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My father said, 'There are times to sit, or stand and be counted,'
When good people die, just laws are forsaken, banned books smolder,
There comes a time when our steed must be armored and mounted;
The balance of good and evil rests on our collective shoulders.
Jason Merchey

The stampede to collect Beanie Babies is the latest twist in the toy industries plot to turn children into avaricious monsters and adults into clawing harpies!
Beth Vargo

The uglier a man's legs are, the better he plays golf. It's almost a law.
H G Wells

For me chemistry represented an indefinite cloud of future potentialities which enveloped my life to come in black volutes torn by fiery flashes, like those which had hidden Mount Sinai. Like Moses, from that cloud I expected my law, the principle of order in me, around me, and in the world. I would watch the buds swell in spring, the mica glint in the granite, my own hands, and I would say to myself: 'I will understand this, too, I will understand everything
Primo Levi

It is evident that an acquaintance with natural laws means no less than an acquaintance with the mind of God therein expressed
James Joule

I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.
Martin Luther King Jr

It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity.
Kofi Annan

It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.
James Madison

Who will protect the public when the police violate the law?
Ramsey Clark

Generally, elders are among the more reverent members of the Church, but there is no law prescribing their age.
William Brewster

Common sense often makes good law.
William O Douglas

I should see an enemy of my country in any one who would change by force that which has been established by law.
Louis Bonaparte

Instead of operating within rules and law, we have been supplying lethal weapons to terrorist nations.
Jack Brooks

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
Charles Darwin

We gain our ends only with the laws of nature; we control her only by understanding her laws.
Jacob Bronowski

We really have no definition of mother in our lawbooks.
Marianne O Battani

Liberty is the right of doing whatever the laws permit.
Charles Montesquieu

One general law, leading to the advancement of all organic beings, namely, multiply, vary, let the strongest live and the weakest die.
Charles Darwin

I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution.
Ulysses S Grant

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

Every law is an infraction of liberty.
Jeremy Bentham

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

No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it.
Theodore Roosevelt

Assault weapons pose a grave threat to all Americans, but most especially to law enforcement officers on our city streets.
Dianne Feinstein

In the university they don't tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools
Doris Lessing

It is important for me, as a popular artist, to make clear to the governments of the United States and Mexico that despite the strategy of fear and intimidation to foreigners, despite their weapons, despite their immigration laws and military reserves, they will never be able to isolate the Zapatista communities from the people in the United States.
Zack De La Rocha

I am opposed to the laying down of rules or conditions to be observed in the construction of bridges lest the progress of improvement tomorrow might be embarrassed or shackled by recording or registering as law the prejudices or errors of today.
Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Laws could be passed to keep the leader of a government from getting too much power.
Sir Thomas More

Laws, like houses, lean on one another.
Edmund Burke

A society deadened by a smothering network of laws while finding release in moral chaos is not likely to be either happy or stable.
Robert Bork

I take a dim view of the idea that any right-minded lawyer can immediately detect which side of a legislative, regulatory or litigation issue is the public interest side and that right-minded lawyers should decline to represent anyone representing a different side.
Lloyd Norton Cutler

In the state of nature... all men are born equal, but they cannot continue in this equality. Society makes them lose it, and they recover it only by the protection of the law.
Charles Montesquieu

Act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world. [The Categorical Imperative]
Imannuel Kant

The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.
Havelock Ellis

I told my mother-in-law that my house was her house, and she said, 'Get the hell off my property.'
Joan Rivers

No brilliance is required in law, just common sense and relatively clean fingernails.
John Mortimer

I pledge to respect and protect the constitution and the law of my country and to carry out my duties to the best of my ability.
Heinz Fischer

Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing wonder and awe - the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me.
Imannuel Kant

Look out, Paddy Power, someone's just parked a tank on your lawn.
David Harding

Some laws of state aimed at curbing crime are even more criminal
Friedrich Engels

The war we are fighting today against terrorism is a multifaceted fight. We have to use every tool in our toolkit to wage this war - diplomacy, finance, intelligence, law enforcement, and of course, military power - and we are developing new tools as we go along.
Richard Armitage

When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied.
Tacitus

Marriage is really tough because you have to deal with feelings... and lawyers.
Richard Pryor

Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

The unfortunate thing is that I live next door to the pub they all drink in. So if I leave my light on and they know I'm in, they all descend on me. I know it's nice, but it's a bit of a bummer if you're trying to watch EastEnders. [On his London neighbours Jude Law, Sadie Frost and Jonny Lee Miller]
Sean Pertwee

Acceleration is finite, I think, according to some laws of physics
Terry Riley

I feel like the nanny trying to calm down the kids. It looks like mum and dad are splitting up and nobody likes that. I hope they get back together. They are the two people who give me stability but they are bickering away like they want a divorce and I'm not going to be their lawyer
Ian Holloway

I would most like to work wierh Mert and Marcus as they never fail to make women look absolutely flawless.
Rosie Huntington Whiteley

One with the law is a majority.
Calvin Coolidge

It is the custom of the Roman Church which I unworthily serve with the help of God, to tolerate some things, to turn a blind eye to some, following the spirit of discretion rather than the rigid letter of the law.
Pope Gregory VII



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