n. The tool of an enlightened society for regulating theft.
A man's respect for law and order exists in precise relationship to the size of his paycheck.
— Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.
— Frank Zappa
Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made.
— Otto von Bismarck
If my fellow citizens want to go to hell, I will help them. That is my job.
— Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Our modern society deserves an income tax code that looks like somebody designed it on purpose.
— William Simon, Former Treasury Secretary
The problem with any unwritten law is that you don't know where to go to erase it.
— Glaser and Way
To succeed in the trades, capacity must be shown; in the law, concealment of it will do.
— Mark Twain