quote by Thurgood Marshall

Lawlessness is lawlessness. Anarchy is anarchy is anarchy. Neither race nor color nor frustration is an excuse for either lawlessness or anarchy.

— Thurgood Marshall

Unforgettable Lawlessness quotations

Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the state has become lawless or corrupt. And a citizen who barters with such a state shares in its corruption and lawlessness.

The Afro-American is not a bestial race.

If this work can contribute in any way towards proving this, and at the same time arouse the conscience of the American people to a demand for justice to every citizen, and punishment by law for the lawless, I shall feel I have done my race a service. Other considerations are of minor importance.

The Communist threat from without must not blind us to the Communist threat from within. The latter is reaching into the very heart of America through its espionage agents and a cunning, defiant, and lawless communist party, which is fanatically dedicated to the Marxist cause of world enslavement and destruction of the foundations of our republic.

What we need in the United States is not division;

what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the United States is not violence or lawlessness; but love and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, and a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country, whether they be white or they be black.


If we suffer tamely a lawless attack upon our liberty, we encourage it, and involve others in our doom.

Love to faults is always blind, always is to joy inclined.

Lawless, winged, and unconfined, and breaks all chains from every mind.

Love to faults is always blind, always is to joy inclined.

Lawless, winged, and unconfined, and breaks all chains from every mind.

As to Taxes, they are evidently inseparable from Government.

It is impossible without them to pay the debts of the nation, to protect it from foreign danger, or to secure individuals from lawless violence and rapine.

Illegality will never solve the problem of political lawlessness.


When a legislature undertakes to proscribe the exercise of a citizen's constitutional right to free speech, it acts lawlessly; and the citizen can take matters into his own hands and proceed on the basis that such a law is no law at all.

What has commonly been called rebellion has more often been nothing but a manly and glorious struggle in opposition to the lawless power of rebellious kings and princes.

Laws can't control the lawless.

Do not handicap yourself with the idea of revenge, for the trend of things will revenge your wrong not only upon the individuals responsible for your persecution, but on the society that has permitted this lawlessness.

Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the state becomes lawless or corrupt.


Donald Trump is saying we're going to end the lawlessness at the border and we're going to push Mexico to do better. So there's been a reaction by the activist community to attack him.

When people lack teachers, their tendencies are not corrected;

when they do not have ritual and moral principles, then their lawlessness is not controlled.

Dear Hip Hop, we can't scream 'murder, misogyny, lawlessness' in our music & then turn around and ask for equality & justice.

Our entire judicial system in Liberia has broken down because of the many years of lawlessness, indiscipline and warfare. We need more training to get more qualified judges. We need infrastructural reforms. All of our laws need to be re-examined by a law reform commission.

In all of us, even in good men, there is a lawless wild-beast nature, which peers out in sleep.


The spirit of graft and of lawlessness is the American spirit.

First in violence, deepest in dirt, lawless, unlovely, ill-smelling, irreverent, new; an overgrown gawk of a - village, the "tough" among cities, a spectacle for the nation.

History is a grim reminder of what happens to those who think they have no law but themselves.

If the educated and influential classes in a community either practice or connive at the systematic violation of laws that seem to them to cross their convenience, what can they expect when the lesson that convenience or a supposed class interest is a sufficient cause for lawlessness has been well learned by the ignorant classes?

The right to rebellion is the right to seek a higher rule, and not to wander in mere lawlessness.


The brash unbridled tongue, the lawless folly of fools, will end in pain.

But the life of wise content is blest with quietness, escapes the storm and keeps its house secure.

If the foundation of a well-ordered society is a healthy, happy home, then the problem of lawlessness will not be solved by more laws or legislation; but by fathers and mothers exerting a moral influence and example in their own families, tempered with love and understanding.

What happened to California will release a spirit that is more demonic than Islam, a spirit of lawlessness and anarchy. And a sexual insanity will be unleashed into the Earth.

Ending the lawlessness at the border? I don't believe a fourth-generation Hispanic thinks that's evil. I don't think an African American thinks there's anything wrong with protecting their jobs for a change.

With the tools of democracy, democracy was murdered and lawlessness made "legal.

" Raw power ruled, and its only real goal was to destroy all other powers besides itself.


What can defeat greed, technological superiority, and legal lawlessness .

.. is discipline, consciousness, and unity.

Vast multitudes of professing Christians fit into the category spoken of here.

They call Jesus 'Lord,' but they practice lawlessness. They profess faith in Jesus, but have no regard for the divine law.

I can't run no more with that lawless crowd while the killers in high places say their prayers out loud. But they've summoned, they've summoned up a thundercloud and they're going to hear from me. Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That's how the light gets in.

Lawlessness is a self-perpetuating, ever-expanding habit.

We're in a state of crisis where our nation is literally ripping apart at the seams right now, and lawlessness is occurring from one ocean to the other. And we're seeing the fulfillment of the Book of Judges here in our own time, where every man doing that which is right in his own eyes-in other words, anarchy.