Legal System Quotes

Quotes tagged as "legal-system" (showing 1-30 of 37)
Abraham Lincoln
“I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.”
Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln
“Hypocrite: The man who murdered his parents, and then pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan.”
Abraham Lincoln

Neil Gaiman
“I believe [...] that while all human life is sacred there’s nothing wrong with the death penalty if you can trust the legal system implicitly, and that no one but a moron would ever trust the legal system.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Bryan Stevenson
“The death penalty is not about whether people deserve to die for the crimes they commit. The real question of capital punishment in this country is, Do we deserve to kill?”
Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Howard Zinn
“But by this time I was acutely conscious of the gap between law and justice. I knew that the letter of the law was not as important as who held the power in any real-life situation.”
Howard Zinn, You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times

Howard Zinn
“Perhaps the most important thing I learned was about democracy, that democracy is not our government, our constitution, our legal structure. Too often they are enemies of democracy.”
Howard Zinn, You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times

David D. Friedman
“Producing laws is not an easier job than producing cars and food, so if the government is incompetent to produce cars or food, why do you expect it to do a good job producing the legal system within which you are then going to produce the cars and the food?”
David D. Friedman

“When people can get away with crimes just because they are wealthy or have the right connections, the scales are tipped against fairness and equality. The weight of corruption then becomes so heavy that it creates a dent that forces the world to become slanted, so much so — that justice just slips off.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Jodi Picoult
“I wonder how much the general population of this country know that the legal system has far more to do with playing a good hand of poker than it does with justice.”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

“No truth, no equality. No equality, no justice. No justice, no peace. No peace, no love. No love, only darkness.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

D.J. Taylor
“Spring had come finally and after much hesitation, to Lincoln's Inn Fields and there were daffodils out upon the green grass and gilly-flowers blooming in the window-boxes of the ground floor sets. This being Lincoln's Inn, where an air of general severity prevails, they did so with an unconscionable meekness, as if they feared that some legal eminence- Mr Crabbe perhaps- would descend in wrath from his chambers and present them with a writ for unlicensed blossoming or occupying too great a proportion of space.”
D.J. Taylor, Kept

Steven Magee
“Very few of the common people realize that the political and legal systems have been corrupted by decades of corporate lobbying.”
Steven Magee

Martin Guevara Urbina
“At the heart of the American paradigm is the perception that law and its agents . . . police officers, correctional officers, attorneys and judges . . . are color-blind and thus justice is impartial, objective and seeks la verdad (the truth). But, la realidad (reality) differs.”
Martin Guevara Urbina, Latino Police Officers in the United States: An Examination of Emerging Trends and Issues

Steven Magee
“The legal system has been designed by governments and corporations to protect them from the common people.”
Steven Magee

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“At the end of the day you are your own lawmaker”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Book of Wisdom

“Our Supreme Court is not a court of law. It is a court of conjecture and political fad.”
A.E. Samaan

Steven Magee
“Corrupt utility companies require a corrupt legal system to protect them from their own sickened workers and the masses.”
Steven Magee

“The basis of English law is as simple as this: If you would know the future’s shape, look to the past.”
John Pipkin, The Blind Astronomer's Daughter

“Attorneys are more inclined to gouge clients than some other professionals are such as medical doctors and dentist simply because most clients do not need continuous legal care. Comparable to undertakers, legal work does not generate many repeat clients.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Kenneth Eade
“I’ll take what’s behind door number three did not work too well in the modern justice system, which was all system and no justice.”
Kenneth Eade, Absolute Intolerance

Gerald Durrell
“I shall always attribute my uncertain start in New Zealand to the fact that I was introduced too early to what is knows as the 'five o'clock swill'. The phrase has, when you consider it, a wonderful pastoral - one might almost say idyllic - ring to it. It conjures up a picture of fat but hungry porcines, all freshly scrubbed, eagerly and gratefully partaking of their warm mash from the horny but kindly hands of the jovial farmer, a twinkling eyed son of the soil.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
The five o'clock swill is the direct result of New Zealand's imbecilic licensing laws. In order to prevent people getting drunk the pubs close at six, just after the workers leave work. This means they have to leave their place of employment, rush frantically to the nearest pub, and make a desperate attempt to drink as much beer as they can in the shortest possible time. As a means of cutting down drunkenness, this is quite one of the most illogical deterrents I have come across.”
Gerald Durrell, Two in the Bush

“Interpretation of laws and it's right application in its true spirit is the bedrock of any judicial mechanism and a legal system..There is a need to check the crevices of its precedents in the light of the laws at hand and the facts that have been dealt with. Though primafacie this may seem as a miniscule idea, it is wisdom to bear in mind that the purpose of the law is executing proper justice and executing order, and if this is ignored then, the purpose of the existence of such a mechanism of justice is itself thwarted. Thereby discussion on the principles of application of laws and it's interpretation in administration of justice is called for.”
Henrietta Newton Martin -Senior Legal Consultant & Author

“If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in legal action, you’ve got to realize that it’s a three-way fight: There’s you, there’s your opponent, and there’s your lawyer. And your lawyer is not on your side. His job is to get as much money as possible out of you, frequently in collusion with the other side’s lawyer, and then move on to another client.”
Peter Brimelow

“From the window, I had a clear view of the farmyard and the Mayor’s home, which had been converted into an improvised Gestapo Headquarters. Everywhere, I could see soldiers with their weapons at the ready. For such a small village, all of this activity was overwhelming. Peeking through the curtains from my darkened room, I was determined to see if I could find Pierre, or at least see what the commotion was all about. Ortsgruppenleiter Herr Erdmann, was now in his glory and I could see that he had set up a full-fledged, kangaroo court in his living room. Throughout the night people were dragged in for questioning. I heard screams as well as swearing from these poor people being tortured and forced to answer the questions put to them. Later that night things became even worse as his prisoners continued to be tortured unmercifully, and finally the remaining villagers he was detaining were just summarily convicted and carried off. It was difficult to conceive that we were now all considered Enemies of the State.”
Captain Hank Bracker, "Suppresed I Rise"

“Maintaining a fair and accessible justice system should at all times be the overarching concern of Government"
Honi Soit, 19 May 2014”
Abdullah Reslan, Lawyer

“An intellectual human being would back up arguments with reliable evidence in order to adequately defend his or her position in debates, court cases or academia settings.”
Saaif alam

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