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In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.
Mahatma Gandhi

I suppose that writers should, in a way, feel flattered by the censorship laws. They show a primitive fear and dread at the fearful magic of print.
John Mortimer

Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law. [alternative form of the Categorical Imperative]
Imannuel Kant

Live your life while you have it. Life is a splendid gift. There is nothing small in it. For the greatest things grow by God's Law out of the smallest
Florence Nightingale

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

A pun is not bound by the laws which limit nicer wit. It is a pistol let off at the ear; not a feather to tickle the intellect.
Charles Lamb

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

When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society.
Pope John Paul II

If you need to get a rebate, then you should debate, is it fair by the law, that you had to pay more?
Stan Stevens

Once victim, always victim - that's the law!
Thomas Hardy

I saw six men kicking and punching the mother-in-law. My neighbour said 'Are you going to help?' I said 'No, Six should be enough.'
Les Dawson

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

Nothing is too wonderful to be true if it be consistent with the laws of nature
Michael Faraday

I don't know what I would do without Whitelaw. Everyone should have a Willy.
Margaret Thatcher

Success comprises in itself the seeds of its own decline and sport is not spared by this law.
Baron Pierre De Coubertin

Nothing in life is certain except death, taxes and the second law of thermodynamics.
Seth Lloyd

I hold it to be the moral duty of women to make themselves beautiful in all lawful ways.
E Lynn Linton

Corporations cannot commit treason, or be outlawed or excommunicated, for they have no souls.
Harold Coffin

If you can manipulate news, a judge can manipulate the law.
Mario Cuomo

Laws were made to be broken. (Blackwood's Magazine)
Christopher North

Habit is the deepest law of human nature.
Thomas Carlyle

I love Wagner, but the music I prefer is that of a cat hung up by its tail outside a window and trying to stick to the panes of glass with its claws.
Charles Baudelaire

Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture than that of laws.
Francis Bacon

The laws of morals and the laws of music are the same.
Zoltan Kodaly

The idea of bringing all men on an equality with each other has always been a pleasant dream; the law cannot equalize men in spite of nature.
Luc De Vauvanargues

Pray, v.: To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.
Ambrose Bierce

How long soever it hath continued, if it be against reason, it is of no force in law
Sir Edward Coke

The chess-board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us.
Thomas Huxley

One with the law is a majority.
Calvin Coolidge

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

The laws of God, the laws of man he may keep that will and can; not I: let God and man decree laws for themselves and not for me.
A E Housman

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

The one great principle of the English law is, to make business for itself.
Charles Dickens

For the skeptic there remains only one consolation: if there should be such a thing as superhuman law it is administered with subhuman inefficiency.
Eric Ambler

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

The law is reason, free from passion.
Aristotle

Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.
Samuel Johnson

My mom said the only reason men are alive is for lawn care and vehicle maintenance.
Tim Allen

The way things are going the faces on next year's bubble-gum cards will be lawyers.
Reggie Jackson

The Führer alone is the present and future German reality and its law. Learn to know ever more deeply: from now on every single thing demands decision, and every action responsibility.
Martin Heidegger

He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides.
Charles Lamb

We are here, not because we are law-breakers; we are here in our efforts to become law-makers.
Emmeline Pankhurst

The political status legislation which emerged in Congress in 1990 and 1991 did not receive the support needed for enactment into law during my tenure as Attorney General.
Dick Thornburgh

It's round the world I've travelled;
it's round the world I've roamed;
but I've yet to see an outlaw drive a family from its home.
Woody Guthrie

All laws are an attempt to domesticate the natural ferocity of the species.
John Gardner

At present, intelligent people do not have their children vaccinated, nor does the law now compel them to. The result is not, as the Jennerians prophesied, the extermination of the human race by smallpox; on the contrary more people are now killed by vaccination than by smallpox.
George Bernard Shaw

Whoever desires to found a state and give it laws, must start with assuming that all men are bad and ever ready to display their vicious nature, whenever they may find occasion for it.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Writing is a form of personal freedom. It frees us from the mass identity we see all around us. In the end, writers will write not to be outlaw heroes of some underculture but mainly to save themselves, to survive as individuals.
Don DeLillo

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

Bad laws were made to be broken.
Doctor Who



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