consume too much of a legal, safe product.  
 -  Bob Ney
  

  We not only have a legal obligation to honor our commitments, we have a moral obligation to provide the coverage we promised to provide to these people.  
 -  Bob Ney
  

  We do not believe voters gave President Bush a mandate to turn back the clock decades on so many of our legal protections.  
 -  Scott Nearing
  

  21 and legal. Proceed with caution.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Potentially, 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.  
 -  Ayn Rand
  

  In terms of the legal matter of creating a contract between two people that's called marriage, and allowing them to live together with the protection of law, it seems to me is the way we should be moving in this country.  
 -  Colin Powell
  

  Hitler never abandoned the cloak of legality; he recognized the enormous psychological value of having the law on his side. Instead, he turned the law inside out and made illegality legal.  
 -  Robert Byrd
  

  By incentivizing Wall Street players to sniff out inefficient or corrupt companies and bet against them, short-selling acts as a sort of policing system; legal short-sellers have been instrumental in helping expose firms like Enron and WorldCom.  
 -  Matt Taibbi
  

  Unfortunately, corruption is widespread in government agencies and public enterprises. Our political system promotes nepotism and wasting money. This has undermined our legal system and confidence in the functioning of the state. One of the consequences is that many citizens don't pay their taxes.  
 -  George Papandreou
  

  The emphasis on the birth of Christ tends to polarize our pluralistic society and create legal and ethnic belligerence.  
 -  John Clayton
  

  You win the modern financial-regulation game by filing the most motions, attending the most hearings, giving the most money to the most politicians and, above all, by keeping at it, day after day, year after fiscal year, until stealing is legal again.  
 -  Matt Taibbi
  

  I believe wholeheartedly in marriage. I don't exclusively mean a marriage with a legal contract, but any relationship that constitutes a marriage because of the quality of their relationship.  
 -  Helen Reddy
  

  In regards to The Haunting, people compared it to the old movie, which is unfair. We didn't have the rights to the movie. I couldn't duplicate a single thing because that would have been legal infringement.  
 -  Jan De Bont
  

  Yusuf Qaradawi is probably the most well-known legal authority in the whole Muslim world today.  
 -  Melissa Rauch
  

  Men's indignation, it seems, is more excited by legal wrong than by violent wrong; the first looks like being cheated by an equal, the second like being compelled by a superior.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  The emphasis on the birth of Christ tends to polarize our pluralistic society and create legal and ethnic belligerence.  
 -  John Clayton
  

  The Republican Party looks at massive immigration, legal and illegal, as a source of cheap labor, satisfying a very important constituency.  
 -  Tom Tancredo
  

  They view massive immigration as a massive infusion of potential voters for the Democratic Party, and therefore will do nothing, absolutely nothing to stop that flow of legal or illegal entrance into the country.  
 -  Tom Tancredo
  

  The Democratic Party looks at massive immigration, legal and illegal, as a source of voters.  
 -  Tom Tancredo
  

  Advertising is legalized lying.  
 -  H. G. Wells
  

  The difference between a divorce and a legal separation is that a legal separation gives a husband time to hide his money.  
 -  Johnny Carson
  

  Driving at high speed where safe and legal is part of my life. As well as a higher top speed I wanted even better stability in my FX and that meant work on the aerodynamics.  
 -  Sebastian Vettel