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Trivialities Quotes

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The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple:
you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities
but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
- Quentin Crisp

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Good sense about trivialities is better than nonsense
about things that matter.
- Max Beerbohm

The word liberal distinguishes whatever nourishes the
mind and spirit from the training which is merely practical
or professional or from the trivialities which are no training at all.
- Alan K. Simpson

The Law of Triviality...
briefly stated, it means that the time spent on any
item of the agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved.
- C. Northcote Parkinson

 

Between friends differences in taste or opinion are
irritating in direct proportion to their triviality.
- W. H. Auden

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

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

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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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

The law has no power over heroes.
- Charlotte Lennox

The trouble with law is lawyers.
- Clarence Darrow

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

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

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

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

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 believe in a just law of cause and effect,
carrying with it a punishment or a reward,
is to believe in righteousness.
- Ernest Holmes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The purpose that brought the fourteenth amendment into
being was equality before the law,
and equality, not separation, was written into the law.
- Robert Bork

Persecution is the first law of society because it
is always easier to suppress criticism than to meet it.
- Howard Mumford Jones

If we in fact were to begin enforcing the law against
people who are hiring people who are here illegally,
we would go a long way towards eliminating the problem.
- Tom Tancredo

I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without
being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.
- Aristotle

The law is not thrust upon man; it rests deep within him,
to waken when the call comes.
- Martin Buber

As a result of this article, I was invited to testify
in the Senate Judiciary Committee on privacy law.
- Norman Lamm

Treat all men alike.
Give them the same law.
Give them an even chance to live and grow.
- Chief Joseph

There is one universal sex law: Sex shall not be unregulated.
- Robert Anton Wilson

Golf may be played on Sunday, not being a game within the view of the law,
but being a form of moral effort.
- Stephen Leacock

Without Liberty, Law loses its nature and its name,
and becomes oppression.
Without Law, Liberty also loses its nature and its name,
and becomes licentiousness.
- James Q. Wilson

How long soever it hath continued, if it be against reason,
it is of no force in law.
- Edward Coke

For too long, opponents of the PATRIOT Act have transformed
this law into a grossly distorted caricature that bears
no relation to the legislation itself.
- Jim Sensenbrenner

We're not lawbreakers, we're law-abiding,
and intend to stay that way.
- Panayiotis Zavos

A judge can't have any preferred outcome in any particular case.
The judge's only obligation - and it's a solemn obligation -
is to the rule of law.
- Samuel Alito

I am very pro law enforcement.
- Robert Stack

This is a case if the President is permitted to be above the law,
then we no longer have a republic.
- James Bovard

No, I think that we've got a basic discrepancy here
between the rule of law versus the rule of man.
- Roy Moore

In the last four years under the Patriot Act,
we have seen a great increase in the ability of law
enforcement officials to investigate and track terrorists.
- Mike Pence

In Vietnam we have no political prisoners.
No one is arrested or jailed for his or her speech or point of view.
They are put in jail because they violated the law.
- Nong Duc Manh

It's not the heart that compels conclusions in cases,
it's the law.
- Sonia Sotomayor

This demonstration of power, indifferent to the law,
is highly dangerous.
- Mikhail Khodorkovsky


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