Law Quotes

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This is the Law of the Yukon, that only the Strong shall thrive;
That surely the Weak shall perish, and only the Fit survive.
Robert Service

"I'm so much more than just Angelina [Jolie's] brother. I'm also Jon Voight's son and Billy Bob Thorton's brother-in-law."
James Haven

I have a problem with censorship by the lawyer - by legal people by the publishing firm, and I may be changing publishers. They don't seem to want to take too many risks with living people.
Kenneth Anger

Yes, Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me.
Alice Walker

One with the law is a majority.
Calvin Coolidge

Here lies that peerless peer Lord Peter,
Who broke the laws of God and man and metre.

( epitaph for Lord Robertson )
John G Lockhart

I admit it is better fun to punt than be punted, and that a desire to have all the fun is nine-tenths of the law of chivalry.
Dorothy L Sayers

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

People are saying to me that what they don't want to do is put people who cannot afford this into a position where they are harming their own families. [on gambling laws]
Digby Jones

A single prop that does not look real to an audience can louse you up. The same is true of the smallest flaw in setting up the motivation in a story line.
Desi Arnaz

If you had told me when I was growing up with the sus laws I could be so proud to be a Londoner, I would not have believed you.
Heather Small

Laws are applied to enemies, but only interpreted as regards friends.
Giovanni Giolitti

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

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

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

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

My definition of utter waste is a coachload of lawyers going over a cliff, with three empty seats.
Lamar Hunt

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

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

The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
Ayn Rand

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

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

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

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

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

I was advised not to do Scream because no one likes horror movies. Then I heard, 'Don't audition because you can't do this bitchy role,' and 'You're way too friendly, no pun intended.' I was also told, 'Play the girlfriend or the doctor or the lawyer - the nice ones.' Now I'm getting scripts where I'm asked to play characters that are tough as nails, and I love it.
Courtney Cox

It is not simply a theological treatise, a code of laws, a religious homily, but the Bible - the book - while the only book for the soul, the best book for the mind
Herrick Johnson

I would uphold the law if for no other reason but to protect myself.
Sir Thomas More

My decision to become a lawyer was irrevocably sealed when I realized my father hated the legal profession
John Grisham

I think that one of the most fundamental responsibilities is to give testimony in a court of law, to give it honestly and willingly.
Adlai E Stevenson

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

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

I think that one of the most fundamental responsibilities is to give testimony in a court of law, to give it honestly and willingly.
Adlai Stevenson

No man has ever yet been hanged for breaking the spirit of a law.
Grover Cleveland

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

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

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

'If the law supposes that,' said Mr Bumble...' the law is an ass - an idiot.'
Charles Dickens

Certain trifling flaws sit as disgracefully on a character of elegance as a ragged button on a court dress
Johann Lavater

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

I had mixed feelings - like watching my mother in law drive over a cliff in your car.
Terry Venables

They proclaim that every man is entitled to exist without labor and, the laws of reality to the contrary notwithstanding, is entitled to receive his 'minimum sustenance' his food, his clothes, his shelter, with no effort on his part, as his due and his birthright. To receive it, from whom?
Ayn Rand

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

I learned law so well, the day I graduated I sued the college, won the case, and got my tuition back.
Fred Allen

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

In no other game does the law of averages get to work so potently, so mysteriously [on cricket]
Neville Cardus

We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.
Ronald Reagan

Whatever the commission wants to do to satisfy itself that everything is in conformity with the law, the Conservative party will assist it to do [on party loans]
Oliver Letwin

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

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

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