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Legislators Quotes

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Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Related topics: Poetry

When buying and selling are controlled by legislation,
the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.
- P. J. O'Rourke

We asserted ourselves as a music community,
and showed legislators that music is positive.
Especially if you've sold 300 million records worldwide and pay taxes.
- Krist Novoselic

But do not understand me as saying, or for one moment suggesting,
that women legislators should confine themselves to
doing only social service work.
Not at all.
- Edith Rogers

 

And, in the past, it has been all too easy for legislators
to load costs onto business in order to meet broader social goals.
And costs for business means costs for consumers.
- John Hutton

Artists to my mind are the real architects of change,
and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.
- William S. Burroughs

As attorney general, I can either look into it or I
can ignore it because they're a bunch of powerful legislators...
and I'm afraid they're going to cut my budget.
- Ben Chandler

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We're going to march on Washington with a host of Republicans,
Democrats, business leaders, legislators.
- Gray Davis

I believe Congress has a duty to do so as well;
not simply as a body of legislators,
but more importantly as a community of friends,
neighbors, parents and Americans.
- Jim Walsh

The important thing to understand about legislators
is that there are dozens of competing interests and issues that occupy them.
They are stretched thin.
- Mark Shields

It's not about the money.
This is about Terri.
It's not about the Schindlers, it's not about the legislators,
it's not about me, it's about what Terri Schiavo wanted.
- Michael Schiavo

Let us tell our legislators in advance,
that this is a right, restraints on which,
we will not, cannot bear; and that every attempt to
restrain it is a palpable wrong on God and man.
- Gerrit Smith

We live in a stage of politics, where legislators seem
to regard the passage of laws as much more important
than the results of their enforcement.
- William Howard Taft

I have done things politically, and I've been running
a business at the same time,
but I sort of joke that to some extent I do more than
most legislators have done in their whole careers,
and I've been doing it as a part-time job.
- Craig Benson

Ideally citizens are to think of themselves as if they
were legislators and ask themselves what statutes,
supported by what reasons satisfying the criterion of reciprocity,
they would think is most reasonable to enact.
- John Rawls

It has now become a very common sentiment,
that there is some deep and radical wrong somewhere,
and that legislators have proved themselves incapable of discovering,
or, of remedying it.
- Josiah Warren

Those who have heard or read anything from me on the subject,
know that one of the principal points insisted on is,
the forming of societies or any other artificial combinations IS the first,
greatest, and most fatal mistake ever committed by
legislators and by reformers.
- Josiah Warren

I've been not only articulating the dissatisfaction with Albany,
I've been acting on it.
I've been very aggressive in bringing public integrity
cases and public corruption cases and bringing cases
against sitting legislators.
- Andrew Cuomo

This source of corruption, alas, is inherent in the
democratic system itself,
and it can only be controlled, if at all,
by finding ways to encourage legislators to subordinate ambition to principle.
- James L. Buckley

The acknowledged legislators of the world take the world as given.
They dislike mysteries, for mysteries cannot be coded,
or legislated, and wonder cannot be made into law.
And so these legislators police the accepted frontiers of things.
- Ben Okri

People underestimate the impact they can have on the
process through contact with legislators.
By being part of an organized group in an area that you have an interest in,
you can multiply the impact of your own ideas.
- Ralph Regula

What is the harm of doing the right thing? What is
the harm of doing our job as legislators and making
sure we do not stick the entire bankruptcy community
with these provisions that do not make any sense?
- Russ Feingold

When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders
at an auction of popularity,
their talents, in the construction of the state,
will be of no service.
They will become flatterers instead of legislators;
the instruments,
not the guides, of the people.
- Edmund Burke

Punishment is the last and the least effective instrument
in the hands of the legislator for the prevention of crime.
- John Ruskin

In a constitutional democracy the moral content of
law must be given by the morality of the framer or legislator,
never by the morality of the judge.
- Robert Bork

When the size of the group supporting your cause reaches a critical mass,
any legislator or elected official has to pay attention.
- Mark Shields

It is clearly better that property should be private,
but the use of it common; and the special business
of the legislator is to create in men this benevolent disposition.
- Aristotle

I was a Georgia state legislator for a great many years.
- Julian Bond

You have the biggest impact on controlling,
on affecting local lives as mayor.
It's so much more important than being a state legislator.
- Dick Murphy

The legislator learns that when you talk a lot,
you get in trouble.
You have to listen a lot to make deals.
- Bob Woodward

I remember coming to this college in the 1960s as a
new legislator when a road divided the campus -
and it was not fully paved at that -
and no wall defined the campus from the highway.
- Michael N. Castle

I think any advocate who is effective has fully acquainted
himself or herself with the legislator they are going to meet.
Know what committees they are on, what issues they are interested in,
all in an effort to build a bridge for communicating with them.
- Mark Shields

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

For man with no forgiveness in heart,
life worse punishment than death.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment
and the other by acts of love. Power based on love
is a thousand times more effective and permanent
then the one derived from fear of punishment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Correcting bad habits cannot be done
by forbidding or punishment.
- Robert Baden-Powell (the founder of scouting)

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 people are good only because they
fear punishment, and hope for reward,
then we are a sorry lot indeed.
- Albert Einstein

It is an open question whether any behavior
based on fear of eternal punishment
can be regarded as ethical
or should be regarded as merely cowardly.
- Margaret Mead

Work is not man's punishment.
It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.
- George Sand

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight,
and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
- Oscar Wilde

As long as you have capital punishment there is no
guarantee that innocent people won't be put to death.
- Paul Simon

I'm currently raising a 15 year old son and an 18 year old daughter,
which a guess is my punishment for a wild youth!
- Gil Gerard

Wickedness is its own punishment.
- Francis Quarles

A man's got to take a lot of punishment to write a really funny book.
- Ernest Hemingway

That thing of hell and eternal punishment is the most absurd,
as well as the most disagreeable thought that ever
entered into the head of mortal man.
- George Berkeley

To be misunderstood can be the writer's punishment
for having disturbed the reader's peace.
The greater the disturbance, the greater the possibility of misunderstanding.
- Anatole Broyard

This is his first punishment, that by the verdict of
his own heart no guilty man is acquitted.
- Juvenal

Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence.
Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Let's not talk punishment.
- George Steinbrenner

This country is becoming increasingly authoritarian.
It's based on capital punishment.
- Kate Millett

And capital punishment, however ineffective it may
be and through whatever ignorance it may be resorted to,
is a strictly defensive act, - at least in theory.
- Benjamin Tucker

Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins,
but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces.
- Matthew Henry

Homelessness is a part of our American system.
There should be nothing wrong with this condition as
long as the individual is not sentenced to unnecessary
suffering and punishment.
- Jerzy Kosinski

Evil gains work their punishment.
- Sophocles

The way the terrorist is trained to operate,
especially the suicide terrorists, makes punishment
and the threat of punishment far less valuable to those
who would prevent the crime.
- John Ashcroft

In my childhood I always felt that I was treated unjustly,
without a mother, sick, and with the threat of punishment
in Hell hanging over my head.
- Edvard Munch

It is not the punishment but the cause that makes the martyr.
- Saint Augustine

He who is in evil, is also in the punishment of evil.
- Emanuel Swedenborg

There is no greater glory than love,
nor any great punishment than jealously.
- Lope de Vega

What becomes a crime deserving capital punishment when
the tables are turned is a matter of small moment when
the negro woman is the accusing party.
- Ida B. Wells

The English sent all their bores abroad,
and acquired the Empire as a punishment.
- Edward Bond

Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure
for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.
- Henry Ford

Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal.
- Elizabeth Fry

In hell there is no other punishment than to begin
over and over again the tasks left unfinished in your lifetime.
- Andre Gide

But this is not to say that the society which inflicts
capital punishment commits murder.
- Benjamin Tucker

Punishment is justice for the unjust.
- Saint Augustine

I contend that it's impossible to read the Sermon on
the Mount and not come out against capital punishment.
- Tony Campolo

As soon as men know that they can kill without fear of punishment or blame,
they kill; or at least they encourage killers with approving smiles.
- Simone Weil

Sleep is a reward for some, a punishment for others.
For all, it is a sanction.
- Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont

Well, there's no one at all, they do be saying,
but is deserving of some punishment from the very minute of his birth.
- Lady Gregory


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