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James Harrington Quotes and Sayings

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The Law is but words and paper without the hands of swords of men.
- James Harrington

Vice: Whatever was passion in the contemplation of man,
being brought forth by his will into action.
- James Harrington

No man can be a politician, except he be first a historian or a traveller;
for except he can see what must be,
or what may be, he is no politician.
- James Harrington

A whole army, though they can neither write nor read,
are not afraid of a platform, which they know is but earth or stone;
nor of a cannon,
which, without a hand to give fire to it,
is but cold iron; therefore a whole army is afraid of one man.
- James Harrington

 

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

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.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The law has no power over heroes.
- Charlotte Lennox

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

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

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

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

Clarke's Third Law:
Any sufficiently advanced technology
is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke

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

The trouble with law is lawyers.
- Clarence Darrow

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule
of law under God is acknowledged.
- Ronald Reagan

The PATRIOT Act brought down the wall separating intelligence
agencies from law enforcement and other entities charged
with protecting the Nation from terrorism.
- Chris Chocola

There are a lot of things you can do with a law degree background,
but I just didn't have a passion for it.
- Matthew McGrory

Let a bill, or law, be read, in the one branch or the other,
every one instantly thinks how it will affect his constituents.
- Ezra Stiles

The due process of law as we use it,
I believe,
rests squarely on the liberal idea of conflict and resolution.
- June L. Trapp

A president who breaks the law is a threat to the very
structure of our government.
- Al Gore

Be kind to your mother-in-law, but pay for her board at some good hotel.
- Josh Billings

Responsibility for overseeing the implementation of
election law typically resides with partisan officials,
many with public stakes in the election outcome.
- Thomas E. Mann

We have talked long enough in this country about equal rights.
It is time now to write the next chapter -
and to write it in the books of law.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

There's only one law you gotta follow to keep outta trouble.
Do it first, do it yourself, and keep on doin' it.
- Ben Hecht

I am ashamed the law is such an ass.
- George Chapman

Individual and national rights to wealth rest on the
basis of civil and international law,
or at least of custom that has the force of law.
- Alfred Marshall

Law is nothing other than a certain ordinance of reason for the common good,
promulgated by the person who has the care of the community.
- Thomas Aquinas

A law can be both economic folly and constitutional.
- Antonin Scalia

Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women;
when it dies there,
no constitution, no law, no court can save it.
- Learned Hand

Canon law itself says for one case of guilt,
a priest can be dismissed from the clerical state.
One.
- Roger Mahony

These people have elevated audacity to symphonic and operatic levels.
The Florida Supreme Court relied on new law to resolve
the election dispute down there.
- Vincent Bugliosi

In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others.
In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.
- Immanuel Kant

We're not lawbreakers, we're law-abiding,
and intend to stay that way.
- Panayiotis Zavos

I passed the Bar on the first shot, But I have never practiced law.
- Walter Wager

I think that one of the most fundamental responsibilities
is to give testimony in a court of law,
to give it honestly and willingly.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

The South is brutalized to a degree not realized by its own inhabitants,
and the very foundation of government,
law and order, are imperilled.
- Ida B. Wells


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