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The law courts must appear as a threatening gesture toward secret vice.
by Adolf Loos

The law courts must appear as a threatening gesture toward secret vice.
The bank must declare: here your money is secure and
well looked after by honest people.
- Adolf Loos

Architecture arouses sentiments in man.
The architect's task therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise.
- Adolf Loos

The work of art shows people new directions and thinks of the future.
The house thinks of the present.
- Adolf Loos

The house has to please everyone, contrary to the work of art which does not.
The work is a private matter for the artist.
The house is not.
- Adolf Loos

 

Be truthful, nature only sides with truth.
- Adolf Loos

The house has to serve comfort.
The work of art is revolutionary; the house is conservative.
- Adolf Loos

Be not afraid of being called un-fashionable.
- Adolf Loos

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The room has to be comfortable; the house has to look habitable.
- Adolf Loos

Supply and demand regulate architectural form.
- Adolf Loos

It does not do to use it with forms whose origin is
intimately bound up with a specific material simply
because no technical difficulties stand in the way.
- Adolf Loos

The Potemkin city of which I wish to speak here is
none other than our dear Vienna herself.
- Adolf Loos

Man loves everything that satisfies his comfort.
He hates everything that wants to draw him out of his
acquired and secured position and that disturbs him.
Thus he loves the house and hates art.
- Adolf Loos

Changes in the traditional way of building are only
permitted if they are an improvement.
Otherwise stay with what is traditional,
for truth, even if it be hundreds of years old has
a stronger inner bond with us than the lie that walks by our side.
- Adolf Loos

At the beginning of the nineteenth century we abandoned tradition,
it's at that point that I intend to renew it because
the present is built on the past just as the past was
built on the times that went before it.
- Adolf Loos

Does it follow that the house has nothing in common
with art and is architecture not to be included in
the arts? Only a very small part of architecture belongs to art:
the tomb and the monument.
Everything else that fulfils a function is to be excluded from the domain of art.
- Adolf Loos

The work of art is brought into the world without there being a need for it.
The house satisfies a requirement.
The work of art is responsible to none;
the house is responsible to everyone.
The work of art wants to draw people out of their state of comfort.
- Adolf Loos

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

Justice that love gives is a surrender,
justice that law gives is a punishment.
- 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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The trouble with law is lawyers.
- Clarence Darrow

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The most desirable aspects of the Law of the Sea Treaty
pertain to navigational rights.
- Frank Gaffney

More law, less justice.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Global markets must be balanced by global values such
as respect for human rights and international law,
democracy, security and sustainable economic and environmental development.
- Anna Lindh

The legislature's job is to write law.
It's the executive branch's job to interpret law.
- George W. Bush

I do not think athletes should get a free pass.
I don't think we should train our children and future
athletes to believe that they are above the law and morality.
- Armstrong Williams

Our show is different, because it's not about law and order,
it's about psychology, the intent of somebody.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

All men are not created equal but should be treated
as though they were under the law.
- Andy Rooney

We cannot build foundations of a state without rule of law.
- Mahmoud Abbas

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

It always takes longer than you expect,
even if you take Hofstadter's Law into account.
- Douglas Hofstadter


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