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We have talked long enough in this country about equal rights. It is time now to write the next chapter - and to write it in the books of law.
Lyndon Johnson

There are many rules of thumb and laws out there of which we still have no knowledge, and as such they are in a real way hidden from us.
Umberto Giordano

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

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

Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
Edmund Burke

Common sense often makes good law.
William O Douglas

People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to the law; and those who have must to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous.
Edmund Burke

The laws of cricket tell of the English love of compromise between a particular freedom and a general orderliness, or legality.
Neville Cardus

I want to be the white man's brother, not his brother-in-law.
Martin Luther King

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

We will do everything in our power to make certain that this is as painless a process as possible for the benefit of the children [on divorcing Jude Law]
Sadie Frost

There isn't a flaw in his golf or his make-up [on Tiger Woods]
Jack Nicklaus

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

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

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

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

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

A decision of the courts decided that the game of golf may be played on a Sunday, not being a game within the view of the law, but being a form of moral effort.
Stephen Butler Leacock

The mass of the people have nothing to do with the laws but to obey them.
Bishop Samuel Horsley

He it was that first gave to the law the air of a science. He found it a skeleton, and clothed it with life, colour, and complexion; he embraced the cold statue, and by his touch it grew into youth, health, and beauty.
Barry Yelverton

If a person is not talented enough to be a novelist, not smart enough to be a lawyer, and his hands are too shaky to perform operations, he becomes a journalist.
Norman Mailer

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 can always tell when the mother in law's coming to stay; the mice throw themselves on the traps.
Les Dawson

Hatred, which could destroy so much, never failed to destroy the man who hated, and this was an immutable law.
James Baldwin

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

The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law.
Jeremy Bentham

Denis Law could dance on eggshells.
Bill Shankly

As I am a first-time blogger, perhaps I should note herein that I am a lawyer and a student of the Constitution.
John Jay Hooker

Few cross the river of time and are able to reach non-being. Most of them run up and down only on this side of the river. But those who when they know the law follow the path of the law, they shall reach the other shore and go beyond the realm of death.
Horace

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

The man that has no friend at court,
Must make the laws confine his sport,
But he that has, by dint of flaws,
may make his sport confine the laws.
Thomas Chatterton

Custom, the unwritten law,
By which the people keep even kings in awe. [Circe, II]
Charles Davenant

Necessity has no law.
William Langland

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

Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal.
Arthur C Clarke

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

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

No one is truly free, they are a slave to wealth, fortune, the law, or other people restraining them from acting according to their will.
Euripedes

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

'It would be really great if people would realize that stars are only people with the same weaknesses and flaws, not immaculate idols.'
Meg Ryan

There is a higher law than the Constitution [speech against Fugitive Slave Law, 1850]
William Seward

And without fear the lawless roads Ran wrong through all the land.
Edwin Muir

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

It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can stop him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important.
Martin Luther King Jr

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

The United States is a nation of laws, badly written and randomly enforced.
Frank Zappa

Laws are generally found to be nets of such a texture, as the little creep through, the great break through, and the middle-sized are alone entangled in.
William Shenstone

Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator.
Antonio Gaudi

Tony Blair was on Football Focus the other week and named me as one of his favourite players. My father-in-law phoned me and said 'I've never heard such rubbish!' - but I think it's great. I voted Lib-Dem last time but I'm Labour again now
Arjan De Zeeuw

The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice.
Benjamin Franklin



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