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Law Quotes

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

Related topics: Values Government Political

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

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

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

 

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

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

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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

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.

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

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

The law has no power over heroes.
- Charlotte Lennox

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Behold the child, by Nature's kindly law pleased with a rattle,
tickled with a straw.
- Alexander Pope

The study of law left me unsatisfied,
because I did not know the aspects of life which it serves.
I perceived only the intricate mental juggling with
fictions that did not interest me.
- Karl Jaspers

Present law has a process to ascertain whether or not
a patient is in a persistent vegetative state,
and it should not matter what politicians think.
- Bobby Scott

I chose to go to law school because I thought that someday,
somehow I'd make a difference.
- Christopher Darden

I think for something like law or medicine you really
have to love it and I didn't love it.
- Matthew McGrory

You will read in the newspaper more often about federal courts,
but the law that affects people, the trials that affect
human beings are by and large in the state courts.
- Stephen Breyer

It cannot be assumed that equity was following common
law whenever they agreed,
any more than the converse.
- Frederick Pollock

When I got to college, acting suddenly seemed like
a very risky proposition and all my friends were going
to law school or med school or Wall Street.
- Wentworth Miller

We need safe communities that are free from methamphetamine
and a federal commitment to stand next to state leadership
and law enforcement in the fight against this epidemic.
- Rick Larsen

Self-preservation is the first law of nature.
- Samuel Butler

Necessity has no law.
- Oliver Cromwell

My government will be open.
Anyone found guilty of corruption will be dealt with
in accordance with the law.
If you are corrupt you will have to hang your boots.
- George Weah

Either the law exists, or it does not.
- Andre Norton

The organizing principle, which according to an eternal
law creates the different essential organs of the body,
and animates them, is not itself seated in one particular organ.
- Johannes P. Muller

Global markets must be balanced by global values such
as respect for human rights and international law,
democracy, security and sustainable economic and environmental development.
- Anna Lindh

The magistrates are the ministers for the laws,
the judges their interpreters, the rest of us are servants of the law,
that we all may be free.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is more dangerous that even
a guilty person should be punished
without the forms of law
than that he should escape.
- Thomas Jefferson

In a number of cases dissenting opinions have in time become the law.
- Charles Evans Hughes

When we deal with questions relating to principles
of law and their applications,
we do not suddenly rise into a stratosphere of icy certainty.
- Charles Evans Hughes

The corn law was intended to keep wheat at the price of 80s.
the quarter; it is now under 40s.
the quarter.
- John Bright

In my day, the president ruled with authority before the law,
but now all that is lost.
- Kim Y. Sam

The law regards man as man, and takes no account of
his surroundings or of his color when his civil rights
as guaranteed by the supreme law of the land are involved.
- John Marshall Harlan

The best way to get a bad law repealed
is to enforce it strictly.
- Abraham Lincoln

While I support immigration regulated through a legal framework,
I do not support rewarding those who broke the law to get here.
- Kit Bond

Our first object is...
the obtaining of sovereignty, assured by international law,
over a portion of the globe sufficiently large to satisfy our just requirements.
- Theodor Herzl


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