It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.
- Mahatma Gandi
Bad laws are the worst form of tyranny.
- Edmund Burke
Every law is an infraction of liberty.
- Jeremy Bentham
I know of no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their strict execution.
- Ulysses S. Grant
It is difficult to make our material condition better by the best law, but it is easy enough to ruin it by bad laws.
- Theodore Roosevelt