If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it.
Pre-emptive war might fall within the framework of international law.
The law protects you from being abused. It doesn’t threaten your lifestyle for someone else to have the right to exhibit their lifestyle.
There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time.
What a cage is to the wild beast, law is to the selfish man.
The shallow consider liberty a release from all law, from every constraint. The wise man sees in it, on the contrary, the potent Law of Laws.
No true believer could be intolerant or a persecutor. If I were a magistrate and the law carried the death penalty against atheists, I would begin by sending to the stake whoever denounced another.
In the case of Yugoslavia v. NATO, one of the charges was genocide. The U.S. appealed to the court, saying that, by law, the United States is immune to the charge of genocide, self-immunized, and the court accepted that, so the case proceeded against the other NATO powers, but not against the United States.
Law, without force, is impotent.
Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man.