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John Arbuthnot Quotes and Sayings

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Law is a bottomless pit.
- John Arbuthnot

Biography is one of the new terrors of death.
- John Arbuthnot

All political parties die at last of swallowing their own lies.
- John Arbuthnot

In matters of conscience,
the law of the majority has no place.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

 

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

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

Justice that love gives is a surrender,
justice that law gives is a punishment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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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.

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

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

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

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

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

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

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

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

The law has no power over heroes.
- Charlotte Lennox

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Necessity has no law.
- Oliver Cromwell

The jury has the right to determine both the law and the facts.
- Samuel Chase

The true law of the race is progress and development.
Whenever civilization pauses in the march of conquest,
it is overthrown by the barbarian.
- William Gilmore Simms

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

We must all obey the great law of change.
It is the most powerful law of nature.
- Edmund Burke

My job is to interpret the law based on how the legislature
and the court has done it and then,
of course, to use our system of justice to develop
some new legal tools and new concepts.
- Bill Scott

That's an interesting question.
I would say that in general Americans know very little about the law.
It's one of those things that most of us take for granted.
- Christopher Darden

I'm duty-bound to follow the law and apply to the law
to the facts as I find them.
- Stephanie Tubbs Jones

And sometimes you have to go above the written law,
I believe.
- Fawn Hall

That is a Medieval way of drawing history,
in which they do not respect the law and want the rest
of the world to respect the law.
That's not possible.
- Emir Kusturica

When law becomes despotic, morals are relaxed,
and vice versa.
- Honore de Balzac

But the law of God came from heaven indeed.
God wrote it with his finger, it is the fountain of all wisdom,
and therefore shall it continue for ever,
and never have an end.
- John Jewel

Other composers have taken this particular technique
much further than I in the meantime,
with the result that the Law of Diminishing Returns has begun to apply.
- Brian Ferneyhough

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

I enjoyed practicing law.
- George J. Mitchell

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

There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated
under the shield of law and in the name of justice.
- Charles de Montesquieu

This show has shown me how to throw a punch.
But watching my future sister-in-law go through breast
cancer has also shown me how to take one.
- Charlotte Ross

Courts of law, and all the paraphernalia and folly
of law cannot be found in a rational state of society.
- Robert Owen

The mathematical facts worthy of being studied are those which,
by their analogy with other facts, are capable of leading
us to the knowledge of a physical law.
- Henri Poincare

The position the Government finds itself in is not
one of constructing a law,
but of carrying out a decision given by the Judicial
Committee of the Privy Council.
- Charles Tupper

The mills of God work like lightning compared with the law.
- Mary Stewart

Judicial abuse occurs when judges substitute their
own political views for the law.
- Lamar S. Smith


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