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There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish.

Tags: Learn, Love  ✍ Author: Alfred Adler

If you desire information on some point of law, you are not likely to ponder over the ponderous tomes of legal writers in order to obtain the knowledge you seek, by your own unaided efforts.

Tags: Knowledge, Legal  ✍ Author: Felix Adler

Woman throughout the ages has been mistress to the law, as man has been its master.

Tags: Mistress, Woman  ✍ Author: Felix Adler

Facts are stupid until brought into connection with some general law.

Tags: Stupid, Until  ✍ Author: Louis Agassiz

The fundamental law of the militia is, that it be created, directed and commanded by the laws, and ever for the support of the laws.

Tags: Laws, Support  ✍ Author: John Adams

The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule.

Tags: Nature, Power  ✍ Author: Samuel Adams

Harmony is one phase of the law whose spiritual expression is love.

Tags: Love, Spiritual  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.

Tags: Character, Destiny  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

Law is nothing other than a certain ordinance of reason for the common good, promulgated by the person who has the care of the community.

Tags: Care, Good  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

The law is reason, free from passion.

Tags: Free, Passion  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

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

Tags: Fear, Philosophy  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.

Tags: Best, Justice  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

There's no rule, no law, no regulation that says you can't come back. So I have every right to come back.

Tags: Rule, Says  ✍ Author: Lance Armstrong

The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.

Tags: Bad, Best  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.

Tags: Government, Respect  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

We prefer world law in the age of self-determination to world war in the age of mass extermination.

Tags: Age, War  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet.

Tags: God, Impossible  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

That old law about 'an eye for an eye' leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.

Tags: Old, Time  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.

Tags: Become, Justice  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.

Tags: Society, Time  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.

Tags: Liberty, Others  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.

Tags: Mind, Rights  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson
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It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.

Tags: Dangerous, Guilty  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Taste cannot be controlled by law.

Tags: Cannot, Taste  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Lawless are they that make their wills their law.

Tags: Lawless, Wills  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.

Tags: Politics, Respect  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

In England, the profession of the law is that which seems to hold out the strongest attraction to talent, from the circumstance, that in it ability, coupled with exertion, even though unaided by patronage, cannot fail of obtaining reward.

Tags: Cannot, Talent  ✍ Author: Charles Babbage

I do support a constitutional amendment on marriage between a man and a woman, but I would not be going into the states to overturn their state law.

Tags: Marriage, Woman  ✍ Author: Michele Bachmann

I come from a modest background. I put myself through college and law school and a postdoctorate program in tax law.

Tags: Put, School  ✍ Author: Michele Bachmann

Unlicensed illegal immigrants drive on our roads and interstates without insurance, and there is little that our law enforcement officials can do to stop them.

Tags: Drive, Stop  ✍ Author: Spencer Bachus

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

Tags: Justice, Legal  ✍ Author: Arthur Baer

I use the rules to frustrate the law. But I didn't set up the ground rules.

Tags: Ground, Rules  ✍ Author: F. Lee Bailey

I would strongly recommend any young man to stay away from criminal law. It's not a good place to be, unfortunately.

Tags: Good, Young  ✍ Author: F. Lee Bailey

A mob is the method by which good citizens turn over the law and the government to the criminal or irresponsible classes.

Tags: Good, Government  ✍ Author: Ray Stannard Baker

It seems to be a law in American life that whatever enriches us anywhere except in the wallet inevitably becomes uneconomic.

Tags: American, Life  ✍ Author: Russell Baker

Hatred, which could destroy so much, never failed to destroy the man who hated, and this was an immutable law.

Tags: Destroy, Hatred  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

The rule of law in place of force, always basic to my thinking, now takes on a new relevance in a world where, if war is to go, only law can replace it.

Tags: Thinking, War  ✍ Author: Roger Nash Baldwin

There's probably more history now preserved underwater than in all the museums of the world combined. And there's no law governing that history. It's finders keepers.

Tags: History, Museums  ✍ Author: Robert Ballard

It was a mistake. On the information we had, we shouldn't have prosecuted the war. We shouldn't have changed our argument from international law to regime change in a non-transparent way. It was an error for which we as a country paid a heavy price, and for which many people paid with their lives.

Tags: Change, War  ✍ Author: Ed Balls

When law becomes despotic, morals are relaxed, and vice versa.

Tags: Morals, Vice  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

I remember in 'Law of Desire,' where I played a homosexual, that people were more upset that I kissed a man on the mouth than I killed a man. It's interesting to see how people can pardon you for murdering a man, but they can't pardon you for kissing one.

Tags: Desire, Remember  ✍ Author: Antonio Banderas

Law represents the effort of man to organize society; governments, the efforts of selfishness to overthrow liberty.

Tags: Liberty, Society  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

Prisons are built with stones of Law. Brothels with the bricks of religion.

Tags: Religion, Stones  ✍ Author: William Blake

There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time.

Tags: Men, Time  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to the law; and those who have most to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous.

Tags: Hope, Power  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

Self-preservation is the first law of nature.

Tags: Nature  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

In law, nothing is certain but the expense.

Tags: Expense, Legal  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

The law serves of nought else in these days but for to do wrong, for nothing is spread almost but false matters by color of the law for reward, dread and favor and so no remedy is had in the Court of Equity in any way.

Tags: Else, Wrong  ✍ Author: Eileen Caddy

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it.

Tags: Break, Power  ✍ Author: Irving Caesar

I would have to have people totally committed to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of this United States. And many of the Muslims, they are not totally dedicated to this country. They are not dedicated to our Constitution. Many of them are trying to force Sharia law on the people of this country.

Tags: Country, Trying  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

If the law is a bad law, there is always the contingent right to take action that you would not otherwise take.

Tags: Action, Bad  ✍ Author: James Callaghan

There must be a law against forcing children to perform at an early age. Children should have a wonderful childhood. They should not be given too much responsibility.

Tags: Age, Children  ✍ Author: Maria Callas

In addition the bill would expand an existing law 'conscience clause' that protects physician training programs that refuse to provide training for abortion procedures.

Tags: Conscience, Training  ✍ Author: Ken Calvert

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.

Tags: Eyes, Justice  ✍ Author: Christian Camargo

You will feel the full force of the law and if you are old enough to commit these crimes you are old enough to face the punishments. And to these people I would say this: you are not only wrecking the lives of others, you are potentially wrecking your own life too.

Tags: Enough, Life  ✍ Author: David Cameron

Retaliation is related to nature and instinct, not to law. Law, by definition, cannot obey the same rules as nature.

Tags: Cannot, Nature  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.

Tags: Death, Trying  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

The bill then says if the Senate does not act, then H.R. 1 (the House-passed bill that cuts $61 billion) will be the law of the land. In addition to that, it says that if all else fails, and the Senate brings about a shutdown, then members should not get their pay.

Tags: Act, Else  ✍ Author: Eric Cantor

The United States and the European Union do want to have a rule of law, and that rule of law should be for a fair trial. And that fair trial needs to have an impartial jury.

Tags: Fair, Union  ✍ Author: Maria Cantwell

I urge the enactment of a civil service law so explicit and so strong that no partisan official will dare evade it, basing all rewards, promotions and salaries solely on merit, on loyalty and industry in the public service.

Tags: Loyalty, Strong  ✍ Author: Arthur Capper

I take judge-made law as one of the existing realities of life.

Tags: Existing, Life  ✍ Author: Benjamin Cardozo

Law never is, but is always about to be.

 ✍ Author: Benjamin Cardozo

Freedom is a man's natural power of doing what he pleases, so far as he is not prevented by force or law.

Tags: Freedom, Power  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

More law, less justice.

Tags: Justice, Less  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

The safety of the people shall be the highest law.

Tags: Highest, Shall  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Liberty consists in the power of doing that which is permitted by the law.

Tags: Liberty, Power  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

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.

Tags: Free, May  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

The best interpreter of the law is custom.

Tags: Best, Custom  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

The precepts of the law are these: to live honestly, to injure no one, and to give everyone else his due.

Tags: Else, Give  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

The good of the people is the greatest law.

Tags: Good, Greatest  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

According to the law of nature it is only fair that no one should become richer through damages and injuries suffered by another.

Tags: Become, Nature  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.

Tags: Put, Wish  ✍ Author: Calvin Coolidge

One with the law is a majority.

Tags: Majority  ✍ Author: Calvin Coolidge

President Obama's health care law raided Medicare in the tune of five hundred million dollars to create a new program.

Tags: Care, Health  ✍ Author: Mario Diaz-Balart

I will leave the U.S. Congress when the term for which I was elected expires in January 2011 and return to the practice of law with a sense of duty fulfilled.

Tags: Leave, Sense  ✍ Author: Mario Diaz-Balart

Our show is different, because it's not about law and order, it's about psychology, the intent of somebody.

Tags: Order, Show  ✍ Author: Vincent D\'Onofrio

Necessity is the mistress and guide of nature. Necessity is the theme and inventress of nature, her curb and her eternal law.

Tags: Her, Nature  ✍ Author: DMX

I pay about a third in taxes, I give away about a third, and I follow the law.

Tags: Away, Give  ✍ Author: Salvador Dali

Custom, that is before all law; Nature, that is above all art.

Tags: Art, Nature  ✍ Author: Clifton Daniel

That's an interesting question. I would say that in general Americans know very little about the law. It's one of those things that most of us take for granted.

Tags: Granted, Question  ✍ Author: Christopher Darden

The law has no compassion. And justice is administered without compassion.

Tags: Justice, Legal  ✍ Author: Christopher Darden

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

Tags: School, Thought  ✍ Author: Christopher Darden

I no longer teach law. But when I did I advised my students that they should never accept a case if it meant that by doing so you couldn't sleep at night.

Tags: Night, Sleep  ✍ Author: Christopher Darden

In some ways I'm still recovering from the trial. My health is not as good as it ought to be. I've gone back to practicing law and it seems to have taken a toll for whatever reason.

Tags: Good, Health  ✍ Author: Christopher Darden

It's too late for that - trying to second guess it. It's over. I'm worried about how to get the kids through school and still write and practice law and take power of attorney.

Tags: Power, School  ✍ Author: Christopher Darden

The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with business.

Tags: Business, Seriously  ✍ Author: Clarence Darrow

The trouble with law is lawyers.

Tags: Legal, Trouble  ✍ Author: Clarence Darrow

We have exhausted all of our diplomatic effort to get the Iraqis to comply with their own agreements and with international law. Given that... we have got to force them to comply, and we are doing so militarily.

Tags: Effort, Force  ✍ Author: Tom Daschle

Custom, that unwritten law, By which the people keep even kings in awe.

Tags: Keep, Kings  ✍ Author: Charles Davenport

A chair's function is not just to provide a place to sit; it is to provide a medium for self-expression. Chairs are about status, for example. Or signalling something about oneself. That's why the words chair, seat and bench have found themselves used to describe high status professions, from academia to Parliament to the law.

Tags: Why, Words  ✍ Author: Evan Davis

The one great principle of English law is to make business for itself.

Tags: Business, Great  ✍ Author: Charles Dickens

To live outside the law, you must be honest.

Tags: Honest, Outside  ✍ Author: Bob Dylan

Real men study law and engineering, while ideas and values are for sissies. The humanities should constitute the core of any university worth the name.

Tags: Men, Real  ✍ Author: Terry Eagleton

Unfortunately, we force people to break the law in order to get any kind of mental health treatment.

Tags: Health, Order  ✍ Author: Sylvia Earle

If your theory is found to be against the second law of theromodynamics, I give you no hope; there is nothing for it but to collapse in deepest humiliation.

Tags: Give, Hope  ✍ Author: Arthur Eddington

The law, in our case, seems to make the right; and the very reverse ought to be done - the right should make the law.

Tags: Done, Seems  ✍ Author: Maria Edgeworth

People say I've had brushes with the law. That's not true. I've had brushes with overzealous prosecutors.

Tags: Brushes, True  ✍ Author: Edwin W. Edwards

I'm a recovering lawyer. The practice of law has changed. Every agreement is a fight.

Tags: Fight, Practice  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Edwards

The clearest way to show what the rule of law means to us in everyday life is to recall what has happened when there is no rule of law.

Tags: Life, Show  ✍ Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower

I was on a well-beaten path of actors - what we all call 'the Law and Order route'. I spent two years of auditioning for everything... and then 'The Wire' came up.

Tags: Order, Path  ✍ Author: Idris Elba
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