Law Quotes – Mahatma Gandhi

“There is a higher court than the court of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other courts.”

“Facts mean truth, and once we adhere to truth, the law comes to our aid naturally.”

“In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.”

“An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so. Now the law of nonviolence says that violence should be resisted not by counter-violence but by nonviolence. This I do by breaking the law and by peacefully submitting to arrest and imprisonment.”

“My experience has shown me that we win justice quickest by rendering justice to the other party.”

“Even if you are a minority of one, the Truth is the Truth.”

“Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time. If you’re right and you know it, speak your mind. Speak your mind. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth.”

“Legal maxims are not so legal as they are moral. I believe in the eternal truth of ‘sic utere tuo ut alienum non laedas’ (use thy own property so as not to injure thy neighbour’s).”

“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.”

“I had learnt the true practice of law. I had learnt to find out the better side of human nature and to enter men’s hearts. I realized that the true function of a lawyer was to unite parties riven asunder. The lesson was so indelibly burnt into me that a large part of my time during the twenty years of my practice as a lawyer was occupied in bringing about private compromises of hundreds of cases. I lost nothing thereby – not even money, certainly not my soul.”

“The symbol of a Court of Justice is a pair of scales held evenly by an impartial and blind but sagacious woman. Fate has purposely made her blind, in order that she may not judge a person from his exterior but from his intrinsic worth.”

“I may be a despicable person, but when Truth speaks through me I am invincible.”

“It is not legislation that will cure a popular evil. It is enlightened public opinion that can do it.”

“All taxation to be healthy must return tenfold to the taxpayer in the form of necessary services.”

“व्यक्ति अपने विचारों से निर्मित एक प्राणी है, वह जो सोचता है वही बन जाता है.”

“Government control gives rise to fraud, suppression of Truth, intensification of the black market and artificial scarcity. Above all, it unmans the people and deprives them of initiative, it undoes the teaching of self-help…”

“The demands of equity supersede the letter of law. There is a homely maxim of law, which has been in practice for centuries in England, that when common law seems to fail, equity comes to the rescue.”

A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.”

“Peace will not come out of a clash of arms but out of justice lived and done by unarmed nations in the face of odds.”

“That Law which governs all life is God.”

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