The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom.
We will be a country of generosity and warmth. But we will also be a country of law and order.
We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement and, most importantly, we are protected by God.
In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.
Law is nothing other than a certain ordinance of reason for the common good, promulgated by the person who has the care of the community.
Law — quotes and aphorisms
The spine of the FBI is the rule of law. The spine of the FBI is a commitment to doing the right thing, in the right way, while protecting civil liberties.
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.
God and Nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be. Follow always that great law. Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement.
For me, a good thriller must teach me something about the real world. Thrillers like 'Coma', 'The Hunt for Red October' and 'The Firm' all captivated me by providing glimpses into realms about which I knew very little — medical science, submarine technology and the law.
What law, what reason can deny that gift so sweet, so natural that God has given a stream, a fish, a beast, a bird?
Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.
Let us remember we are all part of one American family. We are united in common values, and that includes belief in equality under the law, basic respect for public order, and the right of peaceful protest.