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

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

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

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

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 sacred realm of privacy for every man and woman where he makes his choices and decisions-a realm of his own essential rights and liberties into which the law, generally speaking, must not intrude.
Geoffrey Fisher

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

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

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

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

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

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

We really have no definition of mother in our lawbooks.
Marianne O Battani

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

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

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

A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit.
George Herbert

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

"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

For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.
Albert Camus

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

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

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

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

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law (Book of the Law)
Aleister Crowley

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

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

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

It is the tension between the scientist's laws and his own attempted breaches of them that powers the engines of science and makes it forge ahead. (Quiddities)
W V O Quine

Substantive and procedural law benefits and protects landlords over tenants, creditors over debtors, lenders over borrowers, and the poor are seldom among the favored parties.
John Turner

'Make America what we want it to be — a literate country and a hopefuller country.' —Washington, D.C., Jan. 11, 2001

'Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature because it is a product that we can find in our neighborhoods.'
Austin, Texas, Dec. 20, 2000

'I knew it might put him in an awkward position that we had a discussion before finality has finally happened in this presidential race.'
Describing a phone call to Sen. John Breaux. Crawford, Texas, Dec. 2, 2000

'The legislature's job is to write law. It's the executive branch's job to interpret law.'
Austin, Texas, Nov. 22, 2000

'They misunderestimated me.'
Bentonville, Ark., Nov. 6, 2000

'They want the federal government controlling Social Security like it's some kind of federal program.'
St. Charles, Mo., Nov. 2, 2000

'The only things that I can tell you is that every case I have reviewed I have been comfortable with the innocence or guilt of the person that I've looked at. I do not believe we've put a guilty... I mean innocent person to death in the state of Texas.'
-All Things Considered, NPR, June 16, 2000

BUSH: 'First of all, Cinco de Mayo is not the independence day. That's dieciseis de Septiembre, and ...'
MATTHEWS: 'What's that in English?' BUSH: 'Fifteenth of September.' (Dieciseis de Septiembre = Sept. 16) -Hardball, MSNBC, May 31, 2000

'It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it.'
-Reuters, May 5, 2000

'Will the highways on the Internet become more few?'
-Concord, N.H., Jan. 29, 2000

'This is Preservation Month. I appreciate preservation. It's what you do when you run for president. You gotta preserve.'

-Speaking during 'PERSEVERENCE Month' at Fairgrounds Elementary School in Nashua, N.H. As quoted in the Los Angeles Times, Jan. 28, 2000

'What I am against is quotas. I am against hard quotas, quotas they basically delineate based upon whatever. However they delineate, quotas, I think vulcanize society. So I don't know how that fits into what everybody else is saying, their relative positions, but that's my position.'
-The San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 21, 2000

'Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?' -Florence, S.C., Jan. 11, 2000

'Gov. Bush will not stand for the subsidation of failure.' -ibid

'I think anybody who doesn't think I'm smart enough to handle the job is underestimating.'
-U.S. News & World Report, April 3, 2000
George W Bush

Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal.
Arthur C Clarke

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

( epitaph for Lord Robertson )
John G Lockhart

Nature, red in tooth and claw.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

One with the law is a majority.
Calvin Coolidge

Be assured, fellow citizens, that in a democracy it is the laws that guard the person of the citizen and the constitution of the state, whereas the despot and the oligarch find their protection in suspicion and in armed guards.
Aeschines

At least half the mystery novels published violate the law that the solution, once revealed, must seem to be inevitable.
Raymond Chandler

No great idea in its beginning can ever be within the law. How can it be within the law? The law is stationary. The law is fixed. The law is a chariot wheel which binds us all regardless of conditions or place or time.
Emma Goldman

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

Marriage is really tough because you have to deal with feelings... and lawyers.
Richard Pryor

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

The transfer window is completely flawed, as far as I am concerned, and I have always said that right from the very start. To have a managers' window would cause even bigger chaos.
Sam Allardyce

Common sense often makes good law.
William O Douglas

In point of substantial merit the law school belongs in the modern university no more than a school of fencing or dancing.
Thorstein Veblen

Guns aren't lawful, nooses give, gas smells awful - you might as well live.
Dorothy Parker

Custom, that unwritten law, By which the people keep even kings in awe.
Charles Davenport

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

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

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



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