82 Law Abiding Citizen Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of law abiding citizen quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about law-abiding.

The Most Famous Law Abiding Citizen Quotes (Best in 2024)

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It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen. — Aristotle

I am an American citizen, first class. I don't have a bade that makes me an official good guy like you, but Im work just as honest for a living. — Lucky Luciano

I love a good man outside the law, just as much as I hate a bad man inside the law. — Woody Guthrie

My personality is that I'm a human being like everybody else, just a citizen and a blue collar guy. — Lee Greenwood

Law is order, and good law is good order. — Aristotle

There have been times throughout American history where what is right is not the same as what is legal. Sometimes to do the right thing you have to break the law. — Edward Snowden

A man's respect for law and order exists in precise relationship to the size of his paycheck. — Adam Clayton

A man's respect for law and order exists in precise relationship to the size of his paycheck. — Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

The power to arrest - to deprive a citizen of liberty - must be used fairly, responsibly, and without bias. — Loretta Lynch

The good citizen need not of necessity possess the virtue which makes a good man. — Aristotle

Short Law Abiding Citizen Quotes

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  • The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren — Ayn Rand
  • Lessons not learned in blood are soon forgotten. — Gerard Butler
  • It's not what you know, it's what you can prove. — Denzel Washington
  • It's not what you know, it's what you think you know. — Steve Martin
  • I've been a law-abiding citizen ever since I grew up in the Bronx, New York. — Wesley Snipes
  • Murder is not the crime of criminals, but that of law-abiding citizens. — Emmanuel Teney
  • I say the phone records of law abiding citizens are none of their damn business! — Rand Paul
Law abiding citizen quote Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else!
Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else!

Law Abiding Quotes

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Because you won't get gun control by disarming law abiding citizens. There's only one way to get real gun control: Disarm the thugs and the criminals, lock them up, and if you don't actually throw away the key, at least lose it for a long time. — Ronald Reagan

If you outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns. The first people who are going to be in line to turn in their guns are law-abiding citizens. Criminals are going to be left with guns. I believe that concealed carry is a way of reducing gun violence. — Gary Johnson

Laws which prescribe what everyone must believe, and forbid men to say or write anything against this or that opinion, are often passed to gratify, or rather to appease the anger of those who cannot abide independent minds. — Baruch Spinoza

Law abiding citizen quote Never doubt a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world
Never doubt a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.

The presence of an active, energetic, successful man, or set of men, in a place, will permeate the place with positive vibrations that will stimulate all who abide there. — William Walker Atkinson

Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them. — Thomas Paine

Here's Williams' roadmap out of poverty: Complete high school; get a job, any kind of a job; get married before having children; and be a law-abiding citizen. Among both black and white Americans so described, the poverty rate is in the single digits. — Walter E. Williams

Law abiding citizen quote Laws control a lesser person, right conduct controls a greater one.
Laws control a lesser person, right conduct controls a greater one.

Everybody counts in applying democracy. And there will never be a true democracy until every responsible and law-abiding adult in it, without regard to race, sex, color or creed has his or her own inalienable and unpurchasable voice in government. — Carrie Chapman Catt

They will not criminalise us, rob us of our true identity, steal our individualism, depoliticise us, churn us out as systemised, institutionalised, decent law-abiding robots. Never will they label our liberation struggle as criminal. — Bobby Sands

I think trading Bitcoin while reading twitter is a bad idea. The news that governments expect you to pay your taxes and abide by existing laws should not be driving panic in the marketplace. The main stream interpretations are almost always the opposite of the true implication. — Michael Saylor

There will come a time when the gun owners of America, the law-abiding gun owners of America, will be the Rosa Parks and we will sit down on the front seat of the bus, case closed. — Ted Nugent

Law-abiding Quotes

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We can't retract the decisions we've made, we can only affect the decisions we're going to make from here. — Jamie Foxx

America should be a haven of freedom and prosperity, open to law-abiding migrants who will contribute to our society. However, immigration must proceed in an orderly, lawful manner. — Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Gun control has proved to be a grievous failure, a means of disarming honest citizens without limiting firepower available to those who prey on the law-abiding. Attempting to use the legal system to punish the weapon rather than the person misusing the weapon is similarly doomed to fail. — Doug Bandow

Law abiding citizen quote Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under god is ackno
Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under god is acknowledged.

As citizens of this democracy, you are the rulers and the ruled, the law-givers and the law-abiding, the beginning and the end. — Adlai E. Stevenson

As long as there are guns, the individual that wants a gun for a crime is going to have one and going to get it. The only person who's going to be penalized and have difficulty is the law-abiding citizen, who then cannot have [it] if he wants protection -- the protection of a weapon in his home. — Ronald Reagan

Being democratic is not enough, a majority cannot turn what is wrong into right. In order to be considered truly free, countries must also have a deep love of liberty and an abiding respect for the rule of law. — Margaret Thatcher

Law abiding citizen quote A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies.
A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies.

As long as there are guns, the individual that wants a gun for a crime is going to have one and going to get it. — Ronald Reagan

The key fallacy of so called gun control laws is that such laws do not in fact control guns. They simply disarm law abiding citizens, while people bent on violence find firearms readily available. — Thomas Sowell

I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and believe that law-abiding Americans have the right to self-defense. — Donald Trump

Law-abiding people need to be able to own firearms to protect themselves. — Wayne LaPierre

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More Law Abiding Citizen Quotes

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We welcome the National Rifle Association here to Indianapolis. It's tens of thousands of freedom loving Americans. I was grateful to be able to speak to them and interact with them and I really do believe that the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms makes our communities more safe, not less safe. — Mike Pence

The time has come to end the deadly experiment of disarming peaceable, law-abiding citizens near schools. — Steve Stockman

The more sinful and guilty a person tends to feel, the less chance there is that he will be a happy, healthy, or law-abiding citizen. He will become a compulsive wrong-doer. — Albert Ellis

It is unclear how disarming law-abiding citizens would better protect them from the dangers and threats posed by those who would flout the law. It is at just such times that the constitutional right to self-defense is most precious and must be protected from government overreach. — Rick Scott

Law-abiding citizens value privacy. Terrorists require invisibility. The two are not the same, and they should not be confused. — Richard Perle

What the USA Freedom Act did is it did two things. Number one, it ended the federal government's bulk collection of phone metadata of millions of law-abiding citizens. — Ted Cruz

You can have all the gun control laws in the country, but if you don't enforce them, people are going to find a way to protect themselves. We need to recognize that bad people are doing bad things with these weapons. It's not the law-abiding citizens, it's not the person who uses it as a hobby. — Michael Steele

I have strongly supported the right to keep and bear arms. I truly believe that firearms in the hands of law abiding citizens makes our families and our communities more safe, not less safe. — Mike Pence

I don’t know why liberals want to disarm the law-abiding population, but I do know that not a single argument proffered stands the light of facts. Armed citizens deter far more crimes than the police, and far more lives are saved by the intended victim being armed than are lost in firearm accidents. — Paul Craig Roberts

Gun control does not decrease gun ownership by criminals but instead reduces their incentives to refrain from violence because it decreases the supply of armed law-abiding citizens who might resist them. — John McGinnis

When the penalty for a policeman's mistake is to put a criminal back out on the street, then we are hurting America; we are hurting our law-abiding citizens. — Gary Bauer

I'M FEARFUL because in the back of my mind I know that although I'm a law abiding citizen I could still be looked upon as a "threat" to those who don't know me. So I will continue to have to go the extra mile to earn the benefit of the doubt. — Benjamin Watson

I believe law-abiding citizens ought to be able to own a gun. I believe in background checks at gun shows or anywhere to make sure that guns don't get in the hands of people that shouldn't have them. — George W. Bush

First of all I would make about 80% of the people law-abiding citizens again. The policy which is carried out now makes every entrepreneur and businessman a thief against his own will. — Alexander Lebed

The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will loose. — James Earl Jones

Judges have no actual power of enforcement. They don't have troops to carry out orders. They have no power of the purse. Yet our system of laws depends on lowly citizens and presidents abiding by court rulings. — Nina Totenberg

...It is statistically irrefutable that those American cities with stringent "gun control" (e.g. N.Y.C., D.C., Chicago, L.A.) have higher crime rates. It is also irrefutable that those 31 states which have made conceal carry of handguns easy for law-abiding citizens have correspondingly enjoyed significant drops in their crime rates. — Kenneth W. Royce

One legislator accused me of having a 19th century attitude on law and order. That is a totally false charge. I have an 18th century attitude. That is when the Founding Fathers made it clear that the safety of law abiding citizens should be one of government's primary concerns. — Jeffrey Gitomer

Let me get this straight. A mentally ill madman goes on a shooting spree to assassinate a United States Congressperson... and the lesson learned by liberals is that guns must be taken away from law-abiding citizens? Really? What’s the connection between a mentally ill nutcase and perfectly sane, responsible people? There is none. — Wayne Allyn Root

I think people are frustrated in this society, where predators prey upon normal, law-abiding citizens, and you never see justice in the courtroom. In my films, the predators don't get away with it. — Steven Seagal

The moment you stigmatize a whole group of people - for example, Muslims - then, obviously, you make the decent, law-abiding Muslims feel as if they're under threat in some way or that their legitimacy, as members or citizens of society, is brought into question. — Tony Blair

I'm a very law-abiding citizen, and I've never consciously broken any law. I get nervous just jaywalking in Los Angeles! — Gillian Jacobs

If we're going to change the laws, let's change them in ways which makes it easier to catch criminals, and yet at the same time protect the Second Amendment rights of our law-abiding citizens. — John Dingell

The overwhelming majority of Muslims in this country and overseas are peaceful, law-abiding citizens. However, a small number of Muslims are members of fundamentalist sects sworn to the destruction of the United States. — Robert Mueller

As Muslims, we are all equals, we abide by the laws and we understand that we have to be active citizens wherever we are. Our goals are first to live by our principles, to remind people of these values, to reconcile our respective societies with these shared universal values and to try our best to push for a spiritual agenda with more ethics in society, in politics, in economics, and in culture. — Tariq Ramadan

If I had the choice now, I'd make New Jersey a state where you can have a shall issue on conceal and carry. Now our legislature won't do that, but I have done recently is to make sure that we're making it easier for folks to be able to get a permit in New Jersey because they deserve the right to do that as law-abiding citizens. — Chris Christie

I was 32 years old, and I've changed my mind. And the biggest reason that I changed my mind was my seven years as a federal prosecutor. What I learned in those seven years was that we were spending too much time talking about gun laws against law- abiding citizens and not nearly enough time talking about enforcing the gun laws strongly against criminals. — Chris Christie

You know what the [Barack] Obama administration keeps getting wrong is whenever anything bad happens they focus on law-abiding citizens instead of focusing on the bad guys. — Ted Cruz

We're looking at a president [Barack Obama] who's engaged in double-speak where he doesn't call radical Islamic terrorism by its name. Indeed, he gives a speech after the San Bernardino attack where his approach is to try to go after the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens rather than to keep us safe. — Ted Cruz

I think ultimately that the rules that you make for gun control, people who are intent on killing themselves aren't too concerned with the rules. Law-abiding citizens are. — Rand Paul

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