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[[folder: Anime and Manga]]
->The main thing I keep in mind during these cases is to serve the law and people. To see them as equal despite practicality and contradictions of the situation dangling before you.
-->-- '''Chrono Harlaown''', ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs Sound Stage 2''

->Do you know the most demeaning thing you can do to the law that we should respect? Creating and administering a law that is unworthy of protection.
-->-- '''Akane Tsunemori''', ''Anime/PsychoPass''
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[[folder: Film]]
->I had to prove to myself that the Law could be proper and righteous and for the good of humankind. [[ByTheBookCop It was from that moment that I was destined to be a police officer.]]
-->-- '''Nicholas Angel''', ''Film/HotFuzz''

->1. Serve the public trust.\\
2. Protect the innocent.\\
3. Uphold the law.
-->-- '''Franchise/{{Robocop}}'s''' prime directives
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[[folder: Literature]]
->I swore to uphold and defend the Crown, my lord. And that means I am bound by the law. One does not arrest, judge, sentence, or execute prisoners without the due course of the law. Neither does an agent of the Crown betray her word once given.
-->-- '''Amara''', ''Literature/CodexAlera''

->The machine ain't broken, Carcer. The machine is waiting for you. The city will kill you dead. The proper wheels will turn. It'll be fair, I'll make sure of that.
-->-- '''Samuel Vimes''', ''Discworld/NightWatch''

->Law is order and order is law and it must be the highest thing. The world runs on it, the heavens run on it and without order, lad, one second cannot follow another.
-->-- '''Samuel Vimes''', ''Discworld/{{Snuff}}''

->For as long as I'd known her, Murphy had upheld the law. She had a good head on her shoulders when it came to the nature of good and evil and right and wrong, but her first duty had been to the law. She'd believed in it, that it was the best way to help and protect her fellow man. She'd had faith that the power of the law, while imperfect, was absolute - almost holy. It was a rallying point in her soul, a foundation block of her strength.
-->-- '''Harry Dresden''', ''[[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Blood Rites]]''
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[[folder: Live-Action TV]]
->That was good of you. [[OneOfUs That was lawful good of you.]]
-->-- '''Stephen Colbert''', ''Series/TheColbertReport''

->You wanted a chance to make law? Well, here it is. Make it a good one.
-->-- '''Captain Jean-Luc Picard''', ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', "The Measure of a Man"

->Rights, sir, human rights. The Bible, the Code of Hammurabi and of Justinian, Magna Carta, the Constitution of the United States, [[FamousFamousFictional Fundamental Declarations of the Martian colonies, the Statutes of Alpha Three.]] Gentlemen, these documents all speak of rights. Rights of the accused to a trial by his peers, to be represented by counsel, the rights of cross-examination, but most importantly, the right to be confronted by the witnesses against him...
-->-- '''Samuel T. Cogley''', ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries,'' "Court Martial"

->Couple weeks from now, you're gonna be in some district somewhere with 11 or 12 uniforms looking to you for everything. And some of them are gonna be good police. Some of them are gonna be young and stupid. A few are gonna be pieces of shit. But all of them will take their cue from you. You show loyalty, they learn loyalty. You show them it's about the work, it'll be about the work. You show them some other kinda game, then that's the game they'll play.
-->-- '''[[TheLastDJ Daniels]]''' to Carver, ''Series/TheWire''
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[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
->Justice and honor are a heavy burden for the righteous. We carry this weight so that the weak may grow strong and the meek grow brave
-->-- ''The Acts of Iomedae, TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}''
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[[folder: Video Games]]
->'''Aveline:''' What ''now'', mage?\\
'''Anders:''' Nothing.\\
'''Aveline:''' Right. Any second, I'll surrender to the almighty power of "guard captain" and enslave all mages.\\
'''Anders:''' What are you talking about?\\
'''Aveline:''' Look out. Authority! Oooo!
-->-- ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII: Legacy''

->Absolute freedom is no better than chaos. Society needs laws and regulations to protect it.
-->-- '''Adam Jensen''', quoting William Taggart, ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution''

->It's not the severity of punishment that deters criminals. It's the ''certainty'' of it.
-->-- '''Commander Shepard''', ''VideoGame/{{Mass Effect|1}}''

->The point of all this, I guess, is that when you cut corners... it's not always obvious who pays for it.
-->-- '''Kaidan Alenko''', ''VideoGame/{{Mass Effect|1}}''

->Rules do not exist to limit you. They exist so that you may know your freedoms.
-->-- '''The King of Facade''', ''VideoGame/{{NieR}}''

->You came to us in search of a purpose, and mark this: there is no purpose greater than ours. The world will founder without structure and discipline. It needs leadership to guide it to a new age of stability. It needs those with the will to stamp out the darkness that breeds in the cracks. We do this because we are compelled - by [[GoodOldWays tradition]], by [[UndyingLoyalty loyalty]], by ''[[ByTheBookCop laws]].'' Without these, we are just animals. Evil rules over animals, corrupting and compromising, toppling empires; so our empire must be ''incorruptible'', must be ''uncompromising.'' Our conflict must be a righteous one. Your conviction will be tested, but among us, your faith will be unshaken... among the Templars.
-->'''Templar Faction Trailer,''' ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld''
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[[folder: Visual Novels]]
->The law is the end product of many years of history... the fruit of human knowledge! Like a gem, polished to a gleam through trials... and errors. It is this fruit we receive, and pass on, and face in our time. And it is always changing, growing. Nurturing it is our task as human beings.
-->-- '''The Judge''', ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney''
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[[folder: Western Animation]]
->'''ComicBook/TheFlash''': We can't just sit here [and watch you be executed].\\
'''ComicBook/GreenLantern''': We have to. Think of the others like us. We need to be held accountable. [[ComesGreatResponsibility We have too much power not to be]].
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''
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[[folder: Real Life]]
->The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law.
-->-- '''Creator/{{Aristotle}}'''

-> For there is but one essential justice which cements society, and one law which establishes this justice. This law is right reason, which is the true rule of all commandments and prohibitions. Whoever neglects this law, whether written or unwritten, is necessarily unjust and wicked.
-->-- '''Creator/{{Cicero}}'''

->I love this Senate; I love it dearly. I love the Senate for its rules; I love the Senate for its precedents; I love the Senate for the difference that it can make in peoples' lives.
-->-- '''Senator Robert Byrd'''

->If there be in nature such a principle as justice, it is necessarily the only political principle there ever was, or ever will be. All the other so-called political principles, which men are in the habit of inventing, are not principles at all.
-->-- '''Lysander Spooner'''

->Without justice, courage is weak.
-->-- '''Creator/BenjaminFranklin'''

->Then Anu and Bel called by name me, Hammurabi, [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure the exalted prince]], who feared God, to bring about the rule of righteousness in the land, to destroy the wicked and the evil-doers; so that the strong should not harm the weak.
-->-- ''The Code of Hammurabi''

->True peace is not merely the absence of tension. It is the presence of justice.
-->-- '''Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'''

->To destroy this invisible Government, this unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day. This country belongs to the people. Its resources, its business, its laws, its institutions should be utilized, maintained, or altered in whatever manner will best promote the general interest.
-->-- '''President UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt'''

->Nobody has a more sacred obligation to obey the law than those who make the law.
-->-- '''Creator/{{Sophocles}}'''

->He who does not punish evil, commands it to be done.
-->-- '''Creator/LeonardoDaVinci'''

->No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
-->-- The United States Constitution, 14th Amendment
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