Legal Quotes — The Law within a Society


What is the law’s role within a society? Many great thinkers believed that laws are the perfect framework for a society, giving it life, order and even freedom. Do you agree with these famous quotations?


“Fish die when they are out of water, and people die without law and order.”
–The Talmud 

“We are in bondage to the law so that we might be free.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC-43 BC)

“The clearest way to show what the rule of law means to us in everyday life is to recall what has happened when there is no rule of law.”
–Dwight Eisenhower (1890-1969)

“No civilization would ever have been possible without a framework of stability, to provide the wherein for the flux of change. Foremost among the stabilizing factors, more enduring than customs, manners and traditions, are the legal systems that regulate our life in the world and our daily affairs with each other.”
–Hannah Arendt (1906-1975)