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The law cannot equalize mankind in spite of nature. ...
by Marquis De Vauvenargues

The law cannot equalize mankind in spite of nature.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

The idle always have a mind to do something.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to
live up to one's opportunities and make the most of one's resources.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

Everyone is born sincere and die deceivers.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

 

Clarity is the counterbalance of profound thoughts.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

One promises much, to avoid giving little.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

Wicked people are always surprised to find ability in those that are good.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

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You are not born for fame if you don't know the value of time.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

Our failings sometimes bind us to one another as closely as could virtue itself.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

All grand thoughts come from the heart.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

Lazy people are always anxious to be doing something.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

To achieve great things we must live as though we were never going to die.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

Those who can bear all can dare all.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

There is nothing that fear and hope does not permit men to do.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

If people did not compliment one another there would be little society.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

We should expect the best and the worst of mankind,
as from the weather.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

The art of pleasing is the art of deception.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

Vice stirs up war, virtue fights.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

The things we know best are the things we haven't been taught.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

You must rouse into people's consciousness their own prudence and strength,
if you want to raise their character.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes
led to extraordinary success.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

Emotions have taught mankind to reason.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

Men sometimes feel injured by praise because it assigns a limit to their merit;
few people are modest enough not to take offense that one appreciates them.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men
is to endow them with small talents and great ambition.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

To possess taste, one must have some soul.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The trouble with law is lawyers.
- Clarence Darrow

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The law has no power over heroes.
- Charlotte Lennox

I take judge-made law as one of the existing realities of life.
- Benjamin Cardozo


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