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The Roman Code was merely an enunciation in words of
by Henry James Sumner Maine

The Roman Code was merely an enunciation in words of
the existing customs of the Roman people.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

The Roman jurisprudence has the longest known history
of any set of human institutions.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

When primitive law has once been embodied in a Code,
there is an end to what may be called its spontaneous development.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

The inquiries of the jurist are in truth prosecuted
much as inquiry in physic and physiology was prosecuted
before observation had taken the place of assumption.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

 

The ancient codes were doubtless originally suggested
by the discovery and diffusion of the art of writing.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

The most celebrated system of jurisprudence known to the world begins,
as it ends, with a Code.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

The epoch of Customary Law, and of its custody by a privileged order,
is a very remarkable one.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

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Our authorities leave us no doubt that the trust lodged
with the oligarchy was sometimes abused,
but it certainly ought not to be regarded as a mere
usurpation or engine of tyranny.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

Law is stable; the societies we are speaking of are progressive.
The greater or less happiness of a people depends on
the degree of promptitude with which the gulf is narrowed.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

The members of such a society consider that the transgression
of a religious ordinance should be punished by civil penalties,
and that the violation of a civil duty exposes the
delinquent to divine correction.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

The ancient Roman code belongs to a class of which
almost every civilised nation in the world can show a sample,
and which, so far as the Roman and Hellenic worlds were concerned,
were largely diffused over them at epochs not widely
distant from one another.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

It is true that the aristocracies seem to have abused
their monopoly of legal knowledge;
and at all events their exclusive possession of the
law was a formidable impediment to the success of those
popular movements which began to be universal in the western world.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

In spite of overwhelming evidence, it is most difficult
for a citizen of western Europe to bring thoroughly
home to himself the truth that the civilisation which
surrounds him is a rare exception in the history of the world.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

The most superficial student of Roman history must
be struck by the extraordinary degree in which the
fortunes of the republic were affected by the presence of foreigners,
under different names, on her soil.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

Seize the day (Carpe Diem)
- ancient Roman proverb

I am the Roman Emperor, and am above grammar.
- Emperor Sigismund

The Holy Roman Empire is neither Holy,
nor Roman, nor an Empire.
- Voltaire

I was brought up Roman Catholic.
I'm not even baptized.
- Billy Corgan

You have the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of England,
the Presbyterians, the Wesleyans, represented in each school,
and they are each to take alternate days.
- Charles Tupper

Music had always been the handmaid of the Roman liturgy.
- Richard Morris

The Papacy is not other than the Ghost of the deceased Roman Empire,
sitting crowned upon the grave thereof.
- Thomas Hobbes

The Roman legions were formed in the first instance of citizen soldiers,
who yet had been made to submit to a rigid discipline,
and to feel that in that submission lay their strength.
- Goldwin Smith

As you know, I am neither Roman Catholic,
Protestant Episcopalian, nor Presbyterian,
nor am I an Irishman.
- John Bright

My last days at MGM were like the fall of the Roman Empire in fast motion.
- Joseph Barbera

The principle of equity first came into evidence in
Roman jurisprudence and was derived by analogy from
the physical meaning of the word.
- Herbert Read

People who light up like Roman candles come down in the dark very quickly.
- Irwin Shaw

We may be sure that out of the ruins of our capitalist
civilization a new religion will emerge,
just as Christianity emerged from the ruins of the Roman civilization.
- Herbert Read

We have a good arrangement.
Roman lies to me and I pretend to believe him.
- Sharon Tate

The Roman Catholics teach that unless you're a Roman
Catholic you do not go to heaven.
- Neale Donald Walsch

The Roman Catholics must know as well as we do that
"Popery" when encouraged by government has always been
dangerous to the liberties of the people.
- Lord George Gordon

ON the decline of the Roman power, about five centuries after Christ,
the countries of Northern Europe were left almost destitute
of a national government.
- Thomas Bulfinch

I have found two Roman sites in the area that I live in.
- Bill Wyman

Both Jewish and Roman sources and traditions admit an empty tomb.
- Josh McDowell

For example, I like using strong Greek and Roman Renaissance
characters as part of my series.
- Frank Bruno

I am utterly struck how, 300 years after his execution,
Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire.
- Peter Jennings

Roman civilization had achieved, within the bounds of its technology,
relatively as great a mastery of time and space as we have achieved today.
- Arthur Erickson

You can count on one hand the number of Novus Ordo
churches in this country that feature a fully Catholic
music program of any quality,
consistent with the Roman rite tradition.
- Richard Morris

My Roman girlfriend translates bits from Italian into English.
It is sublime.
- Francesca da Rimini

Each day provides it's own gifts.
- Martial (Roman Poet)

It is admitted by everybody that rights and privileges
enjoyed by the Roman Catholic minority in Manitoba down to 1890,
were taken away by legislation of 1890.
- Charles Tupper

The second trial was a fair trial.
I do not call it a second trial.
I call it a fair trial, as opposed to the first trial,
which was an unfair trial, a Roman holiday.
- Sam Sheppard

The Sixties are now considered a historical period,
just like the Roman Empire.
- Dave Barry

Roman's wife Sharon Tate had been murdered by Charles Manson the year before,
but Roman had been through so much leaving the Warsaw
ghetto that he was very strong and private.
- Francesca Annis

It was luxuries like air conditioning that brought down the Roman Empire.
With air conditioning their windows were shut,
they couldn't hear the barbarians coming.
- Garrison Keillor

That is the Roman way: to give favors to the favorites.
- Hans Kung

I've always wondered why there isn't a great French
novel about the German occupation.
The nouveau roman authors weren't interested in telling that sort of thing.
- Manuel Puig

I am an Epicurean.
I consider the genuine (not the imputed) doctrines of Epicurus
as containing everything rational in moral philosophy
which Greek and Roman leave to us.
- Thomas Jefferson

Well we took it apart scene by scene.
We examined every sentence, every full stop,
every comma.
He has a most wonderful eye for detail,
Roman, and you know, he's a very good artist.
- Ronald Harwood

Then suddenly the Roman liturgy disappeared as we knew it.
- Richard Morris

Vatican II was a force that seized the mind of the
Roman Catholic Church and carried it across centuries
from the 13th to the 20th.
- Lance Morrow

We have today a fairly thorough knowledge of the early
Greco-Roman period because our motivations are the same.
- Arthur Erickson

I get letters from women, and they say,
'I love your Roman nose.' If I weren't on TV and I
walked past that same woman,
she'd go, 'Did you see the beak on that guy?
- Matt Lauer

I was at a party three weeks prior to the murders at
Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate's house.
- Nancy Sinatra

And this speaks to the larger problem that no one wants to talk about:
the restoration of the Roman rite is a precondition
for a long-term fix for the problem.
- Richard Morris

To us, basing stories on christianity is the same as
basing stories on Roman mythology,
Native American folklore, or unsubstantiated government conspiracies.
- Richard King

She doesn't understand the concept of Roman numerals.
She thought we just fought in world war eleven.
- Joan Rivers

French architecture always manages to combine the most
magnificent underlying themes of architecture;
like Roman design,
it looks to the community.
- Stephen Gardiner

If I were a Roman Catholic, I should turn a heretic,
in sheer desperation, because I would rather go to
heaven than go to purgatory.
- Charles Spurgeon

The Roman Catholic church...
carries the immense power of very directly affecting
women's lives everywhere by its stand against birth control and abortion.
- Robin Morgan

In the tenth century the old Batavian and later Roman forms have faded away.
- John Lothrop Motley

When the French nation gradually came into existence
among the ruins of the Roman civilization in Gaul,
a new language was at the same time slowly evolved.
- Lytton Strachey

No Roman ever was able to say, 'I dined last night with the Borgias'.
- Max Beerbohm

The gigantic Gaul derided the Roman soldiers as a band of pigmies.
- John Lothrop Motley

Christians were regarded as separated from society
and therefore destructive of the Greco-Roman way of life.
- Kenneth Scott Latourette

The death of Pope John Paul II led many of different
faiths and of no faith to acknowledge their debt to
the Roman Catholic Church for holding on to absolutes
that the rest of us can measure ourselves against.
- Suzanne Fields

It was in the Papal States that I studied the Roman Question.
I traveled over every part of the country;
I conversed with men of all opinions,
examined things very closely, and collected my information on the spot.
- Edmond About

I liked Latin, I like languages, I liked all the myths,
and the Roman tales that we were required to translate in Latin,
and all these interesting people who were never quite
what they thought they would be or seemed to be.
- Suzanne Farrell

The Legislature of Lower Canada, consisting chiefly of Roman Catholics,
could hardly be expected to support a church which
they were taught to consider heretical,
and in Upper Canada the scanty means at the disposal of the Government,
precluded all hope.
- John Strachan

It is the custom of the Roman Church which I unworthily
serve with the help of God,
to tolerate some things, to turn a blind eye to some,
following the spirit of discretion rather than the rigid letter of the law.
- Pope Gregory VII

When I speak it is in order to be heard.
- Roman Jakobson

When she was younger, my mother was quite committed to Roman Catholicism.
But she got disillusioned with it and moved closer
to something like Buddhist beliefs near the end of her life.
- Ralph Fiennes


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