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Law is born from despair of human nature.
Jose Ortega Y Gasset

The animals that depend on instinct have an inherent knowledge of the laws of economics and of how to apply them; Man, with his powers of reason, has reduced economics to the level of a farce which is at once funnier and more tragic than Tobacco Road.
James Thurber

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

Moralities, ethics, laws, customs, beliefs, doctrines - these are of trifling import. All that matters is that the miraculous become the norm.
Henry Miller

Morris read through the letter. Was it a shade too fulsome? No, that was another law of academic life: it is impossible to be excessive in flattery of one's peers.
David Lodge

I am ashamed the law is such an ass.
George Chapman

Eventually you love people - friends or lovers - because of their flaws.
Karen Allen

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

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

Philosophy is such an impertinently litigious lady that a man has as good be engaged in law suits as have to do with her (letter to Edmund Halley)
Sir Isaac Newton

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

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

France, mother of arts, of warfare, and of laws (Les Regrets)
Joachim Du Bellay

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

Common sense often makes good law.
William O Douglas

The question not many ask is: why are the laws of physics like they are?
Paul Davies

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

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.
Henry L Mencken

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

Manners are stronger than laws
Thomas Carlyle

Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.
Ronald Reagan

I want a guarantee (with physics and mathematics, not with laws) that we can give ourselves real privacy of personal communications. [no such thing can exist, John]
John Gilmore

Denis Law could dance on eggshells.
Bill Shankly

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

Justice? You get justice in the next world, in this world you have the law.
William Gaddis

Dirt is only matter out of place; and what is a blot on the escutcheon of the Common Law may be a jewel in the crown of the Social Republic
John Chipman Gray

To some lawyers, all facts are created equal
Felix Frankfurter

There is a higher law than the law of government. That's the law of conscience.
Stokely Carmichael

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

The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
Tacitus

There is none to tell the rich to go on striving, for a rich man makes the law that hallows and hollows his own life.
Sean O'Casey

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

American couples have gone to such lengths to avoid the interference of in-laws that they have to pay marriage counselors to interfere between them.
Florence King

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

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

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

A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect.
Sir Walter Scott

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

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

The screening process through which law firms choose new partners is perhaps as well considered as anything this side of a papal election.
Neal Johnston

I was not the midwife of the Law School, but its fraternal twin.
Norman Lamm

Diego Maradona - a flawed genius who has now become a genius who is flawed.
Bob Wilson

I think it is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises - but only performance is reality.
Harold Geneen

Microsoft is engaging in unlawful predatory practices that go well beyond the scope of fair competition.
Orrin Hatch

Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread.
Josh Billings

I wanted Lawrie Sanchez to concentrate on Fulham
Mohamed Al-Fayed

Time stands with impartial law
Manilius

Variability is the law of life, and as no two faces are the same, so no two bodies are alike, and no two individuals react alike and behave alike under the abnormal conditions which we know as disease.
William Osler

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

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



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