Legal Quotes Gallery

“Adoption is a mode of affiliation which confers a right of inheritance under Hindu Law”

Justice K.S. Hedge

“Adverse possession is commenced in wrong and is aimed against right”

Justice Dr. Arijit Pasayat

“As a rule, an advocate being a member of the legal profession has a social duty to show the people a beacon of light by his conduct and actions rather than being adamant on an unwarranted and uncalled for issue.”

Justice P.Sathasivam

“This court while administering justice does not take into consideration as to who is before it. Every litigant is entitled to the same consideration…”

Justice Ranganath Misra

“A lawyer has to be a gentleman first. His most valuable asset is the respect and goodwill he enjoys among his colleagues and in the court”

Justice P.B. Sawant

“An extra departmental agent is not a casual worker but he holds a post under the administrative control of the State.”

Justice A.C. Gupta

“We fail to understand why our justice system has become so dehumanised that lawyers and Judges do not feel a sense of revolt at caging people in jail for years without a trial”.

Justice P.N. Bhagwati

“We cannot ignore that during the Freedom Struggle, and even after Independence, many leading lawyers have put in significant legal service for the political and civil rights activists, arrested or detained.”

Justice H.L. Gokhale

“An act may affect ‘law and order’ but not ‘public order’, just as an act may affect ‘public order’ but not ‘security of the state’.”

Justice Sabyasachi Mukherjee

In every government, there are three sorts of power: the legislative; the executive in respect to things dependent on the law of nations; and the executive in regard to matters that depend on civil law.

Baron De Montesquieu

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“Again, justice is functionally outraged not only when an innocent person is punished but also when a guilty criminal gets away with it stultifying the legal system.”

Justice V.R. Krishna layer

Divorce is a declaration of independence with only two signers.

“Divorce is a declaration of independence with only two signers.”

Gerald F. Lieberman

"A public hearing is one of the great attributes of a court, and courts of this country are therefore required to administer justice in public."

“A public hearing is one of the great attributes of a court, and courts of this country are therefore required to administer justice in public.”

Justice O. Chinnappa Reddy

"The court in undeserving cases cannot afford to be charitable in the administration of criminal justice which is so vital for peace and order in the society."

“Adjudication must be done within the system of historically validated restraints and conscious minimisation of the Judges’ preferences.”

Justice Markandey Katju

"The court in undeserving cases cannot afford to be charitable in the administration of criminal justice which is so vital for peace and order in the society."

“The court in undeserving cases cannot afford to be charitable in the administration of criminal justice which is so vital for peace and order in the society.”

Justice K.N. Saikia

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“In the administration of justice, Judges and lawyers play equal roles. Like Judges, Lawyers also must ensure that truth triumphs in the administration of justice.”

Dr. Dalveer Bhandari

"The Civil Procedure Code is really the rules of natural justice which are set out in great and elaborate detail. Its purpose is to enable both parties to get a hearing."

“The Civil Procedure Code is really the rules of natural justice which are set out in great and elaborate detail. Its purpose is to enable both parties to get a hearing.”

Justice Markandey Katju

"When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn't a sign that they don't understand one another, but a sign that they have, at least, begun to.

“When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn’t a sign that they don’t understand one another, but a sign that they have, at least, begun to.

– Helen Rowland

"We must remember that a strong and efficient criminal justice system is a guarantee to the rule of law and vibrant civil society".

“We must remember that a strong and efficient criminal justice system is a guarantee to the rule of law and vibrant civil society”.

– Justice, R.M. Lodha

"(...) where parties have by contract agreed to refer their disputes to arbitration the Courts should as fas as possible proceed to give an opportunity for resolution of disputes by arbitration rather than by judicial adjudication."

“(…) where parties have by contract agreed to refer their disputes to arbitration the Courts should as fas as possible proceed to give an opportunity for resolution of disputes by arbitration rather than by judicial adjudication.”

-Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer

"Today social scientists and thinkers regard a company as a living, vital and dynamic, social organism with firm and deep-rooted affiliations with the rest of the community in which it functions"

“Today social scientists and thinkers regard a company as a living, vital and dynamic, social organism with firm and deep-rooted affiliations with the rest of the community in which it functions”

– Justice P.N. Bhagwati

"Who will police the police? Is freedom of movement unreasonably fettered if policemen are given power of externment for public peace?"

“Who will police the police? Is freedom of movement unreasonably fettered if policemen are given power of externment for public peace?”

– Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer

"The jurisprudence of compensation for motor accidents must develop in the direction of no-fault liability and the determination of the quantum must be liberal, not niggardly since the law values life and limb in a free country in generous scales".

“The jurisprudence of compensation for motor accidents must develop in the direction of no-fault liability and the determination of the quantum must be liberal, not niggardly since the law values life and limb in a free country in generous scales”.

– Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer

"If the Supreme Court and the High Courts both were to be thought of as brothers in the administration of justice, the High court has larger jurisdiction but the Supreme Court still remains the elder brother."

“If the Supreme Court and the High Courts both were to be thought of as brothers in the administration of justice, the High court has larger jurisdiction but the Supreme Court still remains the elder brother.”

Justice R.C. Lahoti

“Equality has been and is the single greatest craving of all human beings at all points of time”

– Justice B.P. Jeevan Reddy

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” A legal adjudication may be flawless but heartless but a negotiated settlement will be satisfying even if it departs from strict law.”

– Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer

"Our Constitutional Perspective has, (...), to be relative and cannot afford to be absolutist, especially when torture technology, crime escalation, and other social variables affect the application of principles in producing humane justice."

“Our Constitutional Perspective has, (…), to be relative and cannot afford to be absolutist, especially when torture technology, crime escalation, and other social variables affect the application of principles in producing humane justice.”

– Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer

"The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them."

“The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.”

– Justice Dr. B.S.Chauhan

"A power to classify being extremely broad and based on diverse consideration of executive pragmatism, the Judicature cannot rush in where even the Legislature warily treads."

“A power to classify being extremely broad and based on diverse consideration of executive pragmatism, the Judicature cannot rush in where even the Legislature warily treads.”

– Justice V.K. Krishna Iyer

"A law is valuable, not because it is a law, but because there is right in it."

“A law is valuable, not because it is a law, but because there is right in it.”

– Henry Ward Beecher

"Law is experiences developed by reason and applied continually to further experience."

“Law is experiences developed by reason and applied continually to further experience.”

– Roscoe Pound

"No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it."

“No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man’s permission when we ask him to obey it.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

"The judge does not make the law. It is people that make the law. Therefore if a law is unjust, and if the judge judges according to the law, that is justice, even if it is not just."

The judge does not make the law. It is people that make the law. Therefore if a law is unjust, and if the judge judges according to the law, that is justice, even if it is not just.

– Alan Paton

Capitalism has brought with it progress, not merely in production but also in knowledge.

Capitalism has brought with it progress, not merely in production but also in knowledge.

– Albert Einstein