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The law is an adroit mixture of customs that are beneficial to society,
by Peter Kropotkin

The law is an adroit mixture of customs that are beneficial to society,
and could be followed even if no law existed,
and others that are of advantage to a ruling minority,
but harmful to the masses of men, and can be enforced on them only by terror.
- Peter Kropotkin

Have not prisons - which kill all will and force of character in man,
which enclose within their walls more vices than are
met with on any other spot of the globe -
always been universities of crime?
- Peter Kropotkin

America is just the country that how all the written
guarantees in the world for freedom are no protection
against tyranny and oppression of the worst kind.
There the politician has come to be looked upon as
the very scum of society.
- Peter Kropotkin

Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

 

That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind.
The time is always right to do the right thing.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Justice that love gives is a surrender,
justice that law gives is a punishment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time.
Hatred ceases through love.
This is an unalterable law.
- The Buddha

In matters of conscience,
the law of the majority has no place.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world.
To be effective it demands the sacrifice
of the bravest and the most spotless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

For time and the world do not stand still.
Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

It is not desirable to cultivate
a respect for the law,
so much as for the right.
- Henry David Thoreau

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

It is the first law of friendship
that it has to be cultivated.
The second is to be indulgent
when the first law is neglected.
- Voltaire

The only way to store information is by agreement.
The belief system is like a Book of Law that rules our mind.
Our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive.
Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others,
but we cannot accept and love ourselves.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Congress will pass a law restricting public comment
on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum
of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line.
- Andy Grove

Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law.
- Boethius

Humor is always based on a modicum of truth.
Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law?
- Dick Clark

Have a talk with your mind
(it really is something separate from yourself).
Lay down the law.
"My life begins TODAY.
I am like a newborn.
I have what I have today;
I have my fingers, my toes,
some people in my life,
some material and financial state.
Yesterday is only a dream -
perhaps a nightmare,
perhaps a cherished memory,
but only a dream - nothing more.
I will make all decisions and actions based solely
on what I have today as a starting point."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a child lives with criticism,
he learns to condemn.
...
If a child lives with fear,
he learns to be apprehensive.
...
If a child lives with encouragement,
he learns to be confident.
...
If a child lives with acceptance,
he learns to love.
- Dorothy Law Nolte

Whenever men take the law into their own hands,
the loser is the law.
And when the law loses, freedom languishes.
- Robert Kennedy

It is impossible to tell where the law stops and justice begins.
- Bugs Baer

Law of Contrariness:
Our chief want in life is somebody
who shall make us do what we can.
Having found them, we shall then hate them for it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Music is a moral law.
It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
- Plato

Almost any sect, cult, or religion will
legislate its creed into law
if it acquires the political power.
- Robert A. Heinlein

I want to be the white man's brother, not his brother-in-law.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you do something once,
people will call it an accident.
If you do it twice, t
hey call it a coincidence.
But do it a third time, and
you've just proven a natural law.
- Grace Hopper

Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.
- Jeremy Bentham

To believe in a just law of cause and effect,
carrying with it a punishment or a reward,
is to believe in righteousness.
- Ernest Holmes

The trouble with law is lawyers.
- Clarence Darrow

Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life:
in education,
medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art.
- Barry Commoner

Ignorance of the law excuses no man from practicing it.
- Addison Mizner

Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them.
- Edward W. Howe

To hear some men talk of the government,
you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation,
and kept the planets in their places.
- Wendell Phillips

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

The law has no power over heroes.
- Charlotte Lennox

It appears to be a law that you cannot have
a deep sympathy with both man and nature.
- Henry David Thoreau

And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual,
it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival
of the fittest in every department.
- Andrew Carnegie

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

The law has no compassion.
And justice is administered without compassion.
- Christopher Darden

Possession isn't nine-tenths of the law.
It's nine-tenths of the problem.
- John Lennon

Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends.
- H. L. Mencken

My father-in-law gets up at 5 o'clock in the morning
and watches the Discovery Channel.
I don't know why there's this big rush to do this.
- Jeff Foxworthy

One of the things I was taught in law school is that
I'd never be able to think the same again -
that being a lawyer is something that's part of who
I am as an individual now.
- Anita Hill

Just got back from a pleasure trip: I took my mother-in-law to the airport.
- Henny Youngman

To force a lawyer on a defendant can only lead him
to believe that the law contrives against him.
- Potter Stewart

Clarke's Third Law:
Any sufficiently advanced technology
is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Constant development is the law of life,
and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas
in order to appear consistent
drives himself into a false position.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

So great moreover is the regard of the law for private property,
that it will not authorize the least violation of it;
no,
not even for the general good of the whole community.
- William Blackstone

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

I have no difficulty with the recognition of civil
unions for non-traditional relationships but I believe
in law we should protect the traditional definition of marriage.
- Stephen Harper

Every success in limiting armaments is a sign that
the will to achieve mutual understanding exists,
and every such success thus supports the fight for
international law and order.
- Ludwig Quidde

A liberty subject to law and subordinate to the common welfare.
- Bainbridge Colby

A mother-in-law is better than a single and childless political persona,
though.
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky

Rosa Parks was a woman of strength, conviction,
and morality.
Her action on December 1, 1955, to defy the law made
her a leading figure in our nation's civil rights history.
- John Shimkus

I haven't committed a crime.
What I did was fail to comply with the law.
- David Dinkins

Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favor.
- Theodore Roosevelt

There ought to be a law against necessity.
- E. Y. Harburg

On January 10, 1963, I was sworn in as a lawyer,
so next January 10 I will have practiced law for 40 years,
and I've loved every minute of it.
- Johnnie Cochran

If any difference should be made by law between husband and wife,
reason, justice and humanity, if their voices were heard,
would dictate that it should be in her favor.
- Ernestine Rose

I don't want to pass a punitive law,
or use politics as a vendetta.
- Romano Prodi

It's the Law of God that gave the stability to Christian civilization.
- Randall Terry

Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who posses it;
and this I know,
my lords: that where law ends, tyranny begins.
- William Pitt

For too long, opponents of the PATRIOT Act have transformed
this law into a grossly distorted caricature that bears
no relation to the legislation itself.
- Jim Sensenbrenner

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

The grandest of all laws is the law of progressive development.
Under it, in the wide sweep of things,
men grow wiser as they grow older, and societies better.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

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

I'd like to know what law is it that says that a woman is a better parent,
simply by virtue of her sex.
- Robert Benton

It is psychological law that whatever we desire to
accomplish we must impress upon the subjective or subconscious mind.
- Orison Swett Marden

May you live your life as if the maxim of your actions
were to become universal law.
- Immanuel Kant

We have hardly an adequate idea how all-powerful law
is in forming public opinion,
in giving tone and character to the mass of society.
- Ernestine Rose


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