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Robert Baldwin Ross Quotes and Sayings

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The law reports in newspapers contain perhaps the only
real history of England that has any relation to truth.
- Robert Baldwin Ross

The Oxford manner is, alas, indefinable;
I was going to say indefensible.
- Robert Baldwin Ross

I never knew any painter worthy of the name who paid
the smallest attention to what a critic says,
even in conversation.
- Robert Baldwin Ross

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

The law has no power over heroes.
- Charlotte Lennox

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The trouble with law is lawyers.
- Clarence Darrow

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Well, I probably, I guess first became aware of the whole,
what I call the nuclear complex or weapons work those kinds of things,
right out of law school.
- Tom Udall

To win this war, we need a commander in chief,
not a professor of law standing at the lectern.
- Sarah Palin

The glorious uncertainty of the law was a thing well known and complained of,
by all ignorant people, but all learned gentleman considered
it as its greatest excellency.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

True justice is not a matter of courts and law books,
but of a commitment in each of us to liberty and mutual respect.
- Jimmy Carter

Taste cannot be controlled by law.
- Thomas Jefferson

It seems to be a law of nature that no man,
unless he has some obvious physical deformity,
ever is loth to sit for his portrait.
- Max Beerbohm

I haven't committed a crime.
What I did was fail to comply with the law.
- David Dinkins

Law makes long spokes of the short stakes of men.
- William Empson

In the first place I remark that no human law is perfect
in its construction or execution.
- Thomas Jordan Jarvis

Amnesty is a terrible policy, and it's terrible politics.
It's a terrible policy because you are rewarding people for breaking the law.
- Tom Tancredo

The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law.
- Jeremy Bentham

My father-in-law was once Chairman of Military Affairs in the Senate,
the latter part of the Wilson Administrations.
He knew a lot about and was fond of the Army.
- Stuart Symington

The closest thing to a law of nature in business is
that form has an affinity for expense,
while substance has an affinity for income.
- Dee Hock

I had never watched a law show prior to being cast on The Practice.
- Lara Flynn Boyle

We don't break the law.
- Kenneth Lay

Most of the Ten Commandments are negative.
The purpose of law is not to mandate good behavior.
That concept comes from the French Revolution.
- Randall Terry

As citizens of this democracy, you are the rulers and the ruled,
the law-givers and the law-abiding, the beginning and the end.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

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

I admit it: I had fun watching right-wingers go wild
as health reform finally became law.
- Paul Krugman

How strange it is that murder has the sanction of law
in one and only one of the human relationships,
and that is the most important of all,
that of nation to nation.
- Paul Harris

But since September 11, we have made every effort to
try to work closely with state and local law enforcement.
- Robert Mueller

One of the things I learned in law school is that there's
nothing wrong or undesirable or dishonorable or destructive
about amending the Constitution.
- Adrian Cronauer

The law always limits every power it gives.
- David Hume


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