Best Quotes About Court

The court of last resort is no longer the Supreme Court. It's 'Nightline.' -Alan Dershowitz

When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity. -Albert Einstein

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. -George Washington

When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty. -Norm Crosby

There is no such thing as justice – in or out of court. -Clarence Darrow

The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence. -H. L. Mencken

The foolish and cruel notion that a wife is to obey her husband has sent more women to the grave than to the courts for a divorce. -Lemuel K. Washburn

We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution. -Abraham Lincoln

We are more casual about qualifying the people we allow to act as advocates in the courtroom than we are about licensing electricians. -Warren E. Burger

A defendant on trial for a specific crime is entitled to his day in court, not in a stadium or a city or nationwide arena. -Tom C. Clark

I deplore the need or the use of troops anywhere to get American citizens to obey the orders of constituted courts. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

There is no person in this room whose basic rights are not involved in any successful defiance to the carrying out of court orders. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

When that book came out, it was like Columbus telling about America at the court of Ferdinand and Isabella. -Theodore White

Reverence for life is the highest court of appeal. -Albert Schweitzer

When you look at the startling ruins of Nuremberg, you are looking at a result of the war. When you look at the prisoners on view in the courthouse, you are looking at 22 of the causes. -Janet Flanner

Conferences at the top level are always courteous. Name-calling is left to the foreign ministers. -W. Averell Harriman

Mere access to the courthouse doors does not by itself assure a proper functioning of the adversary process. -Thurgood Marshall

If, in a few months, I'm only number 8 or number 10 in the world, I'll have to look at what off-the-court work I can do. I will need to do something if I want to be number 1. -John McEnroe

As a member of this court I am not justified in writing my private notions of policy into the Constitution, no matter how deeply I may cherish them or how mischievous I may deem their disregard. -Felix Frankfurter

The law is constantly based on notions of morality, and if all laws representing essentially moral choices are to be invalidated under the due process clause, the courts will be very busy indeed. -Byron White

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 Stevenson I

Beauty is nature's brag, and must be shown in courts, at feasts, and high solemnities, where most may wonder at the workmanship. -John Milton

Love rules the court, the camp, the grove, And men below, and saints above: For love is heaven, and heaven is love. -Walter Scott

I place a high moral value on the way people behave. I find it repellent to have a lot, and to behave with anything other than courtesy in the old sense of the word – politeness of the heart, a gentleness of the spirit. -Fran Lebowitz

Men naturally despise those who court them, but respect those who do not give way to them. -Thucydides

The courts are as a stage, people love to see attractive players. -Anna Kournikova

A court is like a scene, people want to see attractive people. -Anna Kournikova

The small courtesies sweeten life; the greater ennoble it. -Christian Nestell Bovee

Really big people are, above everything else, courteous, considerate and generous – not just to some people in some circumstances – but to everyone all the time. -Thomas J. Watson

It takes a long time to learn that a courtroom is the last place in the world for learning the truth. -Alice Koller

There are not enough jails, not enough police, not enough courts to enforce a law not supported by the people. -Hubert H. Humphrey

The bedfellows politics made are never strange. It only seems that way to those who have not watched the courtship. -Marcel Achard

I'm not comfortable being preachy, but more people need to start spending as much time in the library as they do on the basketball court. -Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts. -Mahatma Gandhi

If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world. -Francis Bacon

I felt somehow for many years that George Washington and Alexander Hamilton just left me out by mistake. But through the process of amendment, interpretation, and court decision, I have finally been included in 'We, the people.' -Barbara Jordan

A court is an assembly of noble and distinguished beggars. -Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence. -Brendan Behan

The ultimate court of appeal is observation and experiment… not authority. -Thomas Huxley

I'd like to say from the beginning that the 12 years I've been coming here, I've met unfailing courtesy and cooperation, courtesy from your people and cooperation from the Ministry of Information. -Peter Arnett

The old Court you and I served so long will not be worthy of its traditions if Nixon can twist, turn and fashion If Nixon gets away with that, then Nixon makes the law as he goes along – not the Congress nor the courts. -Earl Warren

A fool and her money are soon courted. -Helen Rowland

Young lawyers attend the courts, not because they have business there, but because they have no business. -Washington Irving

Prudence is a rich, ugly, old maid courted by incapacity. -William Blake

It is better to have too much courtesy than too little, provided you are not equally courteous to all, for that would be injustice. -Baltasar Gracian

The court is like a palace of marble; it's composed of people very hard and very polished. -Jean de la Bruyere

The best servants of the people, like the best valets, must whisper unpleasant truths in the master's ear. It is the court fool, not the foolish courtier, whom the king can least afford to lose. -Walter Lippmann

In government offices which are sensitive to the vehemence and passion of mass sentiment public men have no sure tenure. They are in effect perpetual office seekers, always on trial for their political lives, always required to court their restless constituents. -Walter Lippmann

Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined; Often in a wooden house a golden room we find. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her for it. -W. C. Fields

The average Hollywood film star's ambition is to be admired by an American, courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman and have a French boyfriend. -Katharine Hepburn

Don't flatter yourselves that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. On the contrary, the nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

You can no more bridle passions with logic than you can justify them in the law courts. Passions are facts and not dogmas. -Alexander Herzen

A conscience without God is like a court without a judge. -Alphonse de Lamartine

The decisions of law courts should never be printed: in the long run, they form a counter authority to the law. -Denis Diderot

Let them show me a cottage where there are not the same vices of which they accuse the courts. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

I know one husband and wife who, whatever the official reasons given to the court for the break up of their marriage, were really divorced because the husband believed that nobody ought to read while he was talking and the wife that nobody ought to talk while she was reading. -Vera Brittain

The language of the younger generation has the brutality of the city and an assertion of threatening power at hand, not to come. It is military, theatrical, and at its most coherent probably a lasting repudiation of empty courtesy and bureaucratic euphemism. -Elizabeth Hardwick

Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy. -Jacques Maritain

When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible. -Mahatma Gandhi

I'll have you understand I am running this court, and the law hasn't got a damn thing to do with it! -Sam Ervin

In all candor, the Court fails to perceive any reason for suspending the power of courts to get evidence and rule on questions of privilege in criminal matters simply because it is the president of the United States who holds the evidence. -John J. Sirica

A large nose is the mark of a witty, courteous, affable, generous and liberal man. -Cyrano de Bergerac

There is a courtesy of the heart; it is allied to love. From its springs the purest courtesy in the outward behavior. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The grace of God is courtesy. -Hilaire Belloc

They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake. -Alexander Pope

The courts cannot garnish a father's salary, nor freeze his account, nor seize his property on behalf of his children, in our society. Apparently this is because a kid is not a car or a couch or a boat. -June Jordan

It is impossible to practice parliamentary politics without having patience, decency, politeness and courtesy. -Khaleda Zia

No one is more insufferable than he who lacks basic courtesy. -Bryant H. McGill

Flag desecration is not a constitutional issue for the courts. It is a political one that belongs to the people. -Larry Craig

Do we want an Attorney General who will play politics with the law, play politics with the court and just play politics with international conventions designed to protect our troops? I do not want to play that kind of politics. I am going to vote against Alberto Gonzales. -Barbara Mikulski

Bohemia is nothing more than the little country in which you do not live. If you try to obtain citizenship in it, at once the court and retinue pack the royal archives and treasure and move away beyond the hills. -O. Henry

As soon as I step on the court I just try to play tennis and don't find excuses. You know, I just lost because I lost, not because my arm was sore. -Goran Ivanisevic

To all the positions, I just bring the determination to win. Me being an unselfish player, I think that can carry on to my teammates. When you have one of the best players on the court being unselfish, I think that transfers to the other players. -LeBron James

You don't need to know who's playing on the White House tennis court to be a good president. -James Baker

I've stopped caring about skeptics, but if they libel or defame me they will end up in court. -Uri Geller

There will always be someone else with a different view than you. I appreciate them and would never say that they are wrong. I hope that they would give me that courtesy also. -Melissa Etheridge

Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it. -Learned Hand

It lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it. While it lies there, it needs no constitution, no law, no court to save it. -Learned Hand

Luck has nothing to do with it, because I have spent many, many hours, countless hours, on the court working for my one moment in time, not knowing when it would come. -Serena Williams

But, I know enough people in that court, through the years, to know one thing: There's always somebody who surprises you, who rises above what they thought they appointed him for, and stays with the separation of powers, and with the right of the law to decide. -Arthur Hertzberg

Perhaps one of the only positive pieces of advice that I was ever given was that supplied by an old courtier who observed: Only two rules really count. Never miss an opportunity to relieve yourself; never miss a chance to sit down and rest your feet. -Edward VIII

I'm a different person off the court than I am on the court, where I'm very competitive, a perfectionist, and I can be hard on myself sometimes. Off the court, nothing really bothers me. I'm easy-going. -Mary Pierce

If you could say of any one individual that the court as an institution is the length and shadow of that individual, surely it would be John Marshall. -William Rehnquist

It is always possible for the court to overreach its proper bounds and perhaps declare a lot of laws unconstitutional and frustrate the will of the majority in a way that it ought not be frustrated. -William Rehnquist

Perhaps you should say there should be mandatory retirement even of members of the court, members of the federal judiciary. I'm sure there can be questions about whether one does as good work when you get into your – you know, I'm 67. -William Rehnquist

My life off the court has changed. I'm feeling good inside, so I guess it shows on the outside too. -Mary Pierce

Winning a Grand Slam changes everything. There is so much off-court stuff to deal with. And there are expectations of keeping it going that make it tough. -Mary Pierce

Money will determine whether the accused goes to prison or walks out of the courtroom a free man. -Johnnie Cochran

The president appoints the judges. Your lives and your children's lives can change by all of these appellate court judges who will be appointed who will reinterpret laws, and things can change. -Johnnie Cochran

I don't think I would have been able to stick with it and been proud of who I am and be feminine out on the court. I think I would have folded to the peer pressure if I didn't have my mom to encourage me to be me and be proud of how tall I am. -Lisa Leslie

Most people compliment me on maintaining my femininity while I'm on the court. People like the fact that I model. My fans or little girls always say they want to play sports, but also want to be a model like me and I think that's great. -Lisa Leslie

While teaching, I also worked undercover in the lower courts by saying I was a young law teacher wanting experience in criminal law. The judges were happy to assist me but what I learned was how corrupt the lower courts were. Judges were accepting money right in the courtroom. -Samuel Dash

Unless you have a perception of who you are as a lawyer, you will never be at ease in dealing with legal matters, clients, or courts. But if you know who you are and why you're there, all you need is the expertise and the information. -Samuel Dash

This is courtship all the world over – the man all tongue; the woman all ears. -Emily Murphy

That the decision is taken away from the voters, and as in 2000 turned over to the lawyers and the courts. -John Fund

By the time I entered college, I had decided not to have children, a decision that was never regretted. Accordingly, I was careful to court only girls who wanted to have professional careers. -Donald Cram

When the judges shall be obliged to go armed, it will be time for the courts to be closed. -Stephen J. Field

If you treat with courtesy your equal, who is privileged to resent an impertinence, how much more cautious should you be to your dependents, from whom you demand a respectful demeanor. -Robert Chambers

And it is no less true, that personal security and private property rest entirely upon the wisdom, the stability, and the integrity of the courts of justice. -Joseph Story

If any come to my house to be instructed in the ways of God what rule have I to put them away? Do you think it not lawful for me to teach women and why do you call me to teach the court? -Anne Hutchinson

I do here speak it before the court. I look that the Lord should deliver me by his providence. -Anne Hutchinson

Acting with Denzel is like playing tennis with someone that's better than you. You either play better tennis or get blown off the court. -Dean Cain

All of our affairs, since the union of crowns, have been managed by the advice of English ministers, and the principal offices of the kingdom filled with such men, as the court of England knew would be subservient to their designs. -Andrew Fletcher

Because homecoming came first, and there was the homecoming court. The five guys on homecoming court were disqualified from being in the prom court. So being prom king was being sixth most popular. -Andy Richter

I had seen so many injustices done in the court by well-meaning people. I had lost fourteen clients to gang violence in only seven years. I was angry at a system I thought had failed my clients, and I was part of it. -Richard Helms

Fortunately, the courts discharged me every time after they understood what I had done. -Alain Robert

I could see flames from the windows of my chambers. For the next three or four days we had major rioting here in Washington and I stayed at the court day and night. -Harold H. Greene

People are intimidated in court, and I try to make them more comfortable. -Harold H. Greene

Marriage commissioners who choose not to marry homosexuals are being fired. A Knights of Columbus chapter in British Columbia is in court because it chooses not allow a lesbian group to use its facility for marriage ceremonies. The list goes on. -Stockwell Day

The place to find the explanation for the liberal-activist mindset of the courts is in the political arena. -Stockwell Day

I courted fame but as a spur to brave and honest deeds; who despises fame will soon renounce the virtues that deserve it. -David Mallet

Princes of courtesy, merciful, proud and strong. -Henry Newbolt

Out in the lonely woods the jasmine burns Its fragrant lamps, and turns Into a royal court with green festoons The banks of dark lagoons. -Henry Timrod

When the courts decide that murderers, rapists, and others who maliciously break our social contract deserve health care that most working Americans can't afford, they are condemning good people to death. -Tammy Bruce

Congress should pass legislation to remove from the federal courts their jurisdiction to hear these outrageous challenges to the Ten Commandments and the Pledge of Allegiance. -Phyllis Schlafly

The courts are truly the least dangerous of the three branches of our government. -William Weld

There is too little courtship in the world. -Vernon Lee

There can be no defence like elaborate courtesy. -E. V. Lucas

There are certain promises you make that are more sacred than anything that happens in a court of law, I don't care how many Bibles you put your hand on. -Paul Castellano

I don't think the Constitution is studied almost anywhere, including law schools. In law schools, what they study is what the court said about the Constitution. They study the opinions. They don't study the Constitution itself. -Robert Bork

All we can do is keep going up against then as long as Ray is alive because when he dies it will not be possible to establish the truth of his innocence in a court of law. -William Pepper

We have never really had absolute privacy with our records or our electronic communications – government agencies have always been able to gain access with appropriate court orders. -Dorothy Denning

We had to go on and do the work of the court and we did. -Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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

The Supreme Court and courts in general have been usurping the role of the legislative branch of government. -Todd Akin

A new constitution should be more amendable. A needlessly confusing system of courts should be altered to produce an arrangement that would be simple, responsible, and less awkward. -Charles Edison

And we made decisions on each of those matters which were ultimately upheld by the courts. -Lloyd Cutler

The stopping of the Judicial courts, had been blended, in the minds of some people, with the redress of grievances considered only as a mode of awakening the attention of the legislature. -George Richards Minot

I just want to get on the court. -Carmelo Anthony

I'm a little skeptical about using the Constitution this way, but I also believe marriage is between a man and a woman and that the courts shouldn't legislate this matter. -Pete Coors

However, I keep reminding them that this issue is not a new issue that has come out for this election. This issue has been in the courts for two years and two months now. -Sibel Edmonds

And I am saying, how about the other two branches? And putting the pressure on our representatives in the Senate and the Congress, and the court system. They should be counter-acting this corruption, but they are sitting there silent. -Sibel Edmonds

The papers reveal that in several key abortion cases, justices were keenly interested in the perceived public reaction to their rulings – indicating that courts can be influenced by public sentiment. -Lee Greenwood

I will go to what they call a court. Only they call it a court. -Jack Kevorkian

I wanted the feel in these books to be like an epic fantasy, with kings, queens, dukes and court politics, but of course like what I was explaining before, about making the science make sense, you have to make the politics make sense, too. -Kevin J. Anderson

If the adjustment made by a court can be accepted or not, it will be refused whenever the men can gain more by continuing the strike, with whatever of violence that involves. -John Bates Clark

In a recent decision of the Supreme Court, not made, however, by the full court, and concurred in by only four justices, it was held that the seller of a patented mimeograph could bind the purchaser to use only his ink in the machine, though the ink was not patented. -John Bates Clark

I wonder much that a court of Law should be in doubt whether a Resolution of Congress can superceed the Law of a Sovereign State. -William Whipple

The judge turned his back towards me, sitting back on his judge's chair, while I was in the witness stand being questioned. The whole courtroom was full of these anarchists, leftists, communists and Jewish lobbyists. -Ernst Zundel

Allowing Texas to display the Ten Commandments on State property but disallowing Kentucky courthouses from doing the same is a poor and flawed interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. -Ginny Brown-Waite

Big business, for all its lobbying, is often put in line by investigative reporting, public scandals and multi-million-dollar judgments in court against those who put products on the market that are dangerous to their buyers. -Stanley Crouch

My job is to interpret the law based on how the legislature and the court has done it and then, of course, to use our system of justice to develop some new legal tools and new concepts. -Bill Scott

This summer, I'll be bringing out a mystery that involves a young lawyer and a court scene the likes of which I don't think you've ever seen. Hollywood said this is James Patterson meets John Grisham. -James Patterson

One of the local reporters assured me Garrison would put in an appearance for the cross-examination, but as the courtroom settled down and the rear doors were closed, there was no sign of him. -James Kirkwood

There are, for example, exemptions in FOIA in which the government can withhold certain kinds of information, and the courts have recognized that there is certain documentation that do deserve protection, that certain privileges do apply and do deserve protection. -Alberto Gonzales

Well, there is an attorney-client privilege here that needs to be respected, and it's a privilege that has been found to be worthy of protection by our courts. -Alberto Gonzales

The logic is often far-fetched – how does medical marijuana affect interstate commerce? – and some conservatives would like judges to start throwing out federal laws wholesale on commerce clause grounds. The court once again said no thanks. -Michael Kinsley

The reason to split a court is for administrative purposes, and in the past there has been much debate about the liberal decisions of the Ninth Circuit and so forth; and people have wanted to get out of the Ninth Circuit for that reason. -Mike Simpson

I want to swim in both directions at once. Desire success, court failure. -Alan Rickman

There's a lot more to competence than a law degree and a modicum of courtroom skill. -Fred Thompson

They know, the courts know, the people know that they have no way of changing the results as it affects them. -Kenneth Blackwell

In reality, those rare few cases with good forensic evidence are the ones that make it to court. -Pat Brown

About five, six FBI agents walked into the courthouse and arrested me. They said I was being arrested for distribution of information related to explosives over the Internet. -Sherman Austin

The government would be able to go to court with respect to newspaper articles, broadcast pieces and the like that they thought were bad or harmful or even against the government and try to block them. -Floyd Abrams

So sometimes the facts are good and sometimes the facts are bad, the important thing from the point of view of a principle as broad and important as freedom of speech is that the courts articulate and set forth in a very protective way what those principles are. -Floyd Abrams

This is a very big victory for Michael and we are all very proud that he has been completely and totally vindicated in court, as we were certain he would be. -LaToya Jackson

The left has chosen the courts as a major battlefield over social issues. -Rod Parsley

Realizing that they can't get their agenda across: against religious liberty, against a culture of life, they can't get those issues across through the legislature, as people respond and their elected officials represent them, so they attempt to do it through the courts. -Rod Parsley

It was the courts, of course, that took away prayer from our schools, that took away Bible reading from our schools. It's the courts that gave us same-sex marriage. So it is quite a battlefield, and the Supreme Court is the highest court in the land. -Rod Parsley

CBS exhausted the Texas courts. They went from the trial court to the intermediate court to the highest court. -Floyd Abrams

The question at the end of the day was, the courts having found there was no defense, a producer about to go to jail, should CBS in effect tell the producer go to jail even though there is no law at all that we can use to get you out of jail? -Floyd Abrams

Materialist philosophies that treat human beings as machines or animals possess the high ground in our culture – academia, the most powerful media and many of our courts. -Marvin Olasky

My popularity plunged three years ago and I didn't try to court publicity. -Namie Amuro

I was surprised I won the award because I've always been a very aggressive player and I earn my share of fouls on the court. I play rough, and because I'm an older player, of course I use tricks on the younger players. -Sue Wicks

I was very pleased that the positive things about me and my game outshone the aggressive style of play I use. I would never tone that down, because I believe in that style of play, and I believe that you can play rough on the court and still be a good sport. -Sue Wicks

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

The judge gave Michael permission to issue a statement. I think Jackson went way outside the bounds of the judge's intent. It will be interesting to see what the judge does tomorrow in court. -Catherine Crier

And with the money from your corn, from your rents, and from the issues of pleas in your courts, and from your stock, arrange the expenses of your kitchen and your wines and your wardrobe and the wages of servants, and subtract your stock. -Robert Grosseteste

Every little kid that steps on the court or the field has aspirations to go pro. I think being a pro basketball player is the best job. The thing I had to realize was that I can't do every dream that I have. -Brian McKnight

I have always felt that if a man gives you a solid gold key to his door he is entitled to the courtesy of a visit. -Hedy Lamarr

The antitrust litigation currently in the federal courts in the U.S. against Monsanto will be the test case in the life sciences, just as the Microsoft case was the test case in the information sciences. -Jeremy Rifkin

The 10 largest antitrust law firms in the United States have gone into the federal courts charging Monsanto with creating a global conspiracy in violation of the antitrust laws, to control the global market in seeds. -Jeremy Rifkin

So my attorneys brought litigation in the U.S. federal courts. The judge ruled in our favor. -Jeremy Rifkin

She was trusted and valued by her father, loved and courted by all dogs, cats, children, and poor people, and slighted and neglected by everybody else. -Anne Bronte

It's a problem for him because he's got – like Edward VII had – nearly all his lifetime to wait until he becomes Monarch. What is he going to do with it? So he wants to do something positive but he always courts those dangers. -Anthony Holden

Once your name becomes well known, politicians come courting. -Charley Pride

If I don't believe it, then they don't need me on the court. I've just got to believe that in my heart. -Allen Iverson

The marketplace can handle this. The laws are there. The courts have shown a consistent ability to find a balance between copyright owners and copyright users. -Hilary Rosen

Under Confucianism, the use of precisely measured court music, prescribed steps, actions, and phrases all added up to an extremely complex system of rituals, each used for a particular purpose at a particular time. -Benjamin Hoff

Cagey trial lawyers have figured out there's a pretty good likelihood their case – no matter what its merit – will literally get its day in court because of favorable judges. -Dennis Hastert

The time has come for justice at the ballot box, and justice in the courts, and justice in the legislative halls, and justice in the governor's office. -John Jay Hooker

You will be courteous to your elders who have explored to the point from which you may advance; and helpful to your juniors who will progress farther by reason of your labors. -Abbott L. Lowell

More than specific memories of achievements, for me I remember the feeling you get when you were just at your very best – when you felt like you were floating across the court and could put the ball wherever you wanted. -Guy Forget

Plumage features constitute a major component of courtship signals. -Peter R. Grant

Males transmit signals in courtship through behavioral displays. -Peter R. Grant

Almost nothing is known from hybridization studies about the inheritance of courtship behavior of females, or of their responsiveness to particular male signals. -Peter R. Grant

For almost twenty years, abortion policy in America has been controlled by the courts. -Robert Casey

I always try to keep a pretty conservative demeanor on the court. -Julius Erving

I said in court a long time ago that I didn't see that the Soviet Union was significantly helped by the information I gave them, nor that the United States was significantly harmed. -Aldrich Ames

The Western media tends to place a lot of emphasis on official institutions in Ukraine such as its supreme court, the central election commission, and the parliament. In reality, the people of Ukraine now control their destiny. -Bob Schaffer

I don't blame David Stern because a player gets on the court and he doesn't put out competitively. No one can make you play if you don't want to play. -Oscar Robertson

You need a teaching coach who understands the game of basketball, not just some guy coming on the court talking about Xs and Os. -Oscar Robertson

We were very happy when a South African court, which had previously ruled against us, took another look and decided that this material was not obscene and allowed it into the country. -Gilbert Hernandez

It may be a mistake, that man, in a state of nature, is more disposed to cruelty than courtesy. -Mercy Otis Warren

But the courts have dismissed the lawsuits against me and Lee Brown. -David Dinkins

It's very important not to lose your temper in a courtroom, or in anything else you're doing. -Warren Christopher

I think the court will determine that the Faith-Based Initiative that the White House has instituted in the last five years is constitutional, in the context of allowing for broad-based programs to include religious providers. -Jay Alan Sekulow

The court has said you are entitled to robust speech on public sidewalks, even insulting speech. -Jay Alan Sekulow

They're all focusing on how John Roberts is going to decide Roe v. Wade. That isn't even the right question. I don't even know of a case in the (court) system that addresses it. -Jay Alan Sekulow

You watch the Supreme Court in action on these cases, and they are a conflicted court. However, when it comes to speech issues generally, the court has been protective. -Jay Alan Sekulow

We establish no religion in this country, nor will we ever. But we poison our society when we remove its theological underpinnings. We court corruption when we leave society devoid of belief. -Jeff Miller

Since the conception of our country, America has held that parents, not schools, teachers, and certainly not courts, hold the primary responsibility of educating their children. -John Doolittle

We began a series of court battles for nine months, while I was attending classes by telephone. -Ryan White

This is the time that I really miss being in my courtroom because I believe that that's the last place in this country where there's supposed to be fairness. -Star Jones

Once a week we go to juvenile hall and talk to boys there. Just go and spend a day in the juvenile courts. -Lisa Bonet

I've made up my mind. I'll take my court martial. -Eddie Slovik

Prosecution I have managed to avoid; but I have been arrested, charged in a police court, have refused to be bound over, and thereupon have been unconditionally released – to my great regret; for I have always wanted to know what going to prison was like. -Laurence Housman

Great progress was made when arbitration treaties were concluded in which the contracting powers pledge in advance to submit all conflicts to an arbitration court, treaties which not only specify the composition of the court, but also its procedure. -Ludwig Quidde

Whereas if you have a camera in the courtroom, there's no filtering. What you see is what's there. -Lance Ito

I know the pundits and the news media have carried a lot of commentary about cameras in the courtroom, and there's a lot of controversy about it as a result of the Simpson case. But I have not had enough time to step back and enough time to evaluate that. -Lance Ito

And if you take the cameras out of the courtroom, then you hide, I think, a certain measure of truth from the public, and I think that's very important for the American public to know. -Lance Ito

MAY it please your Honors: I was desired by one of the court to look into the books, and consider the question now before them concerning Writs of Assistance. -James Otis

I grew up on the tennis court with lots of other kids. There were like 40 kids all afternoon and I was one of the youngest ones, so I always had to chase everybody to keep up. -Martina Hingis

The first point is always to believe in it when you go on court and then you have the chances to win. -Martina Hingis

I don't know about friends, but what time I spent with The Beatles they were very courteous to me. -Peter Tork

Yeah, I lost court cases and misdemeanor juries, but of felony jury trials I was successful 105 of 106 times. -Vincent Bugliosi

I lost court cases and misdemeanor juries, but of felony jury trials I was successful 105 of 106 times. -Vincent Bugliosi

The problem with not having a camera is that one must trust the analysis of a reporter who's telling you what occurred in the courtroom. You have to take into consideration the filtering effect of that person's own biases. -Lance Ito

If you take the cameras out of the courtroom, then you hide a certain measure of truth from the public. -Lance Ito

If you have a camera in the courtroom, there's no filtering. What you see is what's there. -Lance Ito

I have not fully had the opportunity to evaluate the impact of cameras in the courtroom. -Lance Ito

Historically, terrorism falls in a category different from crimes that concern a criminal court judge. -Jurgen Habermas

We want to continue the efforts against domestic violence and spread the drug courts, and develop real effective means of providing treatment for drug abusers without having to have them arrested. -Janet Reno

I'm proud of our court. It knocks back a lot of the propaganda the Communists put out about the way America treats her Negroes. -Nat King Cole

It's been sanctioned by the courts, and I accept that. -Gary Gilmore

The courtesy which most becomes a victor was denied to Germany for a long time. -Gustav Stresemann

Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing. -Robert E. Howard

I don't play full court anymore. I just play half-court. -John Ashcroft

Every human being is entitled to courtesy and consideration. Constructive criticism is not only to be expected but sought. -Margaret Chase Smith

The director had come to Madrid to court me. -Victoria Abril

The human element should be the two players on the court, not the officials. The best officials are the ones you never notice. The nature of the game made officials too noticeable a part. -Gene Scott

Instead of acting in court, I decided to act onstage. -Raul Julia

Arresting and detaining these dangerous people can make sense, at least until a final decision is reached on their deportation. However, such detention must always be subject to time limits and court review. -Otto Schily

The other reason that I am here today, again from the State Department and from the court record of the court of appeals, is that when I am abroad I speak out against the injustices against the Negro people of this land. -Paul Robeson

This week I was proud to join with my colleagues to help pass two important, common-sense pieces of legislation that will limit the frivolous lawsuits by trial attorneys and personal injury lawyers that clog our courts and hurt our small businesses. -Bob Ney

Roddick has good presence on the court and has so much adrenalin. -Richard Krajicek

Hewitt is such a fighter on the court; he never gives up. They all have qualities to beat him. -Richard Krajicek

Guys like John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg and Stefan Edberg were also very good grass court players. -Richard Krajicek

For the first couple of years I played really bad tennis. It was so bad that they booed me off the court. -Richard Krajicek

I hardly expected the grand jury to sustain me, after they saw everything different from what it had been while I was there. Yet they did, and their report to the court advises all the changes made that I had proposed. -Nellie Bly

No player can become accustomed to New York's climate in August in a few days. The playing conditions, the courts in New York and France are very different. -Helen Wills Moody

Balls should be good for at least six sets, and for more for the average player. But if the rallies are long, they do not last as long as this. There is a fuzz on the surface that wears off on the hard court. -Helen Wills Moody

Therefore, a person should first be changed by a teacher's instructions, and guided by principles of ritual. Only then can he observe the rules of courtesy and humility, obey the conventions and rules of society, and achieve order. -Xun Kuang

I didn't know how much I cared about having a woman on the court until the day there was a woman on the court. -Nina Totenberg

When I am in the Scottish Parliament chamber, I often feel the need to sit for the entire debate. It's only courteous to listen to what everyone has to say, although I often find myself desperate to say something but too scared to stand up in case I regret it. -Margo MacDonald

Men who are not given any voice in this because of the secret nature of the courts, what they're left with is dressing up ridiculously, but at least using humour to try and draw attention to their kids. -Bob Geldof

I have three adopted children with Phil, and for years I was fighting in court with him over being able to see my kids. I was always going back and forth to California, going to court, and I was never able to get a project going. -Ronnie Spector

Back 20 years ago, I was recording with Bruce Springsteen, and his producer called me and said I had to be in the studio the next day to finish the sessions, and I couldn't. I had to be in court, in California. All this took like 10 years out of my life. -Ronnie Spector

There is – you know, there's receipts for rented cars and license plates and guns and hand prints and palm prints and fingerprints. You know, I want to wait until I'm in a court. -Patty Hearst

Just because you're convicted in a court room doesn't mean you're guilty of something. -Charles Manson

Many words are not wanting to show that the particular view of each court occasioned the dangers which affected the public tranquillity; yet the whole is charged to my account. Nor is this sufficient. -Robert Walpole

When I was a little kid I used to play with guys twice my age, so, I was the last one picked, so if I picked I knew that I had to get the ball to the scorer if I wanted to stay on the court, so that was pretty much my job. -Jason Kidd

Yes, yes, I'm very happy that I finally got through this match, beat No. 7 in the world. It's my best win so far. So I'm really happy the way I play today and felt really strong on the court physically, mentally. -Daniela Hantuchova

Yes, I have had difficult times on court and at certain tournaments but you need to forget about it and go forward because that's the way it works in our world. -Amelie Mauresmo

The Magna Carta is widely known to be one of the foundational documents for our Constitution. I can only imagine that a mention of that in a court decision would be forbidden by our friends on the right. -John Conyers

I'm a high-risk taker on the court in the sense of trying to squeeze things in there. -Jason Kidd

As I said this year, I didn't try to put any pressure on me by setting high goals or anything, I just want to make sure that every single time I'm out there on the court I do my best, I give 100%, and see where it's going to end up next year. -Daniela Hantuchova

I spent time in, like, criminal courts, and covering murder trials for papers. -Kurt Loder

Friends, near or far, are important to us. All of ours have an awareness of other persons' feelings, a courtesy that's inevitable. When I find that consideration in a fan, I'm immediately impressed. -Kent McCord

The courts are using the First Amendment to attack religion, when they should be using it to protect religion. -Ernest Istook

And while God had work for Paul, he found him friends both in court and prison. Let persecutors send saints to prison, God can provide a keeper for their turn. -William Gurnall

The two major things that changed the makeup of all professional sports are money generated by television and courts that players went to in order to win their freedom as free agents. -Will McDonough

Suddenly, I became conscious of the fact that the driver was in the act of pulling up the horses in the courtyard of a vast ruined castle, from whose tall black windows came no ray of light, and whose broken battlements showed a jagged line against the sky. -Bram Stoker

In our system of democracy, our government works on a system of checks and balances. Instead of stripping power from the courts, I believe we should follow the process prescribed in our Constitution – consideration of a Constitutional amendment. -Dennis Cardoza

What I heard was that Bush is now positioned to have victory after victory. He'll have Social Security reform passed, that he'll have tax reform passed, that he'll have conservative judges on the courts. -Pat Robertson

I'm in the real world, some people try to steal from me, and I stop them, frequently, take them to court. I love a good lawsuit. It's fun. -Alan Alda

I went to the Capitol and came to court specifically to draw attention to the problems of the world that directly affect my state of mind and my physical body and to offer a way to clean up the world. This is my intent. -Lynette Fromme

People are interested in pro football because it provides them with an emotional oasis; they don't want football to get involved in the same types of court cases, racial problems and legislative issues they encounter in the rest of American life. -Pete Rozelle

I had not to this time subsisted, but that I was supported by your frequent courtesies and favours. -Philip Massinger

I should have known. The first tip I got was when she rarely showed up in court for the second trial. -Dennis Kozlowski

Insults are the business of the court. -Naguib Mahfouz

It is nice to walk out on a court to have it packed. -Pete Sampras

Always have a sense of humor about life – you'll need it – but always be courteous to boot. -Peter Jennings

I can't laugh, be happy, present myself at any prize and also win on the centre court. -Gabriela Sabatini

I believe an international criminal court is very much to be desired. -Harold Pinter

If Milosevic is to be tried, he has to be tried by a proper court, an impartial, properly constituted court which has international respect. -Harold Pinter

There is a movement to get an international criminal court in the world, voted for by hundreds of states-but with the noticeable absence of the United States of America. -Harold Pinter

I am waiting for the decision, which is not depending of me, to know if the trial will be in Iraq, in the states, or in international court. Of course, the decision is not mine. -Jacques Verges

I stopped courting Hollywood a long time ago. -Armand Assante

Airlines are interesting. They not only favor celebrities, they court them. -Phil Donahue

I didn't attend any of the court proceedings. -Norma McCorvey

Five guys on the court working together can achieve more than five talented individuals who come and go as individuals. -Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

But, I would say when I was four years old and I was at the Alan King Tennis Tournament and I was hitting with all the pros that would come to town. They would get me on the court or take notice and that stayed with me. -Andre Agassi

I had my moments for sure but I wasn't confrontational. And sometimes you get on the court and you'd find yourself very confrontational. It was all a discovery. -Andre Agassi

People go to restaurants for so many different reasons. To court a girl, to make some deal. Maybe to talk to some lawyer about how to get an alimony settlement better than they got last week. -Gay Talese

Historically courts in this country have been insulated. We do not look beyond our borders for precedents. -Sandra Day O'Connor

When I went to law school, which after all was back in the dark ages, we never looked beyond our borders for precedents. As a state court judge, it never would have occurred to me to do so, and when I got to the Supreme Court, it was very much the same. We just didn't do it. -Sandra Day O'Connor

There was no hostility at the court when I arrived. -Sandra Day O'Connor

The fact is, we are a nine-member court that sits on cases. -Sandra Day O'Connor

The members of the court were just delighted to have a ninth member – male or female. They were all kind and welcoming. -Sandra Day O'Connor

Justice Ginsburg is a very competent justice, and it is a joy to have her on the court, but particularly for me it is a pleasure to have a second woman on the court. -Sandra Day O'Connor

My sense is that jurists from other nations around the world understand that our court occupies a very special place in the American system, and that the court is rather well regarded in comparison, perhaps, to their own. -Sandra Day O'Connor

Most high courts in other nations do not have discretion, such as we enjoy, in selecting the cases that the high court reviews. Our court is virtually alone in the amount of discretion it has. -Sandra Day O'Connor

The power I exert on the court depends on the power of my arguments, not on my gender. -Sandra Day O'Connor

The courts of this country should not be the places where resolution of disputes begins. They should be the places where the disputes end after alternative methods of resolving disputes have been considered and tried. -Sandra Day O'Connor

Police forces collect information to be used in a public court to get people convicted. Security services gather information that does not necessarily lead to people being prosecuted and in many cases needs to remain confidential. -Gijs de Vries

I find it difficult to believe that God would want us to strip the courts of their powers to interpret the laws of this land, albeit with the divergent opinions. I shudder that my colleagues do not understand the dynamics of the Federal judiciary. -Alcee Hastings

Lying under oath, and encouraging lies under oath, does go to the very heart and soul of what courts do. If we say we don't care, let's forget about courts, and we'll just have other ways of figuring out how to handle disputes. -Ken Starr

It's hard to learn about your parents' courtship. -Michael Reagan

All doors open to courtesy. -Thomas Fuller

Please keep an open mind and let me have my day in court. -Michael Jackson

The family is a court of justice which never shuts down for night or day. -Malcolm de Chazal

Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes error a fault, and truth discourtesy. -George Herbert

An invitation to a wedding invokes more trouble than a summons to a police court. -William Feather

What is the student but a lover courting a fickle mistress who ever eludes his grasp? -William Osler

Justice has nothing to do with what goes on in a courtroom; Justice is what comes out of a courtroom. -Clarence Darrow

Bluster, sputter, question, cavil; but be sure your argument be intricate enough to confound the court. -William Wycherley

If you're paid before you walk on the court, what's the point in playing as if your life depended on it? -Arthur Ashe

The book of female logic is blotted all over with tears, and Justice in their courts is forever in a passion. -William Makepeace Thackeray

Greatness is so often a courteous synonym for great success. -Philip Guedalla

I don't want or need to gain respect with what I do off the court. I want respect for what I do on the court. -Vince Carter

A large nose is in fact the sign of an affable man, good, courteous, witty, liberal, courageous, such as I am. -Edmond Rostand

Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery. -Malcolm X

I love judges, and I love courts. They are my ideals, that typify on earth what we shall meet hereafter in heaven under a just God. -William Howard Taft

Remember I'm an artist. And you know what that means in a court of law. Next worst to an actress. -Joyce Cary

An appeal is when you ask one court to show its contempt for another court. -Finley Peter Dunne

If a philosophic theory is once ruled out of court, no one can tell when it will appear again. -Morris Raphael Cohen

You are going to use this courtroom to kill me? I am going to fight for my life one way or another. You should let me do it with words. -Charles Manson

Lawsuits should not be used to destroy a viable and independent distribution system. The solution lies in the marketplace and not the courtroom. -Don Henley

The first duty of a leader is to make himself be loved without courting love. To be loved without 'playing up' to anyone – even to himself. -Andre Malraux

There are a lot of wonderful people in America who shouldn't be on the Supreme Court – and a lot who should be on the court who aren't such wonderful people. -David Frum

Teach a child to play solitaire, and she'll be able to entertain herself when there's no one around. Teach her tennis, and she'll know what to do when she's on a court. But raise her to feel comfortable in nature, and the whole planet is her home. -Joyce Maynard

Henry Kissinger is the greatest living war criminal in the world today, with the blood of millions of people in Vietnam and Cambodia and Laos and Chile and East Timor on his hands. He will never appear in a court or be behind bars. -George Galloway

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. -Saint Basil

If nations could only depend upon fair and impartial judgments in a world court of law, they would abandon the senseless, savage practice of war. -Belva Lockwood

There is such a thing as tempting the gods. Talking too much, too soon and with too much self-satisfaction has always seemed to me a sure way to court disaster. The forces of retribution are always listening. They never sleep. -Meg Greenfield

There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism. It would be an offense against polite conventions to press our doubts too far. -George Santayana

Expensive advertising courts us with hints and images. The ordinary kind merely says, Buy. -Mason Cooley

In the courtroom, it's where a lawyer really becomes an actor. There's a very fine line between delivering a monologue in a play and delivering a monologue to a jury. I've always felt that way – I've been in a lot of courtrooms. The best lawyers are really theatrical. -Woody Harrelson

I have often seen people uncivil by too much civility, and tiresome in their courtesy. -Michel de Montaigne

I was court-martialled in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence. -Brendan Behan

World history is a court of judgment. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

I enjoyed the courtroom as just another stage but not so amusing as Broadway. -Mae West

If you think of paying court to the men in power, your eternal ruin is assured. -Stendhal

To take revenge halfheartedly is to court disaster; either condemn or crown your hatred. -Pierre Corneille

All places where women are excluded tend downward to barbarism; but the moment she is introduced, there come in with her courtesy, cleanliness, sobriety, and order. -Harriet Beecher Stowe

Throughout our courtship, Kenny told me that he had proof that Saddam Hussein was a threat because he possessed weapons of mass destruction. I told him, 'You had me at weapons.' -Renee Zellweger

The history of the world is the world's court of justice. -Friedrich Schiller

Flattery in courtship is the highest insolence, for whilst it pretends to bestow on you more than you deserve, it is watching an opportunity to take from you what you really have. -Sarah Fielding

I am not going to answer to this so-called court, out of respect for the truth and the will of the Iraqi people. I've said what I've said, and I'm not guilty. -Saddam Hussein

We have a history of gender and racial bias on our court that continues to undermine the system. Excluding individuals based on race is antagonistic to the pursuit of justice. -Anita Hill

Haldeman is the only man in America in this generation who let his hair grow for a courtroom appearance. -Mary McGrory

All the culture war issues will be settled by the court. -Gary Bauer

The death of chief justice Rehnquist and the president's nomination of John Roberts raises the stakes for the court and the American people exponentially. -Ralph G. Neas

I think that the legitimacy of the court would be undermined in any case if the court made a decision based on its perception of public opinion. -Samuel Alito

Home court changes everything. If you have home court, you're expected to win. -Eddie Jones

The dumber you are on court, the better you're going to play. -Jim Courier

If the courts are making the decisions, it matters who the judge is and, of course, people are concerned with what is the bottom line. -John Harrison

The courtroom is a quiet place, Judge Roberts, where you park your political ideology, and you call the balls and you call the strikes. -Lindsey Graham

I am still doing my due diligence. A vote on a Supreme Court nominee is a lifetime appointment and when the court decides, it is the law of the land. -Bob Menendez

I would not like to be the only woman on the court. -Ruth Bader Ginsburg

If you are Iraqi, you know who I am… and you know that I do not tire. I am the president of Iraq and I refuse to answer these questions because this court is illegitimate. -Saddam Hussein

My obligation as president, and what I promise the country, is that the courts will be able to do their job free of all pressure. -Ricardo Lagos

When you come in to court as a plaintiff or as a defendant, it is terribly important that you look up at the bench and feel that that person represents you and will understand you, that that person is reflective of our community and of our society. -Michael Bloomberg

One has to accept pain as a condition of existence. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing. One needs a will stubborn in conflict, but apt always to the total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying. -Morris West

Judges pretty much act independently once they get on the bench so I'm not really sure why Harper's concerned that the court is currently being stacked with a lot of Liberal appointments. -Alan Young

The future is built on brains, not prom court, as most people can tell you after attending their high school reunion. But you'd never know it by talking to kids or listening to the messages they get from the culture and even from their schools. -Anna Quindlen

I will provide friendly and courteous service and will work closely with all departments in the county. I will abide by the Texas Information Act in providing information to the public. -Anne Grant

Sometimes it is easy… to enhance your prestige by not exercising your responsibility, but that's not been the tradition of the court. -Anthony Kennedy

We should go forward in courts and Congress with investigations into post-9/11 interrogations and the decisions leading to them. -Christine Pelosi

Hitherto I have courted Truth with a kind of Romantick Passion, in spite of all Difficulties and Discouragements: for knowledge is thought so unnecessary an Accomplishment for a Woman, that few will give themselves the Trouble to assist us in the Attainment of it. -Mary Astell

Yes. I did more research than I ever wanted to and saw some things I wish I didn't. I went on ride-alongs, spent time with Homicide, Cold Case, and SVU detectives, hung out in subways learning how to spot pervs and pick-pockets, viewed an autopsy, went to a police firing range, and witnessed court cases and I read, read, read. -Mariska Hargitay

All of the legal defense funds out there, they're looking for people out there with court of appeals experience, because court of appeals is where policy is made. And I know, I know this is on tape and I should never say that because we don't make law, I know. I know. -Sonia Sotomayor

'Empathy' is the latest code word for liberal activism, for treating the Constitution as malleable clay to be kneaded and molded in whatever form justices want. It represents an expansive view of the judiciary in which courts create policy that couldn't pass the legislative branch or, if it did, would generate voter backlash. -Karl Rove

The very purpose of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution is to protect minority rights against majority voters. Every court decision that strikes down discriminatory legislation, including past Supreme Court decisions, affirming the fundamental rights to marry the person you love, overrules a majority decision. -David Boies

The unions and the auto companies have been unable to put a deal together that fundamentally restructures the industry. It needs to get done. The only way it's really going to get done is in bankruptcy court. They should have done it six months ago they should do it now. -Tim Pawlenty

The reality is that we will be reading Miranda rights to the corpse of Osama bin Laden. He will never appear in an American courtroom. That's the reality. He will be killed by us, or he will be killed by his own people so he's not captured by us. We know that. -Eric Holder

You get a lawyer whether you're in a military tribunal or whether you're in a federal court, number one. The attorney general decided that the court with the biggest – with the greatest venue, with the best jurisdiction was the New York court. That was the right decision to make. -Joe Biden

We've got fifty people at Gitmo that are too dangerous to be let go that will never go through a normal criminal trial. Let's create a new legal system, so they'll have their day in court. -Lindsey Graham

If I am confirmed, I will commit to show Heller and the principles articulated in it the full measure of respect that is due to all constitution decisions of the court. -Elena Kagan

When I was growing up, so many of the important changes for African-Americans were being made in the United States Supreme Court and were being made by lawyers. I followed the court very intensely and wanted to do that for my life. -Leah Ward Sears

My legislation would cut off all funding for trials of anyone from Guantanamo in any court in the United States of America. This bill would help stop the misguided plan to put Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other 9/11 terrorists on trial in Downtown Manhattan. -Peter T. King

I'm not only a lawyer, I have a post doctorate degree in federal tax law from William and Mary. I work in serious scholarship and work in the United States federal tax court. My husband and I raised five kids. We've raised 23 foster children. We've applied ourselves to education reform. We started a charter school for at-risk kids. -Michele Bachmann

I consider myself a court jester – motivator. -Richard Simmons

Channel 4 are a great bunch of people to work with and the crew are lovely. Working at ITV was like being in the court of Caligula. -Paul O'Grady

Too much negotiating and not enough work on the court – that's what happened to me during the lockout. Too much talking and not enough training. I couldn't put in my usual offseason work routine. I think that all caught up to me, with my Achilles problems. -Patrick Ewing

What you do on the court, off the court, in the classroom, it's all the same. Your habits, the way you treat class, your relationships – it's all the same. Do it right or don't do it. -Allan Houston

Because you can't change results – I would change my losses, and I would definitely like to see on-court coaching. -Brad Gilbert

I did a really good job of sticking to the tennis court. -Brad Gilbert

To play a lawyer and have one year of law school under your belt, you sort of know what you're talking about! I'm able to memorize the legal courtroom stuff a lot faster than I would have been able to otherwise. -Jerry O'Connell

My first job was in sixth grade, sweeping the clay tennis courts at the yacht club near my house, which I was not a member of. Always had to pay my own rent. But I don't really have any concept of how money works. I don't know how much things cost. Like a BMW. Or a quart of milk. It's embarrassing. -Chloe Sevigny

A paparazzo once jumped out of a car and started running backward with me. I slowed down out of courtesy because she started drifting into the street. I reached out my hand and moved her back so she didn't get hit by a bus. -Sean Astin

I didn't have the ability to blow people off the court, so I needed my legs, my preparation and the ability to think on my feet. -Michael Chang

I like to go on the court and have a little bit of information about my opponent. -Mary Pierce

Every night on the court I give my all, and if I'm not giving 100 percent, I criticize myself. -LeBron James

The Black Mamba collection of watches is me: It is my alter ego, so to speak. As I mentioned before, it is sharp, cutting edge and sleek which are characteristics I try to apply when I'm out there on the basketball court. -Kobe Bryant

I will get a loan and pay the money the court asks for. But I will not lay down my writing and I still say this was an important book to write. -Asne Seierstad

If the practice is torture for the al Qaeda operative who masterminded the killing of three thousand Americans, why weren't there court-martials in the cases of those thousands of servicemen similarly treated as part of their training? -Jose Rodriguez

I'm a competitive player, and I love being on the court. If the NBA cancels the season I'm definitely looking at my options and considering going overseas. -Paul Pierce

When I step on that basketball court, I'm thinking about basketball, I'm thinking about winning – but there's so much that goes into thought about how I'm going to open this game up to others. It's so much more than just basketball. -Carmelo Anthony

When I'm on the court, I'm a follower. -Howard Bach

It was really impossible to break through in Russia. We couldn't buy any balls. We really didn't have any courts, no rackets, nothing. And no people to practice with. -Marat Safin

I give up on spending time on these courts; I give up on practicing before the tournament I hate. I hate this. -Marat Safin

Everybody is smarter from outside of the court. -Marat Safin

I try to do my best to have fun off the court. -Marat Safin

I am fast and very powerful on the court, so this is what matters. -Novak Djokovic

Tennis players we're always playing in center courts that feel like arenas. And when we get on the court and the crowd cheers your name or salutes you – it's like you're a gladiator in the arena. And everyone is cheering – and you're fighting, you're screaming, during your strokes – it feels like you're an animal, fighting for your life. -Novak Djokovic

I have no regrets about my career or retiring. Not once have I thought 'Gosh, I wish I was back on the court. -Rebecca Lobo

Everything that I've gone through since the end of 2010, from me finding out about my financial adviser stealing, mismanaging my money – that affected everything, from child support, mortgages, to me having to sell my properties, me being in and out of court trying to modify my child support. It's a lot to deal with at one time. -Terrell Owens

Don't judge me. You wanna judge me, put on a black gown and get a gavel. Get in line with the rest of them that's about to judge me. I got court dates every other month. It's me against the world – that's how I feel. -Lil Wayne

I've accomplished everything a person can accomplish on a basketball court, but I never thought about the future when I was younger. I never made plans for the next stage in my life. -Sheryl Swoopes

Sexuality and gender don't change anyone's performance on the court. -Sheryl Swoopes

I think I've always had a decent perspective on wins and losses on the tennis court. -Andy Roddick

I like to get out and get up the court, using my speed and aggressiveness toward the hoop. -LeBron James

The first time I stepped on an NBA court I became a businessman. -LeBron James

My game is really played above time. I don't say that like I'm saying I'm ahead of my time. I'm saying, like, if I'm on the court and I throw a pass, the ball that I've thrown will lead my teammate right where he needs to go, before he even knows that that's the right place to go to. -LeBron James

I've always been an unselfish guy, and that's the only way I know how to play on the court and I try to play to the maximum of my ability – not only for myself but for my teammates. -LeBron James

There are days when I go out on the court and I feel like I can't miss a ball. -Maria Sharapova

I'm just a very tough person when I go on the court, and I really don't want to lose. -Maria Sharapova

When I walk through that gate to the court, that's my escape. I block out everything, good and bad. -Maria Sharapova

I have always had an interest in fashion and design and I appreciate style and timelessness within my footwear and accessories both on and off the court. -Maria Sharapova

Music is a part of my life all the time – on the plane, before matches, driving out to the court. -Maria Sharapova

After being on the court for six hours, being on TV is very glamorous and fun for me. But tennis is always going to be my priority. It's not going to be this thing when all of a sudden TV will get in the way of that. -Maria Sharapova

A friend of mine has a house with a basketball court and a pool. The guys go over and play basketball; I lie by the pool and nap in the sun. That defines me. That's consistent with who I am. I don't pretend to play basketball because I wanna feel like one of the guys. I wanna lie in the sun and relax. -Ryan Seacrest

I got picked on a lot. I was a complete geek in school. I had braces. I didn't have the hot girlfriend. I wasn't ever sought after. I was a stocky, awkward kid who got laughed off the tennis court when I tried that. -Josh Brolin

You don't want to be down 2-0 in a series. It's always important to try and get one on the opponent's home court. It makes your job at home easier. -Doug Collins

There's so much that I want to do. I feel like I'm the Magic Johnson of rap. You know, Magic was great on the basketball court, but he's bigger as a businessman. -Snoop Dogg

Most problems are best solved privately, not through government. There's a problem of discourtesy in the world, which is best handled through social norms, which are indispensable. But you wouldn't want the government to be mandating courtesy. -Cass Sunstein

Women can go on marrying and pretending that their boyfriends and husbands are Mr. Darcy or some RomCom dream man. But where's that going to get 'em? Besides divorce court? -Dan Savage

My court skills may have atrophied. -David E. Kelley

America should meet its obligations in the form of Social Security, Medicare, our ability to pay our military, legally binding legislation that allows unemployment compensation, the judiciary, the federal court system, the federal prison system, all those kinds of things have to be paid for. -Bill Johnson

What's important to me now is to uphold my good name and achieve a fair court decision – the past cannot be recovered anyway. -Mikhail Khodorkovsky

You know growing up in Sweden meant we had a lot of rain when we played tennis. We were taught on clay courts but because of the weather, we had to go indoors a lot. -Bjorn Borg

I never took banned substances, but I have been courted by doctors who wanted to improve my blood in the laboratory. My mother always put them on a flight. -Alberto Tomba

I wish I could get all the discourteous drivers on a ship and sail them away and make sure it's a really horrible, wavy journey and when they get to where they're going, keep them there. -Alvin Martin

All those lessons that I've learned on the court, I have applied them to my life outside of the court in business, my company, called V Starr interiors, an interior design company, and EleVen, which I wear on court. -Venus Williams

The British public like a Briton with personality, someone who comes out on court and isn't dour and down on themselves. -Jo Durie

Sometimes we get very frustrated here on court. It is tough to control. It is a mistake. -David Nalbandian

I'm Serena Williams on the court, but away I have so many different names. I call myself Butterfly. -Serena Williams

What's going to make me happy is going on the court and holding up trophies, singles and doubles. -Serena Williams

I'm always on the court with my dad. -Venus Williams

I'm not going to give a courtesy gift to a person who's going to win, and I'm not going to give a sympathy gift to a person who's going to lose. -Tim Kaine

The biggest thing, and what I told some of the partners in the summit, was me thanking them for their constant support with everything that I've been through the last couple years on and off the court. -Dwyane Wade

I've played for the Miami Heat my whole career under Pat Riley. Mr. GQ himself. So when I pick out my outfits before a game, I'm already feeling confident. And some of that swagger stays with me when I take the court. -Dwyane Wade

Last four months were great for me, was probably one of the best four months of my career, playing unbelievable in the clay court season. -Rafael Nadal

The big guys, the big dogs, are going to own everything from the White House to the courthouse. -Brian Schweitzer

Conservatives who believe that the Constitution should be interpreted according to the plain meaning of its language and the original intent of the Framers have long been troubled by the court's decisions expanding the commerce clause to authorize Congress to regulate the most local of matters within a state's borders. -David Limbaugh

I'm busy working on every aspect of my game – defense, shooting, rebounding – but I really want to become a better overall team player. Help my teammates become better players out on the court in order to win more ball games. -Kevin Durant

At 14 I discovered girls. At that time dancing was the only way you could put your arm around the girl. Dancing was courtship. -Gene Kelly

I'm a woman who likes to be courted – strongly. -Katy Perry

Corporations are like countries now, there's a king, there are serfs, there's a court, basically everything but moats. They're feudal societies, and there are good ones and bad ones. -Tony Gilroy

Having a Congress with a more diverse educational and professional background would serve the country well. And given the budget challenges facing America today, we might benefit from a few more cold, calculating problem solvers, and fewer courtroom impresarios. -John Sununu

From 1936 on, I have taken more falls than any other 20 comedians put together. From the time I was 21, I've taken them on everything from clay courts to cement to wood floors, coming off pianos, going out a two-story window, landing on Dean, falling into the rough. You do that and you're gonna have problems. -Jerry Lewis

I look forward to continuing to be a role model to women across the country and helping them have confidence in all they do in the ring, on the court or in the game of life! -Marlen Esparza

When you're a performer, of course you want an audience, but it's very, very different from courting fame. -Cate Blanchett

I really do not think about 'Oh, right now I have to defend those points and this title.' I just really want to enjoy playing on the court, in front of the fans. -Li Na

It's always tough when you're fighting with your husband on the court. -Li Na

I think that's my personality, to have a good laugh and not to take myself too seriously. And of course I have my things on the court but when I'm off the court I just like to have fun. -Caroline Wozniacki

Obama has been perhaps the most partisan President since Truman. He hasn't learned to be civil – note his insulting speech to Paul Ryan, who did us the courtesy of scoring a budget. The president has to talk to Republicans when it comes to the debt ceiling. He has reached the debt ceiling before anyone expected. -Grover Norquist

My dad was a particularly polite kind of guy, very courteous. -Paul McCartney

Magic is crazy. He is that crazy wild guy on the basketball court that is very intense and very serious. He is the guy who lives and eats and breathes basketball. -Magic Johnson

Magic is who I am on the basketball court. Earvin is who I am. -Magic Johnson

When you're used to seeing someone being coldly efficient on court and suddenly they go on stage and into your world – it's fascinating. -Adrian Smith

I have a pretty good record of winning in court. -Jan Brewer

I think the International Criminal Court could be a threat to American security interests, because the prosecutor of the court has enormous discretion in going after war crimes. And the way the Statute of Rome is written, responsibility for war crimes can be taken all the way up the chain of command. -John Bolton

My uncle's a lawyer and I remember going to see him in court and thinking, 'That's cool, too bad I could never be a lawyer.' -Lena Dunham

I am a team player – and that is what you need to be an effective point guard. You gotta see the court, you gotta set up the play, and you gotta let others execute for the most part. I don't throw elbows for the sake of throwing elbows, but if somebody throws one at me and it's necessary to respond in kind, I suppose I can if I have to. -Susan Rice

Wine, like food, is so emotional. If you think about it, so much of the courting ritual is surrounded by wine and food. There's a built-in romance to wine. -Padma Lakshmi

Of course, actors look forward to the day when they can do a big courtroom scene. -Greg Kinnear

Justified or not, the Supreme Court has a kind of sacred status in American life. For whatever reason, Presidents can safely run against Congress, and vice versa, but I think there is an inherent popular aversion to assaults on the court itself. Perhaps it has to do with an instinctive belief that life needs umpires. -Jon Meacham

When people are coming to Krakow and we show them how and where we practice, they are like, 'Seriously? Are you kidding me?' But we're always saying that what matters about the courts – the lines, the nets – are the same. I'm practicing in Poland even when I don't have good facilities. -Agnieszka Radwanska

The Supreme Court has insulted you over and over again, Lord. They've taken your Bible away from the schools. They've forbidden little children to pray. They've taken the knowledge of God as best they can, and organizations have come into court to take the knowledge of God out of the public square of America. -Pat Robertson

I don't think it's the role of the prime minister to court the press. -John Major

Well, one thing, you got to stand in a courtroom and listen to a judge sentencing you to 25 years in prison before you realize that freedom of expression can no longer be taken for granted. -Larry Flynt

But if you go over the line, you don't want to get stuck in a Nevada State court room. Honestly, because Nevada has been doing a good job of putting California criminals in jail. I mean, we couldn't put OJ in jail, but they did. We couldn't put Paris Hilton in jail, but they did. -James Belushi

I don't court paparazzi. I definitely don't like that part of it. -Sarah McLachlan

Working with Chaplin was very amusing and strange. His films are so funny, but working with him, I found him to be a very serious man. Whereas the films of Hitchcock are macabre, he could be a very funny man to work with, always telling jokes and holding court. Of course, when I worked with Charlie he was getting older. -Tippi Hedren

The American Dream, coupled with government subsidies of utilities and cheap consumer goods courtesy of slave labour somewhere else, has kept the poor huddled masses from rising up. -Elizabeth Wurtzel

That excitement on the court, I'm the same way off the court. I like to have fun, meet people; I like to give high-fives to the kids courtside. Just have fun. That's kind of my personality, that's how I've been. -James Harden

When we go to court, they are going to have to come up with all the evidence where they are accusing me and my dedicated deputies of racial profiling. It's always easy to throw the race card in there and that's what they're doing in Washington today, that they're concerned about racial profiling. -Joe Arpaio

Republicans would have preferred the court overturn the health care bill, an act that would have underscored Obama's biggest liability – the perception among voters, including those who like and trust him, that he has been ineffective. -Ron Fournier

I think if somebody is so set in their ways about what they feel about something – and you get this a lot in academia, of course, and also different sorts of journalism too – you're going to sweep under the carpet the facts that don't suit your thesis. And I think that happens quite a lot in the courtroom, for instance. -Jon Ronson

This future is ours to embrace. Whether we, the established generations, choose to accept that is in our court. -Rosario Dawson

I loved Wimbledon and what it meant, but the surface felt uncomfortable. I just didn't like it, I was a hard-court guy, a Californian kid. -Pete Sampras

A fair trial is one in which the rules of evidence are honored, the accused has competent counsel, and the judge enforces the proper courtroom procedures – a trial in which every assumption can be challenged. -Harry Browne

If you commit perjury in a so-called first-degree murder case, and you're caught red-handed for the entire world to see, and you get only a $200 fine, what kind of message does that send about lying in our courts? -Johnnie Cochran

Jurors want courtroom lawyers to have some compassion and be nice. -Johnnie Cochran

I have pictures of me sitting in the racquetball court in my pajamas with an acoustic guitar, and Wolfgang is probably just two-and-a-half-feet tall. I'll never forget the day I saw his foot tapping along in beat! I knew then, I couldn't wait for the day I'd be able to make music with my son. I don't know what more I could ask for. -Eddie Van Halen

I worked as a head cook at courthouses and high schools. I left it behind when I started getting into my music real heavy. -Flavor Flav

I believe you should give 100% on the court, so I chase every ball. -Andy Murray

I haven't been to a job interview since I was 16 years old. When I was approached by Givenchy it was more like a courtship. -Ozwald Boateng

Man is unique in creation because he has a sense of justice and truth. We spend billions of dollars each year to set up court systems to see that justice is done, and we build prisons for those who transgress the laws we enact. -Ray Comfort

I do love the idea of being able to take an MP to court for lying. There are ways and means of taking an MP to court just now, but it is very difficult. -Mark Thomas

If I settle a case out of court, it's because I love the person. -Berry Gordy

I grew up in a courtroom kind of like the one you saw in 'To Kill a Mockingbird' – big, big courtroom, sometimes it didn't even have air conditioning. -Nancy Grace

When you have a child victim, I don't think cameras should be in the courtroom, ever. -Nancy Grace

I was in the courtroom prosecuting violent felonies for well over a decade. -Nancy Grace

You see, some lawyers have the talent, have the charisma, but no discipline. They come into court unprepared, without having done their research. -Nancy Grace

I will get to the truth, if not in Ukrainian courts, then in international ones. I will fight to my last breath. They want to put me in prison but that won't help. My voice will be heard even louder from prison than now, and the whole world will hear me. -Yulia Tymoshenko

We will fight and defend my good name in the European court. We have to be strong and defend Ukraine from this authoritarianism. -Yulia Tymoshenko

When we uphold the rule of law, our counterterrorism tools are more likely to withstand the scrutiny of our courts, our allies, and the American people. -John O. Brennan

I love being in a courtroom. -Kamala Harris

As an actor, you're sort of the court-appointed lawyer for the character. -Vera Farmiga

I'm not one of your knockabout, knuckle-scarred, Internet-controversy-courting book critics. Occasionally I stumble into controversy accidentally, but not because I enjoy it. It's probably just because I'm a weird person. -Lev Grossman

I write nonfiction in this thriller-esque style. I have all the facts; I research it. I have thousands of pages of court documents… I try to get inside my stories. -Ben Mezrich

Whatever I lack in size and strength and speed, I kind of make up for in being grittier. When it comes to something like basketball I'm definitely not the best guy on the court, but I love elbowing and pushing people out or boxing them out. -Steven Yeun

History is the history of human behavior, and human behavior is the raw material of fiction. Most people recognize that novelists do research to get the facts right – how a glove factory works, for example, or how courtesans in imperial Japan dressed. -Amy Waldman

I often think a lot of women's attraction to vampires is based on the fact that vampires come from centuries ago, from eras of chivalry and courtly virtues. -Stephen Moyer

L.A. malls are so different than a 'mall' mall like we probably all grew up with that had a food court and the sword shop, the yo-yo kiosk. -Eric Wareheim

Well, honestly, I'm not a massive fan of courtroom dramas. -Gabriel Macht

As a person, I have never been discourteous or nasty to anybody. I may have stood my ground a bit too directly, a bit too firmly, and I believe I have, over a number of years, learned to be a little less direct. -Meles Zenawi

Officers are taught to use all the tricks and lies that courts permit within the scope of the Fifth Amendment's shield against self-incrimination. -David K. Shipler

If I was courting the Muslim vote, I wouldn't have put establishing the partnership ceremony at the forefront of my first term, would I? I go all around London advocating lesbian and gay rights. -Ken Livingstone

I'm a professional non-fiction reader, that's what I do. But in my 20s we had our own vampire and witch moment, courtesy of Anne Rice, whose books I read and loved. -Deborah Harkness

I had a 2-week courtship with a fellow student in the fiction workshop in Iowa and a 5-minute wedding in a lawyer's office above the coffee shop where we'd been having lunch that day. And so I sent a cable to my father saying, 'By the time you get this, Daddy, I'll already be Mrs. Blaise!' -Bharati Mukherjee

It's one thing, holding open the door for someone at a grocery store, or the library, or just about anyplace else. But the doughnut shop is a different thing altogether. This is a get-in-and-out-as-fast-as-you-can operation. There's no room for courtesy or chivalry here. -Linwood Barclay

'Fairness' can be an important quality for legislators to consider when they are passing public policies. But it is a subjective standard. And it has no place among judges on a court – whose duty is to dispassionately judge a law's constitutionality. -Gary Bauer

And I've always felt comfortable certainly in a courtroom because you're just performing. And there was a time in my life when I thought when I grew up I'd be a trial lawyer myself. -Scott Bakula

No international court can ever substitute for a working national justice system. Or for a society at peace. -Adam Hochschild

I think objectivity is like this strange myth that people think you're supposed to achieve, but actually, the dirty little secret is that it's not attainable any more than pure justice is attainable by the courts. -Sebastian Junger

Our daily life is filled with electronic pianos, ring tones, the disembodied voice giving you your bank balance over the telephone. Even silence can be electronic, courtesy of sound-canceling headphones. -Serge Schmemann

It took me some years to clear my head of what Paris wanted me to admire about it, and to notice what I preferred instead. Not power-ridden monuments, but individual buildings which tell a quieter story: the artist's studio, or the Belle Epoque house built by a forgotten financier for a just-remembered courtesan. -Julian Barnes

I've fought court battles over my inventions before. -James Dyson

Politics is its own world. It is a court and if the king's eye lights on you, you are a powerful figure. If the king's eye wanders elsewhere, you are out, whatever your title. -Maurice Saatchi

Every American deserves their day in court. Every American is innocent until proven guilty. These are core values enshrined in our founding document – the United States Constitution. -John Garamendi

I work extremely hard in the weight room, and also on the court to get better and make sure I keep my body in shape. -Dwight Howard

Ultimately, the court is heading to a doctrine of 'separation of campaign and state.' This doctrine, like separation of church and state or separation of military and civilian authority, is not explicit in the Constitution but flows naturally from its structure and commitment to freedom and democracy. -Bradley A. Smith

Despite a campaign that was based on a very powerful promise of transparency, President Obama, and again in my view quite correctly, has used the state secrets argument in a variety of courts, as much as President Bush. -Michael Hayden

The first thing I became interested in in terms of 'Brain Storm' was neuroscience, and that is like saying you're interested in the universe. So ultimately I knew if I was going to handle this in a fictional format, I would have to take a subsection of neuroscience, and that turned out to be the use of neuroscience in criminal courts. -Richard Dooling

I pride myself on being courteous to people, and trying to fashion good relations. -John Bercow

Whoever has played tennis knows the court is pretty big and you always have space to put the ball in. -Tomas Berdych

When I'm on the court, I picture myself as like a gladiator. -Tyson Chandler

It is difficult to know how the Tudors actually spoke because we're going back before Shakespeare; much of the drama from that period is courtly, allegorical. -Hilary Mantel

I'm wide open to getting married, but actors are not easy people to date. You end up sharing that person with this other mistress that is their career. I very much like the traditional courtship method of making a date. That's what they do in normal places, but Hollywood's not normal. -Seth MacFarlane

We should not have drug laws or a court system that disproportionately punishes the black community. -Rand Paul

We're told compassion comes not from generosity but from compliance. We're told kindness means raiding a man's hard-earned wages and sending them off to Washington so they – not you – may dole them out in courtesies and indulgences. -Allen West

As a citizen and someone who was a judge on the constitutional law court for 18 years, I feel whenever I can raise my voice with the hope of being heard I need to do it, but I wouldn't assign a special wisdom and responsibility to writers. -Bernhard Schlink

My ultimate game – or at least one I would really like to see – would be something where it was like the beginning of George R. R. Martin's 'Game of Thrones', where you're Ned Stark, and you know that one of your friends has been murdered, and you go to the capital city and you have to navigate this web of court intrigue. -Austin Grossman

Art editors and critics – people like me – have become a courtier class. -Dave Hickey

I'm someone who always comes on the court no matter what's going on in my life. It's all about basketball and my teammates and my team. I don't let any distractions in, and I bring my best every night, regardless of what's going on or what people are talking about. -Kris Humphries

I have had many opportunities to flee HK, but I would rather stay and fight the United States government in the courts, because I have faith in Hong Kong's rule of law. -Edward Snowden

My intention is to ask the courts and people of Hong Kong to decide my fate. -Edward Snowden

I met my wife in Bombay at an official function. And then we courted for three years. That's a great old term, 'courting.' And we had to do it quietly, of course, because you would know the difficulties one might have with Indian parents. She was advised by her father that people in the West don't take marriage seriously. -Glenn Turner

So you wake up this morning and find you're president of the United States. Pretty cool, no? Helicopters and a 747 at your disposal; courtside seats at any NBA playoff game of your choice; everyone stands up and the band plays when you come into the room. -Jeff Greenfield

If the court strikes down the Defense of Marriage Act, is that a 'liberal' result enabling gay couples married in states where gay marriage is legal to enjoy the same economic advantages that federal laws now grant to straight couples? Or is it a 'conservative' ruling, limiting the federal government's ability to override state power? -Jeff Greenfield

One of the litmus tests for judicial conservatism is the idea of judicial restraint – that courts should give substantial deference to the decisions of the political process. When Congress and the president enact a law, conservatives generally say, judges should avoid 'legislating from the bench.' -Jeff Greenfield

I love soap operas – the stories, the plots! And I love the game shows and the courtroom dramas and the detectives – Jessica Fletcher, 'Columbo,' 'Perry Mason,' 'L.A. Law.' Any sense of guilt appeals to me in a television program – a sense of guilt, or a sense of making a lot of money. -Peter Ackroyd

I filed a brief as a friend of the court in the U. of Michigan to keep affirmative action at the U. of Michigan, which I attended the law school. And I was one of the original sponsors of making the Martin Luther King birthday a federal holiday. -Dick Gephardt

When we uphold the rule of law, our counterterrorism tools are more likely to withstand the scrutiny of our courts, our allies, and the American people. And when we uphold the rule of law it provides a powerful alternative to the twisted worldview offered by al-Qa'ida. -John O. Brennan

While some of the tales of woe emanating from the court are enough to bring tears to the eyes, it is true that only Supreme Court justices and schoolchildren are expected to and do take the entire summer off. -John Roberts

When I worked in the Department of Justice, in the office of the solicitor general, it was my job to argue cases for the United States before the Supreme court. I always found it very moving to stand before the justices and say, 'I speak for my country.' -John Roberts

Campaigns fail if they waste resources courting voters who are unpersuadable or already persuaded. Their most urgent task is to find and persuade the few voters who are genuinely undecided and the larger number who are favorably disposed but need a push to actually vote. -James Surowiecki

I believe that one version of the good in life can be defined by the moments I sometimes had playing tennis as a sixteen-year-old. You'd be out on the court and for an hour, two hours, sometimes an entire roasting hot day, and every single thing you hit would go in. Hit that ball as hard as you wanted, wherever you wanted, and it went in. -Atul Gawande

I'm reasonably good at talking onstage, but actually holding court in a pub is all to do with power dynamics which I don't think has anything to do with fiction. -Ned Beauman

I have a couple of basses in my office. And I try to be courteous of my co-workers, but sometimes I get carried away and I crank up my amp and I rock out. It's kind of my stress reliever. -Lester Holt

What I know is that if you're going to play half-court, you'd better have the greatest executioners of half-court basketball. If you run, you test the stamina and willpower of the other team. That's what I learned as a player. -Tom Heinsohn

I enjoy watching competitive people. You watch 'em come and you watch 'em go, and how they try to be the best. How they handle when they're not. How they handle when they are. How they get along together on the court. -Tom Heinsohn

I went into Harvard one way and came out a different person… It's the air at Harvard; it's like a Renaissance court. -Erich Segal

Criminal justice, as it pertains to the Goldmans and Morgan Stanleys of the world, is not adversarial combat, with cops and crooks duking it out in interrogation rooms and courthouses. Instead, it's a cocktail party between friends and colleagues who from month to month and year to year are constantly switching sides and trading hats. -Matt Taibbi

War criminals in the U.S. and Israel are not punished: no international court has the courage to put them on trial. -Nawal El Saadawi

With a goose-quill and a few sheets of paper, I mock myself of the universe. They say I am the son of a courtesan; it may be so, but I have the heart of a King. I live free, I enjoy myself, I can call myself happy. -Pietro Aretino

The Nuremberg trials of Nazi leaders, in open court before an international tribunal, had a profound long-term effect in bringing Germans back to democracy and humanity. -Anthony Lewis

Honestly, I'm not a massive fan of courtroom dramas. -Gabriel Macht

I'd love to do a court-room drama. I loved 'Ally McBeal.' That was one of the main reasons I went to law school. -Rebel Wilson

Frank Morley, who had worked in London at Faber and Faber, was the new head of Harcourt Brace, and he hired me to start in 1940. The early years at Harcourt were wonderful. Almost my first assignment was Virginia Woolf's novel 'Between the Acts.' -Robert Giroux

One's appearance bespeaks dignity corresponding to the depth of his character. One's concentrated effort, serene attitude, taciturn air, courteous disposition, thoroughly polite bearing, gritted teeth with a piercing look – each of these reveals dignity. Such outward appearance, in short, comes from constant attentiveness and seriousness. -Yamamoto Tsunetomo

No court presumes to tell a jury that they are to try a capital case with the same indifference and unconcern as to consequences, that they would a case where the results of their decision would be less important. -Lysander Spooner

From my perspective, probably women are won over by people who are sweet and respectful and courteous and kind and funny. I think those are the things that win women over. -Zooey Deschanel

Plenty of bad movies are very successful, and plenty of good movies are not. And distribution is so crazy, some films won't even get their day in court. -Willem Dafoe

I read a lot when I'm away. I love courtroom dramas and I'm always looking for new authors. -Bruce Forsyth

A decent government with an effective, but not gratuitously violent, police force and a fair court system are essential. This deters and incapacitates psychopaths, bullies and hotheads – and if it earns the confidence of the people, they don't have to become violent in self-defence. -Steven Pinker

I feel good doing it. It's not like guys are stripping me at half-court or I'm just losing the ball dribbling. I think I'm handling the ball pretty well, just trying to make good passes, man. -Kevin Durant

Culture is very important to the Mavs. Your best player has to be a fit for what you want the culture of the team to be. He has to be someone who leads by example. Someone who sets the tone in the locker room and on the court. It isn't about who talks the most or the loudest. It is about the demeanor and attitude he brings. -Mark Cuban

With legitimate journalists I've always had a great time – I've never gone out of my way to court the press. That's probably cost me some money, but I've always had the respect of my peers. -Val Kilmer

I could never give up Mexican food. Nachos are usually my go-to if I'm courtside at an NBA game. I always, always get my picture taken with my mouth wide open and a tortilla chip sticking out of it! -Eva Longoria

To cry on court during a Wimbledon final, you must feel so lonely. -Marion Bartoli

I had true rivalries. Not only did I want to beat my opponent, but I didn't want to let him up, either. I had a rivalry with Mac, Lendl, Borg. Everybody knew there was tension between us, on court and off. That's what's really ingrained in my mind: 'This is real. This isn't a soft rivalry.' There were no hugs and kisses. -Jimmy Connors

Eric Schmidt looks innocent enough, with his watercolor blue eyes and his tiny office full of toys and his Google campus stocked with volleyball courts and unlocked bikes and wheat-grass shots and cereal dispensers and Haribo Gummi Bears and heated toilet seats and herb gardens and parking lots with cords hanging to plug in electric cars. -Maureen Dowd

When we can commit a crime, we can also trigger debate. Cases go to courts. Media start covering the cases. But once you build smart environments where, if you meet a certain probabilistic profile, you won't even be allowed to board a bus, let alone commit a crime, we're perpetuating existing laws so they face no challenges or revision. -Evgeny Morozov

There's no palette as rich as a garden. And the intensity of it – I make this statement all the time: You can't plan nature; you court her. -Robert Irwin

From the Berlin tenement reform law of 1897 to H. P. Berlage's plan for Amsterdam South of 1917, designers and theorists in Germany and Holland moved toward the development of a perimeter residential block that would preserve the plastic continuity of the street while opening up the resultant courtyard for use as an enclosed semi-public space. -Kenneth Frampton

Dating is fun. It's light: There's courting; there's the interesting, exciting text messaging and flirting. There's no weight. When you start getting into relationships, you really start having to consider each other in your lives, and I think that's really important. -Denise Vasi

You can't live your life trying to please people. You be courteous and you be respectful, but you've got to do things in the way that you want to do them. -Kip Moore

I am not the most courageous guy in the world outside of the court. -Rafael Nadal

Some people get very confused about my game. They think it's better if the court is slow, because I have a good defence. But the faster it is, the better for me. My spin is more painful for my opponents, my aggressive game works better. -Rafael Nadal

I used to wear sleeveless T-shirts all the time on court, but now I've got a brand new look – I've moved on to polo shirts. Sleeveless T-shirts give you real freedom of movement and they keep you cooler in matches, but I just thought it was time for a change. -Rafael Nadal

I wanted to be a hockey player. Where I grew up, the basketball courts were rarely used. I was terrible in school and actually said, 'I'm going to be a hockey player.' -Denis Leary

Man, people have been waiting for me to fall off my whole career. From the first time I stepped on the court. It probably made people sick to their stomachs watching my whole career, watching the things that I've done in my career. -Allen Iverson

Tennis is a full-time job and not just the two hours that people see when we're on the court. -Andy Roddick

There are always signs that a reign is ending, and they are usually spotted not in the king himself but in his court. In the inner circle, latent jealousies between advisers spill into open conflict, as they angrily debate who is to blame for the calamity, chewing over each other's past errors and pointing the finger at old and nascent enemies. -Hanna Rosin

We pay a lot for our court service, but it's not enough. Courts are under-resourced, which leads to delayed justice – particularly in criminal courts. -Heather Brooke

A lot of people head into courtship looking for fireworks. Don't pass up a chance by dumping someone after a first date because you don't feel the fireworks. The fireworks can happen at any time and be maintained. -Helen Fisher

Liberals and conservatives are looking for entirely different things. Their attitudes toward romance and how they court are really dramatically different. There's almost no overlap. -Helen Fisher

In courtship, who wins and who loses will determine who passes on their DNA to tomorrow. -Helen Fisher

The brain was not built to walk into a bar, where you know nobody, and start a conversation. That's not the way humanity has courted. -Helen Fisher

I struggle with pride every day, but the one thing that I try to remind myself everyday is that I'm still a sinner no matter how many points/assists/win I get on the court. -Jeremy Lin

People are moved by my story, but they're only moved by my story because of what I do on the court. -Jeremy Lin

When I'm on the court, I try to play with all my emotion and heart. -Jeremy Lin

I'm as patient a father as I am on the tennis court. It takes a lot for me to get really upset, but sometimes kids can get you really cross if they really keep bugging you. -Roger Federer

When I was 14, I told my mother I intended to be in the House of Commons in the morning, in court in the afternoon and on stage in the evening. She realised then a fantasist had been born. -Helen McCrory

When you smile, you don't only appear to be more likable and courteous, you appear to be more competent. -Ron Gutman

I have had positive experiences with cameras. When I have been asked to join experiments using cameras in the courtroom, I have participated; I have volunteered. -Sonia Sotomayor

If someone's being less than courteous to you, I don't think you need to pay any attention to them. -Elizabeth Gillies

In the early nineties, I was a cub reporter on a city newspaper in Limerick, and assigned to the courthouse there. One day, an old detective sergeant came and whispered to me in the press pit. He pointed out a young offender, a teenager who was up for stealing a car or something relatively minor, and said, 'See this kid? He'll kill.' -Kevin Barry

In my very early days as a journalist, as a cub reporter on a local newspaper, I used to cover the district courthouse in Limerick city – all human life passed through that establishment, and my time there remains a source of inspiration. -Kevin Barry

I was a cub reporter on a local newspaper in Limerick city, and I used to cover the district court meetings. All of life passed through the Limerick courthouse. Misery, malevolence, the dark side of humanity… I tell ya, it made 'Angela's Ashes' look like 'The Wonderful World of Disney.' -Kevin Barry

I am not the most courageous guy in the world outside of the court. Being alone in the dark is something I don't like. -Rafael Nadal

Hard courts are very negative for the body. I know the sport is a business and creating these courts is easier than clay or grass, but I am 100 per cent sure it is wrong. -Rafael Nadal

I'm only superstitious on the tennis court. -Rafael Nadal

Any quality player can adjust well to the different demands. It is like a good tennis player who is expected to adjust to the clay at the French Open, the grass at Wimbledon, the hard courts of the U.S. and the heat of the Australian Open. A professional is expected to do all that. -Gautam Gambhir

I got my first tennis racket on my seventh birthday. And because we had a tennis court in our backyard, I played every day. By ten I was playing competitively. -Tullian Tchividjian

Leaders of the Church have often been Narcissus, flattered and sickeningly excited by their courtiers. The court is the leprosy of the papacy. -Pope Francis

Little white lies are part of everyday life. If you're in court being charged with a felony, you're probably going to be tempted to lie. Or if your girlfriend asks you if the sweater she is wearing makes her look fat; you're going to lie because you love that person. There are different reasons and justifications to lie; it's human nature. -Monica Raymund

People see my body and ask me what I do to work out. I play a lot of basketball, so I'm constantly dribbling and running up the court. I take a basketball with me everywhere I go! -Romeo Miller

Closed mouths don't get fed, and I'm gonna eat every time I get on the court. -Shabazz Muhammad

My explosiveness, I really couldn't show it at UCLA. It's still there. It's always been there. It was not a lot of running. It was a half-court game. Coach Howland came from the Big East, and so you know that's a grind out game. -Shabazz Muhammad

I'd rather support the issues I truly believe in than give my vote to parties that court votes at the time of the election. I like to think that my vote strengthens the green foundation stone. -Annie Lennox

When I get an idea for a book, something appeals to me, it's usually a character. I'll see a picture of a female marshal in front of the courthouse in Miami and she's got a shotgun on her hip and it goes up on an angle. And she's good-looking. And I say, 'I've got to use her.' -Elmore Leonard

What people see on court is another side of me; it's not me. -Kobe Bryant

There is no more moving a professional relationship than that between a law clerk and a Supreme Court justice. As a place to work, the court is unique in its intimacy and intensity. -Cliff Sloan

I don't wear makeup on the court, but I always wear sunblock. I love getting done up and wearing makeup away from the court though! -Sloane Stephens

I train Monday through Saturday. I usually have fitness training for 90 minutes, then I'm on the tennis court for 3 to 4 hours. -Sloane Stephens

It was better for me when I was joined at the court by a second woman. When I was there alone, there was too much media focus on the one woman, and the minute we got another woman, that changed. -Sandra Day O'Connor

In terms of having the American people look at the court and think of it as being fair and appropriate for our nation, it helps to have women, plural, on the court. -Sandra Day O'Connor

Scientology is a model control system, a state in fact with its own courts, police, rewards and penalties. -William S. Burroughs

God has already done everything He's going to do. The ball is now in your court. If you want success, if you want wisdom, if you want to be prosperous and healthy, you're going to have to do more than meditate and believe; you must boldly declare words of faith and victory over yourself and your family. -Joel Osteen

Where I grew up, the basketball courts were rarely used. -Denis Leary

I love perfumes. Every morning when my girlfriend and I come down to the courtyard in our block of flats we're assailed by the most delicious scent – jasmine round a doorway. It almost makes me swoon. -Alan Rickman

I am, first of all, a basketball player. I've done this for so very long… For me, it's been essential to be successful on the court. -Tony Parker

We're now seeing email that people thought they had deleted showing up as evidence in court. You can't erase email. As that becomes more commonly realized, people will be a little wiser about what they type. -Judith Martin

I'm a real paradox. Because I'm a very serious person, and I take my work very seriously. But I wrap it up in a court jester and a clown and make people laugh and make them feel good about themselves. -Richard Simmons

In high school, I could get beaten up all the time, or I could be something better. I became the court jester. -Richard Simmons

My way is the sensitive, emotional way, because that's who I am. I try to be the clown and court jester and make people laugh. At the same time, you have people in the hospital who have had gastric bypass or lap-band surgery, and they still have to work out. If you don't work out and eat healthy, you'll look like a melted candle. -Richard Simmons

Oftentimes, actors are looked at as court jesters. They are not looked at as deep-thinking, smart people who do many other things or have gifts in other areas. -Goldie Hawn

I was just a ham since about the age of five. If I was performing at Medieval Times or something, I'd be the court jester. That was always my defense mechanism. I was never all that funny; I was just obnoxious and loud. -Emma Stone

It's hard to have that debate around secret programs authorized by secret legal opinions issued by a secret court. Actually, it's impossible to have that debate. -Al Franken

If you don't pay your taxes and you don't answer the warrant and you don't go to court, eventually someone will pull a gun. Eventually someone with a gun will show up. I want everything the government does to be done, I just want it to be done voluntarily. -Penn Jillette

The court jester had the right to say the most outrageous things to the king. Everything was permitted during carnival, even the songs that the Roman legionnaires would sing, calling Julius Caesar 'queen,' alluding, in a very transparent way, to his real, or presumed, homosexual escapades. -Umberto Eco

In 1995, Russia virtually gave Chechnya de facto statehood and independence even though, de jure, it didn't recognize Chechnya as an independent state. And I would like to emphasize strongly that Russia withdrew all of its troops, we moved the prosecutors, we moved all the police, dismantled all the courts, completely, 100 percent. -Vladimir Putin

One day, the dance charts will be the biggest chart in the music world. Because we all need to dance. This planet will be a fun planet when the judges in court will end the day with a dance! -Yoko Ono

It's the off-the-court spotlight in terms of having people look at you in terms of analyzing every little thing you do in your life, or having less privacy in your day-to-day activities, that's an area I need to get more accustomed to. -Jeremy Lin

I get scared of a lot of attention. I get scared of the spotlight. And I'm not talking about on the basketball court. -Jeremy Lin

In countries with a properly functioning legal system, the mob continues to exist, but it is rarely called upon to mete out capital punishment. The right to take human life belongs to the state. Not so in societies where weak courts and poor law enforcement are combined with intractable structural injustices. -Teju Cole

Three to four times a week, I get up at 7:30 A.M. while the courts are empty at Venice Beach and play full court one-on-one. -Missy Peregrym

It is my goal to love everyone. I hate no one. Regardless of their race, religion, their proclivities, the desire of their heart and how they want to live their life and the decisions that they make. I can even respect people's decisions and lifestyle choices just as I hope they have the courtesy to respect my decisions and my choices. -Kirk Cameron

People say 'Why would you learn Dutch? Nobody speaks it. Why not French?' Even the Dutch say that to me! I say because I want to live here, I think it's only common courtesy that I speak the language. -Anthony Geary

People see me on the court only as a superhero, grunting and winning. They think you're a robot, and I'm not. -Serena Williams

When we were courting, I told my wife: 'I could live in your eyes.' She said: 'You'd be at home; there's a stye in one of them.' -Les Dawson

I was voted the most beautiful girl in the world in 1958, and courted by every young, available man in Los Angeles, most of whom I didn't go out with, by the way. -Joan Collins

If two men or two women can marry, then there is no way a court could deny three men and two women or any combination thereof. -James Dobson

During my 8 years in office, I set up a special investigatory branch as part of the highest court level. As it happened, from the time I set it up until now, I'm the one who has been investigated under that procedure. Of course, I had not expected this to happen. -Chen Shui-bian

In April 2006, a Dutch court ordered that I leave my safe-home that I was renting from the State. The judge concluded that my neighbors had a right to argue that they felt unsafe because of my presence in the building. -Ayaan Hirsi Ali

From childhood on, I did sit in the courtroom watching my father argue cases and talk to juries. -Harper Lee

I really just try to enjoy the game and hope that I can inspire young kids. I started playing tennis because of Monica Seles, and I try to promote the sport in the best possible way. Sometimes it's hard because you get upset on court, but I think in life one learns through experiences in order to evolve as a person. -Ana Ivanovic

When you hear people demanding that the Ten Commandments be displayed in courtrooms and schoolrooms, always be sure to ask which set. It works every time. -Christopher Hitchens

I have to tell you, I'm proudest of my life off the court. There will always be great basketball players who bounce that little round ball, but my proudest moments are affecting people's lives, effecting change, being a role model in the community. -Magic Johnson

People see me high-fivin' and smiling on the court, and they don't think that's me. But it is. I just want to go out and be myself. -Magic Johnson

Magic is crazy. He is that crazy wild guy on the basketball court that is very intense and very serious. He is the guy who lives and eats and breathes basketball. Magic is a guy who would stand for nothing but winning and really prepared himself as well as he prepared his team. Earvin is the complete opposite. -Magic Johnson

Balzac loved courtesans. They were independent women, and in the 19th century, that was a breed that was just evolving. -Twyla Tharp

At least in Russia, you cannot just go and tap into someone's phone conversation without a warrant issued by court. That's more or less the way a civilized society should go about fighting terrorism. -Vladimir Putin

When Enron collapsed, through court processes, thousands and thousands of emails came out that were internal, and it provided a window into how the whole company was managed. It was all the little decisions that supported the flagrant violations. -Julian Assange

Make no mistake: Tackling climate change is vital. But to see everything through the lens of short-term CO2 reductions, letting our obsession with carbon blind us to the bigger picture, is to court catastrophe. -Alex Steffen

The prenup needs to be drawn up months before the wedding, not days – it's not something you slap together and sign in the car on the way to the ceremony. A shotgun prenup might not hold up in court. -Suze Orman

Coming up through the ranks of any calling can be rough, but that battered soul who survives the early years of courting the comic muse comes close to knowing what only the soldier knows: What combat is like. -Dick Cavett

I usually just speak in English when I'm on the basketball court. For some reason, my mind never even tried to cross any other language when I'm playing basketball. -Dikembe Mutombo

I thought about tennis. But the more I thought about the whole thing – lessons, equipment, going to the courts – I said screw it, I'm just going to go buy a pair of sneakers and go running. -Biz Stone

The United States has held out against taking part in any of the world consensus that there should be a court of human rights or that there should be an international court of criminal justice. -Roger Waters

It is the Higher Power which does everything, and the man is only a tool. If he accepts that position, he is free from troubles; otherwise, he courts them. -Ramana Maharshi

One who is kind is sympathetic and gentle with others. He is considerate of others' feelings and courteous in his behavior. He has a helpful nature. Kindness pardons others' weaknesses and faults. Kindness is extended to all – to the aged and the young, to animals, to those low of station as well as the high. -Ezra Taft Benson

I've met the Queen a couple of times, and she's been delightful. In fact, I often find myself thinking: 'What would the Queen do in this situation? Write a thank-you note? Yes, I'll do that.' She's all about courtesy. -Jools Holland

Men don't know enough about being courteous toward women. You should get into a cab before a woman so she doesn't have to slide across the seat. And you should always go first into a revolving door so she doesn't have to push – unless it's moving, then let her go first. -Thom Browne

Cities are about juxtaposition. In Florence, classical buildings sit against medieval buildings. It's that contrast we like. In Bordeaux, we built law courts right next door to what is effectively a listed historic building, and that makes it exciting. -Richard Rogers

A man should never wear shorts in the city. Flip-flops and shorts in the city are never appropriate. Shorts should only be worn on the tennis court or on the beach. -Tom Ford

I sent one e-mail in my life. I sent it to Jeff Raikes at Microsoft, and it ended up in court in Minneapolis, so I am one for one. -Warren Buffett

As a teenager, Monica Seles won some historic matches on the tennis court, dominating opponents and filling a room with trophies. -Don Yaeger

Husbands and wives, first be faithful to each other. Second, keep the romance going all of your life by courting each other every day. -Zig Ziglar

As youngsters, my mother taught her children that while we might not be the smartest people around, we could be courteous, polite and considerate of others. -Zig Ziglar

When Orson Welles was acting in 'Compulsion,' the director Richard Fleischer let him just take over and direct the courtroom scenes. To be able to see Welles – who knew more about directing than anyone – direct himself and the other actors, it was unbelievable and unforgettable. -Robert Osborne

'Letters From Home' is a story inspired by my grandparents' epistolary courtship. -Kristina McMorris

Several years ago, I was creating a Christmas present for the family, a self-published cookbook featuring recipes my grandmother had collected and created over decades. While interviewing her for the biographical section, she began to talk about her courtship with my late grandfather. -Kristina McMorris

I think that one of the primary roles of an attorney, and certainly we try to teach it here to our students, is that you counsel compliance with the law. The lawyer, more than simply being a mouthpiece for the client and advocating at whatever cost the client's interest, is also an officer of the court in questions that appear before the court. -Viet D. Dinh

Why should the court impose a judgment in a case in which the SEC alleges a serious securities fraud, but the defendant neither admits nor denies wrongdoing? -Jed S. Rakoff

Everything needs to be public. The legitimacy of the courts comes from the fact that they reason openly, on the record, based on facts. -Jed S. Rakoff

Almost everything the FCC does is challenged in court. There is no clean solution because we have a Communications Act that wasn't written for broadband. -Julius Genachowski

As long as you put me out on the court, I was gonna play hard. -Brandon Jennings

I never thought I'd see the day when the U.S. government could listen in on phone conversations or read private mail without first obtaining a warrant from a court. That sounds more like something that happened in the Soviet Union. -Chellie Pingree

It is not the role of Congress to decide legal cases between private parties. That is why we have courts. -Jerrold Nadler

For everyday diners in Manhattan, cracking the waiting list at Nobu is said to be harder than getting courtside tickets for the Knicks. -David Chang

If China wants to build a new six-lane expressway, it can bulldoze its way past any number of villages in its path; in India, if you want to widen a two-lane road, you could be tied up in court for a dozen years over compensation entitlements. -Shashi Tharoor

I play a character called Lieutenant Delcourt who, in the original comics, pops up from time to time to rescue Tintin. I guess if you've grown up watching movies like 'Jaws' and 'Indiana Jones,' it's pretty surreal to find yourself on set with Steven Spielberg directing you. -Tony Curran

Most cocktails containing liquor are made today with gin and ingenuity. In brief, take an ample supply of the former and use your imagination. For the benefit of a minority, it is courteous to serve chilled fruit juice in addition to cocktails made with liquor. -Irma S. Rombauer

Louise de Keroualle, being a Frenchwoman from the French court, was feared by most Englishmen for how she might influence their king, and that fear quickly turned to hatred. -Susan Holloway Scott

The journey has definitely not been easy, but all the sacrifice has paid off very well in terms of my performance on-court. -Rohan Bopanna

The true test of whether Mr. Obama has improved on the Bush era lies in how his administration justifies its decisions on the 241 remaining Guantanamo detainees, whose cases will now be evaluated internally and reviewed by the courts. -Noah Feldman

We often imagine that the court serves as a sort of neutral umpire controlling the warring political branches. But this is mostly myth. The justices of the Supreme Court are themselves actors in the struggle for power, and when they intervene, they think carefully about how their decisions will affect the court's own legitimacy and authority. -Noah Feldman

Transparency, accountability and sustainability have become the slogans of the market leaders. Companies carry out environmental and social audits to court the consumer, and even the bluest chips woo organisations such as Greenpeace and Amnesty. -Noreena Hertz

With consumers having ever more choice, corporations must invest more and more in courting public opinion. -Noreena Hertz

The beth din is the court of the chief rabbi. I see myself taking an active role within the beth din. -Ephraim Mirvis

The ANC party from time to time comes with legislation which, if accepted and if not nullified by the constitution of court, would have the effect of undermining the constitution and eroding its values. -F. W. de Klerk

When you have traveled the world, won Olympic gold, and gone through a very public court battle against your parents all by the age of seventeen, surprises don't come easy. -Dominique Moceanu

I have always believed that my job is to try and give my best on the tennis courts. -Sania Mirza

On the tennis court, one needs a cool temperament, tremendous ball sense, reflexes, speed, hand-eye co-ordination, power, timing and peak physical fitness. Off the court, the player and support team need skills in planning, execution, travel, an ability to raise funds when needed, and several other talents. -Sania Mirza

When I go out on court, I don't care what I look like. I don't care if I'm out of my bed as long as I win the match, and that's what I'm there for. It doesn't matter what I'm wearing, it doesn't matter what I look, it doesn't matter what my hair feels like. All I feel is the moment I have to play well, give my 100% and win the match. -Sania Mirza

I used to go swimming and passed the tennis courts every day, and that's how it started. My mum said, 'Why don't you play tennis in your summer holidays because you have nothing to do except swim for an hour or whatever?,' and that's how I started playing. -Sania Mirza

I basically try to visualize the team doing good things on the court the night before the game. I get shots up. There's not actually a pregame ritual that I do. I'm still trying to figure that out. I say a prayer. I go out with confidence. -Trey Burke

There are leaders vocally, and there are leaders by example. I think I'm starting to become better at being a leader vocally, just talking on the court. -Trey Burke

I've been listening to a new band called Wolf Alice, courtesy of my son. The vocalist, Ellie Rowsell, has a gorgeous voice. -Lindsay Duncan

You have to tell guys to ask you on a date. Smile when you do it – however that works, I'm not 'Cosmo.' But yeah – not a lot of people know how to 'court' anymore, sorry. -Julie Klausner

I had never attended a trial until my daughter's murder trial. What I witnessed in that courtroom enraged and redirected me. -Dominick Dunne

While I am aware of no counsel on whether kissing should be reserved only for post-mission dating or courtship, I am aware of plenty of counsel concerning honesty in our actions and treating others with respect and kindness. Casual attitudes about expressions of affection such as kissing can cause much grief and heartache. -John Bytheway

Civil society must be strengthened to help raise awareness among people living with HIV, and those at risk, of their rights, and to ensure they have access to legal services and redress through the courts. -Shereen El Feki

When it first notices an approaching threat, a fly's body might be in any sort of posture depending on what it was doing at the time, like grooming, feeding, walking, or courting. Our experiments showed that the fly somehow 'knows' whether it needs to make large or small postural changes to reach the correct preflight posture. -Michael Dickinson

'MaerskKendal' is a rarity with its British flag, the 'LONDON' home port painted on its bow, its two British chief officers, and its portrait of the queen in the mess room, apparently common courtesy on British ships, but a little alarming to me. -Rose George

If we accept being talked to any kind of a way, then we are telling ourselves we are not quite worth the best. And if we have the effrontery to talk to anybody with less than courtesy, we tell ourselves and the world we are not very intelligent. -Maya Angelou

In the case of Yugoslavia v. NATO, one of the charges was genocide. The U.S. appealed to the court, saying that, by law, the United States is immune to the charge of genocide, self-immunized, and the court accepted that, so the case proceeded against the other NATO powers, but not against the United States. -Noam Chomsky

Some may remember, if you have good memories, that there used to be a concept in Anglo-American law called a presumption of innocence, innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Now that's so deep in history that there's no point even bringing it up, but it did once exist. -Noam Chomsky

The 14th Amendment was recognized right away to be problematic. The concept of person was both too narrow and too broad, and the courts went to work to overcome both of those flaws. -Noam Chomsky

From the late 1940s, into and through the '50s, there developed a complex interaction between federal government, state and local government, real-estate interests, commercial interests and court decisions, which had the effect of undermining the mass transit system across the country. -Noam Chomsky

I was a chief justice. And before that, I was a district court judge, handled major felonies, including capital murder cases; and I handled major civil litigation. -Louie Gohmert

Back in East Texas, all three networks have stations in my hometown of Tyler, and for a town that small, 85,000, to have all three networks, they all have their own news programs, six and 10, and they're always looking for news. Back when I was a judge, they were constantly coming to the courthouse and asking for comments. -Louie Gohmert

Whether in print or other media, a good biography is more than a court record or a stringing together of already familiar sources. It breathes life into the subject. -Noel Riley Fitch

I don't think we need political activists on the Supreme Court or any other level of court. -Dick Mountjoy

Being able to speak to all my fans is really cool – you always hear people cheering for you on the court, but to have messages of support in between tournaments is really motivating. -Dominika Cibulkova

It is difficult to be yourself on court, as you become very involved in the match and very focused. -Dominika Cibulkova

As an independent person, I find it difficult being dependent for everything, for even my food and medicine, to the prison authorities. I have had to fight through the courts for everything, including even physiotherapy, which is my right under the jail manual. -Asif Ali Zardari

I am two different people. What you see on the court is just natural for me. I wear my heart on my sleeve. I have always said 'C'mon' purely to fire myself up. Off the court, I am a lot shyer. I stick to my team and my family and people I trust. -Lleyton Hewitt

I'm not to eager to play tennis in my spare time. I'm more interested in doing gym work and stuff like that. We have a lot of schools and courts around where I live, so if I really want to play, I don't need to go too far. -Lleyton Hewitt

Oh, I get pretty fired up on the court. I try to play with a lot of emotion, especially when I'm playing in front of a large crowd. I want to go out and do my best, and to do that, I have to play with the most energy possible. -Lleyton Hewitt

There are people who love you and people who hate you, but for me, more so, people only think they know me by how I act or perform on a tennis court. -Lleyton Hewitt

I'm more in that Rafa Nadal high-energy high-octane mold out there. I wear that emotion on the court. That's how I play my best tennis. People either like that or not. And I can't change that: that's who I am on a tennis court. -Lleyton Hewitt

My favorite memory is, as a freshman, going to Carolina and beating them. Going over there and winning on their court. I think that was the only time I did win on their court. -Grant Hill

I know most of the black players who preceded and followed me at Duke. They all contribute to our tradition of excellence on the court. -Grant Hill

The Arab monarchies, especially Jordan and Morocco, are more legitimate than the false republics, with their stolen elections, regime-dominated courts and rubber-stamp parliaments. -Elliott Abrams

In December 2012, the U.S. 9th district court granted a temporary injunction to the Japanese whalers that ordered the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society U.S.A. to not approach within 500 yards of the whaling vessels. -Paul Watson

If you're dealing with criminals, they're not going to want to go to court. -Paul Watson

Mother Earth needs us to keep our covenant. We will do this in courts, we will do this on our radio station, and we will commit to our descendants to work hard to protect this land and water for them. Whether you have feet, wings, fins, or roots, we are all in it together. -Winona LaDuke

The most important element of the foster care system is getting kids out of foster care and into a permanent placement so they don't have to spend their entire childhoods in courtrooms, wondering if they will ever have a place to call home. -Rhea Perlman

Although the FCC has tried to introduce net neutrality rules to avoid abusive practices like favoring your own services over others, they have struggled because there has been more than one court case in which it was asserted the FCC didn't have the authority to punish ISPs for abusing their control over the broadband channel. -Vint Cerf

Occasionally, family members treat each other with less courtesy and kindness than they do acquaintances or even strangers. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

The true greatness of a person, in my view, is evident in the way he or she treats those with whom courtesy and kindness are not required. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

The Patriot Act, passed overwhelmingly but hastily after 9/11, allows the FBI to obtain telecommunication, financial, and credit records without a court order. -Rebecca MacKinnon

Polygraphs are not allowed as evidence in most U.S. courts, but they're routinely used in police investigations, and the Defense Department relies heavily on them for security screening. -Bill Dedman

State courts usually rule that correspondence between government officials, about government business, are public records, whether they use their government e-mail accounts or private ones. -Bill Dedman

From the outside, Rick Rubin's house above Zuma Beach is a generic millionaire beach home. There's a rarely used tennis court and a circular drive. -Stephen Rodrick

My mom always said fighting with me as a kid was like going to court. I'm trying to realize that being right is not the most important thing. -Gillian Jacobs

I am glad that Wimbledon is my last slam. I love the atmosphere and courts of SW19, and it is an addiction, which I will find tough to give up. -Mahesh Bhupathi

The Left has taken over the universities and, increasingly, high schools and elementary schools. It dominates the news and entertainment media. And many judges and courts are leftist – meaning that their decisions are guided by leftism more than by the law or the Constitution. -Dennis Prager

Homecourt is everything in the NBA. -Eddie Jones

Tennis players need to be very focused and very intense, and I can show tennis players are not just hitting the little yellow ball and moving in between the white lines. I'm always trying to show my personality outside of the court. -Tomas Berdych

It's always hard to find the best friends in the locker room because we are all competing against each other – but the real friends you are going to definitely find off the court because we are competitors in between. -Tomas Berdych

When you're on the court, there is certain things that you would do that you wouldn't do off the court. When you get off, you obviously have to be gracious and a humble person. When you are on the floor, be a team player. Championships are what you are defined by – legacy. Go about things the right way. -Kevin Love

The more downtime we have, the more time you have to play games like 'Ghost Recon Future Soldiers,' so for me it's a fun way to get integrated into video games and for me to have fun with my buddies and team up and go into battle with 'em, kind of like out there on court. -Kevin Love

A decision by Germany's highest court that banned the display of crosses or crucifixes in classrooms has sparked widespread outrage and protest. -Stephen Kinzer

The finest chroniclers of the great and the near-great have often been courtiers – the Duc de Saint-Simon, for instance, or Lady Murasaki. -Robert Gottlieb

In traditional 'Swan Lakes,' it's Prince Siegfried's 21st-birthday celebration, his coming-of-age. The entire court, from his mother the Queen on down, is on hand. -Robert Gottlieb

An unemployed court jester is nobody's fool. -Kevin Hart

When I first started coming to New York in the early Nineties and seeing the vitality of the programme compared to what was going on back in London or Paris, it was just in a different league. It's like a 16th-century court. -Thomas P. Campbell

How an individual's reputation is protected online is too important and subtle a policy matter to be legislated by a high court, which is institutionally mismatched to the evolving intricacies of the online world. -Jonathan Zittrain

Facebook allows outsiders to add functionality to the site but reserves the right to change that policy at any time, to charge a fee for applications, or to de-emphasize or eliminate apps that court controversy or that they simply don't like. -Jonathan Zittrain

The courts don't remove children from their home because the child underperformed at school or required extra long walks or a game of basketball in order to blow off the steam all 5-year-olds have. It's because the parents were unfit, not the kids. -Angela Featherstone

Over the course of my career, I have come to accept that some of my more provocative work courts controversy, and as an artist, I value the discourse that arises from this. I can only hope for this discourse to be informed by fact, so that whether you love my work or hate it, you give it, and me, the benefit of the truth. -Terry Richardson

The loss of courtship in modern days – like, people don't court anybody anymore. There's no beauty about it. -Sofia Vassilieva

I played a lawyer once, and I had about three or four weeks before we shot, so I was able to go to court and watch lawyers at work. Some were good lawyers and some were bad lawyers, but it was essential. The more time you have to prepare, the better. Always. -Ben Bass

Enron Field in Houston, the Trans World Dome in St. Louis and PSINet Stadium in Baltimore are just three of the modern-day coliseums named for companies that have found new homes in bankruptcy court. -Alex Berenson

Most unfortunately, Enron's plunge into bankruptcy court also cost many of its rank-and-file employees their savings. -Alex Berenson

Determining how many asbestos suits have been filed or how much companies have spent to resolve them is difficult. Cases are filed in state and federal courts, and many companies do not disclose their spending on settlements. -Alex Berenson

We have grown up in an age where there is nothing that cannot now, courtesy of computer-generated imagery, be convincingly rendered in the visual field. -Glen Duncan

I first visited Kurdistan in 2003. I arrived in the town of Sulaimaniyah, courtesy of smugglers who drove me across the border from Iran. Sulaimaniyah was a small, charming provincial Kurdish town. -Luke Harding

On the court, Jason Collins is not a huge basketball star, but he has already claimed his place in civil rights history as the first openly gay athlete to play in one of the four major U.S. sports leagues. -Nancy Gibbs

Prosecutors say it would be next to impossible to get one teen to testify in court that another had slipped him or her a copied disc at lunchtime. And besides, isn't sharing music a time-honored part of teen friendship? -Charles Duhigg

I remember in high school thinking that I wanted to be a lawyer, and now I realize I saw that movie 'And Justice for All' when I was a kid and thought, 'That's what lawyers do, and I want to get up and yell and scream in the middle of a courtroom.' -Aaron Douglas

On a serious level, I wouldn't tell the press if I was in a relationship or not. I wouldn't ever reveal that, because it takes you down a certain road… I have no desire to be courting the press with my love life. -Kit Harington

The 'free market' is the product of laws and rules continuously emanating from legislatures, executive departments, and courts. -Robert Reich

Yes, the rich will find ways to avoid paying more taxes, courtesy of clever accountants and tax attorneys. But this has always been the case, regardless of where the tax rate is set. -Robert Reich

I love tennis. I've played it my whole life. Loved it since the age of three. I had an injury, so from the age of 13 to 24 I didn't play much. Then when I moved out to L.A., there were so many tennis courts that I rekindled the love. -David Walton

Over the years, my marks on paper have landed me in all sorts of courts and controversies – I have been comprehensively labelled; anti-this and anti-that, anti-social, anti-football, anti-woman, anti-gay, anti-Semitic, anti-science, anti-republican, anti-American, anti-Australian – to recall just an armful of the antis. -Michael Leunig

Fogs are like dreams that feed the soul, and without their mysterious embrace, childhood, courtship, poetry and the composition of music become all the more difficult. -Michael Leunig

The Bible says, 'Judge not lest ye be judged.' Our lives are supposed to be hospitals, not courtrooms. -Tammy Faye Bakker

Religious people today are courts and juries. When it comes down to it, Jesus died on the cross so that we could learn to love others like we love ourselves, not judge them or persecute them. -Tammy Faye Bakker

There are so many spiders, and their rituals, their mating rituals, their courtship ritual, can be very, very different. -Isabella Rossellini

I have represented farmers in federal court during the Iowa farm crisis. A farmer from Butler County. I don't think Sen. Grassley had that life experience. It's just a simple difference of who we are and where we've come from. -Bruce Braley

As a former home secretary, I have access to and knowledge of the workings of the system in a way that individuals unfamiliar with the courts can never hope to have. -David Blunkett

My friend said to me, 'You don't look good,' – because all the time I have to think about law and justice and courts. -Bikram Choudhury

In the end, the great leveler in any sport is performance on the field or on the court. Kids don't care what language players speak or if they eat tacos, rice, or sauerkraut. They don't care if they're white, black, or brown. -Cheech Marin

Courts are supposed to be places of reason. But this, of course, is a fantasy. I mean, there is reason being used as a technique. But courts, in fact, are baths of emotions. -Helen Garner

All you have to do is drive by the empty tennis courts and basketball courts and compare them to the skate parks… c'mon people, get with the program – the future is now! -Jeff Ament

I did criminal defense work part-time, and that paid the bills for representing abused and neglected children… and for defending in juvenile court those kids the 'child protective system' had missed when it had the chance. -Andrew Vachss

It was in India that I started my acting career, courtesy of my parents, long before I set foot on stage in England. They headed a company of travelling players performing Shakespeare up and down the land. -Felicity Kendal

Studies show that if people think that they are treated fairly by the police, that matters almost more than what the result is. If you get stopped for a traffic stop and feel that you are treated courteously and fairly, you are much more likely to accept the fact that you got a speeding ticket. -Eric Holder

When states like Alabama and Arizona passed some of the harshest immigration laws in history, my Attorney General took them on in court and we won. -Barack Obama

When I was a prosecutor in Kansas City, my job was to fight for justice and safety for all citizens in my community. Equal access to justice under the law is an American value embedded in the fabric of our legal and political system – the idea that anybody, powerful or not, can have their day in court. -Claire McCaskill

Civilians are arrested every single day – including innocent ones – and they must wait until their day in court in order to argue their side of the story. Police officers must be subjected to the same rules. -Al Sharpton

There's a full-court press to put down an uprising around Ferguson, but no preparation for lifting up the people there. -Jesse Jackson

Americans have grown a great deal more realistic about lawyers and the law. I think that's all for the good. A lot of people will say to you these days, 'If you are looking for justice, don't go to a courtroom.' That's just a more realistic perspective on what happens in the legal process. -Scott Turow

There's not one film that I've ever made that could get made today by a studio, not one – even 'A Few Good Men' because it's an adult courtroom drama, and studios do not make them any more. And so every movie that I make, have made and will make is always going be independently financed. -Rob Reiner

I think people should have the common courtesy and judgment – the good judgment – not to be – not to offend other peoples' faiths. -Mitt Romney

I never really called people out. It was more along the lines of teasing a person. It started for me in fifth grade on the basketball court. -Keyshawn Johnson

There was a woman in Elizabeth I's court that happened to have the same family name as me. -Natalie Dormer

You gotta know that you're better than anybody, 'cause to me, if you don't go in like that, you're gonna lose! They're gonna punk you out! On any stage, court, business venture, on the anchor desk – whatever. You've got to go in believing, 'I can do this better than anybody.' -Stuart Scott

I've been successful, but I haven't had any unwanted attention. To be honest, I've never invited or courted attention. I think if you act normal, then people will treat you normally. If you go around with a big entourage all the time, you're not staying true to yourself. -Bonnie Tyler

It is an established principle of jurisprudence in all civilized nations that the sovereign cannot be sued in its own courts, or in any other, without its consent and permission; but it may, if it thinks proper, waive this privilege, and permit itself to be made a defendant in a suit by individuals, or by another State. -Roger B. Taney

In 1989, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that minority set-aside programs in municipal contracts were unconstitutional. The court wondered if there were proof that people of color even want to receive municipal contracts. -Karen DeCrow

No nation can answer for the equity of proceedings in all its inferior courts. It suffices to provide a supreme judicature by which error and partiality may be corrected. -Benjamin Robbins Curtis

The value of a decision as a precedent is very much enhanced by the care with which it has been considered, and if the opinion itself shows that other decisions of the same court, or of other courts upon the same point, have been reviewed and examined, it adds to the value of the decision made on each consideration. -Samuel Freeman Miller

It is a very great mistake, common to counsel, and especially to young counsel, to consider that a decision of any court must necessarily command the respect of another. -Samuel Freeman Miller

For conservative leaders, making candidates pay them court, publicly and ostentatiously, is a colossal source of their symbolic power before their followers. It's kabuki theater, mostly. -Rick Perlstein

Call it Camelot's revenge: the class of court scribes who made it their profession to uphold a make-believe version of America free of conflict and ruled by noble men helped Nixon get away with it for so long – because, after all, America was ruled by noble men. -Rick Perlstein

If somebody honks a horn in Cleveland, they're saying 'Hi.' It's so rare to be honked at in anger. When we have merging traffic, we just interweave. There's real courtesy. -Mary Doria Russell

Some call-in moderators are neutral and courteous. Then there's Rush Limbaugh, who is funny and pompous and a scapegoater and hatemonger. His popularity could cause you to draw some terrible conclusions about the state of mind of the American people. It helps to remember that Bill Cosby is popular, too. -Donella Meadows

By bringing about a rational drug policy, we'd be freeing up a lot of resources for real crime. Drug disputes would get played out with courts rather than with guns. So it would make this country a much better place overnight. -Gary Johnson

My brothers and I grew up on stories about our grandfather building one-room schoolhouses and about our grandparents' courtship and their early lives together in Indian Territory. -Elizabeth Warren

The work of deciding cases goes on every day in hundreds of courts throughout the land. Any judge, one might suppose, would find it easy to describe the process which he had followed a thousand times and more. Nothing could be farther from the truth. -Benjamin N. Cardozo

The rules and principles of case law have never been treated as final truths but as working hypotheses, continually retested in those great laboratories of the law, the courts of justice. Every new case is an experiment, and if the accepted rule which seems applicable yields a result which is felt to be unjust, the rule is reconsidered. -Benjamin N. Cardozo

I have always been drawn to the Restoration period of Charles II. I have a soft spot for Charles Stuart, who was always loving and kind to the opposite sex. The members of his court were fascinating, and Barbara Castlemaine was one of the greatest courtesans in history. -Virginia Henley

To most boys with growing limbs and swelling sinews, physical activity is a natural instinct, and there is no need to drive them into the football field or the fives court: they go there because they like it, and there is no need to make games compulsory for them. -E. F. Benson

A lot of NBA owners sit at the midcourt. But we love being under the basket and seeing the players. -Stephen Pagliuca

As a novelist, I like the contained drama and complexity of the courtroom, though I don't watch those shows on TV. I prefer the hospital shows because I wanted to be a doctor. -Elizabeth Strout

My on-the-court game was ordinary. I had a jumper but needed screens. I could go right but not left. -Marv Albert

There are people in New York who feel I should have more of a hometown approach. I feel we have to be a mirror and reflect what's happening on the court. -Marv Albert

If you go out eight times and play tennis eight times this week, yeah, it's the same rules, but it's a different game every time you're out on that court. You're working on a different part of your game every time you're out on that court; your partner's working on a different part of their game, and the act of being watched changes it. -Kevin Spacey

I was interested in getting courtroom experience. When I was a young lawyer, the only way I could get real courtroom experience was in the criminal law field. -Robert Shapiro

F. Lee Bailey had been an inspiration to me. It was my desire to have him behind the scenes, to rely on his great wisdom and his brainpower, but I did not feel he should be in the courtroom. -Robert Shapiro

In court, jurors are admonished by the judge at every recess not to discuss the case or form any opinions until the case is given to them for deliberations. Of course, there is no such limitation on the public. -Robert Shapiro

I think it's pathetic that a court of law cannot be in a vacuum of the legal system, without the influence of the public threatening to do great bodily harm to people and property. It's really a pathetic statement for our country. -Mark Fuhrman

I love to play basketball, but I haven't played in awhile. But if I could get back on the court and play, I definitely would. -Curtis Granderson

Directors tell me what to do, and I kind of just put my own twist to it, just to get inside my personality that everybody doesn't really get to see – my off-the-court interests and the way I act. It's just me. -Kyrie Irving

What troubles me most about my lovely country is that its children are seldom taught that American freedom will vanish, if, when they grow up, and in the exercise of their duties as citizens, they insist that our courts and policemen and prisons be guided by divine or natural law. -Kurt Vonnegut

I want Infosys to be a company which is globally respected and in where people belonging to different nationalities, races and religious beliefs will work with intense competition but utmost courtesy, dignity and co-operation in adding greater value to our stakeholders day after day. -N. R. Narayana Murthy

Nobody should be sent indefinitely into detention; everybody should have their day in court. -Rand Paul

No American should be killed by a drone on American soil without first being charged with a crime, without first being found guilty of a crime by a court. -Rand Paul

The NSA should keep close watch on suspected terrorists to keep our country safe – through programs permitting due process, the naming of a suspect, and oversight by an accountable court. -Rand Paul

The most important American love poet in living memory, and certainly one of the most important American poets tout court, Robert Creeley was born in 1926 and raised in eastern Massachusetts. -Susan Stewart

When 'Tracks' first came out, I was courted by Sydney Pollack. I had lunch with him, and he opened the conversation with, 'Honey, you ain't gonna like what I'm gonna do to your book.' I really liked him, but I turned him down, because – well, I was stupid. I also turned down a great deal of money. -Robyn Davidson

My husband passed away a long time ago, and of course a lot of people have courted me. I've been taken to dinner and also to things like Larry Hagman, in particular years ago. And more recently, of course, little Hugh Jackman – and he's too young for me though, frankly. -Barry Humphries

Funny is as funny does, and funny puts on a walrus mask and slowly gyrates in a mall food court. I laugh at absurdity hardest, then stories, then observations, then bearded men on roller skates. -T. J. Miller

I have so many strong opinions on the entertainment industry, but if I'm in a deli somewhere, and someone says they love that Adam Sandler movie where he dresses up as his twin sister – well, I don't want to make people feel bad for how they feel about things. I'm always courteous, not mean. -Andy Kindler

I know actors who court personal publicity because they believe no publicity is bad publicity. -Kevin Whately

I honestly don't think I sought fame. It wasn't something I courted or wanted, particularly. -Kevin Whately

I think that everyone in Seattle, their daily existence, is enriched by all the charitable giving that is courtesy of Microsoft. -Maria Semple

My mother died when I was 12, and right after, my dad died in a car crash. I was 15 and had no family. The court sent me to live with my uncle and aunt in Missouri. -Karolyn Grimes

Unfortunately in the U.S., the courts have pretty much sided with the GMO lobby and suggesting that a farmer has no rights to be protected from GMO contamination. -Joel Salatin

The myth-making about Appomattox started from the moment Lee left the courthouse on his horse to travel to Richmond. -Douglas Brinkley

ESPN takes itself very seriously, but for some reason, I'm allowed to be the court jester. -Frank Caliendo

When you act, you've got to be like a poet or a musician. It's not about evidence before court. It's not a forensic subject. It's poetry; it's a completely different place. -Rhys Ifans

'GQ,' you've been patiently and stylishly educating me forever. To be truly stylish, you have to be kind and courteous. -Douglas Booth

As an attorney, I could be rather flamboyant in court. I did not act as though I were a black man in a white man's court, but as if everyone else – white and black – was a guest in my court. When trying a case, I often made sweeping gestures and used high-flown language. -Nelson Mandela

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana does not give anyone the right to deny services to anyone in this state. It is simply a balancing test used by our federal courts and jurisdictions across the country for more than two decades. -Mike Pence

Bipolar disorder is so swept under the rug as a nation and, I think especially, by black people. It's not our culture to go get therapy. 'Give them medicine for what?' We put people in court, put them in court again, versus really paying attention to what it is they are going through. -Trai Byers

I can be a show-off at home. But publicly, I have always been a private person. It's not totally my bag to court the press. -Jade Jagger

If you're a good Amish girl, you're courting, you have three or four different beaus, and you go out and stay out all night. That's just their tradition. They date under the covering of night. No one knows who they're dating or seeing until two weeks before they're going to be married. It's how they've done it for 300 years. -Beverly Lewis

I wasn't always a novelist. I began my writing career as a journalist, working on an afternoon newspaper in Sydney, Australia, doing the crime beat and court reporting. Having grown up in a small country town, I felt as though I had nothing to write about. -Michael Robotham

It's true that romance novels do detail the courtship phase of a relationship. We usually write 'And they lived happily ever after' before our heroine starts snoring or our hero starts tossing his socks over the hamper. -Teresa Medeiros

I've always said men should study romance novels to find out how women think and what they want, both during the courtship phase and in a lifelong partner. -Teresa Medeiros

We do not project power from bankruptcy court. We're borrowing a million dollars a minute. It's got to stop somewhere. -Rand Paul

The smoothest curled courtier in the boudoirs of a palace has an animal nature, rude and aboriginal as a white bear. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

I've always made weird sounds with my mouth. I've always been fascinated by the sound design, what you can do with your mouth. I was the kid dancing around in third grade on the basketball court. While everyone would be playing sports, I would be jumping around. -Charlie Puth

The only thing I insist that everybody do is there has to be a basketball court in every game I do, and – with one exception, I let them get away with it once – you can actually shoot a ball through the basket in every game I've made. -Warren Spector

One of the more difficult tasks for me as president was to decide on the issue of confirming capital punishment awarded by courts… to my surprise… almost all cases which were pending had a social and economic bias. -A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

We have listened too long to the courtly Muses of Europe. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

I also have a role model back in New Zealand, a woman called Miranda Harcourt. She's an actress and a writer. Her willingness to stay open to material is really great. I read a lot, and I try to watch and listen to diverse material. -Rose McIver

As long as we can get redress in the courts, as long as the laws shall be honestly administered, as long as honesty and intelligence sit upon the bench, as long as intelligence sits in the chairs of jurors, this country will stand, the law will be enforced, and the law will be respected. -Robert Green Ingersoll

Tact ops is a unit which breaks into homes and offices to plant bugging devices. They get into mafia hangouts, they go into embassies, they go into terrorist hangouts, and they describe themselves as court-sanctioned burglars. -Ronald Kessler

By not trying the small cases, the lawyers don't get the courtroom experience. So when the huge, bet-the-company cases come along, there are only a handful of trial lawyers who can handle it. That's why these big corporations still call us old-timers every day. -Joe Jamail

I love the system. Let me tell you why. People love it… The people, by and large, have great respect for our law and our system… Why do you think they go to that courthouse instead of killing each other in the streets, taking the law into their own hands? -Joe Jamail

When I walk into a courtroom, I feel like I'm home. -Joe Jamail

The court has to decide which of our approved desires has the better claim, right here, right now, and a court has to do more than read fairly when it makes this kind of choice. -David Souter

The day you see a camera come into our courtroom, it's going to roll over my dead body. -David Souter

I find the workload of what I do sufficiently great that when the term of court starts, I undergo a sort of annual intellectual lobotomy. -David Souter

The obligation of any judge is to decide the case before the court, and the nature of the issue presented will largely determine the appropriate scope of the principle on which its decision should rest. -David Souter

Politics means facing up to hard choices and facing down prejudice, short-termism, the easy, tempting court of knee-jerk public reaction. -Charles Kennedy

When you buy a company at an auction, and you are committing yourself to pay some $300 million to the state because it was a privatization deal, and you don't pay it, is it OK? Isn't it something that deserves court procedures? -Sergei Lavrov

By tradition, Beijing is a city of walls, sheltering its intrigues and ambitions behind a series of concentric barriers from the Great Wall down to courtyard homes that draw sunlight only from the gardens at their core. -Evan Osnos

I took a cabbie to taxi court once. Years ago, this guy didn't want to take me to Brooklyn. Just refused. I explained that I would absolutely take him to Taxi Court because, see, I'm an actor and have pretty much nothing but free time. -Chris Eigeman

Sports formed me. I was always decently skilled but lacked size, so I had to resort to using my skill versus my power. I strategically play golf because that's all I can do. It's the same on the basketball court. I try to get open and shoot it. Or I use the open space on the soccer field. -Zach Johnson

I love fairy tales because of their haunting beauty and magical strangeness. They are set in worlds where anything can happen. Frogs can be kings, a thicket of brambles can hide a castle where a royal court has lain asleep for a hundred years, a boy can outwit a giant, and a girl can break a curse with nothing but her courage and steadfastness. -Kate Forsyth

As hardware doubles its density every 18-24 months, courtesy of Moore's Law, and as software eats the world, technology will replace a broad swathe of jobs outright – from burger-flippers to diagnosticians – and atomize many others from full-time positions into gigs performed by many fungible workers. Tech, in short, will eat jobs. -Jon Evans

We face two overlapping challenges. The first concerns real-time court-ordered interception of what we call 'data in motion,' such as phone calls, e-mail, and live chat sessions. The second challenge concerns court-ordered access to data stored on our devices, such as e-mail, text messages, photos, and videos – or what we call 'data at rest.' -James Comey

As all of our lives become digital, the logic of encryption is all of our lives will be covered by strong encryption, and therefore all of our lives – including the lives of criminals and terrorists and spies – will be in a place that is utterly unavailable to court-ordered process. And that, I think, to a democracy should be very, very concerning. -James Comey

Under the all-encompassing aid system, too many places in Africa continue to flounder under inept, corrupt and despotic regimes who spend their time courting and catering to the demands of the army of aid organizations. -Dambisa Moyo

In many ways, 'William Shakespeare's Star Wars' is modeled on Shakespeare's Henry V, which relied on a chorus to explain in words the battles of Harfleur and Agincourt that could never be captured on the Elizabethan stage. -Ian Doescher

As a former waitress myself, I know firsthand how a simple smile from someone can improve your day and how a single harsh word can destroy it. Being courteous and thoughtful costs you nothing and can sometimes pay you dividends in unexpected ways. -Susanna Kearsley

We think the Dred Scott decision is erroneous. We know the court that made it has often overruled its own decisions, and we shall do what we can to have it overrule this. -Abraham Lincoln

Let reverence for the laws be breathed by every American mother to the lisping babe that prattles on her lap – let it be taught in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges; let it be written in primers, spelling books, and in almanacs; let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, and enforced in courts of justice. -Abraham Lincoln

Many men fail because they do not see the importance of being kind and courteous to the men under them. Kindness to everybody always pays for itself. And, besides, it is a pleasure to be kind. -Charles M. Schwab

Good reporting should have the same standard as in a courtroom – beyond a reasonable doubt. -Barbara Demick

Oklahoma residents are known for not backing down from a fight in the political arena, on the gridiron, NBA courts or rodeo arenas, but in their reaction to the bombing, they knew intuitively they would not find restoration in rage. -Tom Brokaw

Muriel, my mother, was my main confidant. She was a teacher of English at Watford grammar school but took a break while my sister Madeleine and I were children. She held court in the kitchen, and we talked about everything. -John Sulston

We can't go to courts in China, so we have to find alternate ways, like working with brands to try and create a level playing field by identifying the most obvious polluters. -Ma Jun

Environmental problems cannot be resolved here the way they are resolved in other countries. I heard that 80 per cent of the environmental problems in the U.S. are solved in court. That can't happen here. -Ma Jun

Environmental agencies in China are hamstrung by local officials who put economic growth ahead of environmental protection; even the courts are beholden to local officials, and they are not open to environmental litigation. -Ma Jun

When you ask someone a question and they're slow to respond, don't feel pressure to move the conversation forward. Remaining silent plays to your advantage. Moments of silence make people feel as though they should speak, especially when the ball is in their court. This is a great tool to use in negotiations and other difficult conversations. -Travis Bradberry

I damaged my health during 'Les Mis,' which I didn't want to mention in case it seemed like I was courting sympathy. -Anne Hathaway

This book here, 'The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder,' in it, I put together a case against George Bush that could result – it absolutely could result in his being prosecuted for first-degree murder in an American courtroom. -Vincent Bugliosi

I'm a fast foodie – like, a foodie, but with food courts. I'd love to go with all my friends to a food court that's also a buffet – with unlimited orange chicken from Panda Express, curly fries from Arby's, Hawaiian pizza from Sbarro, and Coke Zero. I'm a simple man with simple pleasures. -Tyler Oakley

Title IX, whether voluntarily or via court cases, opened gymnasiums to women, produced uniforms and schedules and buses. -George Vecsey

Life is a matter of courtship and wooing, flirting and chatting. -Carolyn See

The government is a very large constructor. They have schools, colleges, hospitals and courts, offices. We are trying to influence the public works department to adopt green buildings. -Jamshyd Godrej

People are told their rights when they're arrested. Consumers getting collection letters are entitled to the same courtesy. -Gary Weiss

I try to do two moot courts for every Supreme Court case (and one to two for courts of appeals), and to ensure I am being mooted by people who know the Supreme Court well and are coming to the case fresh. -Patricia Millett

I do not need any cheerleaders at my moot court. And I cannot imagine walking into that Court without the preparation of a few vicious moot courts; it is critical to the development of my thinking. -Patricia Millett

What makes for a good argument, at bottom, is being more prepared than anyone else in that courtroom, and being willing to fight to tell your client's story – the story of why the right view of the law and my client's interests are one and the same. -Patricia Millett

I am something of a contrarian, I suppose. I feel less comfortable when everybody agrees with me. I say, 'I better reexamine my position!' I probably believe that the worst opinions in my court have been unanimous. Because there's nobody on the other side pointing out all the flaws. -Antonin Scalia

It's not up to the courts to invent new minorities that get special protections. -Antonin Scalia

The court makes an amazing amount of decisions that ought to be made by the people. -Antonin Scalia

I was appointed by Governor Gray Davis to the Los Angeles Superior Court and by President Obama to the district court and then the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In securing the state court appointment, I think it really helped that I had some trial experience. -Jacqueline Nguyen

The Huron and Iroquois forests are peopled by my friends; with me, the despots of Europe and their courts are the savages. -Marquis de Lafayette

When I met Michael Jordan on a basketball court at an athletic club – we hooped together in Chicago – he came to me and asked me if I wanted to do a song for his upcoming movie. I was like, 'Yeah!' I didn't even ask what it was. -R. Kelly

Marriage is a unique cultural relationship that has a long-standing tradition and societal meaning, which should not be redefined by the courts. -James Lankford

I've got a publicist at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt who's been working little miracles for me, but it's true the budgets aren't what they once were in terms of advertisement and book tours. -Patrick deWitt

I'm super into sneakers! I'm totally addicted. Just from playing ball all the time. I was always looking for the freshest kicks on the court. -Dexter Darden

The Devonian and Cornishman will be found by the visitor to be courteous and hospitable. There is no roughness of manner where unspoiled by periodic influx of strangers; he is kindly, tender-hearted, and somewhat suspicious. -Sabine Baring-Gould

I love New York. It is an amazing city, and the U.S. Open is a lot about the show. There are tens of thousands of spectators; these are some of the best courts in the world, and there is nothing like being here and making memories. -Stan Wawrinka

My body is for my tennis – it's for my sport. I'm not a model at all. I don't work out to go to the beach: I work out to play well and to do well on the court. -Stan Wawrinka

For me, motivation is easy. I enjoy what I'm doing, and I'm lucky to play tennis. I enjoy the suffering. It's something quite natural for me to go on the court and suffer, and to go in the gym and to suffer, and to know the only way to get better is to work out – that's what I like. -Stan Wawrinka

You can't underestimate rest. Sometimes in tennis we don't realize that to rest your body is as important as it is to practice. We are traveling so much, all year, in different conditions, different courts, different surfaces, different balls – so we always have to adapt. -Stan Wawrinka

In my case, I played sports my whole life. I got out of college, and I didn't bother to get health care coverage because I just figured I didn't need it. But you know that if you blow out your knee on a basketball court or you get in a car accident, and you're uninsured, it can bankrupt you. -Denis McDonough

In the long run, a flexible sentencing procedure which works to rehabilitate offenders offers the best hope in the majority of cases in the Federal courts. -Robert Kennedy

The glory of justice and the majesty of law are created not just by the Constitution – nor by the courts – nor by the officers of the law – nor by the lawyers – but by the men and women who constitute our society – who are the protectors of the law as they are themselves protected by the law. -Robert Kennedy

It is the right of government to protect the weak; it is the right of the weak to find in their courts fair treatment before the law. -Robert Kennedy

Certainly, the president is expected to safeguard the Constitution by vetoing unconstitutional acts of Congress. This is especially true because many laws can only be brought before the courts in a collateral way, if at all. -Charles A. Beard

The federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act passed unanimously in the House, won 97 votes in the Senate, and was signed into law by President Bill Clinton. Twenty states have passed their own versions of this law, and 11 additional ones have religious-liberty protections that state courts have interpreted to provide a similar level of protection. -Edwin Meese

If the court is a political institution making important political decisions, then the public should debate the politics of Supreme Court decisions. -Marvin Ammori

The Supreme Court has crafted doctrines such as 'fair use,' which permits copying materials for criticism, parody, and transformative uses, and has ruled that abstract ideas are not subject to copyright, because courts will not punish people for merely using an abstract concept in speech. -Marvin Ammori

I think I'm living in the wrong century. I would have made a great courtesan. Not a mistress – I could never be kept – but a courtesan with my own rules. -Marie Helvin

A potlatch is similar to a court case in that both are prohibitively expensive; both involve lengthy speeches and the vigorous examination and debate of the actions, rights and legal responsibilities of the participants. One has food, singing and spiritual rites; the other, not so much. -Eden Robinson

Apple chief executive Tim Cook is such a respected figure that it's easy to overlook the basic problem with his argument about encryption: Cook is asserting that a private company and the interests of its customers should prevail over the public's interest as expressed by our courts. -David Ignatius

My first ballet class was on a basketball court. I'm in my gym clothes and my socks trying to do this thing called ballet. I didn't know anything about it. -Misty Copeland

My family didn't have very much money, so ballet wasn't even on my radar; I just found it randomly when I was 13 at a Boys & Girls Club. We were practicing in a basketball court in gym clothes with some old socks on. Even though it terrified me at first, I found that I really liked it. -Misty Copeland

Most ballerinas take their first ballet class when they are 5 or 6 years old. I was 13 when I took mine on the basketball court of the San Pedro Boys & Girls Club in California. -Misty Copeland

Indian classical music was born when time barely existed. It developed further within the structures of royal courts and a system of patronage where the ruler or the feudal master determined all. -Tariq Ali

With 'The Social Network,' I got into it at first because frankly I thought there was a cool courtroom drama to be had with the intellectual properties. And then what further drew me in was that the most extraordinary social networking device ever created was created by the world's most antisocial person. I liked that story. -Aaron Sorkin

'Steve Jobs' is my seventh movie. I believe, if you added them up, I don't think there is more than a total of 10 minutes that takes place in a person's home. They're all in offices, courtrooms, laboratories, things like that. -Aaron Sorkin

I do think your personal life has an impact on your tennis. If your private life is up and down, and you're thinking about what is going on back home, then you aren't solely focused on your job, but when things are good back home, it's so much easier when you're on court. It's not necessarily marriage; it's more having a stable relationship. -Andy Murray

Getting married is great, and I feel really good away from the court, and my private life and stuff is good. But you still need to train and work hard. Like, I didn't go on a honeymoon after we got married; I went to Barcelona and trained for 10 days to get ready for the clay-court season. It's been good, but you still have to put the work in. -Andy Murray

I do some 400 m. repetition running for endurance on the court. I'll be in the gym lifting weights, or I'll be putting in a lot of core stability to work to improve my balance. -Andy Murray

Earlier in my career, I used to spend a lot of time practising my tennis on court. Now I've learned that it's better to do just a couple of hours on court and two gym sessions a day. That's what's made me fitter and stronger. -Andy Murray

Contrary to common belief, the presumption of innocence applies only inside a courtroom. It has no applicability elsewhere, although the media do not seem to be aware of this. -Vincent Bugliosi

If we lived in a world where we had the rule of a judge, rather than the rule of law, you would have seen an absolute sea change, an avulsive change in the law as it was interpreted, applied and rendered by our court. -Sri Srinivasan

It's been 80 years since the Senate has confirmed a Supreme Court nominee who was nominated during an election. And particularly when the court hangs in the balance, it makes no sense whatsoever to give Barack Obama the power to jam through a judge in the final election year. -Ted Cruz

Clients trust you to represent their interest in the highest court. -Lisa Blatt

The obligation of the judge in the circuit is to follow the previous decisions in the circuit unless those decisions are overruled by an en bloc panel of the court. -Merrick Garland

In the spring of 1936, I was introduced by friends to Jean Tatlock. In the autumn, I began to court her. We were at least twice close enough to marriage to think of ourselves as engaged. -J. Robert Oppenheimer

The promise I've tried to honor my entire career, that the rule of law and the design of the founders, right, the oversight of courts and the oversight of Congress will be at the heart of what the FBI does. -James Comey

I have lived in other cities but been inside of only one. I once wore all the windows of Chicago and all its doorways on a key ring. Salons, mansions, alleys, courtrooms, depots, factories, hotels, police cells, the lake front, the rooftops and the sidewalks were my haberdashery. -Ben Hecht

Cameras in the courtroom is a great idea. -Jeffrey Toobin

The transformation of the D.C. Circuit has been replicated in federal courts around the country. Obama has had two hundred and eighty judges confirmed, which represents about a third of the federal judiciary. -Jeffrey Toobin

When Obama took office, Republican appointees controlled ten of the thirteen circuit courts of appeals; Democratic appointees now constitute a majority in nine circuits. Because federal judges have life tenure, nearly all of Obama's judges will continue serving well after he leaves office. -Jeffrey Toobin

Beyond diversity, the story of Obama's influence on the courts is more complex. Indeed, it could serve as a metaphor for his Presidency: symbolically rich but substantively hazy. Obama took office after years of intense conservative focus on the courts. -Jeffrey Toobin

The courts have become grotesquely dictatorial and far too powerful. -Newt Gingrich

While abolishing judgeships and lower federal courts is a blunt tool and one whose use is warranted only in the most extreme of circumstances… it is one of many possibilities to check and balance the judiciary. -Newt Gingrich

The Constitution of the United States has absolutely nothing to say about a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. Were the federal courts to recognize such a right, it would be completely without constitutional basis. -Newt Gingrich

In very rare circumstances, the executive branch might choose to ignore a court decision. -Newt Gingrich

My game plan – doesn't matter who I play – is to play on my terms, to control as much as I can, to try to get control of the centre of the court, to try to dictate and make them move, to be their director rather than letting them impose their game on me. -Milos Raonic

There are still going to be great players that are baseliners. That's the way tennis – courts, balls, everything – has shifted. But everyone has to find their own way to win. Not everyone can run around the baseline for five hours. I can't. -Milos Raonic

I started playing street hockey, but there were tennis courts near my house, and it was my father who suggested I try. I don't really know why. -Milos Raonic

Coming over from Spain at the young age of 21 was not easy, but as soon as I put on a Cavs jersey and stepped on the court, I felt at home. -Anderson Varejao

We are not a court – not a judge or jury at work – but we've tried to apply the highest possible standards of rigorous analysis to the evidence where we make a criticism. -John Chilcot

The U.K. courts were very clear that Abu Qatada posed a threat to our national security – that's why we were pleased as a government to be able to remove him from the United Kingdom. -Theresa May

I used to think that the image of the press in the 1940s – a bunch of guys in hats screaming on the courthouse steps – was all baloney. I used to say, 'I know reporters. We're not like that.' But we are. -Richard Ben Cramer

The central pillar of our justice system is due process. You have got to be charged with a crime. Then you can challenge those charges in a court of law with a trial. -George Takei

Barack Obama would never accept a court in Mexico decreeing what the law in the United States would be. -Michael Gove

What I am for is protecting, with the highest standards in our courts, the religious liberty of Hoosiers. -Mike Pence

We're lawyers. We present the arguments, and the court sorts out the merits. -David Boies

It's terribly important that we extend the promise of equality that the Supreme Court and that the district court articulated in the DOMA case and in the Perry case to all Americans in all 50 states. -David Boies

One of the things that the court held in Brown v. Board of Education is that government can't impose a badge of inferiority on some of its citizens. Yet that is exactly what Proposition 8 does with respect to gay and lesbian couples in California. -David Boies

One of the most graceful of warriors is the robin. I know few prettier sights than two males challenging and curveting about each other upon the grass in early spring. Their attentions to each other are so courteous and restrained. -John Burroughs

I would stay two years in San Francisco, then move to New York in the summer of 1991, for the love of a man who lived there. When I arrived in New York, I had a job waiting for me, courtesy of a bookstore I'd worked at in San Francisco, A Different Light. They had a New York store as well, and arranged an employee transfer. -Alexander Chee

The best relatively contemporary portrayal of a courtesan that I've ever seen was probably in 'Children of Paradise,' a film that was made during the Nazi occupation of France, made in secret actually. -Alexander Chee

You like someone, you court each other, you get into a relationship. You're answerable to each other. Whereas, the non-answerability of dating, my God, I don't know if I would ever be able to. -Priyanka Chopra

Yes, President Abraham Lincoln was a Republican, but a hundred years later, the Republican Party wasn't Lincoln's. Richard Nixon became president by courting Americans upset by integration, intentionally fueling the racial divide. -Donna Brazile

The gay-rights community had a strategy going in; they thought that they needed to have 30 states with some form of recognition – whether that be marriage, whether it be civil unions – but they wanted to have 30 states signed on before they went to the federal courts. -Jo Becker

The idea behind 'Defending Your Life': Imagine if you had to sit in a courtroom and watch your life. I don't care who you are – if you committed a crime and you had to have all of your emails searched and made public, who on this planet could survive that? Nobody. -Albert Brooks

The American people must be able to trust that their courts and law enforcement will uphold, protect, and defend their constitutional rights. -Loretta Lynch

The beauty of our court system is that anybody can enter the court and sue. Uh, you have to be appointed to be in the Executive Branch. You have to be elected to be in the Legislative Branch, but anybody can go into court. -Dick Morris

The Court has long held that the Constitution protects certain fundamental rights that are not explicitly enumerated in the Constitution's text, while at the same time emphasizing that courts must proceed with great caution in recognizing such rights. -Paul Watford

When people say, 'Why don't you face the music?' I say, 'You have to understand the music is not an open court and a fair trial.' -Edward Snowden

The reformocons court right-wing censure simply by acknowledging that the middle class is under pressure and that government has a role to play beyond cutting taxes. -George Packer

Clearly, we are courting tragedy by turning a blind eye to marketing gimmicks plainly intended to turn children into gun enthusiasts before they are even old enough to buy a firearm of their own. -Elizabeth Esty

Denying our courts the ability to hear oil-related cases of great consequence to our environment and our economy is completely the wrong direction to protect the rights of Floridians. -Ted Deutch

Beyond a power play by the oil industry, there is no conceivable explanation for barring courts within any state from considering cases related to oil leases and energy production off its own coastlines. -Ted Deutch

Congress has no business telling courts within a state that they are prohibited from considering issues involving a lease for energy development, production, and exploration that has the potential to cause irreparable environmental and economic damage to the Gulf Coast area of that state. -Ted Deutch

As I understand, the role of the federal judiciary, the role of our court system, is to provide justice. -Ted Deutch

This pro-choice issue is a legal issue that should be decided by the courts. -Michael T. Flynn

I'd be walking off the court thinking I didn't put everything out there, which was the last thing I wanted, so I just went out there and focused on my game, and it worked out great. It's nice to know I can play at that level, but to do it week in, week out is a different challenge, and I want to be able to do that. -Kyle Edmund

The government should not have the right to force you to participate in some type of behavior that is going to conflict with your conscience rights, and if it does or potentially does, you should have the ability to have access to courts, and currently, that's not necessarily the case. -John Fleming

I would never criticize a federal judge, particularly if I had a court case in front of him, but you would certainly never, ever criticize them based on their ethnic background. -Bill Flores

Class-action lawsuits should allow those with serious injuries to have their own day in court. The Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act would do just that. -Trent Franks

I just believe in common courtesy. -Marcia Fudge

Our federal resources, our U.S. marshals, and the federal court system are being used, I think, by the private sector. -Gene Green

As a judge, when I saw veterans in legal trouble, I created the state's first veterans court to help them get treatment and get back on their feet. -Ann Callis

Every judge should have real-time access to the criminal background and history of defendants who appear in their courtrooms – so that sentencing and bail decisions can be made with that information. -Susana Martinez

In January of 2009, President Barack Obama signed an executive order to close Guantanamo Bay within a year's time, vowing to continue to fight terror but 'in a manner that is consistent with our values and ideals.' A plan was considered to move a number of detainees to stateside prisons in order to have them stand trial in civilian court. -Michael Paterniti

On the matter – on the issue of life, it's life. So I actually would pursue appointment, court appointments that would overturn Roe v. Wade. -Evan McMullin

I was a federal prosecutor when we exercised powers under the Patriot Act or under the FISA court. -Michael McCaul

The dark space is one of the biggest concerns on the part of counterterrorism officials right now. Comey did a good job of explaining how they jump into a direct messaging box and then go into platforms designed specifically to be secure. There's no way, even if we have a lawful court order, to be able to access those communications. -Michael McCaul

The biggest problem for badminton is wind direction and lighting. If those problems are not solved, it seriously impacts players' performances on the court. If a high-level player's performance is affected by these factors, they suffer setbacks and cannot be fully satisfied on the court. -Lin Dan

I am pretty chill before games. Have a go-to routine that keeps me busy until we are ready to take the court so I'm not just sitting around anxious for the game. -Stephen Curry

I want to thank God, obviously for the health, for the talent He's given me, for my family who supports me, for the things that basketball's taught me on and off the court. For the people that I've been able to meet through the game of basketball. -Stephen Curry

I have fun out there on the court, smiling, laughing, trying to have good demeanor. -Stephen Curry

Some of the stuff I do on the court is what most people think they can do. -Stephen Curry

Basketball is booming, and it's not just an Under Armour standpoint: it's about the game itself. Kids going out and playing and being inspired by what we do on the court. -Stephen Curry

A lot of guys are able to separate how they act off the court versus how they act on the court. -Stephen Curry

That feeling is so intoxicating, walking off the court holding the Larry O'Brien trophy. So I just want to do that again. -Stephen Curry

On the court, I want to try and get to the free-throw line a little more. And as a point guard, you can always get better at your decision-making and limiting your mistakes. -Stephen Curry

I have a lot of good role models in my family for things off the court – like my older sister, who's a lawyer. I don't like writing papers, but she's helped me a lot. It's nice to have an art and business background because they tie together perfectly. -Venus Williams

After working so hard on the court, I find that snacks help me avoid late-afternoon energy lows. -Venus Williams

I've learned you can always achieve more than you thought you could. There are moments when I've walked off the court, and I'm like, 'I don't know how I won that match.' It was actually impossible, but it happened, and then you realize that you can push yourself much further than you ever thought, and you can make the impossible happen. -Venus Williams

Ultimately, the reason we have a Constitution, the reason we have separation of powers, the reason we have the Fourteenth Amendment is to provide the courts with the opportunity to override the will of the people when the will of the people discriminates against a segment of our society. -Ted Olson

In the courtroom of science, if you have the facts on your side, you don't need a gun – and juries would be well advised to distrust the case of those parties who choose to use weapons to silence adversarial witnesses. -Robert Zubrin

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