CAPTAIN JEAN-LUC PICARD, Star Trek: The Next Generation, "Justice" (1987)
You cannot administer a wicked law impartially. You can only destroy, you can only punish. And I warn you that a wicked law, like cholera, destroys everyone it touches--its upholders as well as its defiers.
HENRY DRUMMOND, Inherit the Wind (1960)
Without rules, there's only chaos.
DETECTIVE, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, "Senate Murders" (2010)
I don't care about the law, I care about justice.
PATRICK JANE, The Mentalist, "Flame Red" (2008)
The law isn't always about justice.
CAPTAIN DONALD CRAGEN, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
It's a stinking world because there's no law and order anymore! ...What sort of a world is it at all? Men on the moon, and men spinning around the earth, and there's not no attention paid to earthly law and order no more.
TRAMP, A Clockwork Orange (1971)
This country has always been a beacon to the world for liberty and justice. That's why we keep our borders open. But we're also a beacon for another kind of people, for criminals and con men. We rely on the law to protect us from them. Sometimes, that's not enough. Do we need more law, less freedom? Do we cross out parts of the Constitution? I've learned that's not the answer. The answer is that each one of us is responsible to everyone else. Not one of us can afford to turn a blind eye. By respecting the laws we do have, by living up to the true meaning of the word "citizen," we preserve our common good.
EXECUTIVE A.D.A. JACK McCOY, Law & Order, "Refuge: Part 2" (1999)
In certain extreme situations, the law is inadequate. In order to shame its inadequacy, it is necessary to act outside the law. To pursue...natural justice. This is not vengeance. Revenge is not a valid motive, it's an emotional response. No, not vengeance. Punishment.
FRANK CASTLE, The Punisher (2004)
If there's one thing I've learned, our laws are like piñatas... the more you beat 'em, the more candy you get!
PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON, Saturday Night Live, "Kate Hudson/Radiohead" (2000)
There are two things in the world you never want to let people see how you make 'em: laws and sausages.
LEO McGARRY, The West Wing, "Five Votes Down" (1999)
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