Similar point made by Thomas More in "A Man for All Seasons"
This country's planted thick with laws from coast to coast--man's laws, not God's--and if you cut them down...d'you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I'd give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety's sake."
― Robert Bolt,
I'll give Mr Duck his freedom of speech 'cause I want mine.
"I disapprove of what he says, but I will defend to the death of my battery his right to say it"