Law quotes

  • Baseball has the largest library of law and love and custom and ritual, and therefore, in a nation that fundamentally believes it is a nation under law, well, baseball is America's most privileged version of the level field.
    -- A. Bartlett Giamatti

    #Baseball #Believe #Law

  • All true religion, all true morality, all true mysticism have but one object, and that is to act on humanity, collective and individual, in such a manner that it shall correspond efficiently with the great law of development, and co-operate consciously therewith to achieve the end of development.
    -- A. E. Waite

    #Law #Humanity #Development

  • The Common Law of England has been laboriously built about a mythical figure-the figure of 'The Reasonable Man'.
    -- A. P. Herbert

    #Men #Law #England

  • A poem generated by its own laws may be unrealized and bad in terms of so-called objective principles of taste, judgement, deduction.
    -- A. R. Ammons

    #Objectivity #Law #Judgement

  • Each poem in becoming generates the laws by which it is generated: extensions of the laws to other poems never completely take.
    -- A. R. Ammons

    #Law #Becoming

  • Our constitution, in short, is a judge-made constitution, and it bears on its face all the features, good and bad, of judge-made law.
    -- A. V. Dicey

    #Law #Judging #Faces

  • The principle of Parliamentary sovereignty means neither more nor less than this, namely, that Parliament thus defined has, under the English constitution, the right to make or unmake any law whatever; and, further, that no person or body is recognised by the law of England as having a right to override or set aside the legislation of Parliament.
    -- A. V. Dicey

    #Mean #Law #Principles

  • What makes sense is not law, syntax, rules or structure
    -- Aaron Betsky

    #Law #Syntax #Structure

  • Law is whatever is boldly asserted and plausibly maintained.
    -- Aaron Burr


  • Law that shocks equity is reason's murderer.
    -- Aaron Hill

    #Law #Reason #Shock

  • There is no justice in following unjust laws.
    -- Aaron Swartz

    #Law #Justice #Unjust

  • There is no justice in following unjust laws. It's time to come into the light and, in the grand tradition of civil disobedience, declare our opposition to this private theft of public culture.
    -- Aaron Swartz

    #Light #Law #Justice

  • After the war, prompted by the Cardinal Archbishop of Paris, I entered Parliament so that a priest could speak out for the poor, as canon law at that time still permitted.
    -- Abbe Pierre

    #War #Law #Paris

  • Expedience, not justice, is the rule of contemporary American law.
    -- Abbie Hoffman

    #Law #Justice #Contemporary

  • If the divine Mercy grants him the knowledge of himself, then his adoration will be pure; and, for him, paradise and hell, recompense, spiritual degrees and all created things will be as though God had never created them. He will not accord them any importance, nor will he take them into consideration, except to the extent that it is prescribed by the divine Law and Wisdom. For then he will know Who is the sole Agent.
    -- Abdelkader El Djezairi

    #Spiritual #Wisdom #Law

  • How accurately can the law fix the crime? There has to be a mechanism for very fast action. The law is like this: catch them and punish them.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Law #Action #Crime

  • This sense of wonder leads most scientists to a Superior Being - der Alte, the Old One, as Einstein affectionately called the Deity - a Superior Intelligence, the Lord of all Creation and Natural Law.
    -- Abdus Salam

    #Law #Atheism #Deities

  • Labor is the law of happiness.
    -- Abel Stevens

    #Law #Labor

  • If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice, or representation.
    -- Abigail Adams

    #Women #Memorable #Law

  • The liberty of a people consists in being governed by laws which they have made themselves, under whatsoever form it be of government; the liberty of a private man, in being master of his own time and actions, as far as may consist with the laws of God and of his country.
    -- Abraham Cowley

    #Country #Men #Law

  • At a priesthood meeting... the strongest language in regard to Plural Marriage was used that I ever heard, and among other things it was stated that all men in position who would not observe and fulfill that law should be removed from their places.
    -- Abraham H. Cannon

    #Men #Law #Language

  • It was, however, resolved that 'we use our private influence at present to prevent our brethren from going into court and promising to obey the law; and as soon as possible we take steps to get some flavors from the government for those who already have more wives than one.'
    -- Abraham H. Cannon

    #Government #Law #Wife

  • In addition to the social pressures from the scientific community there is also at work a very human trait of individual scientist. I call it the law of the instrument , and it may be formulated as follows: Give a small boy a hammer, and he will find that everything he encounters needs pounding. It comes as no particular surprise to discover that a scientist formulates problems in a way which requires for their solution just those techniques in which he himself is especially skilled.
    -- Abraham Kaplan

    #Boys #Law #Giving

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

    #Government #Law #Justice

  • Prohibition... goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes... A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Blow #Men #Law

  • Let every American, every lover of liberty, every well wisher to his posterity, swear by the blood of the Revolution, never to violate in the least particular, the laws of the country; and never to tolerate their violation by others.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Country #4th Of July #Law

  • Law is nothing else but the best reason of wise men applied for ages to the transactions and business of mankind.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Wise #Men #Law

  • If you wish to be a lawyer, attach no consequence to the place you are in, or the person you are with; but get books, sit down anywhere, and go to reading for yourself. That will make a lawyer of you quicker than any other way.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Book #Reading #Law

  • In law it is good policy to never plead what you need not, lest you oblige yourself to prove what you can not.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Law #Needs #Prove

  • When I so pressingly urge a strict observance of all the laws, let me not be understood as saying there are no bad laws, nor that grievances may not arise, for the redress of which, no legal provisions have been made. I mean to say no such thing. But I do mean to say, that, although bad laws, if they exist, should be repealed as soon as possible, still while they continue in force, for the sake of example, they should be religiously observed.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Mean #Law #Example

  • I dared not trust the case on the presumption that the court knows everything. In fact, I argued it on the presumption that the court didn't know anything.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Law #Facts #Court

  • It is safe to assert that no government proper ever had a provision in its organic law for its own termination.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Gratitude #Government #Law

  • No organic law can ever be framed with a provision specifically applicable to every question which may occur in practical administration. .. No foresight can anticipate nor any document of reasonable length contain express provisions for all possible questions.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Law #May #Administration

  • I take it that it is best for all to leave each man free to acquire property as fast as he can. Some will get wealthy. I dont believe in a law to prevent a man from getting rich; it would do more harm than good.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Believe #Men #Law

  • Laws are to be enforced justly but firmly, with an iron hand. This is the case anywhere, even in a family.
    -- Abu Bakar Bashir

    #Hands #Law #Iron

  • Islam's laws are fixed and that is why Islam is stable.
    -- Abu Bakar Bashir

    #Law #Islam #Fixed

  • Let Justice, blind and halt and maimed, chastise the rebel spirit surging in my veins, let the Law deal me penalties and pains And make me hideous in my neighbours' eyes.
    -- Ada Cambridge

    #Pain #Eye #Law

  • I am not agnostic. I am atheist. I don’t think there is no God; I know there’s no God. I know there’s no God the same way I know many other laws in our universe. I know there’s no God and I know most of the world knows that as well. They just won’t admit it because there’s another thing they know. They know they’re going to die and it freaks them out. So most people don’t have the courage to admit there’s no God and they know it. They feel it. They try to suppress it. And if you bring it up they get angry because it freaks them out.
    -- Adam Carolla

    #Atheist #Thinking #Law

  • Let it ever be remembered that genuine faith in Christ will ever be productive of good works; for this faith worketh by love, as the apostle says, and love to God always produces obedience to his holy laws.
    -- Adam Clarke

    #Law #And Love #Christ

  • A man's respect for law and order exists in precise relationship to the size of his paycheck.
    -- Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

    #Men #Order #Law

  • Press forward at all times, climbing forward toward that higher ground of the harmonious society that shapes the laws of man to the laws of God.
    -- Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

    #Men #Climbing #Law

  • The one thing that cannot be outsourced is creativity. We have to find ways to support creative people because the only way we are going to improve our laws... is by creating our way out of it.
    -- Adam Leipzig

    #Creativity #Law #Creating

  • Gravity. It's not just a good idea; it's the law!
    -- Adam Savage

    #Law #Ideas #Gravity

  • If the [Vestiges] be true, the labours of sober induction are in vain; religion is a lie; human law is a mass of folly, and a base injustice; morality is moonshine; our labours for the black people of Africa were works of madmen; and man and woman are only better beasts!
    -- Adam Sedgwick

    #Lying #Men #Law

  • Considered as a mere question of physics, (and keeping all moral considerations entirely out of sight,) the appearance of man is a geological phenomenon of vast importance, indirectly modifying the whole surface of the earth, breaking in upon any supposition of zoological continuity, and utterly unaccounted for by what we have any right to call the laws of nature.
    -- Adam Sedgwick

    #Men #Law #Sight

  • The head of every family will be what Abraham was, the patriarch, the priest and the unlettered lord of his family, and Reason will be the code of laws to all mankind.
    -- Adam Weishaupt

    #Law #Reason #Lord

  • Watch it! It was robbed from other beings so it's HOT 'MERCHANDISE' and it's against the Law... the LAW OF DECENCY!!! Stay within this Law, steer clear of wool/pearl/silk/ fish bone/ fur/ivory/coral/ down/beeswax/honey/ cashmere/ lanolin/ feathers/ camel hair/flesh/milk/ eggs/ fish/ seafood/ other!!!
    -- Adela Popescu

    #Animal #Law #Eggs

  • 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

    #Law #Democracy #Abiding

  • I think that one of the most fundamental responsibilities is to give testimony in a court of law, to give it honestly and willingly.
    -- Adlai E. Stevenson

    #Responsibility #Thinking #Law

  • Law is not a profession at all, but rather a business service station and repair shop.
    -- Adlai E. Stevenson

    #Business #Law #Shops

  • Only force rules. Force is the first law
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Law #Firsts #Force

  • Christianity is a rebellion against natural law, a protest against nature. Taken to its logical extreme, Christianity would mean the systematic cultivation of the human failure.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Taken #Mean #Law

  • Man has discovered in nature the wonderful notion of that all-mighty being whose law he worships. Fundamentally in everyone there is the feeling for this all-mighty, which we call god (that is to say, the dominion of natural laws throughout the whole universe).
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Men #Law #Feelings

  • The parliamentary principle of vesting legislative power in the decision of the majority rejects the authority of the individual and puts a numerical quota of anonymous heads in its place. In doing so it contradicts the aristocratic principle, which is a fundamental law of nature.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Law #Decision #Majority

  • I will employ my strength for the welfare of the German people, protect the Constitution and laws of the German people, conscientiously discharge the duties imposed on me, and conduct my affairs of office impartially and with justice to everyone,
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Law #Office #People

  • I shall not rest until every German sees that it is a shameful thing to be a lawyer.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Law #Lawyer #Shameful

  • Christianity [is] a rebellion against natural law, a protest against nature.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Law #Christianity #Rebellion

  • Without law and order our nation cannot survive.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Government #Order #Law

  • The government will make use of these powers only insofar as they are essential for carrying out vitally necessary measures.... The separate existence of the federal states will not be done away.... The number of cases in which an internal necessity exists for having recourse to such law is in itself a limited one.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Power #Government #Law

  • The earth continues to go round, whether it's the man who kills the tiger or the tiger who eats the man. The stronger asserts his will, it's the law of nature. The world doesn't change; its laws are eternal.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Men #Law #Stronger

  • For the greatest revolutionary changes on this earth would not have been thinkable if their motive force, instead of fanatical, yes, hysterical passion, had been merely the bourgeois virtues of law and order.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Passion #Order #Law

  • He who would live must fight. He who doesn't wish to fight in this world, where permanent struggle is the law of life, has not the right to exist.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Struggle #Fighting #Law

  • A decision by the Fuhrer in the express form of a law or a decree may not be scrutinized by a judge. In addition, the judge is bound by any other decision of the Fuhrer.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Law #Judging #Decision

  • The law courts must appear as a threatening gesture toward secret vice. The bank must declare: here your money is secure and well looked after by honest people.
    -- Adolf Loos

    #Law #People #Secret

  • 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

    #School #Law #Constitution

  • A corollary is that, when laws are out of touch with the people, those laws can and should be changed - from the most simple local regulations to the highest law of the land, our federal Constitution.
    -- Adrian Cronauer

    #Simple #Law #Land

  • There is no book that has had as much opposition as the Bible. Men have laughed at it, they have scorned it, they have ridiculed it, they have made laws against it.
    -- Adrian Rogers

    #Book #Men #Law

  • Sin is not just breaking God's laws; it is breaking His heart.
    -- Adrian Rogers

    #Heart #Law #Religion

  • When a man jumps out of a ten-story building, he doesn't break the law of gravity, he demonstrates it.
    -- Adrian Rogers

    #Men #Law #Stories

  • Law without penalty is only advise.
    -- Adrian Rogers

    #Law #Penalties #Advise

  • One does not give birth in a void, but rather in a cultural and political context. Laws, professional codes, religious sanctions, and ethnic traditions all affect women's choices concerning childbirth.
    -- Adrienne Rich

    #Religious #Law #Giving

  • Right is not unlimited, but is limited by the laws.
    -- Aeschines

    #Law #Unlimited

  • It is acknowledged, namely, that there are in the world three forms of government, autocracy, oligarchy, and democracy: autocracies and oligarchies are administered according to the tempers of their lords, but democratic states according to established laws.
    -- Aeschines

    #Government #Law #Democracy

  • For then only will you be strong, when you cherish the laws, and when the revolutionary attempts of lawless men shall have ceased.
    -- Aeschines

    #Strong #Men #Law

  • Be assured, fellow citizens, that in a democracy it is the laws that guard the person of the citizen and the constitution of the state, whereas the despot and the oligarch find their protection in suspicion and in armed guards.
    -- Aeschines

    #Law #Democracy #Citizens

  • "Honour thy father and thy mother" stands written among the three laws of most revered righteousness
    -- Aeschylus

    #Mother #Father #Law

  • Outward, thanks to the knowledge of physical laws, man could subdue (or subjugate...) nature, but inwardly, he remained a slave to it. For, when all is said and done, at what is aiming all this display (or deployment) of activity, if not to realized outward profits, to provide material pleasure (or enjoyment). It is not the first time that men sell their birth right for a dish of lentils, and thus disown (or repudiate or deny) the best of thmeselves.
    -- African Spir

    #Men #Law #Done

  • The concept of absolute, hence (or whence) springs, in the moral field, the moral laws or norms, represent, in the field of knowledge, the principle of identity, which is the fundamental law of the thought; norms of logic springs from it, that govern the thought (or mind) in the field of science." ("Le concept de l'absolu, d'où découlent, dans le domaine moral, les lois ou normes morales, constitue, le principe d'identité, qui est la loi fondamentale de la pensée; il en découle les normes logiques qui régissent la pensée dans le domaine de la science.
    -- African Spir

    #Spring #Law #Mind

  • Every ruler must remember three things. Firstly, that he rules man; secondly, that he rules according to law, and thirdly, that he does not rule for ever.
    -- Agathon

    #Men #Law #Doe

  • The sanguine assurance that men and nations can be legislated into goodness, that pressure from without is equivalent to a moral change within, needs a strong backing of inexperience.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Strong #Men #Law

  • We cannot learn to love other tourists,-the laws of nature forbid it,-but, meditating soberly on the impossibility of their loving us, we may reach some common platform of tolerance, some common exchange of recognition and amenity.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Travel #Law #Tolerance

  • There is an optimism which nobly anticipates the eventual triumph of great moral laws, and there is an optimism which cheerfully tolerates unworthiness.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Law #Optimism #Triumph

  • When I was a girl, the West was still young, and the law of force, of physical force, was dominant.
    -- Agnes Smedley

    #Girl #Law #West

  • The first law of economics is that when the price goes up, consumption comes down. This is a divine law.
    -- Ahmed Zaki Yamani

    #Business #Law #Firsts

  • When men no longer fear God, they transgress His laws without hesitation. The fear of consequences is no deterrent when the fear of God is gone.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Men #Law

  • We tend by a secret law of the soul to move towards our mental image of God.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Moving #Law #Soul

  • Whatever may be the laws and customs of a country, women always give the tone to morals. Whether slaves or free, they reign, because their empire is that of the affections.
    -- Aime Martin

    #Country #Law #Giving

  • We need a strong police force - the Interior Ministry of the Republic of Chechnya. We have to get rid of the traitors who have managed to penetrate into the law-enforcement department.
    -- Akhmad Kadyrov

    #Strong #Law #Police

  • My origami creations, in accordance with the laws of nature, require the use of geometry, science, and physics. They also encompass religion, philosophy, and biochemistry. Overall, I want you to discover the joy of creation by your own handthe possibility of creation from paper is infinite.
    -- Akira Yoshizawa

    #Philosophy #Law #Joy

  • Most Americans don't think about antitrust law when they look at their cable bill, flip channels on TV, or worry about what their favorite website knows about them. But they should.
    -- Al Franken

    #Thinking #Law #Worry

  • National security laws must protect national security. But they must also protect the public trust and preserve the ability of an informed electorate to hold its government to account.
    -- Al Franken

    #Trust #Government #Law

  • Our laws need to reflect the evolution of technology and the changing expectations of American society. This is why the Constitution is often called a 'living' document.
    -- Al Franken

    #Technology #Law #Expectations

  • When you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. When you have the law on your side, argue the law. When you have neither, holler.
    -- Al Gore

    #Reality #Your Side #Law

  • I've chosen not to challenge the rule of law, because in our system there really is no intermediate step between a Supreme Court decision and violent revolution. When the Supreme Court makes a decision, no matter how strongly one disagrees with it, one faces a choice are we, in John Adams' phrase, a nation of laws, or is it a contest made on raw power?
    -- Al Gore

    #Law #Decision #Choices

  • A president who breaks the law is a threat to the very structure of our government.
    -- Al Gore

    #Government #Law #President

  • I believe in the absolute separation of church and state and in the strict enforcement of the Constitution that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.
    -- Al Smith

    #Believe #Exercise #Law

  • It is the right of our people to organize to oppose any law and any part of the Constitution with which they are not in sympathy.
    -- Al Smith

    #Sympathy #Law #People

  • Looking so cool, his greed is hard to conceal, he's fresh out of law school, you gave him a license to steal.
    -- Al Stewart

    #School #Alaska #Law

  • O fools, awake! The rites ye sacred hold Are but a cheat contrived by men of old Who lusted after wealth and gained their lust And died in baseness-and their law is dust.
    -- Al-Maʿarri

    #Men #Dust #Law

  • In our system, we leave questions of fact to a jury. But to render a verdict, a jury must know the law. For this, we rely upon jury instructions. Instructions are supposed to translate the law into lay terms that the jury can apply to the facts as they determine them.
    -- Alafair Burke

    #Law #Facts #Instruction