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Lord Halifax Quotes and Sayings

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If the laws could speak for themselves,
they would complain of the lawyers in the first place.
- Lord Halifax

Related topics: Legal

The best party is but a kind of conspiracy against the rest of the nation.
- Lord Halifax

Anger is seldom without argument but seldom with a good one.
- Lord Halifax

As you simplify your life,
the laws of the universe will be simpler;
solitude will not be solitude,
poverty will not be poverty,
nor weakness weakness.
- Henry David Thoreau

 

The future has nothing in common with the past -
except natural laws and human nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe,
nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws,
but the smallest insect, we wish
to be created at once by special act.
- Charles Darwin

If the misery of the poor be caused
not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions,
great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

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Happiness is the final and perfect fruit
of obedience to the laws of life.
- Helen Keller

Whose laws have priority in your life?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The more laws and order are made prominent,
the more thieves and robbers there will be.
- Lao Tzu

True friendship's laws are by this rule express'd,
Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest.
- Alexander Pope

What is a miracle? To some, it is an act of God.
To others, something amazing, extraordinary, or unexpected.
To me, Life is a miracle.
Everything that happens is a miracle.
There is no reason for me to exist as I do -
no reason for humanity, the universe, or the laws of Nature.
Energy, mass, gravity and the rest of existence
are all so improbable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nature never breaks her own laws.
- Leonardo da Vinci

A miracle is nothing more or less than this...
Anyone who has come into a knowledge
of his true identity,
of his oneness with
the all-pervading wisdom and power,
this makes it possible for laws higher
than the ordinary mind knows of
to be revealed to him.
- Ralph Waldo Trine

I consider my greatest accomplishment to be lifelong celibacy.
- Isaac Newton
(discoverer of the laws of gravitation and motion,
famous mathematician, and perhaps the greatest scientist ever)

It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution.
It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.
- Vladimir Lenin

If we spend the time we waste in sighing
for the perfect golden fruit
in fulfilling the conditions of its growth,
happiness will come, must come.
It is guaranteed in the very laws of the universe.
If it involves some chastening and renunciation, well,
the fruit will be all the sweeter for this touch of holiness.
- Helen Keller

Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass
and the little ones get caught.
- Honore de Balzac

Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support
for their new works collaborate with the creator.
- Antonio Gaudi

Having a baby changes the way you view your in-laws.
I love it when they come to visit now.
They can hold the baby and I can go out.
- Matthew Broderick

If you violate Nature's laws you are your own prosecuting attorney,
judge, jury, and hangman.
- Luther Burbank

The more laws, the less justice.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

There is no logical way to the discovery
of these elemental laws.
There is only the way of intuition,
which is helped by a feeling
for the order lying behind the appearance.
- Albert Einstein

The road to freedom lies not through
mysteries or occult performances,
but through the intelligent use
of natural forces and laws.
- Ernest Holmes

As far as the laws of mathematics
refer to reality, they are not certain,
and as far as they are certain,
they do not refer to reality.
- Albert Einstein

Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that
we are immune to their operations.
- David Gerrold

Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.
- Otto von Bismarck

Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes her laws.
- Mayer Amschel Rothschild

Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws,
which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty
sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.
- John Morley

Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.
- Barbara Kingsolver

I don't like to think of laws
as rules you have to follow,
but more as suggestions.
- George Carlin

The simplicities of natural laws arise through the
complexities of the language we use for their expression.
- Eugene Wigner

Justice is what is established; and thus all our established
laws will necessarily be regarded as just without examination,
since they are established.
- Blaise Pascal

But men never violate the laws of God without suffering the consequences,
sooner or later.
- Lydia M. Child

We are a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants.
- Bob Inglis

Nothing is accidental in the universe -
this is one of my Laws of Physics -
except the entire universe itself,
which is Pure Accident, pure divinity.
- Joyce Carol Oates

In violent streets and broken homes,
the cry of anguished souls is not for more laws but
for more conscience and character.
- Cal Thomas

Reason we call that faculty innate in us of discovering
laws and applying them with thought.
- Hermann von Helmholtz

I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility.
Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time.
- Robert Browning

Which goes to show you, you can make all the laws you want,
but you cannot change people's ways.
If you must change them, you have to understand that
it will take a long time.
- Miriam Makeba

Laws are the sovereigns of sovereigns.
- Louis XIV

Moralities, ethics, laws, customs, beliefs,
doctrines - these are of trifling import.
All that matters is that the miraculous become the norm.
- Henry Miller

Surely it is one of the simplest laws of taste in dress,
that it shall not attract undue attention from the wearer to the worn.
- Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

My tears will keep no channel, know no laws to guide their streams,
but like the waves, their cause, run with disturbance
till they swallow me as a description of his misery.
- John Cleveland

The organic material, as the laws of chemistry state,
can neither be created nor destroyed.
- Dixie Lee Ray

Wherever magistrates were appointed from among those
who complied with the injunctions of the laws,
Socrates considered the government to be an aristocracy.
- Xenophon

Marriage, laws, the police, armies and navies are the
mark of human incompetence.
- Dora Russell

The shallow consider liberty a release from all law,
from every constraint.
The wise man sees in it, on the contrary,
the potent Law of Laws.
- Walt Whitman

We gain our ends only with the laws of nature;
we control her only by understanding her laws.
- Jacob Bronowski

Good laws are the offspring of bad actions.
- Charles Macklin

Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does,
or music.
If you are born knowing them, fine.
If not, learn them.
Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.
- Truman Capote

Nothing is too wonderful to be true if it be consistent with the laws of nature.
- Michael Faraday

The marketplace can handle this.
The laws are there.
The courts have shown a consistent ability to find
a balance between copyright owners and copyright users.
- Hilary Rosen

I am not a promoter of more laws, just better ones.
- Lee Terry

All laws are an attempt to domesticate the natural ferocity of the species.
- John W. Gardner

Without realizing it, the individual composes his life
according to the laws of beauty even in times of greatest distress.
- Milan Kundera

I maintain that the existing corn laws are bad,
because they have given a monopoly of food to the landed
interest over every other class and over every other interest in the kingdom.
- Joseph Hume

Public officers are the servants and agents of the people,
to execute the laws which the people have made.
- Grover Cleveland

Once a nation parts with the control of its credit,
it matters not who makes the laws.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Before passing different laws for different people,
I'd relinquish myself unto you as your slave.
- Franz Grillparzer

The self thus becomes aware of itself,
at least in its practical action, and discovers itself
as a cause among other causes and as an object subject
to the same laws as other objects.
- Jean Piaget

I'm still strongly opposed to antismoking laws,
strongly opposed to any law that regulates personal behavior.
- John Perry Barlow

All a musician can do is to get closer to the sources of nature,
and so feel that he is in communion with the natural laws.
- John Coltrane

Going to Nashville to meet the in-laws was the first
time when I'd been in America and not been seen as
some sort of eccentric character with a cute accent.
- Nick Lowe

Boulez seemed to me to be a guy who wrote laws.
Like a company lawyer.
- Luc Ferrari

It makes no difference whether a work is naturalistic or abstract;
every visual expression follows the same fundamental laws.
- Hans Hofmann

Who of us knows or can by possibility arrive at a knowledge
of the laws that govern our property and lives?
- William H. Wharton

Putting a stop to internet gambling is a necessary
reform that targets flagrant violations of state and federal laws.
- John Shadegg

As freak legislation, the antitrust laws stand alone.
Nobody knows what it is they forbid.
- Isabel Paterson

The grandest of all laws is the law of progressive development.
Under it, in the wide sweep of things,
men grow wiser as they grow older, and societies better.
- Christian Nestell Bovee


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