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Frederick Pollock Quotes and Sayings

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But it is strange how many rational beings believe
the ultimate truths of the universe to be reducible
to patterns on a blackboard.
- Frederick Pollock

So far I go with the Socialists as to think it a pretty general rule that,
where monopoly is necessary, it is better in public hands.
- Frederick Pollock

I have not heard that even the New York abortion has
done very much in the States where it has been enacted.
- Frederick Pollock

It is odd how learned persons fail to see that new
terms and definitions are apt to mean new doubts and litigation.
- Frederick Pollock

 

Consider the Essay as a political pamphlet on the Revolution side,
and the fact that it was the Whig gospel for a century,
and you will see its working merit.
- Frederick Pollock

Yet when one suspects that a man knows something about
life that one hasn't heard before one is uneasy until
one has found out what he has to say.
- Frederick Pollock

The lawyer has not reached the height of his vocation
who does not find therein...
scope for a peculiar but genuine artistic function.
- Frederick Pollock

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Medieval justice was a quaint thing.
- Frederick Pollock

It is strange how little harm bad codes do.
- Frederick Pollock

The oldest theory of contract is I think negative.
- Frederick Pollock

Crabbed and obscure definitions are of no use beyond
a narrow circle of students,
of whom probably every one has a pet one of his own.
- Frederick Pollock

Our lady the Common Law is a very wise old lady though
she still has something to learn in telling what she knows.
- Frederick Pollock

The practice of the law is a perfectly distinct art.
- Frederick Pollock

It cannot be assumed that equity was following common
law whenever they agreed,
any more than the converse.
- Frederick Pollock

Not that pleading can be taken as a test,
for the forms of action, notably Debt,
ignore the fundamental difference between duties imposed
by law and duties created by the will of the parties.
- Frederick Pollock

Have you ever found any logical reason why mutual promises
are sufficient consideration for one another (like
the two lean horses of a Calcutta hack who can only
just stand together)? I have not.
- Frederick Pollock

If you deny that any principles of conduct at all are
common to and admitted by all men who try to behave reasonably -
well,
I don't see how you can have any ethics or any ethical background for law.
- Frederick Pollock

'Tis strange - but true;
for truth is always strange;
Stranger than fiction.
- Lord Byron

The human mind treats a new idea the way the body
treats a strange protein; it rejects it.
- Peter Medawar

It is strange to be known so universally
and yet to be so lonely.
- Albert Einstein

They certainly give very strange names to diseases.
- Plato

What a strange world this would be if we all had the same sense of humor.
- Bern Williams

We are strange beings, we seem
to go free, but we go in chains -
chains of training, custom, convention,
association, environment -
in a word, Circumstance -
and against these bonds
the strongest of us struggle in vain.
- Mark Twain

Thirty was so strange for me.
I've really had to come to terms with the fact that
I am now a walking and talking adult.
- C. S. Lewis

I feel coming on a strange disease - humility.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns,
the rattle of musketry, the strange,
mournful mutter of the battlefield.
- Douglas MacArthur

Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows -
marriage does.
- Groucho Marx

I was always a dreamer, in childhood especially.
People thought I was a little strange.
- Charley Pride

What makes photography a strange invention is that
its primary raw materials are light and time.
- John Berger

How strange that nature does not knock,
and yet does not intrude!
- Emily Dickinson

Join the army. Visit strange and exotic places.
Meet fascinating people. And kill them.
- Anonymous

Love is a strange master, and human nature is still stranger.
- Edgar Rice Burroghs

It's very strange that most people don't care if their
knowledge of their family history only goes back three generations.
- Doug Coupland

The strange thing is that since I've been offered lots
of films I think that maybe they think that I've sold out to Hollywood.
Which is not the case if anybody's listening.
- Brenda Blethyn

Life is strange.
Every so often a good man wins.
- Frank Dane

These are strange times.
Reason, which once combatted faith and seemed to have conquered it,
now has to look to faith to save it from dissolution.
- Johan Huizinga

Imagine people calling you to find out if you're dead.
I've led a real crazy life at times,
and I've had many strange things happen to me,
but that was one of the strangest.
- Richard Pryor

As for doing good; that is one of the professions which is full.
Moreover I have tried it fairly and, strange as it may seem,
am satisfied that it does not agree with my constitution.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is strange, but nobody is shocked when pop singers
make a fortune in the space of two years.
- Placido Domingo

The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self,
to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar,
is the test of their power.
- Toni Morrison

Searchers after horror haunt strange,
far places.
- H. P. Lovecraft

He read his mind.
He's a strange sort of man, isn't he? It's not just
the advice and the wisdom that he has.
- Omar Sharif

It is a strange trade that of advocacy.
Your intellect, your highest heavenly gift is hung
up in the shop window like a loaded pistol for sale.
- Thomas Carlyle

I don't enjoy British shows as a rule because British audiences are strange.
- Andrew Eldritch

The bedfellows politics made are never strange.
It only seems that way to those who have not watched the courtship.
- Marcel Achard

It may seem a strange principle to enunciate as the
very first requirement in a hospital that it should do the sick no harm.
- Florence Nightingale

When I look back, it was a strange period in my life,
looking at my childhood and then my teenage years and
forming Slayer when I was still 17,
not out of high school.
- Dave Lombardo

It was strange what happened to me; I mean popping
out like that before I was even ten.
- Cleo Moore

It's a strange thing, but you get this click in your brain;
the wonderful feeling that the entirety of a character
is suddenly available and accessible to you.
- Chiwetel Ejiofor

We're not as materialistic and income-tax conscious as we think.
At the moment our superstitions are tucked away,
but come out sometimes in strange ways sex crimes,
black masses.
- Terence Fisher

If you haven't found something strange during the day,
it hasn't been much of a day.
- John Archibald Wheeler

Guys act strange around me.
I swear I don't know why!
- Vanessa Hudgens

Love is the strange bewilderment that overtakes one
person on account of another person.
- James Thurber

Being a shy person, I always felt strange outside with my camera.
- Kim Weston

To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the
pleasantest sensations in the world.
- Freya Stark

As always, there's a couple of things in the pipeline -
but that pipeline is a strange and ambiguous place.
- Hugh Dancy

When you are in a room and your job is to write jokes 10 hours a day,
your mind starts going to strange places.
- Seth MacFarlane

It is a strange desire, to seek power,
and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others,
and to lose power over a man's self.
- Francis Bacon

We have a strange and wonderful relationship -
he's strange and I'm wonderful.
- Mike Ditka

Religion is a strange, wonderful thing.
More crimes have been committed in the name of righteousness than any other notion.
- Tom T. Hall

God may not play dice with the universe,
but something strange is going on with the prime numbers.
- Paul Erdos

Strange as it may seem, no amount of learning can cure stupidity,
and formal education positively fortifies it.
- Stephen Vizinczey

Is there something we have forgotten? Some precious thing we have lost,
wandering in strange lands?
- Arna Bontemps

Isn't it strange that we talk least about the things we think about most?
- Charles Lindbergh

In some strange way, this was meant to be.
- Joel Gretsch

Pigs are not that dirty.
And they're smart, strange little creatures.
They just need love.
- Shelley Duvall

I guess there seems to be clubs opening up again,
which is strange.
- Todd Barry

People fear death even more than pain.
It's strange that they fear death.
Life hurts a lot more than death.
At the point of death, the pain is over.
Yeah, I guess it is a friend.
- Jim Morrison

Rome - the city of visible history, where the past
of a whole hemisphere seems moving in funeral procession
with strange ancestral images and trophies gathered from afar.
- George Eliot

There is a strange reluctance on the part of most people
to admit they enjoy life.
- William Lyon Phelps

It seems strange that almost no other traces of the
strong vikings are found in America.
- Ellsworth Huntington


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