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The law of the Creator, which invests every human being
by Salmon P. Chase

The law of the Creator, which invests every human being
with an inalienable title to freedom,
cannot be repealed by any interior law which asserts that man is property.
- Salmon P. Chase

All men are born equally free.
- Salmon P. Chase

The child is pronounced pretty.
I think it quite otherwise.
- Salmon P. Chase

What can be indissoluble if a perpetual Union,
made more perfect, is not?
- Salmon P. Chase

 

I never refused my help to any person black or white;
and I liked the office nonetheless because there were
neither fees nor salary connected with it.
- Salmon P. Chase

The Proclamation does not, indeed, mark out exactly
the course I should myself prefer.
But I am ready to take it just as it is written,
and to stand by it with all my heart.
- Salmon P. Chase

A resignation is a grave act; never performed by a
right minded man without forethought or with reserve.
- Salmon P. Chase

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The President then proceeded to read his Emancipation Proclamation,
making remarks on the several parts as he went on,
and showing that he had fully considered the whole subject,
in all lights under which it had been presented to him.
- Salmon P. Chase

What you have said, Mr. President, fully satisfies
me that you have given to every proposition which has been made,
a kind and candid consideration.
And you have now expressed the conclusion to which you have arrived,
clearly and distinctly.
- Salmon P. Chase

And upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice,
warranted by the Constitution, upon military necessity,
I invoke the considerate judgment of all mankind,
and the gracious favor of Almighty God.
- Salmon P. Chase

Once I should have been, if not satisfied,
partially, at least, contented with suffrage for the
intelligent and those who have been soldiers;
now I am convinced that universal suffrage is demanded
by sound policy and impartial justice.
- Salmon P. Chase

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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 law has no power over heroes.
- Charlotte Lennox

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

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

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

The trouble with law is lawyers.
- Clarence Darrow

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I wish there was some way to get the law changed.
They can write anything about you after you're deceased
and there's nothing you can do about it.
- Robert Wagner

You must obey the law, always, not only when they grab
you by your special place.
- Vladimir Putin

The law, which restrains a man from doing mischief to his fellow citizens,
though it diminishes the natural, increases the civil liberty of mankind.
- William Blackstone

Justice is incidental to law and order.
- J. Edgar Hoover

The enforcement of the law cannot depend on the justice
of a cause or one man's conscience.
- Harold H. Greene

My children have no prejudices at all.
My own brother-in-law is Jewish!
- Dorothy Kilgallen

It seems to be a law in American life that whatever
enriches us anywhere except in the wallet inevitably becomes uneconomic.
- Russell Baker

In our day the conventional element in literature is
elaborately disguised by a law of copyright pretending
that every work of art is an invention distinctive enough to be patented.
- Northrop Frye

No brilliance is needed in the law.
Nothing but common sense, and relatively clean finger nails.
- John Mortimer

Law without education is a dead letter.
With education the needed law follows without effort and,
of course, with power to execute itself;
indeed,
it seems to execute itself.
- Rutherford B. Hayes

When you have police officers who abuse citizens,
you erode public confidence in law enforcement.
That makes the job of good police officers unsafe.
- Mary Frances Berry

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

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

Curses on the law!
Most of my fellow citizens are the sorry consequences
of uncommitted abortions.
- Karl Kraus

There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at,
and who steals what is most precious to men:
time.
- Napoleon Bonaparte


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