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The law of humanity ought to be composed of the past,
by Edgar Quinet

The law of humanity ought to be composed of the past,
the present, and the future, that we bear within us;
whoever possesses but one of these terms,
has but a fragment of the law of the moral world.
- Edgar Quinet

Time is the fairest and toughest judge.
- Edgar Quinet

An effeminate education weakens both the mind and the body.
- Edgar Quinet

Universal orthodoxy is enriched by every new discovery of truth:
what at first appeared universal,
by wishing to stand still, sooner or later becomes a sect.
- Edgar Quinet

 

What we share with another ceases to be our own.
- Edgar Quinet

It is certain that if you would have the whole secret of a people,
you must enter into the intimacy of their religion.
- Edgar Quinet

Science is Christian, not when it condemns itself to the letter of things,
but when, in the infinitely little, it discovers as
many mysteries and as much depth and power as in the infinitely great.
- Edgar Quinet

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

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

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

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

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

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

The trouble with law is lawyers.
- Clarence Darrow

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

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

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

The law has no power over heroes.
- Charlotte Lennox

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

That's the key: get the constitution in place.
Get rule of law in place, capital will come,
electricity will follow.
- Steve King

I rise in support of a Canada in which liberties are safeguarded,
rights are protected and the people of this land are
treated as equals under the law.
- Paul Martin

I was the law and order.
- Frank Gifford

Our homeland is the whole world.
Our law is liberty.
We have but one thought, revolution in our hearts.
- Dario Fo

Columbia Law School men were being drafted,
and suddenly women who had done well in college were
considered acceptable candidates for the vacant seats.
- Constance Baker Motley

Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral law.
- Ayn Rand

One with the law is a majority.
- Calvin Coolidge

In the first place I remark that no human law is perfect
in its construction or execution.
- Thomas Jordan Jarvis

But since September 11, we have made every effort to
try to work closely with state and local law enforcement.
- Robert Mueller

The uglier a man's legs are, the better he plays golf -
it's almost a law.
- H. G. Wells

Nothing is more destructive of respect
for the government and the law of the land
than passing laws which cannot be enforced.
- Albert Einstein

The enemies of the Christian religion and the Law of
God confuse law with faith.
- Randall Terry

Sure, I always chose rebels to identify with -
I still do -
but to me a rebel isn't so much someone who breaks
the law as someone who goes against the odds.
- William Petersen

I want to live perfectly above the law,
and make it my servant instead of my master.
- Brigham Young

A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers.
- H. L. Mencken

The decision violates both the letter and spirit of the law.
- Philip E. Berger

Also the pictures themselves give a visual to the audience tuning in,
that makes them a very important part of law enforcement,
or pulling families together.
- Robert Stack

What five members of the Supreme Court say the law
is may be something vastly different from what Congress intended the law to be.
- Benjamin F. Fairless

We all know here that the law is the most powerful
of schools for the imagination.
No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth.
- Jean Giraudoux


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