“Laws control the lesser man... Right conduct controls the greater one.”
“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.”
“No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it”
“This is a court of law, young man, not a court of justice.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
“There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.”
“The law, in our case, seems to make the right; and the very reverse ought to be done - the right should make the law”
“It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for law, so much as a respect for right.”
Henry David Thoreau
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