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

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

Laws are never as effective as habits.
Adlai E Stevenson

Generally, elders are among the more reverent members of the Church, but there is no law prescribing their age.
William Brewster

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

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

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

The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice.
Benjamin Franklin

When law and duty are one, united by religion, you never become fully conscious, fully aware of yourself. You are always a little less than an individual.
Frank Herbert

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

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

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

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

A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. [Too true!]
James Dent

I think Democrats often hold the unconstrained vision, and Republicans focus more on the Rule of Law.
John Fund

A lawyer with a briefcase can steal more than a thousand men with guns.
Mario Puzo

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

To some lawyers, all facts are created equal
Felix Frankfurter

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

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

It is the custom of the Roman Church which I unworthily serve with the help of God, to tolerate some things, to turn a blind eye to some, following the spirit of discretion rather than the rigid letter of the law.
Pope Gregory VII

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

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

Every law is an infraction of liberty.
Jeremy Bentham

I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else - I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations.
Queen Elizabeth II

It is the rule of rules, and the general law of all laws, that every person should observe those of the place where he is
Montaigne

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

Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing wonder and awe - the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me.
Imannuel Kant

Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.
Ayn Rand

Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property.
Jean De La Bruyere

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

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

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

Wherever Law ends, Tyranny begins
John Locke

Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral law.
Ayn Rand

'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

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

Nature, red in tooth and claw.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

I tried to walk a line between acting lawfully and testifying falsely, but I now realize that I did not fully accomplish that goal.
Bill Clinton

The works of art, by being publicly exhibited and offered for sale, are becoming articles of trade, following as such the unreasoning laws of markets
Prince Albert

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

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

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

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

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

Farewell, Love, and all they laws forever.
Thy baited hooks shall tangle me no more. (Farewell, Love, 1557)
Sir Thomas Wyatt

Look out, Paddy Power, someone's just parked a tank on your lawn.
David Harding

There is never a lawsuit but a woman is at the bottom of it
Juvenal

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



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