65 Legal System Quotes On Success In Life

These legal system quotes will inspire you. A legal system is a procedure or process for interpreting and enforcing the law.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging legal system quotes, legal system sayings, and legal system proverbs.

Best Legal System Quotes

  1. “It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.” ~ Earl Warren
  2. “No civilization would ever have been possible without a framework of stability, to provide the wherein for the flux of change. Foremost among the stabilizing factors, more enduring than customs, manners and traditions, are the legal systems that regulate our life in the world and our daily affairs with each other.” ~ Hannah Arendt
  3. “Equal justice under law is not merely a caption on the facade of the Supreme Court building, it is perhaps the most inspiring ideal of our society. It is one of the ends for which our entire legal system exists…it is fundamental that justice should be the same, in substance and availability, without regard to economic status.” ~ Lewis F. Powell, Jr.
  4. “When plunder becomes a way of life, men create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.” ~ Frederic Bastiat

  5. “The legal system is often a mystery, and we, its priests, preside over rituals baffling to everyday citizens.” ~ Henry Miller
  6. “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
  7. “There are two ways to acquire the niceties of life:
    1) To produce them or
    2) To plunder them.
    When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.” ~ Paul Valery
  8. “Democracy is not possible without effectively working legal system.” ~ Vladimir Putin

  9. “But if we get to the point where more people do not believe in a God than who do believe in God, we will have a hollow legal system – we will have something without heart.” ~ Lee Greenwood
  10. “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
  11. “We’ve got fifty people at Gitmo that are too dangerous to be let go that will never go through a normal criminal trial. Let’s create a new legal system, so they’ll have their day in court.” ~ Lindsey Graham
  12. “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

  13. “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
  14. “The work is challenging, interesting and an important part of our legal system.” ~ David Minge
  15. “When I started law school I was shocked to learn that our legal system traditionally had the man as the head and master of the family. As late as the ’70s and ’80s when we were fighting for the Equal Rights Amendment, states like Louisiana still had a head and master law.” ~ Patricia Ireland
  16. “The Republican majority will stop at nothing to prevent access to the legal system for those who are hurt.” ~ Joe Baca

  17. “Things happened there that I don’t think are the finest hours for anybody, whether it was a journalist, the legal system or, in that case of the political system, who would say that was an example of when Washington worked best.” ~ Rahm Emanuel
  18. “Do things that make you happy within the confines of the legal system.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  19. “It is important to recognize the limited ability of the legal system to prescribe and enforce the quality of social arrangements.” ~ Hillary Clinton
  20. “The legal system works really well, if you communicate a certain way. But if you don’t, it all goes to Hell in a handbasket really quickly.” ~ Jodi Picoult

  21. “No wonder lawyers, who control the legal system, have fought so hard, and with great success, against “no fault” insurance. No fault, no lawsuits. No lawsuits, no lunch.” ~ Andrew Tobias
  22. “Legal ethics is a misnomer … lawyers conducting themselves legally are not necessarily conducting themselves morally .”…and …”The zero sum nature of the legal system, combined with the universal adoption of zealotry as the marching orders of practioners and prosecutors, transforms the moral mission of the legal system from one of truth-seeking, storytelling, and justice, to one of fabrication, distortion, and manipulation in pursuit of victory. These victories, however, make us all losers.” ~ Thane Rosenbaum
  23. “The legal system doesn’t always serve as a good guide for your conscience. You can step way over the ethical line and still be inside the law. The same thing goes for rules, policies and procedures – you know, the organization’s “internal laws.” You can “go by the book” and still behave unethically. Still not move beyond mediocrity. High standards-the ethics of excellence-come to life through your basic values, your character, integrity and honesty. Obeying the law is the bare minimum.” ~ Price Pritchett
  24. “Let’s create a legal system that can work.” ~ Sam Brownback

  25. “Behaviorism proposes to study human behavior according to the methods developed by animal and infant psychology. It seeks to investigate reflexes and instincts, automatisms and unconscious reactions. But it has told us nothing about the reflexes that have built cathedrals, railroads, and fortresses, the instincts that have produced philosophies, poems, and legal systems, the automatisms that have resulted in the growth and decline of empires, the unconscious reactions that are splitting atoms.” ~ Ludwig von Mises
  26. “Companies will often use the legal system to scare people away from attacking them. But we all should be free to make critical statements about anybody, unless those statements are malicious.” ~ Lawrence Lessig
  27. “One thing I know from personal experience, judges hate it when parties talk publicly about their cases. There are a lot of things about our criminal legal system that need to be changed, and this is just one of them. Prosecutors know how to play the press. Most defendants don’t.” ~ Michael Arrington
  28. “They don’t produce anything. All they do is guide you through the labyrinth of the legal system that they created – and they keep changing it just in case you start to catch on.” ~ Ian Shoales

  29. “In fact, the legal system is in part responsible for their very size and growth. And too often when the individual finds himself in conflict with these forces, the legal system sides with the giant institution, not the small businessman or private citizen.” ~ Edward Kennedy
  30. “You get another person who operates only in an African language and there are many persons who operate only in African languages; he or she is excluded from all the goodies that come with English. And even in terms of justice, law codes, the legal system. A person who does not know English in Africa is excluded from that system because he can only operate through acts of translation.” ~ Ngugi wa Thiong’o
  31. “My family achieved success not in spite of, but because of the American system of taxation. After all, without reliable and safe roads there’d have been no Disneyland; without high functioning legal systems and a well regulated business environment there would have been no copyright protection for Mickey Mouse.” ~ Abigail Disney
  32. “Prosperity comes from leaving people free in a legal system that respects their persons and property so they can pursue their dreams while taking responsibility for their actions.” ~ John Stossel

  33. “To summarize: Americans have one of the greatest legal systems, but not a monopoly of the sense of justice, which is universal; nor have we a permanent copyright on the means of securing justice, for it is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.” ~ Earl Warren
  34. “As a slave one cannot undertake obligations without the consent of one’s master. As a citizen one cannot undertake obligations unless the legal system of the State in which one holds citizenship permits one to do so. Neither a slave nor a citizen is a free person, although those who are held as slaves or citizens may well be free persons: it is just that their freedom is not respected.” ~ Frank Van Dun
  35. “I have no doubt that if an actual ticking bomb situation were to arise, our law enforcement authorities would torture. The real debate is whether such torture should take place outside of our legal system or within it. The answer to this seems clear: If we are to have torture, it should be authorized by the law.” ~ Alan Dershowitz
  36. “Islam is more than a religion, it’s much more than a religion, it’s a way of life, it is a one party political system that has a very elaborate legal system that can put you to death if you leave it.” ~ Reza Aslan

  37. “In case after case, President Bush’s actions have made American women less safe and less secure — on the job and on the streets. As president, I will put American government and our legal system back on the side of women. I will stand up for their security, ensure their safety, support their rights, and guarantee their dignity. This nation can do no less.” ~ John F. Kerry
  38. “I think the reality is that copyright law has for a very long time been a tiny little part of American jurisprudence, far removed from traditional First Amendment jurisprudence, and that made sense before the Internet. Now there is an unavoidable link between First Amendment interests and the scope of copyright law. The legal system is recognizing for the first time the extraordinary expanse of copyright regulation and its regulation of ordinary free-speech activities.” ~ Lawrence Lessig
  39. “I see the main problem of my life, and indeed anybody’s life, as the balancing of competitive freedoms … a sense of mutual obligations that have to be honored, and a legal system which can be trusted to step in when that sense fails.” ~ Rebecca West
  40. “Imagine a legal system in which lawyers were equated with the clients they defended and were condemned for representing controversial or despised clients.” ~ Alan Dershowitz

  41. “It cannot be denied that Islam, regarded as an ethical ideal plus a certain kind of polity – by which expression I mean a social structure regulated by a legal system and animated by a specific ethical ideal – has been the chief formative factor in the life-history of the Muslims of India. It has furnished those basic emotions and loyalties which gradually unify scattered individuals and groups, and finally transform them into a well-defined people, possessing a moral consciousness of their own.” ~ Muhammad Iqbal
  42. “Our legal system, including the police, is anti-Dalit and anti-poor. The death penalty laws’ wrathful majesty, in blood-shot equality, deals the fatal blow on the poor not the rich, the pariah not the brahmin, the black not the white, the underdog not the top dog, the dissenter not the conformist. . . The law barks at all but bites only the poor, the powerless, the illiterate, the ignorant.” ~ V. R. Krishna Iyer
  43. “Legal systems, at both the national and international level, are therefore required to recognize, guarantee and protect religious freedom, which is a right intrinsically inherent in human nature, in man’s dignity as a free being, and is also an indicator of a healthy democracy and cone of the main sources of the legitimacy of the State. Religious freedom … favors the development of relationships of mutual respect between the different Confessions and their healthy collaboration with the State and political society, without confusion of roles and without antagonism.” ~ Pope Francis
  44. “Class action lawsuits are an important part of our legal system. All citizens should have the right to band together and settle grievances with bigger companies, but that system is broken and it needs fixing.” ~ Thomas Carper

  45. “There will be gay couples; it will exist. It is not very nice that people who are married – who divorce in three seconds – don’t want protection for the others. The legal system should protect everyone, not just the few people who think they are above everybody else because they are married.” ~ Karl Lagerfeld
  46. “The real violence is committed in the writing of history, the records of the legal system, the reporting of news, through the manipulation of social contracts, and the control of information.” ~ Bryant H. McGill
  47. “In lieu of those checks and balances central to our legal system, non-citizens face an executive that is now investigator, prosecutor, judge, jury and jailer or executioner. In an Orwellian twist, Bush’s order calls this Soviet-style abomination ‘a full and fair trial.'” ~ William Safire
  48. “We simply do not catch a high enough percentage of users to make the law a real threat, although we do catch enough to seriously overburden our legal system.” ~ John Kaplan

  49. “My point of view, while extremely cogent, is unpopular. . . . That the repressive nature of the legalities vis-a-vis drugs are destroying the legal system and corrupting the police system.” ~ Jack Nicholson
  50. “None of us like the concept of law because none of us like the restraints it puts on us. But when we understand that God has given us his law to aid us in guarding our souls, we see that the law is for our fulfillment, not for our limitation. The law reminds us that some things, some experiences, some relationships are sacred. When everything has been profaned, it is not just my freedom that has been lost- the loss is everyone’s. God gave us the law to remind us of the sacredness of life, and our created legal systems only serve to remind us of the profane judgments we make.” ~ Ravi Zacharias
  51. “The legal system is designed to protect men from the superior power of the state but not to protect women or children from the superior power of men. It, therefore, provides strong guarantees for the rights of the accused but essentially no guarantees for the rights of the victim. If one set out by design to devise a system for provoking intrusive post-traumatic symptoms, one could not do better than a court of law.” ~ Judith Lewis Herman
  52. “For someone attacked by criminals to be victimized a second time by a second-guessing legal system is wrong.” ~ Wayne LaPierre

  53. “Gun control has proved to be a grievous failure, a means of disarming honest citizens without limiting firepower available to those who prey on the law-abiding. Attempting to use the legal system to punish the weapon rather than the person misusing the weapon is similarly doomed to fail.” ~ Doug Bandow
  54. “I describe what is happening as ‘food fascism’ because this system can only survive through totalitarian control. With patents on seed, an illegitimate legal system is manipulated to create seed monopolies. Seed laws that require uniformity – which criminalize diversity and the use of open-pollinated seeds – are fascist in nature. Suing farmers after contaminating their crops, […] is another aspect of this fascism. Pseudo-hygiene laws that criminalize local, artisanal food are food fascism. And attacks on scientists and the silencing of independent research […] are examples of knowledge fascism.” ~ Vandana Shiva
  55. “I miss New York. I like the country and I like the people. However, the U.S. political and legal system is prone to overreaction.” ~ Marc Rich
  56. “It is essential to link enterprises on the basis of objective laws of a socialist economy and legal system.” ~ Samora Machel

  57. “Asking the legal system to resolve divorce is like asking a boxing coach to be our marriage counselor.” ~ Warren Farrell
  58. “The world is shocked, or amused, by the sight of saintly old people hindering in the name of morality the removal of obvious brutalities from a legal system.” ~ Alfred North Whitehead
  59. “The definition of hell in the legal system is: endless due process and no justice; (in the corporate world) it would be: endless due diligence and no horse sense.” ~ Charlie Munger
  60. “There are very few things you can really do [to promote] healthy aging … and none of these things include an insurance system or a legal system. All those things do is change who pays.” ~ Alan Russell

  61. “We don’t have any real justice in the legal system, you never see a headline that reads, Millionaire Gets Death Sentence.” ~ Garrison Wynn
  62. “Justice Lewis Powell spoke for all of us when he said: Equal justice under law is perhaps the most inspiring idea of our society. It is one of the ends for which our entire legal system exists.” ~ Edward Kennedy
  63. “The success of any legal system is measured by its fidelity to the universal ideal of justice.” ~ Earl Warren

  64. “The confidentiality of the judicial process would not matter greatly to an understanding and evaluation of the legal system if the consequences of judicial behavior could be readily determined. If you can determine the ripeness of a cantaloupe by squeezing or smelling it, you don’t have to worry about the produce clerk’s mental processes.” ~ Richard Posner
  65. “The weaknesses and biases of the international mechanisms of accountability make it seem desirable to extend the domain of accountability by empowering domestic courts to act as agents of the world legal system. Even if there is no consistent application of Universal Jurisdiction, it still leads those who might be prosecuted to alter their travel plans to avoid even the complication of waiting for a complaint to be dismissed.” ~ Richard A. Falk

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