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It is not desirable to cultivate
a respect for the law,
so much as for the right.
- Henry David Thoreau

Related topics: Values Government Political

That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind.
The time is always right to do the right thing.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Justice that love gives is a surrender,
justice that law gives is a punishment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time.
Hatred ceases through love.
This is an unalterable law.
- The Buddha

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In matters of conscience,
the law of the majority has no place.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world.
To be effective it demands the sacrifice
of the bravest and the most spotless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

For time and the world do not stand still.
Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy


 

The more laws and order are made prominent,
the more thieves and robbers there will be.
- Lao Tzu

Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

It is the first law of friendship
that it has to be cultivated.
The second is to be indulgent
when the first law is neglected.
- Voltaire

Clarke's Third Law:
Any sufficiently advanced technology
is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Humor is always based on a modicum of truth.
Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law?
- Dick Clark

Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them.
- Edward W. Howe

Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life:
in education,
medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art.
- Barry Commoner

To hear some men talk of the government,
you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation,
and kept the planets in their places.
- Wendell Phillips

And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual,
it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival
of the fittest in every department.
- Andrew Carnegie

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

My father-in-law gets up at 5 o'clock in the morning
and watches the Discovery Channel.
I don't know why there's this big rush to do this.
- Jeff Foxworthy

If you do something once,
people will call it an accident.
If you do it twice, t
hey call it a coincidence.
But do it a third time, and
you've just proven a natural law.
- Grace Hopper

To believe in a just law of cause and effect,
carrying with it a punishment or a reward,
is to believe in righteousness.
- Ernest Holmes

Music is a moral law.
It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
- Plato

Just got back from a pleasure trip: I took my mother-in-law to the airport.
- Henny Youngman

Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law.
- Boethius

Constant development is the law of life,
and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas
in order to appear consistent
drives himself into a false position.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

To force a lawyer on a defendant can only lead him
to believe that the law contrives against him.
- Potter Stewart

One of the things I was taught in law school is that
I'd never be able to think the same again -
that being a lawyer is something that's part of who
I am as an individual now.
- Anita Hill

The law has no compassion.
And justice is administered without compassion.
- Christopher Darden

In law, nothing is certain but the expense.
- Samuel Butler

Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.
- Jeremy Bentham

It is impossible to tell where the law stops and justice begins.
- Bugs Baer

If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Whenever men take the law into their own hands,
the loser is the law.
And when the law loses, freedom languishes.
- Robert Kennedy

Congress will pass a law restricting public comment
on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum
of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line.
- Andy Grove

Ignorance of the law excuses no man from practicing it.
- Addison Mizner

The law has no power over heroes.
- Charlotte Lennox

The trouble with law is lawyers.
- Clarence Darrow

Our government...
teaches the whole people by its example.
If the government becomes the lawbreaker,
it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to
become a law unto himself;
it invites anarchy.
- Louis D. Brandeis

The only way to store information is by agreement.
The belief system is like a Book of Law that rules our mind.
Our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive.
Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others,
but we cannot accept and love ourselves.
- don Miguel Ruiz

There is an orderliness in the universe,
there is an unalterable law governing everything
and every being that exists or lives.
It is no blind law; for no blind law can govern
the conduct of living beings.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If a child lives with criticism,
he learns to condemn.
...
If a child lives with fear,
he learns to be apprehensive.
...
If a child lives with encouragement,
he learns to be confident.
...
If a child lives with acceptance,
he learns to love.
- Dorothy Law Nolte

What white man has ever seen me drunk? Who has ever
come to me hungry and left me unfed? Who has seen me
beat my wives or abuse my children? What law have I broken?
- Sitting Bull

As God as my witness, they said, We're above the law.
There's nothing you can do to us.
You're just a church secretary.
- Jessica Hahn

It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.
- Earl Warren

Law is nothing other than a certain ordinance of reason for the common good,
promulgated by the person who has the care of the community.
- Thomas Aquinas

This is New York, and there's no law against being annoying.
- William Kunstler

A lot of industry groups have said they support a federal law.
They don't want to have to deal with 50 different state laws.
- William Jackson

Trust me that as I ignore all law to help the slave,
so will I ignore it all to protect an enslaved woman.
- Susan B. Anthony

At some point, Moore's law will break down.
- Seth Lloyd

Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through
your will a be general natural law.
- St.
Jerome

In our judgment of human transactions,
the law of optics is reversed; we see the most indistinctly
the objects which are close around us.
- Richard Whately

If any difference should be made by law between husband and wife,
reason, justice and humanity, if their voices were heard,
would dictate that it should be in her favor.
- Ernestine Rose

Law and equity are two things which God has joined,
but which man has put asunder.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Be kind to your mother-in-law, but pay for her board at some good hotel.
- Josh Billings

How can you practice dancing in an airplane? There's a law against it.
- George Murphy

A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers.
- H. L. Mencken

At his best, man is the noblest of all animals;
separated from law and justice he is the worst.
- Aristotle

If the views I have expressed be right,
we can think of our civilization evolving with the
growth of knowledge from small wandering tribes to large settled law.
- John Boyd Orr

Our lady the Common Law is a very wise old lady though
she still has something to learn in telling what she knows.
- Frederick Pollock

It is a besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law.
This is the usual form in which masses of men exhibit their tyranny.
- James F. Cooper

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

Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
- Immanuel Kant

No man e'er felt the halter draw, With good opinion of the law.
- John Trumbull

I just think Rosa Parks was overrated.
Last time I checked, she got famous for breaking the law.
- Stephen Colbert

Amnesty is a terrible policy, and it's terrible politics.
It's a terrible policy because you are rewarding people for breaking the law.
- Tom Tancredo

Evolution is not a force but a process.
Not a cause but a law.
- John Morley

Intelligence agencies keep things secret because they
often violate the rule of law or of good behavior.
- Julian Assange

It is only our conception of time that makes us call
the Last Judgement by this name.
It is, in fact, a kind of martial law.
- Franz Kafka

The grandest of all laws is the law of progressive development.
Under it, in the wide sweep of things,
men grow wiser as they grow older, and societies better.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

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

Action for which I become responsible,
or for which my administration becomes responsible,
shall be within the law.
- William Howard Taft

One of my contemporaries, a colorless chap who worked
much harder at his law studies,
is now Prime Minister.
- Alex Cox


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