„As a lawyer I am before and above all things for the supremacy of law.“

The Queen v. Bishop of London (1889), L. R. 23 Q. B. 452.

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—  Douglas William Jerrold English dramatist and writer 1803 - 1857

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„Lawyer – One skilled in the circumvention of the law.“

—  Ambrose Bierce American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist 1842 - 1914

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„The negative principle that no law is free law, is not much known except among lawyers.“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

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„Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.“

—  Jeremy Bentham British philosopher, jurist, and social reformer 1748 - 1832

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„These are the laws that truly declare the eternal equality of all men, of all races, before the man-made laws of our land“

—  Dwight D. Eisenhower American general and politician, 34th president of the United States (in office from 1953 to 1961) 1890 - 1969

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Contexto: So it is that the laws most binding us as a people are laws of the spirit—proclaimed in church and synagogue and mosque. These are the laws that truly declare the eternal equality of all men, of all races, before the man-made laws of our land. And we are profoundly aware that—in the world—we can claim the trust of hundreds of millions of people, across Africa and Asia—only as we ourselves hold high the banner of justice for all.

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„Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.“

—  Paul of Tarsus, livro Epistle to the Romans

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Contexto: Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also: Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.
Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.

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„I am ashamed the law is such an ass.“

—  George Chapman English dramatist, poet, and translator 1559 - 1634

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„Listen, here is the law! I am the law! These boys go to work!“

—  Frank Hague Mayor of Jersey City 1876 - 1956

Speech on city government to the Emory Methodist Episcopal Church in Jersey City (10 November 1937), quoted in New York Times. (11 November 1937), p. 1, responding to the director of the Board of Education's special service bureau, upon being told that the law required two young delinquents to go to school rather than work, as they would have preferred.

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„I am a firm believer that any legitimate government has to be based on rule of law and a recognition that all people are equal under the law.“

—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961

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