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Well: what we gain by science is, after all, sadness, as the Preacher saith. The more we know of the laws and nature of the Universe the more ghastly a business we perceive it all to be - and the non-necessity of it.
Thomas Hardy

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

I believe abortion should be available to everyone, but the law should be changed. In the past I voted for a restriction to 22 weeks and I would be prepared to go down to 20.
Michael Howard

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

The political status legislation which emerged in Congress in 1990 and 1991 did not receive the support needed for enactment into law during my tenure as Attorney General.
Dick Thornburgh

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

I love Wagner, but the music I prefer is that of a cat hung up by its tail outside a window and trying to stick to the panes of glass with its claws.
Charles Baudelaire

When you consider what he did for United, just to be mentioned alongside Denis Law is an honour.
Ruud Van Nistelrooy

Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture than that of laws.
Francis Bacon

It is found by experience that admirable laws and right precedents among the good have their origin in the misdeeds of others.
Tacitus

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

In law, nothing is certain but the expense.
Samuel Butler

If you can manipulate news, a judge can manipulate the law.
Mario Cuomo

He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides.
Charles Lamb

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

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

There should be a law against Lester Piggott.
Darrell McHargue

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

From your confessor, lawyer and doctor, hide not your case on no condition. [Is this a way of saying that honesty is the best policy?]
John Harington

Doctors are the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
Anton Chekhov

I pledge to respect and protect the constitution and the law of my country and to carry out my duties to the best of my ability.
Heinz Fischer

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

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

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

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 less people know about how sausages and laws are made, the better they'll sleep at night.
Otto Von Bismarck

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

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

Heroin on any basis is a worse drug, a more dangerous drug than cannabis, but heroin in its pharmaceutical preparation, diamorphine, is available on prescription for people in pain and it's very widely prescribed.
So the law does not say that, because a drug is classed as illegal it therefore should not be available on prescription. What it does say, however, is that before drugs are available on prescription they've got to be properly tested and reearched. Not that that's happened to a lot of opiates, heroin and cocain derivatives.
So far the medical researchers have not been able to prove, indeed very few have tried, that there are real beneficial medicinal effects from cannabis.
Jack Straw

On Thursday [when the game of croquet took place] the deputy prime minister was not standing in for the prime minister.

He stands in for him only when he goes on holiday. He went on holiday on Saturday.

This was an away-day for the deputy prime minister's staff, who've had a change of responsibilities [on John Prescott's scandalous playing habits... on the croquet lawn]
Paul Clark

No brilliance is required in law, just common sense and relatively clean fingernails.
John Mortimer

Laws, like houses, lean on one another.
Edmund Burke

Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion (Parkinson's Law)
C Northcote Parkinson

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 submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.
Martin Luther King Jr

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

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

It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.
James Madison

As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.
Henry David Thoreau

There can be no such thing, in law or in morality, as actions to an individual, but permitted to a mob.
Ayn Rand

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

As love knoweth no lawes, so it regardeth no conditions
John Lyly

I did break the law... I was wrong... drugs are wrong
Jacqui Smith

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

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

Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
Edmund Burke

Live your life while you have it. Life is a splendid gift. There is nothing small in it. For the greatest things grow by God's Law out of the smallest
Florence Nightingale

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

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



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