Law Day: 20 Powerful Quotes To celebrate 1 May

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Law Day 2021

On May 1 the United States officially recognizes Law Day. It is meant to reflect on the role of law in the foundation of the country and to recognize its importance for society.

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Before President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared May 1 to be Law Day, U.S.A., the first day of May was known in some parts of the world as May Day: a day to remember the struggles of workers in their fight for better wages and working conditions. Law Day was originally the idea of Charles S. Rhyne, Eisenhower’s legal counsel for a time, who was serving in 1957–1958 as president of the American Bar Association. Eisenhower proclaimed May 1 to be Law Day, U.S.A. in 1958. Its observance was later codified by Public Law 87-20 on April 7, 1961.

Selected Quotes For Law Day 1 May

  • “Let me be clear – no one is above the law. Not a politician, not a priest, not a criminal, not a police officer. We are all accountable for our actions.” – Antonio Villaraigosa

  • “Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.” – D. H. Lawrence

  • “The good of the people is the greatest law.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • “The glory of justice and the majesty of law are created not just by the Constitution – nor by the courts – nor by the officers of the law – nor by the lawyers – but by the men and women who constitute our society – who are the protectors of the law as they are themselves protected by the law.” Robert Kennedy
  • “So we’re going to be looking into our legal options.”

  • “That was important because it set a legal precedent.”

  • “I recognize this is a serious matter. It is still a legal proceeding, that’s all I can say. I can’t comment on any of this. It’s the position we’ve taken for two years now.”

  • Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law. OLIVER GOLDSMITH

  • People are more afraid of the laws of Man than of God, because their punishment seems to be nearest. WILLIAM PENN

  • The law is the public conscience. THOMAS HOBBES
  • People are getting smarter nowadays; they are letting lawyers, instead of their conscience, be their guide

  • The tax code is a giant and there’s just a single activity with it. Scrap it, slaughter it, drive a stake through its heart, cover it and expectation it never rises again to threaten the American individuals.
  • The distinction among death and taxes is demise doesn’t deteriorate each time Congress meets. Don’t let these things stop you today, go and pay your dues.

  • The motivation behind a tax slice is to leave more cash where it has a place: in the hands of the working men and working ladies who earned it in any case.

  • We fight that for a country to attempt to tax itself into success resembles a man remaining in a pail and attempting to lift himself up by the handle.

  • Discipline and law goes hand in hand Keep faith and understand Respect each law and lead the right way Wish you a happy Law Day

  • Law controls, law gives freedom Law is the tool to humanity Thanks for making law so just And maintaining the professions integrity Happy Law Day

  • I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. ― Robert A. Heinlein
  • The Press was to serve the governed, not the governors.” ~ Hugo Black, Supreme Court Justice

  • “The people’s good is the highest law. Happy Law Day 2021” ~ Cicero, Roman politician and lawyer

  • “Our government may at some time be in the hands of a bad man… We ought to have our government so shaped that even when in the hands of a bad man we shall be safe.” ~ Frederick Douglass, 1867

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