A law is valuable not because it is law, but because there is right in it.
There is no greater crime than to stand between a man and his development to take any law or institution and put it around him like a collar, and fasten it there, so that as he grows and enlarges, he presses against it till he suffocates and dies.
Riches without law are more dangerous than poverty without law.
If any man is rich and powerful he comes under the law of God by which the higher branches must take the burnings of the sun, and shade those that are lower by which the tall trees must protect the weak plants beneath them.
Law represents the effort of man to organize society; governments, the efforts of selfishness to overthrow liberty.
Laws and institutions, like clocks, must occasionally be cleaned, wound up, and set to true time.
Any law that takes hold of a man's daily life cannot prevail in a community, unless the vast majority of the community are actively in favor of it. The laws that are the most operative are the laws which protect life.
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