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Henry James Sumner Maine Quotes and Sayings

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

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 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

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

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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

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

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 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

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

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

We shall be inclined to pronounce the voyage that led
to the way to this New World as the most epoch-making
event of all that have occurred since the birth of Christ.
- John Fiske

Ever since my youth it has disturbed me that of the
literary works that survived their own epoch,
so many dealt with historical rather than contemporary subjects.
- Lion Feuchtwanger

A man lives not only his personal life,
as an individual, but also, consciously or unconsciously,
the life of his epoch and his contemporaries.
- Thomas Mann

We live in an epoch of denudation.
- John Joly

The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas,
i.e., the class which is the ruling material force of society,
is at the same time its ruling intellectual force.
- Karl Marx

In all the areas within which the spiritual life of humanity is at work,
the historical epoch wherein fate has placed us is
an epoch of stupendous happenings.
- Edmund Husserl

Once more I can climb about and remind you that a woman
in this epoch does the important literary thinking.
- Gertrude Stein

It is an absolutely unique success of the church community
to have introduced such an epoch-making change,
in just a few years, without having a serious division.
- Hans Kung

Beauty is also submitted to the taste of time,
so a beautiful woman from the Belle Epoch is not exactly
the perfect beauty of today,
so beauty is something that changes with time.
- Karl Lagerfeld

The human mind, I believe, cares for the True only
in the general character of an epoch.
- Alfred de Vigny

Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space.
- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

The obscurest epoch is today.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

From the building of the temple of Solomon,
which is also treated as a leading epoch in chronology,
a new period in the history of worship is accordingly dated,
- and to a certain extent with justice.
- Julius Wellhausen

We are at a major epoch in human history,
which is that we don't need sex to recreate the race.
You can have babies without sex.
This is the first time in human history that has been true,
and it means, for example, we could do some extraordinary things.
- David Cronenberg

But I now entered on my fifteenth year -
a sad epoch in the life of a slave girl.
My master began to whisper foul words in my ear.
Young as I was, I could not remain ignorant of their import.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

All men and women are born, live, suffer and die;
what distinguishes us one from another is our dreams,
whether they be dreams about worldly or unworldly things,
and what we do to make them come about.
We do not choose to be born.
We do not choose our parents.
We do not choose our historical epoch,
the country of our birth,
or the immediate circumstances of our upbringing.
We do not, most of us, choose to die;
nor do we choose the time and conditions of our death.
But within this realm of choicelessness, we do choose how we live.
- Joseph Epstein

In the present epoch of struggle between two worlds
the two opposing and antagonistic trends penetrating
the foundations of nearly all branches of biology are
particularly sharply defined.
- Trofim Lysenko

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

What we seek we shall find; what we flee from flees from us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Blessed is he who expects nothing,
for he shall never be disappointed.
- Alexander Pope

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted,
every hill and mountain shall be made low,
the rough places will be made straight
and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed
and all flesh shall see it together.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

Give me a lever long enough
and a fulcrum on which to place it,
and I shall move the world.
- Archimedes

If we will be quiet and ready enough,
we shall find compensation in every disappointment.
- Henry David Thoreau

Your success and happiness lies in you.
Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you
shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller

We know nothing at all.
All our knowledge is but the knowledge of schoolchildren.
The real nature of things we shall never know.
- Albert Einstein

We must all hang together,
or assuredly we shall all hang separately.
- Benjamin Franklin

Lend your voices only to sounds of freedom,
no longer lend your strength to that
which you wish to be free from.
Fill your life with love and bravery,
and you shall live a life uncommon.
- Jewel

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself
the means of inspiration and survival.
- Winston Churchill

If we open a quarrel between past and present,
we shall find that we have lost the future.
- Winston Churchill

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

Fear not death; for the sooner we die,
the longer shall we be immortal.
- Benjamin Franklin

We must, indeed, all hang together or,
most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
- Benjamin Franklin

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels.
We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
- Anton Chekhov

We shall see but a little way if
we require to understand what we see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Resolve to keep happy, and your joy
and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller

I must uphold my ideals,
for perhaps the time will come
when I shall be able to carry them out.
- Anne Frank

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

So long as the memory of certain
beloved friends lives in my heart,
I shall say that life is good.
- Helen Keller

If we are to teach real peace in this world,
and if we are to carry on a real war against war,
we shall have to begin with the children.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world
that we must love our enemies - or else?
The chain reaction of evil -
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -
must be broken, or else we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If we are not happy and joyous at this season,
for what other season shall we wait and
for what other time shall we look?
- Abdul-Baha

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better.
What if they are a little coarse,
and you may get your coat soiled or torn?
What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled
in the dirt once or twice.
Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore that I can do,
or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature,
let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it,
for I shall not pass this way again.
- William Penn

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another,
but let him work diligently and build one for himself,
thus by example assuring that his own
shall be safe from violence when built.
- Abraham Lincoln

This too, shall pass.
- Bible

Nature and human life are as various
as our several constitutions.
Who shall say what prospect life offers to another?
- Henry David Thoreau

Shall I not have intelligence with the earth?
Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself.
- Henry David Thoreau

A man's pride shall bring him low,
but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.
- Proverbs 29:23

Show me a man who knows his own heart
and to him I shall belong.
- Jewel

If you are walking to seek, ye shall find.
- Sommeil Liberosensa

Ask and you shall receive, that your joy may be full.
- John 16:24

Though lovers be lost love shall not.
- Dylan Thomas

As you sow, so shall you reap.
- Galatians 6:7

Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves
for they shall never cease to be amused.
- Anonymous


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