Law and Crime

"When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken."

Benjamin Disraeli
Benjamin Disraeli "Contarini Fleming"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Assassination is the extreme form of censorship."

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There is no such crime as a crime of thought; there are only crimes of action."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Those who suppress freedom always do so in the name of law and order."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The customs of your tribe are not laws of nature."

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Laws are sand, customs are rock. Laws can be evaded and punishment escaped, but an openly transgressed custom brings sure punishment."

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"There is no man so good that if he placed all his actions and thoughts under the scrutiny of the laws, he would not deserve hanging ten times in his life."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The way of the world is to make laws, but follow custom."

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Useless laws weaken the necessary laws."

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Let the punishments of criminals be useful. A hanged man is good for nothing; a man condemned to public works still serves the country, and is a living lesson."

Voltaire "Philosophical Dictionary"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Lawyer - One who protects us against robbers by taking away the temptation."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"An unjust law is no law at all."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

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

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"It is a question whether, when we break a murderer on the wheel, we do not fall into the error a child makes when it hits the chair it has bumped into."

Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The law is not thrust upon man; it rests deep within him, to waken when the call comes."

Rating: 1.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Do not judge, and you will never be mistaken."

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Every law that was ever written opened up a new way to graft."

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Justice that love gives is a surrender; justice that law gives is a punishment."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Make your educational laws strict and your criminal ones can be gentle; but if you leave youth its liberty you will have to dig dungeons for ages."

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law and in the name of justice."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"A murderer is a robber who got interrupted."

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Kill one person you're a murderer, kill ten people you're a serial killer, kill a million and you get invited to a peace conference."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The trouble with law is lawyers."

Rating: 6.80 (Number of Voters: 5)