Quotations –on Law(less)

prepared by ©Rachael Joseph

“Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the state becomes lawless or corrupt;” Mahatma Gandhi

“Whenever men take the law into their own hands, the loser is the law. And when the law loses, freedom languishes;” Robert Kennedy

“One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws;” Martin Luther King  Jr

“Our lives begin to end the day we become quiet about things that matter;” Martin Luther King Jr

“Oh where is the noble face of modesty, or the strength of virtue, now that blasphemy is in power and men have put justice behind them, and there is no law but lawlessness, and none join in fear of the gods?”
― Euripides, Iphigenia in Aulis

Wherever Law ends, Tyranny begins. John Locke

“I know we can’t abolish prejudice through laws, but we can set up guidelines for our actions by legislation.” Belva Ann Lockwood

“Liberty is the right to do as the law permits;” Montesquieu French jurist (1689-1755)

“When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society;” Pope John Paul II

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