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I am not worthy of the wealth I owe, nor dare I say 'tis mine, and yet it is; but, like a timorous thief, most fain would steal what law does vouch mine own.
William Shakespeare

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

Necessity has no law.
William Langland

Christianity is part of the laws of England.
Sir Matthew Hale

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

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

Camerado, I give you my hand, I give you my love more precious than money, I give you myself before preaching or law; Will you give me yourself?
Walt Whitman

Yes, there's such a thing as luck in trial law but it only comes at 3 o'clock in the morning. You'll still find me in the library looking for luck at 3 o'clock in the morning.
Louis Nizer

It should be the law: If you use the word "paradigm" without knowing what the dictionary says it means, you go to jail. [Hmm - the prisons would be pretty full if people got incarcerated for using words they didn't know the meaning of!]
David Jones

Where there are too many policemen, there is no liberty. Where there are too many soldiers, there is no peace. Where there are too many lawyers, there is no justice.
Lin Yutang

Manners are stronger than laws
Thomas Carlyle

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

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

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

Start with the idea that you can't repeal the laws of economics. Even if they are inconvenient.
Larry Summers

The daughter-in-law of Pythagoras said that a woman who goes to bed with a man ought to lay aside her modesty with her skirt, and put it on again with her petticoat.
Michel De Montaigne

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

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

I arrived last night, right in time for English Department cocktails. The tail belonged to a lovely young thing with a passion for D. H Lawrence [A Beautiful Mind]
Paul Bettany

Wherever Law ends, Tyranny begins
John Locke

It is a law of Elis that any woman who is discovered at the Olympic Games will be pitched from this mountain.
Pausanias

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

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

In language, the ignorant have prescribed laws to the learned. (Maxims, 1830)
Richard Duppa

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

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

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

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

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

To some lawyers, all facts are created equal
Felix Frankfurter

Every law is an infraction of liberty.
Jeremy Bentham

Lawyers know life practically. A bookish man should always have them to converse with.
Samuel Johnson

And have they fixed the where and when?
And shall Trelawney die?
Here's twenty thousand Cornishmen
Will know the reason why!
Robert Stephen Hawker

Time stands with impartial law
Manilius

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

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

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

I think it's gonna be a lot of lawyers sitting in a room trying to thrash out a deal before it will ever happen [on the Hobbit]
Peter Jackson

There was that law of life, so cruel and so just, that one must grow or else pay more for remaining the same.
Norman Mailer

Common sense often makes good law.
William O Douglas

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
Abraham Lincoln

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

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

Nature, red in tooth and claw.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

As a conservative power, the United States has a vital interest in upholding and expanding the reign of law in international relations.
James Fulbright

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

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

Go, tell the Spartans, thou who passest by,
That here obedient to their laws we lie.
Simonides

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

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

( epitaph for Lord Robertson )
John G Lockhart



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