Best Quotes About Law

If Mr. Einstein doesn't like the natural laws of the universe, let him go back to where he came from. -Robert Benchley

Justice is merely incidental to law and order. -J. Edgar Hoover

And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department. -Andrew Carnegie

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

There was that law of life, so cruel and so just, that one must grow or else pay more for remaining the same. -Norman Mailer

The law isn't justice. It's a very imperfect mechanism. If you press exactly the right buttons and are also lucky, justice may show up in the answer. A mechanism is all the law was ever intended to be. -Raymond Chandler

A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer. -Robert Frost

More law, less justice. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

He who lives in solitude may make his own laws. -Publilius Syrus

I began wearing hats as a young lawyer because it helped me to establish my professional identity. Before that, whenever I was at a meeting, someone would ask me to get coffee. -Bella Abzug

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality. -Albert Einstein

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

Microsoft is engaging in unlawful predatory practices that go well beyond the scope of fair competition. -Orrin Hatch

I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five. -Steven Wright

We shouldn't have to be burdened with all the technicalities that come up from time to time with shrewd, smart lawyers interpreting what the laws or what the Constitution may or may not say. -Dan Quayle

States should have the right to enact laws… particularly to end the inhumane practice of ending a life that otherwise could live. -George W. Bush

There isn't a flaw in his golf or his makeup. He will win more majors than Arnold Palmer and me combined. Somebody is going to dust my records. It might as well be Tiger, because he's such a great kid. -Jack Nicklaus

The first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise… and cultivate the delightfully vague. -John C. Crosby

The law requires a paper towel ad to be scrupulously honest, but allows political candidates to lie without reproach. What's wrong with this picture? -Jef I. Richards

Is advertising a profession, like law or medicine? How many new parents clutch their baby to their breast and declare, 'I want this child to grow up to be a media planner'? -Jef I. Richards

Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off. -Bill Veeck

Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that we are immune to their operations. -David Gerrold

If you violate Nature's laws you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman. -Luther Burbank

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

When two people marry they become in the eyes of the law one person, and that one person is the husband. -Shana Alexander

Our government… teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. -Louis D. Brandeis

To hear some men talk of the government, you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation, and kept the planets in their places. -Wendell Phillips

Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread. -Josh Billings

I love Wagner, but the music I prefer is that of a cat hung up by its tail outside a window and trying to stick to the panes of glass with its claws. -Charles Baudelaire

Many laws as certainly make bad men, as bad men make many laws. -Walter Savage Landor

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

If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law. -Henry David Thoreau

Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny. -Edmund Burke

It ain't no sin if you crack a few laws now and then, just so long as you don't break any. -Mae West

The United States is the greatest law factory the world has ever known. -Charles Evans Hughes

The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread. -Anatole France

The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced. -Frank Zappa

The law is an adroit mixture of customs that are beneficial to society, and could be followed even if no law existed, and others that are of advantage to a ruling minority, but harmful to the masses of men, and can be enforced on them only by terror. -Peter Kropotkin

If the jury have no right to judge of the justice of a law of the government, they plainly can do nothing to protect the people against the oppressions of the government; for there are no oppressions which the government may not authorize by law. -Lysander Spooner

The law condemns and punishes only actions within certain definite and narrow limits; it thereby justifies, in a way, all similar actions that lie outside those limits. -Leo Tolstoy

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. -Confucius

The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it. -P. J. O'Rourke

If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin. -Charles Darwin

What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly – that is the first law of nature. -Voltaire

Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat. -John Morley

I feel like a fugitive from the law of averages. -Bill Mauldin

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry. -H. L. Mencken

As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness. -Henry David Thoreau

I learned law so well, the day I graduated I sued the college, won the case, and got my tuition back. -Fred Allen

Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little. -Samuel Johnson

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. -Plato

In a thousand pounds of law there is not an ounce of love. -John Ray

When law and duty are one, united by religion, you never become fully conscious, fully aware of yourself. You are always a little less than an individual. -Frank Herbert

It was settled by the Constitution, the laws, and the whole practice of the government that the entire executive power is vested in the President of the United States. -Andrew Jackson

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

The flaw in the statute is that in all its applications, it operates on a fundamentally mistaken premise that high solicitation costs are an accurate measure of fraud. -Harry A. Blackmun

There is far too much law for those who can afford it and far too little for those who cannot. -Derek Bok

The majority of them give the impression of being men who have been drafted into the job during a period of martial law and are only waiting for the end of the emergency to get back to a really congenial occupation such as slum demolition or debt collecting. -Alan Brien

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

If you can manipulate news, a judge can manipulate the law. A smart lawyer can keep a killer out of jail, a smart accountant can keep a thief from paying taxes, a smart reporter could ruin your reputation- unfairly. -Mario Cuomo

Common sense often makes good law. -William O. Douglas

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

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

I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else – I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations. -Queen Elizabeth II

What five members of the Supreme Court say the law is may be something vastly different from what Congress intended the law to be. -Benjamin Franklin Fairless

What a holler would ensue if people had to pay the minister as much to marry them as they have to pay a lawyer to get them a divorce. -Claire Trevor

Substantive and procedural law benefits and protects landlords over tenants, creditors over debtors, lenders over borrowers, and the poor are seldom among the favored parties. -John Turner

You can, if you wish, think of it like the universe: Each case is a sun, and all the judges, lawyers and administrative personnel represent planets revolving around the case in fixed orbit, never getting closer. -Sol Wachtler

In civilized life, law floats in a sea of ethics. -Earl Warren

The police must obey the law while enforcing the law. -Earl Warren

If Nixon is not forced to turn over tapes of his conversations with the ring of men who were conversing on their violations of the law, then liberty will soon be dead in this nation. -Earl Warren

All provisions of federal, state or local law requiring or permitting discrimination in public education must yield. -Earl Warren

To exclude all jurors who would be in the slightest way affected by the prospect of the death penalty would be to deprive the defendant of the impartial jury to which he or she is entitled under the law. -Byron White

The Court is most vulnerable and comes nearest to illegitimacy when it deals with judge-made constitutional law having little or no cognizable roots in the language or design of the Constitution. -Byron White

A law can be both economic folly and constitutional. -Antonin Scalia

The law of unintended consequences pushes us ceaselessly through the years, permitting no pause for perspective. -Richard Schickel

All laws are an attempt to domesticate the natural ferocity of the species. -John W. Gardner

It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises-but only performance is reality. -Harold S. Geneen

It's about time law enforcement got as organized as organized crime. -Rudy Giuliani

Law not served by power is an illusion; but power not ruled by law is a menace which our nuclear age cannot afford. -Arthur Goldberg

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

So I will say it with relish. Give me a hamburger but hold the lawsuit. -S. I. Hayakawa

It is not our job to apply laws that have not yet been written. -John Paul Stevens

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

Murder is not the crime of criminals, but that of law-abiding citizens. -Emmanuel Teney

When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society. -Pope John Paul II

The fact that a man is a newspaper reporter is evidence of some flaw of character. -Lyndon B. Johnson

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

If there's anything I'd hate as a son-in-law, it's an actor; and if there's anything I think I'd hate worse than an actor as a son-in-law, it's an English actor. -Joseph P. Kennedy

A lawyer is never entirely comfortable with a friendly divorce, anymore than a good mortician wants to finish his job and then have the patient sit up on the table. -Jean Kerr

It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

The knife of corruption endangered the life of New York City. The scalpel of the law is making us well again. -Ed Koch

All our work, our whole life is a matter of semantics, because words are the tools with which we work, the material out of which laws are made, out of which the Constitution was written. Everything depends on our understanding of them. -Felix Frankfurter

The law changes and flows like water, and the stream of women's rights law has become a sudden rushing torrent. -Shana Alexander

Concepts of justice must have hands and feet to carry out justice in every case in the shortest possible time and the lowest possible cost. This is the challenge to every lawyer and judge in America. -Warren E. Burger

Judges rule on the basis of law, not public opinion, and they should be totally indifferent to pressures of the times. -Warren E. Burger

Through the centuries, men of law have been persistently concerned with the resolution of disputes in ways that enable society to achieve its goals with a minimum of force and maximum of reason. -Archibald Cox

I am a trial lawyer. Matilda says that at dinner on a good day I sound like an affidavit. -Mario Cuomo

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

Above all, I would teach him to tell the truth Truth-telling, I have found, is the key to responsible citizenship. The thousands of criminals I have seen in 40 years of law enforcement have had one thing in common: Every single one was a liar. -J. Edgar Hoover

We have talked long enough in this country about equal rights. It is time now to write the next chapter – and to write it in the books of law. -Lyndon B. Johnson

The memory of that scene for me is like a frame of film forever frozen at that moment: the red carpet, the green lawn, the white house, the leaden sky. The new president and his first lady. -Richard M. Nixon

Yes, there's such a thing as luck in trial law but it only comes at 3 o'clock in the morning. You'll still find me in the library looking for luck at 3 o'clock in the morning. -Louis Nizer

Few cross the river of time and are able to reach non-being. Most of them run up and down only on this side of the river. But those who when they know the law follow the path of the law, they shall reach the other shore and go beyond the realm of death. -Horace

Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law. -Hubert H. Humphrey

Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture than that of laws. -Francis Bacon

Liberty consists in the power of doing that which is permitted by the law. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice. -Benjamin Franklin

No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it. -Theodore Roosevelt

The laws of God, the laws of man he may keep that will and can; not I: let God and man decree laws for themselves and not for me. -A. E. Housman

The safety of the people shall be the highest law. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

Lawless are they that make their wills their law. -William Shakespeare

Corporations cannot commit treason, or be outlawed or excommunicated, for they have no souls. -Harold Coffin

He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't. This is an inexorable, indisputable law. -Pablo Picasso

Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a be general natural law. -St. Jerome

The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague. -Stuart Chase

Attitude is your acceptance of the natural laws, or your rejection of the natural laws. -Stuart Chase

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. -John F. Kennedy

Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible. -Thomas a Kempis

Wealth often takes away chances from men as well as poverty. There is none to tell the rich to go on striving, for a rich man makes the law that hallows and hollows his own life. -Sean O'Casey

In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place. -Mahatma Gandhi

A group of white South Africans recently killed a black lawyer because he was black. That was wrong. They should have killed him because he was a lawyer. -A. Whitney Brown

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

Every actual State is corrupt. Good men must not obey laws too well. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them. -Voltaire

Self-preservation is the first law of nature. -Samuel Butler

May you live your life as if the maxim of your actions were to become universal law. -Immanuel Kant

Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man. -Henry Adams

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

I suppose that writers should, in a way, feel flattered by the censorship laws. They show a primitive fear and dread at the fearful magic of print. -John Mortimer

Every law is an infraction of liberty. -Jeremy Bentham

I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

The function of the law is not to provide justice or to preserve freedom. The function of the law is to keep those who hold power, in power. -Gerry Spence

The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. -Ayn Rand

Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property… Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them. -Thomas Paine

The uglier a man's legs are, the better he plays golf – it's almost a law. -H. G. Wells

The tax laws are written by men with considerable net worth, and with little understanding of what wage-earners must do to make ends meet. -Martin L. Gross

Who will protect the public when the police violate the law? -Ramsey Clark

Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who posses it; and this I know, my lords: that where law ends, tyranny begins. -William Pitt

The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God. -Euclid

As freak legislation, the antitrust laws stand alone. Nobody knows what it is they forbid. -Isabel Paterson

No law can give power to private persons; every law transfers power from private persons to government. -Isabel Paterson

Nature abhors a hero. For one thing, he violates the law of conservation of energy. For another, how can it be the survival of the fittest when the fittest keeps putting himself in situations where he is most likely to be creamed? -Solomon Short

I probably hold the distinction of being one movie star who, by all laws of logic, should never have made it. At each stage of my career, I lacked the experience. -Audrey Hepburn

There seems to be a law that governs all our actions so I never make plans. -Greta Garbo

I like the fact that in ancient Chinese art the great painters always included a deliberate flaw in their work: human creation is never perfect. -Madeleine L'Engle

I haven't committed a crime. What I did was fail to comply with the law. -David Dinkins

There is a higher law than the law of government. That's the law of conscience. -Stokely Carmichael

A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats. -Benjamin Franklin

Make crime pay. Become a lawyer. -Will Rogers

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

The only way you can beat the lawyers is to die with nothing. -Will Rogers

The only difference between a dead skunk lying in the road and a dead lawyer lying in the road is that there are skid marks around the skunk. -Patrick Murray

My parents wanted me to be a lawyer. But I don't think I would have been very happy. I'd be in front of the jury singing. -Jennifer Lopez

A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns. -Mario Puzo

I've learned that it's OK to be flawed. -Winona Ryder

Congress will pass a law restricting public comment on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line. -Andy Grove

To declare that in the administration of criminal law the end justifies the means to declare that the Government may commit crimes in order to secure conviction of a private criminal would bring terrible retribution. -Louis D. Brandeis

Start with the idea that you can't repeal the laws of economics. Even if they are inconvenient. -Lawrence Summers

It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity. -Kofi Annan

Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law. -Boethius

What is human warfare but just this; an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party. -Henry David Thoreau

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

The Twist was a guided missile launched from the ghetto into the heart of suburbia. The Twist succeeded, as politics, religion and law could never do, in writing in the heart and soul what the Supreme Court could only write on the books. -Eldridge Cleaver

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

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough. -Abraham Lincoln

Make your educational laws strict and your criminal ones can be gentle; but if you leave youth its liberty you will have to dig dungeons for ages. -Michel de Montaigne

How I wish we lived in a time when laws were not necessary to safeguard us from discrimination. -Barbra Streisand

We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies – it is the first law of nature. -Voltaire

What irritates me is the bland way people go around saying, 'Oh, our attitude has changed. We don't dislike these people any more.' But by the strangest coincidence, they haven't taken away the injustice; the laws are still on the books. -Christopher Isherwood

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

Yes, Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me. -Alice Walker

Evolution is not a force but a process. Not a cause but a law. -John Morley

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

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

To retain respect for sausages and laws, one must not watch them in the making. -Otto von Bismarck

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

No written law has ever been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion. -Carrie Chapman Catt

No man has ever yet been hanged for breaking the spirit of a law. -Grover Cleveland

They that possess the prince possess the laws. -John Dryden

The poor have to labour in the face of the majestic equality of the law, which forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread. -Anatole France

I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution. -Ulysses S. Grant

Without realizing it, the individual composes his life according to the laws of beauty even in times of greatest distress. -Milan Kundera

In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so. -Immanuel Kant

Good men must not obey the laws too well. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

I do not believe in sex distinction in literature, law, politics, or trade – or that modesty and virtue are more becoming to women than to men, but wish we had more of it everywhere. -Belva Lockwood

That man is a creature who needs order yet yearns for change is the creative contradiction at the heart of the laws which structure his conformity and define his deviancy. -Freda Adler

I know we can't abolish prejudice through laws, but we can set up guidelines for our actions by legislation. -Belva Lockwood

During war, the laws are silent. -Quintus Tullius Cicero

I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country. -Thomas Jefferson

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

For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future. -John F. Kennedy

I used to want to be a lawyer, but I didn't want to have half my brain sucked out. -Max Walker

There are grounds for cautious optimism that we may now be near the end ofthe search for the ultimate laws of nature. -Stephen Hawking

Reduce the number of lawyers. They are like beavers – they get in the middle of the stream and dam it up. -Donald Rumsfeld

In university they don't tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools. -Doris Lessing

All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind. -Joseph Conrad

Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place. -Frederic Bastiat

What prudent merchant will hazard his fortunes in any new branch of commerce when he knows not that his plans may be rendered unlawful before they can be executed? -James Madison

There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth. -Jean Giraudoux

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

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

The shallow consider liberty a release from all law, from every constraint. The wise man sees in it, on the contrary, the potent Law of Laws. -Walt Whitman

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

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

A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers. -H. L. Mencken

This seems to be the law of progress in everything we do; it moves along a spiral rather than a perpendicular; we seem to be actually going out of the way, and yet it turns out that we were really moving upward all the time. -Frances E. Willard

To act wisely when the time for action comes, to wait patiently when it is time for repose, put man in accord with the tides. Ignorance of this law results in periods of unreasoning enthusiasm on the one hand, and depression on the other. -Helena Blavatsky

Labour is the party of law and order in Britain today. Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime. -Tony Blair

There is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance. -Albert Einstein

Where there are too many policemen, there is no liberty. Where there are too many soldiers, there is no peace. Where there are too many lawyers, there is no justice. -Lin Yutang

If man asks for many laws it is only because he is sure that his neighbor needs them; privately he is an unphilosophical anarchist, and thinks laws in his own case superfluous. -Will Durant

In Palm Springs, they think homelessness is caused by bad divorce lawyers. -Garry Trudeau

You have undertaken to cheat me. I won't sue you, for the law is too slow. I'll ruin you. -Cornelius Vanderbilt

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

A catcher and his body are like the outlaw and his horse. He's got to ride that nag till it drops. -Johnny Bench

These days baseball is different. You come to spring training, you get your legs ready, you arms loose, your agents ready, your lawyer lined up. -Dave Winfield

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

Now to consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk. Such rules and laws are deduced from the accomplished fact; they are the products of reflection. -Edward Weston

Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph, is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk. -Edward Weston

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act. -Charles Darwin

No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding. -Plato

When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied. -Tacitus

First law on holes – when you're in one, stop digging! -Denis Healey

Doctors are the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too. -Anton Chekhov

Order is heaven's first law. -Alexander Pope

If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged. -Noam Chomsky

There is such a thing as legitimate warfare: war has its laws; there are things which may fairly be done, and things which may not be done. -John Henry Newman

We're on the path of creating monopoly business practices out of copyright law. -Robin Gross

Very often the law of extremity demands an attention to irrelevance. -Janet Frame

When we were making the law, when we were writing the literature and the mathematics the grandfarthers of Blair and little Bush were scratching around in caves. -Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

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

Wherever magistrates were appointed from among those who complied with the injunctions of the laws, Socrates considered the government to be an aristocracy. -Xenophon

I don't believe man is a woman's natural enemy. Perhaps his lawyer is. -Shana Alexander

Pray: To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy. -Ambrose Bierce

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

I want to live perfectly above the law, and make it my servant instead of my master. -Brigham Young

There can be a true grandeur in any degree of submissiveness, because it springs from loyalty to the laws and to an oath, and not from baseness of soul. -Simone Weil

The laws and the stage, both are a form of exhibitionism. -Orson Welles

The law cannot equalize mankind in spite of nature. -Luc de Clapiers

The law of humanity ought to be composed of the past, the present, and the future, that we bear within us; whoever possesses but one of these terms, has but a fragment of the law of the moral world. -Edgar Quinet

The miracle on earth are the laws of heaven. -Jean Paul

Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. -Ronald Reagan

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

Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favor. -Theodore Roosevelt

Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men. -Ayn Rand

Rights are not a matter of numbers – and there can be no such thing, in law or in morality, as actions forbidden to an individual, but permitted to a mob. -Ayn Rand

Sacrifice, which is the passion of great souls, has never been the law of societies. -Henri Frederic Amiel

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

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

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

The new always happens against the overwhelming odds of statistical laws and their probability, which for all practical, everyday purposes amounts to certainty; the new therefore always appears in the guise of a miracle. -Hannah Arendt

No one is truly free, they are a slave to wealth, fortune, the law, or other people restraining them from acting according to their will. -Euripides

I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence. Everything that surrounds us- everything that exists – proves that there are infinite laws behind it. There can be no denying this fact. It is mathematical in its precision. -Thomas A. Edison

Science has sometimes been said to be opposed to faith, and inconsistent with it. But all science, in fact, rests on a basis of faith, for it assumes the permanence and uniformity of natural laws – a thing which can never be demonstrated. -Tryon Edwards

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

The grandest of all laws is the law of progressive development. Under it, in the wide sweep of things, men grow wiser as they grow older, and societies better. -Christian Nestell Bovee

We gain our ends only with the laws of nature; we control her only by understanding her laws. -Jacob Bronowski

We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature. -Edmund Burke

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

There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity – the law of nature and of nations. -Edmund Burke

It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do. -Edmund Burke

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

Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out. -Francis Bacon

All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind. -Henry Ward Beecher

Be kind to your mother-in-law, but pay for her board at some good hotel. -Josh Billings

Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so. -Mahatma Gandhi

The laws of probability, so true in general, so fallacious in particular. -Edward Gibbon

No great idea in its beginning can ever be within the law. How can it be within the law? The law is stationary. The law is fixed. The law is a chariot wheel which binds us all regardless of conditions or place or time. -Emma Goldman

Good laws make it easier to do right and harder to do wrong. -William E. Gladstone

Decency is the least of all laws, but yet it is the law which is most strictly observed. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides. -Charles Lamb

A pun is not bound by the laws which limit nicer wit. It is a pistol let off at the ear; not a feather to tickle the intellect. -Charles Lamb

Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property. -Jean de la Bruyere

Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature. -C. S. Lewis

God works wonders now and then; Behold a lawyer, an honest man. -Benjamin Franklin

Where the law ends tyranny begins. -Henry Fielding

A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman. -Robert Frost

Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal. -Arthur C. Clarke

So act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world. -Immanuel Kant

Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law. -Immanuel Kant

Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them. -Immanuel Kant

Act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world. -Immanuel Kant

American couples have gone to such lengths to avoid the interference of in-laws that they have to pay marriage counselors to interfere between them. -Florence King

Just as the constant increase of entropy is the basic law of the universe, so it is the basic law of life to be ever more highly structured and to struggle against entropy. -Vaclav Havel

Behind every successful man is a proud wife and a surprised mother-in-law. -Hubert H. Humphrey

Understand this law and you will then know, beyond room for the slightest doubt, that you are constantly punishing yourself for every wrong you commit and rewarding yourself for every act of constructive conduct in which you indulge. -Napoleon Hill

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 lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit. -George Herbert

It is unfair to believe everything we hear about lawyers, some of it might not be true. -Gerald F. Lieberman

It is a power stronger than will. Could a stone escape from the laws of gravity? Impossible. Impossible, for evil to form an alliance with good. -Comte de Lautreamont

In everyday things the law of sacrifice takes the form of positive duty. -James Anthony Froude

In our day the conventional element in literature is elaborately disguised by a law of copyright pretending that every work of art is an invention distinctive enough to be patented. -Northrop Frye

The animals that depend on instinct have an inherent knowledge of the laws of economics and of how to apply them; Man, with his powers of reason, has reduced economics to the level of a farce which is at once funnier and more tragic than Tobacco Road. -James Thurber

In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous. -Tacitus

The Artist is he who detects and applies the law from observation of the works of Genius, whether of man or Nature. The Artisan is he who merely applies the rules which others have detected. -Henry David Thoreau

The trouble with law is lawyers. -Clarence Darrow

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

We may not all break the Ten Commandments, but we are certainly all capable of it. Within us lurks the breaker of all laws, ready to spring out at the first real opportunity. -Isadora Duncan

Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect. -Hunter S. Thompson

Of course great hotels have always been social ideas, flawless mirrors to the particular societies they service. -Joan Didion

Modesty forbids what the law does not. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Shame may restrain what law does not prohibit. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Society is well governed when its people obey the magistrates, and the magistrates obey the law. -Solon

Our demands are simple, normal, and therefore they are difficult to satisfy. All we ask is that an actor on the stage live in accordance with natural laws. -Constantin Stanislavski

Are not laws dangerous which inhibit the passions? Compare the centuries of anarchy with those of the strongest legalism in any country you like and you will see that it is only when the laws are silent that the greatest actions appear. -Marquis de Sade

Nature, who for the perfect maintenance of the laws of her general equilibrium, has sometimes need of vices and sometimes of virtues, inspires now this impulse, now that one, in accordance with what she requires. -Marquis de Sade

So long as the laws remain such as they are today, employ some discretion: loud opinion forces us to do so; but in privacy and silence let us compensate ourselves for that cruel chastity we are obliged to display in public. -Marquis de Sade

A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect. -Walter Scott

To make laws that man cannot, and will not obey, serves to bring all law into contempt. -Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Tears are the natural penalties of pleasure. It is a law that we should pay for all that we enjoy. -William Gilmore Simms

It were a real increase of human happiness, could all young men from the age of nineteen be covered under barrels, or rendered otherwise invisible; and there left to follow their lawful studies and callings, till they emerged, sadder and wiser, at the age of twenty-five. -Thomas Carlyle

Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other. -Anton Chekhov

But men never violate the laws of God without suffering the consequences, sooner or later. -Lydia M. Child

The good of the people is the greatest law. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

The magistrates are the ministers for the laws, the judges their interpreters, the rest of us are servants of the law, that we all may be free. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

Necessity has no law. -Oliver Cromwell

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

There will be no lasting peace either in the heart of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed. -Albert Camus

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

When a man and a woman have an overwhelming passion for each other, it seems to me, in spite of such obstacles dividing them as parents or husband, that they belong to each other in the name of Nature, and are lovers by Divine right, in spite of human convention or the laws. -Nicolas Chamfort

The very existence of government at all, infers inequality. The citizen who is preferred to office becomes the superior to those who are not, so long as he is the repository of power, and the child inherits the wealth of the parent as a controlling law of society. -James Fenimore Cooper

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. -Aleister Crowley

Any affectation whatsoever in dress implies, in my mind, a flaw in the understanding. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

At least half the mystery novels published violate the law that the solution, once revealed, must seem to be inevitable. -Raymond Chandler

When the severity of the law is to be softened, let pity, not bribes, be the motive. -Miguel de Cervantes

Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself. -Truman Capote

The god whom science recognizes must be a God of universal laws exclusively, a God who does a wholesale, not a retail business. He cannot accommodate his processes to the convenience of individuals. -William James

It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape. -Thomas Jefferson

Taste cannot be controlled by law. -Thomas Jefferson

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

The south produced statesmen and soldiers, planters and doctors and lawyers and poets, but certainly no engineers and mechanics. Let Yankees adopt such low callings. -Margaret Mitchell

The severity of the laws prevents their execution. -Montesquieu

The spirit of moderation should also be the spirit of the lawgiver. -Montesquieu

There is no nation so powerful, as the one that obeys its laws not from principals of fear or reason, but from passion. -Montesquieu

Useless laws weaken the necessary laws. -Montesquieu

If a person is not talented enough to be a novelist, not smart enough to be a lawyer, and his hands are too shaky to perform operations, he becomes a journalist. -Norman Mailer

The business of the law is to make sense of the confusion of what we call human life – to reduce it to order but at the same time to give it possibility, scope, even dignity. -Archibald MacLeish

The main foundations of every state, new states as well as ancient or composite ones, are good laws and good arms you cannot have good laws without good arms, and where there are good arms, good laws inevitably follow. -Niccolo Machiavelli

It is psychological law that whatever we desire to accomplish we must impress upon the subjective or subconscious mind. -Orison Swett Marden

Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine the worst. -Marcus Valerius Martial

Moralities, ethics, laws, customs, beliefs, doctrines – these are of trifling import. All that matters is that the miraculous become the norm. -Henry Miller

The way of the world is to make laws, but follow custom. -Michel de Montaigne

Well, I don't know as I want a lawyer to tell me what I cannot do. I hire him to tell how to do what I want to do. -J. P. Morgan

Wise people, even though all laws were abolished, would still lead the same life. -Aristophanes

Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life. -Charles M. Schulz

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation. -Noam Chomsky

Women are a sisterhood. They make common cause in behalf of the sex; and, indeed, this is natural enough, when we consider the vast power that the law gives us over them. -William Cobbett

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

The first is the law, the last prerogative. -John Dryden

It is impossible for us to break the law. We can only break ourselves against the law. -Cecil B. DeMille

Variability is the law of life, and as no two faces are the same, so no two bodies are alike, and no two individuals react alike and behave alike under the abnormal conditions which we know as disease. -William Osler

Good tests kill flawed theories; we remain alive to guess again. -Karl Popper

We are here, not because we are law-breakers; we are here in our efforts to become law-makers. -Emmeline Pankhurst

Behold the child, by Nature's kindly law pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw. -Alexander Pope

Like Cato, give his little senate laws, and sit attentive to his own applause. -Alexander Pope

It is the custom of the Roman Church which I unworthily serve with the help of God, to tolerate some things, to turn a blind eye to some, following the spirit of discretion rather than the rigid letter of the law. -Pope Gregory VII

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

Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position. -Mahatma Gandhi

The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world. To be effective it demands the sacrifice of the bravest and the most spotless. -Mahatma Gandhi

It is a besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which masses of men exhibit their tyranny. -James Fenimore Cooper

One with the law is a majority. -Calvin Coolidge

The world is full of strange phenomena that cannot be explained by the laws of logic or science. Dennis Rodman is only one example. -Dave Barry

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws. -Plato

The civil service can never be placed on a satisfactory basis until it is regulated by law. -James A. Garfield

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

The breaking wave and the muscle as it contracts obey the same law. Delicate line gathers the body's total strength in a bold balance. Shall my soul meet so severe a curve, journeying on its way to form? -Dag Hammarskjold

The chess-board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us. -Thomas Huxley

I told my mother-in-law that my house was her house, and she said, 'Get the hell off my property.' -Joan Rivers

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

Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral law. -Ayn Rand

It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws. -Vladimir Lenin

Agitation is the marshalling of the conscience of a nation to mold its laws. -Robert Peel

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

How many of you have broken no laws this month? That's the kind of society I want to build. I want a guarantee – with physics and mathematics, not with laws – that we can give ourselves real privacy of personal communications. -John Gilmore

If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send one hundred and fifty lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour? -Thomas Jefferson

The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw. -Havelock Ellis

It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood. -James Madison

Success comprises in itself the seeds of its own decline and sport is not spared by this law. -Pierre de Coubertin

It would be really great if people would realize that stars are only people with the same weaknesses and flaws, not immaculate idols. -Meg Ryan

Forbidden pleasures alone are loved immoderately; when lawful, they do not excite desire. -Quintilian

The sovereign is called a tyrant who knows no laws but his caprice. -Voltaire

The law is reason, free from passion. -Aristotle

It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid. -Albert Einstein

Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Like truth and justice it lives within us; like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul. -George Bancroft

The jury consist of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer. -Robert Frost

If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers. -Charles Dickens

Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity. -John Dalberg-Acton

The true law of the race is progress and development. Whenever civilization pauses in the march of conquest, it is overthrown by the barbarian. -William Gilmore Simms

Men speak of natural rights, but I challenge any one to show where in nature any rights existed or were recognized until there was established for their declaration and protection a duly promulgated body of corresponding laws. -Calvin Coolidge

Laws and customs may be creative of vice; and should be therefore perpetually under process of observation and correction: but laws and customs cannot be creative of virtue: they may encourage and help to preserve it; but they cannot originate it. -Harriet Martineau

Understand that sexuality is as wide as the sea. Understand that your morality is not law. Understand that we are you. Understand that if we decide to have sex whether safe, safer, or unsafe, it is our decision and you have no rights in our lovemaking. -Derek Jarman

Where there is a will there is a lawsuit. -Addison Mizner

My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts. -Charles Darwin

Being lectured by the president on fiscal responsibility is a little bit like Tony Soprano talking to me about law and order in this country. -John F. Kerry

One to destroy, is murder by the law; and gibbets keep the lifted hand in awe; to murder thousands, takes a specious name, 'War's glorious art', and gives immortal fame. -Edward Young

We are a government of laws. Any laws some government hack can find to louse up a man who's down. -Murray Kempton

McVeigh's lawyer got him the death penalty, which, quite frankly, I could have done. -Jon Stewart

I think all women go through periods where we hate this about ourselves, we don't like that. It's great to get to a place where you dismiss anything you're worried about. I find flaws attractive. I find scars attractive. -Angelina Jolie

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

While one party may possess the levers of power, one party does not possess a monopoly on good ideas. Good lawmaking, after all, is about the ability to craft effective solutions. -Bill Owens

It certainly makes no sense to enact more laws if we cannot, or do not, enforce the ones we have. -Blanche Lincoln

I respect people who feel things passionately. I do. But when someone is a judge, that is not what they should bring to the bench. It is not really passion, except in rare instances, that serves the bench well. It is, rather, an ability to understand the law and follow it. -Chuck Schumer

Ideological warriors whether from the Left or the Right are bad news for the bench. They tend to make law, not interpret law. And that's not what any of us should want from our judges. -Chuck Schumer

Let's make a law that gay people can have birthdays, but straight people get more cake – you know, to send the right message to kids. -Bill Maher

It is time for the world, the hemisphere and the region to make sure that relevant institutions of civil society and relevant laws are embedded in the mechanisms of governance. -Baldwin Spencer

The current constitutional law places the president of the republic in an embarrassing situation. -Jose Eduardo dos Santos

Hitler never abandoned the cloak of legality; he recognized the enormous psychological value of having the law on his side. Instead, he turned the law inside out and made illegality legal. -Robert Byrd

Methamphetamine is a hideous drug. Meth makes a person become paranoid, violent, and aggressive – making them a serious threat to society and law enforcement. And maybe more importantly, meth users are a threat to their own children and families. -Dirk Kempthorne

In my public service, I treasure my friendship with law enforcement officers. I admire what they do and support them in every aspect of their job. I have always looked upon law enforcement officers as my friends. -Dirk Kempthorne

We stand in the shadow of Jefferson who believed that a society founded upon the rule of law and liberty was dependent upon public education and the diffusion of knowledge. -Matt Blunt

Illegal immigration is a genuinely national issue, and resolving it requires a national commitment not just on health care but also border control, law enforcement and other resources. -Jon Kyl

I am convinced that the majority of American people do understand that we have a moral responsibility to foster the concepts of opportunity, free enterprise, the rule of law, and democracy. They understand that these values are the hope of the world. -Richard Lugar

Lawsuits – and frivolous lawsuits – are just sapping the life out of the people who perform the services and deliver the goods for the rest of the citizenry in the State of Montana. -Conrad Burns

A country's adhering to the rule of law does not mean that its citizens will not do bad things. -Jim Inhofe

People are, well, only human. We know that. The rule of law is borne out in identifying, condemning, and punishing those who violate the standards on which we all agree. This is exactly what we do in America. -Jim Inhofe

Judges who take the law into their own hands, who make up constitutional 'rights' in order to strike down laws they oppose, undermine the people's right to have their values shape public policy and define the culture. -Orrin Hatch

Since the day he came into office, President Bush has worked to gut more than 34 years of hard work by weakening many of our Nation's standing environmental laws, some of which were signed into law by his father. -Jim Jeffords

Power always thinks… that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws. -John Adams

War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight, the lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's trade. -Percy Bysshe Shelley

It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so. -Robert A. Heinlein

The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws. -Tacitus

My mom said the only reason men are alive is for lawn care and vehicle maintenance. -Tim Allen

We shall meet again. I have believed in God. I obeyed the laws of war and was loyal to my flag. -Adolf Eichmann

Our ideals, laws and customs should be based on the proposition that each generation in turn becomes the custodian rather than the absolute owner of our resources – and each generation has the obligation to pass this inheritance on in the future. -Alberto Moravia

I gather from a lawyer that there was a rehearsal yesterday. We haven't a hope. I know the presiding judge too: I've had the misfortune to sleep with his wife. He was specially picked. -Alphonse Karr

There are no good laws but such as repeal other laws. -Andrew Johnson

There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be. -Doris Lessing

A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule. -Michael Pollan

From Watergate we learned what generations before us have known; our Constitution works. And during Watergate years it was interpreted again so as to reaffirm that no one – absolutely no one – is above the law. -Leon Jaworski

In any country there must be people who have to die. They are the sacrifices any nation has to make to achieve law and order. -Idi Amin

This is New York, and there's no law against being annoying. -William Kunstler

We insist that the international community cannot depend on any country with weapons of mass destruction which has relations with terrorists, and which allows itself the luxury of not respecting the law and of defying the international community. -Jose Maria Aznar

If we're picking people to draw out of their own conscience and experience a 'new' Constitution, we should not look principally for good lawyers. We should look to people who agree with us. When we are in that mode, you realize we have rendered the Constitution useless. -Antonin Scalia

Why in the world would you have it interpreted by nine lawyers? -Antonin Scalia

Class action lawsuits are an important part of our legal system. All citizens should have the right to band together and settle grievances with bigger companies, but that system is broken and it needs fixing. -Tom Carper

Delaware's firefighters put their lives in jeopardy every day in an effort to keep families safe. -Tom Carper

Study carefully the law of cause and effect. -Vernon Howard

I use the rules to frustrate the law. But I didn't set up the ground rules. -F. Lee Bailey

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

Nowhere in this country should we have laws that permit drinking and driving or drinking in vehicles that are on American highways. This is not rocket science. We know how to prevent this, and 36 states do. -Byron Dorgan

Safe storage and child access prevention laws are critical steps as we seek to reduce the occurrence of accidental shootings and suicides involving guns. -Carl Levin

I am pleased to report that Texas is known for having one of the strongest set of open government laws in our Nation. And ever since that experience, I have long believed that our federal government could use 'a little Texas sunshine.' -John Cornyn

Medical liability reform is not a Republican or Democrat issue or even a doctor versus lawyer issue. It is a patient issue. -John Ensign

Defining marriage is a power that should be left to the states. Moreover, no state should be forced to recognize a marriage that is not within its own laws, Constitution, and legal precedents. -John Sununu

We will not rest until the wooden stake is punched through the heart of the Enron lawsuit against us. -Maria Cantwell

I agree that we must expand opportunities for retirement saving, but we must not undermine this worthy effort with a flawed privatization scheme that takes the 'security' out of Social Security. -Mary Landrieu

Despite the generous rewards that state juries dole out, in many cases, victims receive less than 50 cents on the dollar in settlements with the lawyers taking the rest. This is not justice. -Pat Roberts

There is no room for legal hair-splitting when it comes to the humane treatment of detainees – not in a nation founded on the rule of law and respect for human rights. -Dick Durbin

We, unlike Nazi Germany or Mussolini's Italy, have never stopped being a nation of laws, not of men. But witness how men with motives and a majority can manipulate law to cruel and unjust ends. -Robert Byrd

Increasing recycling in Delaware is an idea whose time has come and, if put off, may not come again. -Ruth Ann Minner

Our financial services and insurance cluster is one of Delaware's key economic drivers in the state. -Ruth Ann Minner

The backbone of our nation's domestic defense against terrorist attacks will continue to be the men and women in local law enforcement and emergency services. -Saxby Chambliss

Justice? You get justice in the next world, in this world you have the law. -William Gaddis

What law, what reason can deny that gift so sweet, so natural that God has given a stream, a fish, a beast, a bird? -Pedro Calderon de la Barca

I had never even thought I'd be an actress – I was supposed to be a lawyer. But the motivation is the same: when you act, you defend a role; you have to be convincing. It's the same career. -Anne Parillaud

I try to live the moment and not obey laws, rules, conventions, or norms; to react to a sensation, a feeling, or an emotion. You can't program emotion. -Anne Parillaud

There should be a law that there's a pajama day every few weeks. -Alyson Hannigan

I seriously doubt I would ever have written the first story had I not been a lawyer. I never dreamed of being a writer. I wrote only after witnessing a trial. -John Grisham

From your confessor, lawyer and physician, hide not your case on no condition. -John Harington

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

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

I never saw a lawyer yet who would admit he was making money. -Mary Roberts Rinehart

Petty laws breed great crimes. -Ouida

The law is not a 'light' for you or any man to see by; the law is not an instrument of any kind. The law is a causeway upon which so long as he keeps to it a citizen may walk safely. -Robert Bolt

We shouldn't waste any more time in making sure that democracy is properly rooted in our political life and the supremacy of the law becomes an integral part of our state's structure. -Ahmet Necdet Sezner

No part of the human community can live entirely on its own planet, with its own laws of motion and cut off from the rest of humanity. -Hugo Chavez

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

For centuries we have been living in the society where not laws but people ruled, where there was no legal state. -Nursultan Nazarbayev

Unfortunately, the true force which propels our endless political disputes, our constant struggles for political advantage, is often not our burning concern for democracy, it is often of our dedication to the principle of the rule of law. -Olusegun Obasanjo

I rise in support of a Canada in which liberties are safeguarded, rights are protected and the people of this land are treated as equals under the law. -Paul Martin

It is people who are the objects of globalization and at the same time its subjects. What also follows logically from this is that globalization is not a law of nature, but rather a process set in train by people. -Tarja Halonen

You must obey the law, always, not only when they grab you by your special place. -Vladimir Putin

Our law is a Jordanian law that we inherited, which applies to both the West Bank and Gaza, and sets the death penalty for those who sell land to Israelis. -Yasser Arafat

In France we have a law which doesn't allow the press to publish a photo that you didn't approve. It lets the paparazzi take the picture, but if they publish this picture, you have the choice to sue the newspaper. So me, I always sued them. -Audrey Tautou

Doubts raced through my mind as I considered the feasibility of enforcing a law which the majority of honest citizens didn't seem to want. -Eliot Ness

To unfold the secret laws and relations of those high faculties of thought by which all beyond the merely perceptive knowledge of the world and of ourselves is attained or matured, is a object which does not stand in need of commendation to a rational mind. -George Boole

We cannot build foundations of a state without rule of law. -Mahmoud Abbas

When I first saw a Fellini movie, I came out of the movie theatre and decided to become a lawyer! I thought to myself, it's impossible to make something so beautiful! -Roberto Benigni

There are certainly laws and elements that make a film more accessible to mainstream audiences. If you've got Tom Cruise as a strongman, I'm sure it would have larger audiences, but it wouldn't have the same substance. -Werner Herzog

Civilization is built on a number of ultimate principles… respect for human life, the punishment of crimes against property and persons, the equality of all good citizens before the law… or, in a word justice. -Max Nordau

All men have an equal right to the free development of their faculties; they have an equal right to the impartial protection of the state; but it is not true, it is against all the laws of reason and equity, it is against the eternal nature of things. -Victor Cousin

The human element, the human flaw and the human nobility – those are the reasons that chess matches are won or lost. -Viktor Korchnoi

Where there are laws, he who has not broken them need not tremble. -Vittorio Alfieri

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

I myself believe that there will one day be time travel because when we find that something isn't forbidden by the over-arching laws of physics we usually eventually find a technological way of doing it. -David Deutsch

In a republic, that paradise of debility, the politician is a petty tyrant who obeys the laws. -Emil Cioran

Because of the nature of Moore's law, anything that an extremely clever graphics programmer can do at one point can be replicated by a merely competent programmer some number of years later. -John Carmack

The divine law indeed has excluded women from this ministry, but they endeavour to thrust themselves into it; and since they can effect nothing of themselves, they do all through the agency of others. -John Chrysostom

Sexual harassment law is very important. But I think it would be a mistake if the sexual harassment law movement is the only way in which feminism is known in the media. -Judith Butler

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

The laws in this city are clearly racist. All laws are racist. The law of gravity is racist. -Marion Barry

I read a funny story about how the Republicans freed the slaves. The Republicans are the ones who created slavery by law in the 1600's. Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves and he was not a Republican. -Marion Barry

That is a Medieval way of drawing history, in which they do not respect the law and want the rest of the world to respect the law. That's not possible. -Emir Kusturica

Whoever claims that economic competition represents 'survival of the fittest' in the sense of the law of the jungle, provides the clearest possible evidence of his lack of knowledge of economics. -George Reisman

Christianity is part of the common law. -James Wilson

It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win. -John Paul Jones

Written laws are like spiders' webs, and will, like them, only entangle and hold the poor and weak, while the rich and powerful will easily break through them. -Anacharsis

Our pre-9/11 gun laws allow our enemies in the War on Terror to arm themselves right here in our own country. -Carolyn McCarthy

Gun bans disarm victims, putting them at the mercy of murderers or terrorists who think nothing of breaking the gun laws. -Michael Badnarik

I just want everyone to know that 20,000 gun laws in the United States are unconstitutional. They infringe on your right to protect your life, the lives of your loved ones, and your property. -Michael Badnarik

My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes. -Ronald Reagan

Right now, American law bars the admission of aliens suspected of terrorist activity – but not of terrorist sympathies. -Richard Perle

Money is the sovereign queen of all delights – for her, the lawyer pleads, the soldier fights. -Richard Barnfield

All a musician can do is to get closer to the sources of nature, and so feel that he is in communion with the natural laws. -John Coltrane

Any law which violates the inalienable rights of man is essentially unjust and tyrannical; it is not a law at all. -Maximilien Robespierre

Software is like entropy. It is difficult to grasp, weighs nothing, and obeys the second law of thermodynamics; i.e. it always increases. -Norman Ralph Augustine

The particle and the planet are subject to the same laws and what is learned of one will be known of the other. -James Smithson

There are all these scripts where the women, if they're working, are prostitutes and lawyers with an angry streak who'll kill you. It's a reaction to women leaving their men and men being angry about it and saying it on some subconscious level. -Parker Posey

I wish there was some way to get the law changed. They can write anything about you after you're deceased and there's nothing you can do about it. -Robert Wagner

My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and I told him of course he could, so long as he didn't take it out of my garden. -Eric Morecambe

The state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual crime. -Max Stirner

The ability to reduce everything to simple fundamental laws does not imply the ability to start from those laws and reconstruct the universe. -Philip Warren Anderson

The only road to the highest stations in this country is that of the law. -William Joyce

My grandfather was a very elegant individual. My father also. He was a lawyer and farmer in Cuba. In Miami, he had to go to work wherever he could. But whenever it was time to go out, you saw how they cared for how they looked. -Andy Garcia

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

Corporations cannot commit treason, nor be outlawed, nor excommunicated, for they have no souls. -Edward Coke

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

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

Reason is the life of the law; nay, the common law itself is nothing else but reason – the law which is perfection of reason. -Edward Coke

The law has no power over heroes. -Charlotte Lennox

Our homeland is the whole world. Our law is liberty. We have but one thought, revolution in our hearts. -Dario Fo

Crime to many is not crime but simply a way of life. If laws are inconvenient, ignore them, they don't apply to you. -Dick Francis

They have so fundamentally flawed techniques it's ridiculous. They shoot the ball flat. They all stand upright, there's just so many things they do incorrectly. -Rick Barry

The constitution of the United States is a law for rulers and people, equally in war and in peace, and covers with the shield of its protection all classes of men, at all times, and under all circumstances. -David Davis

I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is called a disgrace, that two are called a law firm, and that three or more become a congress. -Peter Stone

Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration. -D. H. Lawrence

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

This is God's world, not Satan's. Christians are the lawful heirs, not non-Christians. -Gary North

Satan cannot win. Why not? Because he has denied God's sovereignty and disobeyed God's law. But Moses was told explicitly, God's blessings come only from obedience. Satan will not win because he has abandoned God's tool of dominion, biblical law. -Gary North

Jesus was not denying the legitimacy of biblical law. On the contrary, He was affirming biblical law. We love God first; God commands us to keep His word; therefore, we must enforce the law on ourselves. -Gary North

If you laid all our laws end to end, there would be no end. -Arthur Baer

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

In violent streets and broken homes, the cry of anguished souls is not for more laws but for more conscience and character. -Cal Thomas

Most laws condemn the soul and pronounce sentence. The result of the law of my God is perfect. It condemns but forgives. It restores – more than abundantly – what it takes away. -Jim Elliot

The time will come, without my seeking it, that my words will almost serve as law. If I ask a certain thing, it will be done. If I don't want something, it will not be done. -Sun Myung Moon

My tears will keep no channel, know no laws to guide their streams, but like the waves, their cause, run with disturbance till they swallow me as a description of his misery. -John Cleveland

I guess what bothers me so much about what I now see going on in both Washington and in Texas is an effort to keep people from finding out about the mistakes of lawmakers and then when they're uncovered, an effort to fool people and pretend there was nothing wrong. -Chris Bell

I didn't want to play a lawyer. I didn't want to play a doctor. I didn't want to play a single dad. I wanted to do something I felt I could learn from, something that would be a challenge and something that would not dry up. -William Petersen

Sure, I always chose rebels to identify with – I still do – but to me a rebel isn't so much someone who breaks the law as someone who goes against the odds. -William Petersen

How can you practice dancing in an airplane? There's a law against it. -George Murphy

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

Let who will boast their courage in the field, I find but little safety from my shield, Nature's, not honour's law we must obey: This made me cast my useless shield away. -Archilochus

We show deference to the civil authorities when they respect the divine origin of their power and when they serve the people with objective reference to the law of God. -Angelo Scola

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

All moral laws are merely statements that certain kinds of actions will have good effects. -George Edward Moore

Playing for Yogi is like playing for your father; playing for Billy is like playing for your father-in-law. -Don Baylor

Some of the bravest and the best men of all the world, certainly in law enforcement, have made their contributions while they were undercover. -Thomas Foran

The U.S. couldn't even get rid of Saddam Hussein. And we all know that the EU is just a passing fad. They'll be killing each other again in less than a year. I'm sick to death of all these fascist lawsuits. -Bill Gates

I mow my own lawn. -Ron Reagan

I have to say I've worked very few days of my life. I used to have to cut the lawn, and when I was in junior high school, I worked at a concession stand at a stadium. -Steve Nash

On January 10, 1963, I was sworn in as a lawyer, so next January 10 I will have practiced law for 40 years, and I've loved every minute of it. -Johnnie Cochran

I decided I wanted to be a lawyer when I was 11 years of age. -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

The death penalty, I think, is a terrible scar on American justice, especially the concept of equal justice under law, but also of due process. And it goes state by state, and it's different in different states. -Burke Marshall

There's lots of stuff about me being a fan of Cliff but not being gay. Which suggests that he is, but he's not. Anyway, this is Channel 4, let their lawyers sort it out. -Johnny Vegas

Hollywood and the recording industry argue that current law permits the copying of songs and movies, and sharing them on the Internet. This enables young people to grow up learning how to steal. -Suzanne Fields

That which is not just is not law. -William Lloyd Garrison

I guess that's a flaw in my career, that I like to work too much. -John Glover

This battle for 'common-sense' gun control laws pits emotion and passion against logic and reason. All too often in such a contest, logic loses. So, expect more meaningless, if not harmful, 'gun control' legislation. Good news – if you're a crook. -Larry Elder

Until now, until I actually got into law class, I just never thought of it as being an interest for me, but it's really funny because now that I'm in law, I'm like 'Wow, I could be a lawyer. -Lisa Leslie

I've always been driven by the concept of equal justice under the law, but only the rich can pay great sums of money for legal assistance and that puts them at an advantage over the poor. -Samuel Dash

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

Now record companies are run by lawyers and accountants. The shift from the one to the other was definitely related to when the takes started to get big. -David Crosby

Such a prostitution of judicial power can never occur again under the shadow of the British law, for no jury within the wide circle of the empire would submit to such an infraction of their privilege, even if a judge could be found daring enough to attempt it. -Joseph Howe

I rise today in support of Bill C-38, the Civil Marriage Act. I rise in support of a Canada in which liberties are safeguarded, rights are protected and the people of this land are treated as equals under the law. -Paul Martin

I would say that without any doubt he's the killer – the law says beyond a reasonable doubt and to a moral certainty which I – there's no question that he was the killer of President Kennedy. -Henry Wade

While we are under the tyranny of Priests, it will ever be their interest, to invalidate the law of nature and reason, in order to establish systems incompatible therewith. -Ethan Allen

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

Courts of law, and all the paraphernalia and folly of law cannot be found in a rational state of society. -Robert Owen

As an instrument for practical action, law is responsive to the wisdom of its time, which may be wrong, but it carries forward, sometimes in opposition to this wisdom or passion, a memory of received values. -Edward Levi

Touch but a cobweb in Westminster Hall, and the old spider of the law is out upon you with all his vermin at his heels. -Henry Fox

All men are not created equal but should be treated as though they were under the law. -Andy Rooney

Eventually you love people – friends or lovers – because of their flaws. -Karen Allen

If God creates a world of particles and waves, dancing in obedience to mathematical and physical laws, who are we to say that he cannot make use of those laws to cover the surface of a small planet with living creatures? -Martin Gardner

I think you're going to find out that westerns will be coming back. It's Americana, it's part of our history, the cowboy, the cattle drive, the sheriff, the fight for law, order and justice. Justice will always prevail as far as I'm concerned. -Clayton Moore

There is also a perfection of degrees, by which a person performs all the commands of God, with the full exertion of all his powers, without the least defect. This is what the law of God requires, but what the saints cannot attain to in this life. -Charles Buck

I retire to make way for an abler man. In my four years as attorney general I have aged about ten years, but when I have get back to the practice of law, I hope to show those lawyers that I still have some vitality left. -Alexander Henry

I was trained to be an actor, not a star. I was trained to play roles, not to deal with fame and agents and lawyers and the press. -Gene Hackman

All the mathematical sciences are founded on relations between physical laws and laws of numbers, so that the aim of exact science is to reduce the problems of nature to the determination of quantities by operations with numbers. -James C. Maxwell

Your law may be perfect, your knowledge of human affairs may be such as to enable you to apply it with wisdom and skill, and yet without individual acquaintance with men, their haunts and habits, the pursuit of the profession becomes difficult, slow, and expensive. -William Dunbar

A lawyer who does not know men is handicapped. -William Dunbar

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

As I understand it, laws, commands, rules and edicts are for those who have not the light which makres plain the pathway. -Anne Hutchinson

My lord, I have some matter of law relating to the indictment, and I desire counsel to speak to it. -William Kidd

All creatures are flawed, but out of the flaw may come the universe. -Marguerite Young

A lawyer I once knew told me of a strange case, a suffragette who had never married. After her death, he opened her trunk and discovered 50 wedding gowns. -Marguerite Young

I look at Liv Tyler and think 'It's not fair', because I can't find a flaw on her. And on top of that she seems nice, so it's really not fair. -Tori Spelling

Either the law exists, or it does not. -Andre Norton

Not as a demonstrated natural law, but as a working hypothesis. -Henry Norris Russell

Every so often, we pass laws repealing human nature. -Howard Lindsay

The law established by the Creator, which has existed from the beginning, extends over the whole globe, is everywhere and at all times binding upon mankind. -Rufus King

This is the law of God by which He makes His way known to man and is paramount to all human control. -Rufus King

My house is run, essentially, by an adopted, fully clawed cat with a mean nature. -Anthony Bourdain

Up until 35 I had a slightly skewed world view. I honestly believed everybody in the world wanted to make abstract paintings, and people only became lawyers and doctors and brokers and things because they couldn't make abstract paintings. -Frank Stella

The object of pure physics is the unfolding of the laws of the intelligible world; the object of pure mathematics that of unfolding the laws of human intelligence. -James Joseph Sylvester

After leaving law school, I intentionally said that I never wanted to hold a job more than six years. -Alphonso Jackson

To solve the problem of organizing world peace we must establish world law and order. -Arthur Henderson

He who obeys God's laws finds him a father. He who disobeys them, finds him a judge. -Daniel D. Palmer

By this act the president alone is empowered to make the law, to fix in his mind what acts, words, what thoughts or looks, shall constitute such a crime. -Edward Livingston

Until very recently, the heavenly bodies have been investigated only with reference to their position and their laws of motion, and a quarter of a century ago astronomy was little more than celestial topography. -George Phillips Bond

Many of the railroad evils were inherent in the situation; they were explained by the fact that both managers and public were dealing with a new agency whose laws they did not completely understand. -John Moody

In my day, the president ruled with authority before the law, but now all that is lost. -Kim Young-sam

I have no difficulty with the recognition of civil unions for non-traditional relationships but I believe in law we should protect the traditional definition of marriage. -Stephen Harper

It is a question of fact, whether the influence of motives be fixed by laws of nature, so that they shall always have the same effect in the same circumstances. -Thomas Reid

I am of opinion that it is highly requisite forthwith to pass a law, prohibiting upon great penalties all trade with our enemies, and more especially the supplying of them with arms, ammunition or provisions of any kind whatsoever. -William Shirley

We want our government to protect us, to make sure something like 9/11 never happens again. We quickly moved to give law enforcement more power to do this. But that now begs the question, did we move to fast? Did we give too much power away? I don't have the answer. -Michael Connelly

The hate and scorn showered on us Negro officers by our fellow Americans convinced me that there was no sense in my dying for a world ruled by them. I made up my mind that if I got through this war I would study law and use my time fighting for men who could not strike back. -Charles Hamilton Houston

They held up 'The Outlaw' for five years. And Howard Hughes had me doing publicity for it every day, five days a week for five years. -Jane Russell

Maybe… there is a perfectly reasonable explanation for unlawfully detaining 120 people. Maybe they just got carried away with last year's idea of pre-emptive strikes and thought, 'Let's not wait for an actual crime to occur. Let's get the innocent. -Mark Thomas

Some laws of state aimed at curbing crime are even more criminal. -Friedrich Engels

The testimony and the documentary evidence produced by the Government demonstrate that the Bell System had violated the antitrust laws in a number of ways over a lengthy period of time. -Harold H. Greene

I think it does work. The fact that the law is there and injustices can be rectified, I think has a lot to do with the fact that the people in this country aren't as frustrated as they are in some of these places in Eastern Europe and don't resort to violent revolution. -Harold H. Greene

The enforcement of the law cannot depend on the justice of a cause or one man's conscience. -Harold H. Greene

Frequently you have a clash between the more sterile letter of the law and the justice that underlies it, and I think one of the things I've been trying more or less, where it was possible, is to go with the justice rather than the letter of the law. -Harold H. Greene

I liked discussion and debate and thought that these skills fit well with law. I also had an interest in justice – and later learned that sometimes law and justice actually agree! -Harold H. Greene

This show has shown me how to throw a punch. But watching my future sister-in-law go through breast cancer has also shown me how to take one. -Charlotte Ross

There is nothing which any way pertaineth to the worship of God left to the determination of human laws. -George Gillespie

No man e'er felt the halter draw, With good opinion of the law. -John Trumbull

God and Nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be. Follow always that great law. Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement. -Marcus Garvey

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

Hitler's dictatorship rested on the constitutional foundation of a single law, the Enabling Law. -Alan Bullock

The decision violates both the letter and spirit of the law. -Philip E. Berger

I passed the Bar on the first shot, But I have never practiced law. -Walter Wager

Nature's laws must be obeyed, and the period of decline begins, and goes on with accelerated rapidity. -Warren De la Rue

Salman Rushdie, indeed any writer who abuses the prophet or indeed any prophet under Islamic law, the sentence for that is actually death. -Cat Stevens

Man, I just feel blessed… I was in a situation where the only way I could come out of it was by putting my faith in God. No matter how good my lawyers were, no matter how much celebrity I had, everything was just stacked up against me. -Sean Combs

Federal elections happen every two years in this country. Presidential elections every four years. And four years just isn't long enough to dismantle all the environmental laws we've got in this country. -Jared Diamond

There are so many factors when you think of your own films. You think of the people you worked on it with, and somehow forget the movie. You can't forgive the movie for a long time. It takes a few years to look at it with any objectivity and forgive its flaws. -George A. Romero

I like guys who are understandable and good guys who are flawed. -George A. Romero

I sang in a rock band when I was training as a lawyer. You know, not professional, we just did it for fun. We just did gigs all over Edinburgh and some in Glasgow and some at festivals. -Gerard Butler

I was training to be a lawyer… I was president of the law society at Glasgow University, and my bass guitarist was my secretary of my law society; the lead guitarist and writer worked at the law firm that I worked. -Gerard Butler

After an existence of nearly 20 years of almost innocuous desuetude, these laws are brought forth. -Grover Cleveland

Public officers are the servants and agents of the people, to execute the laws which the people have made. -Grover Cleveland

The music rights at the time cost me $12,000 in 1964 money, which is about double now or whatever. But I cleared everything. I had a lawyer in New York. And it was cleared for use in a short subject, not a feature. -Kenneth Anger

I have a problem with censorship by the lawyer – by legal people by the publishing firm, and I may be changing publishers. They don't seem to want to take too many risks with living people. -Kenneth Anger

If the Liberals' law is passed, will sex education in the schools, including elementary grades, include the same portrayals of sexual activity which presently exist in heterosexual instruction? Will there be the same presentation of homosexual activity? Of course there will. -Stockwell Day

Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law. -Stockwell Day

Personal law is simply the thought that controls your mind and your life more than any other thought. Finding that thought is the most valuable knowledge that you can have about yourself. It is like the leverage on personal change. It enables you to change very efficiently. -Leonard Orr

Some people wish above all to conform to the rules, I wish only to render what I can hear. There is no theory. You have only to listen. Pleasure is the law. -Claude Debussy

It is the besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which the masses of men exhibit their tyranny. -James Fenimore Cooper

No civilized society can long exist, with an active power in its bosom that is stronger than the law. -James Fenimore Cooper

The only thing I like more than my wife is my money, and I'm not about to lose that to her and her lawyers, that's for damn sure. -Jon Bon Jovi

The fact that a player is very short of time is, to my mind, as little to be considered an excuse as, for instance, the statement of the law-breaker that he was drunk at the time he committed the crime. -Alexander Alekhine

I lead no party; I follow no leader. I have given the best part of my life to careful study of Islam, its law and polity, its culture, its history and its literature. -Muhammad Iqbal

Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer. -Robert Louis Stevenson

By gold all good faith has been banished; by gold our rights are abused; the law itself is influenced by gold, and soon there will be an end of every modest restraint. -Sextus Propertius

If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character. -Swami Sivananda

Moral values, and a culture and a religion, maintaining these values are far better than laws and regulations. -Swami Sivananda

The rule of law should be upheld by all political parties. They should neither advise others to break the law, nor encourage others to do so even when they strongly disagree with the legislation put forward by the government of the day. -James Callaghan

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

It is one thing for the human mind to extract from the phenomena of nature the laws which it has itself put into them; it may be a far harder thing to extract laws over which it has no control. -Arthur Eddington

It is even possible that laws which have not their origin in the mind may be irrational, and we can never succeed in formulating them. -Arthur Eddington

Unfortunately, what many people forget is that judges are just lawyers in robes. -Tammy Bruce

The laws of morals and the laws of music are the same. -Zoltan Kodaly

For your benefit, learn from our tragedy. It is not a written law that the next victims must be Jews. It can also be other people. -Simon Wiesenthal

In 1969, when I graduated from Harvard Law School, women and minorities made up a tiny fraction of the first year associates accepted by top law firms. -Jane Harman

The self thus becomes aware of itself, at least in its practical action, and discovers itself as a cause among other causes and as an object subject to the same laws as other objects. -Jean Piaget

Google is in an amazing position to be the target of tons of lawsuits that will set precedent for many important things for us on the Internet. -Joichi Ito

It would be easy to define terrorism as attacks against human rights and international humanitarian law forbids attacks against innocent non-combatants which is often the definition used for terrorism. -Joichi Ito

If we destroy human rights and rule of law in the response to terrorism, they have won. -Joichi Ito

The most dangerous area where our laws are not being faithfully executed are the laws designed to protect Americans against the millions of aliens who enter our country illegally every year. -Phyllis Schlafly

There are thousands of Ten Commandments plaques or monuments all over the country, and lawsuits to remove them have popped up in more than a dozen states. -Phyllis Schlafly

The great break of my literary career was going to law school. -Scott Turow

As lawmakers, we must assure the people of America that our nation will not experience the nightmare of the 2000 presidential election. -Eddie Bernice Johnson

The mathematical facts worthy of being studied are those which, by their analogy with other facts, are capable of leading us to the knowledge of a physical law. -Henri Poincare

If we knew exactly the laws of nature and the situation of the universe at the initial moment, we could predict exactly the situation of the same universe at a succeeding moment. -Henri Poincare

If that enabled us to predict the succeeding situation with the same approximation, that is all we require, and we should say that the phenomenon had been predicted, that it is governed by the laws. -Henri Poincare

And sometimes you have to go above the written law, I believe. -Fawn Hall

If we knew exactly what animal life was like before the fall into sin and knew what nature was like before the law of entropy invaded it, we would already be living in heaven. -Walter Lang

But the person who scored well on an SAT will not necessarily be the best doctor or the best lawyer or the best businessman. These tests do not measure character, leadership, creativity, perseverance. -William Julius Wilson

When the penalty for a policeman's mistake is to put a criminal back out on the street, then we are hurting America; we are hurting our law-abiding citizens. -Gary Bauer

Every man should have laws of his own, I should think; commandments of his own, for every man has a different set of circumstances wherein to work – or worry. -Gilbert Parker

Nothing is so unproductive as the law. It is expensive whether you win or lose. -Gilbert Parker

The Romans had been able to post their laws on boards in public places, confidant that enough literate people existed to read them; far into the Middle Ages, even kings remained illiterate. -J. M. Roberts

The more we learn of science, the more we see that its wonderful mysteries are all explained by a few simple laws so connected together and so dependent upon each other, that we see the same mind animating them all. -Olympia Brown

The Fuhrer alone is the present and future German reality and its law. Learn to know ever more deeply: from now on every single thing demands decision, and every action responsibility. -Martin Heidegger

Having a baby changes the way you view your in-laws. I love it when they come to visit now. They can hold the baby and I can go out. -Matthew Broderick

The war we are fighting today against terrorism is a multifaceted fight. We have to use every tool in our toolkit to wage this war – diplomacy, finance, intelligence, law enforcement, and of course, military power – and we are developing new tools as we go along. -Richard Armitage

The laws of this world are for children. -Frank Wedekind

We're not children here. The law is-how should I put it? A convenience. Or a convenience for some people, and an inconvenience for other people. -Paul Castellano

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

Life lasts but a few scratches of the claw in the sand. -Wislawa Szymborska

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

A society deadened by a smothering network of laws while finding release in moral chaos is not likely to be either happy or stable. -Robert Bork

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

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

I cannot understand for the life of me why DOE is going forward with this licensing procedure when we do not know whether or not the scientific documentation upon which you are basing your decisions is, in fact, flawed. -Shelley Berkley

Ranchers need clean water for their stock, farmers need it for their crops, every employer needs it to stay in business, and every living thing needs it for life… The law needs to be clear to protect water quality and the rights of landowners. -Mark Udall

With all due respect to lawyers, it's wonderful that you have this intricate knowledge. You break down words to the nth degree. And sometimes I find it rather disgusting. And it goes on and on. -Sonny Bono

There is a point at which the law becomes immoral and unethical. That point is reached when it becomes a cloak for the cowardice that dares not stand up against blatant violations of justice. -Kurt Huber

A state that suppresses all freedom of speech, and which by imposing the most terrible punishments, treats each and every attempt at criticism, however morally justified, and every suggestion for improvement as plotting to high treason, is a state that breaks an unwritten law. -Kurt Huber

The law will argue any thing, with any body who will pay the law for the use of its brains and its time. -Wilkie Collins

Take the situation of a scientist solving a problem, where he has certain data, which call for certain responses. Some of this set of data call for his applying such and such a law, while others call for another law. -George Herbert Mead

The individual mirrors in his individuation the preordained social laws of exploitation, however mediated. -Theodor W. Adorno

It's hard and sometimes it's scary. It still amazes my mother. I went home for Christmas one year and there were fans all over the front lawn, hoping to see me. -Luke Perry

Foreman told Ray to plead guilty and he'd then give his brother $500, if Ray didn't cause any problems at the guilty plea hearing, and he could take that $500 and hire a lawyer to set aside the plea. Foreman actually put that in writing. -William Pepper

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

I love it when ugliness is beautiful. I love character flaws. -Marcia Gay Harden

Somebody who was born in this country who visited China would later face difficulty getting back in to the USA. We have to keep in mind that the struggles of the Chinese against these exclusion laws really laid down the foundations of civil rights law. -Iris Chang

There's a lot of money with a lot of big law firms that have a tremendous amount at stake by getting the right language to convince the right jury that my client is either innocent or that the opposition is guilty. -Frank Luntz

Being a lawyer in New York sucks because you're working eighty, sometimes a hundred hours a week. -David Steinberg

And it was a huge emotional thing to leave the law and become unemployed – to be a student again. -David Steinberg

They don't need a lawyer, they need a toastmaster. -Edward Bennett Williams

What are you supposed to do – stop practicing law whenever one of your friends becomes president? -Edward Bennett Williams

I defend peoples' right to do that in a lawful manner, but I have not undertaken that practice myself. -Rick Boucher

The first legislation that I produced relating to the Internet was a bill to overturn a restriction inside of the law that prohibited the Internet backbone from being used for anything other than research and scientific and educational communication. -Rick Boucher

More and more Americans are asking about the price that we have to pay when Wal-Mart comes into a community, treats workers poorly, violates immigration laws and squashes small businesses. -Anthony Weiner

Whether you're a newspaper journalist, a lawyer, a doctor. You have to organize your thoughts. -Frederick Wiseman

Stop trying to treat music like it's a tennis shoe, something to be branded. If the music industry wants to save money, they should take a look at some of their six-figure executive expense accounts. All those lawsuits can't be cheap, either. -Jeff Tweedy

So I went in front of the judge, and I had my St. Jude prayer book in my pocket and my St. Jude medal. And I'm standing there and that judge said I was found guilty, so he sentenced me to what the law prescribed: one to 14 years. -Aaron Neville

But it is equally incontrovertible that if our intelligence gathering process is seriously flawed, we had better find out and find out fast if we are to avoid another Sept. 11. -Adam Schiff

Neither the University of Michigan nor its law school uses a quota system. -Adam Schiff

Present law has a process to ascertain whether or not a patient is in a persistent vegetative state, and it should not matter what politicians think. -Bobby Scott

One of the problems with even suggesting that purpose of a Federal law is for law enforcement officers to assist in protecting the public outside their jurisdictions is that it may give them encouragement or even a sense of obligation to do so. -Bobby Scott

The destinies of the two races in this country are indissolubly linked together, and the interests of both require that the common government of all shall not permit the seeds of race hate to be planted under the sanction of law. -Bobby Scott

An idea can be as flawless as can be, but its execution will always be full of mistakes. -Brent Scowcroft

That's what it is every time you walk into the room to write with someone new. It's like, oh god I have to take my clothes off 'my creative clothes' and let them see all of my flaws. -Cynthia Weil

The speculative part of my work is that these particular cognitive tasks – ways of thinking analytically – are tied to nature's laws. -Edward Tufte

That is to say, nature's laws are causal; they reveal themselves by comparison and difference, and they operate at every multivariate space/time point. -Edward Tufte

My idea here is that, inasmuch as certain cognitive tasks and principles are tied to nature's laws, these tasks and principles are indifferent to language, culture, gender, or the particular mode of information that is provided. -Edward Tufte

It's a bomb. I've already called law enforcement. Let's get out of here. -Richard Jewell

I never want to become arrogant and think I've made a flawless movie. -Richard King

My mother told me two things constantly. One was to be a lady and the other was to be independent, and the law was something most unusual for those times because for most girls growing up in the '40s, the most important degree was not your B.A. but your M.R.S. -Ruth Bader Ginsburg

It's important to every American that the law protect his or her basic liberty. -Stephen Breyer

Independence means you decide according to the law and the facts. -Stephen Breyer

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

Yet our small business owners across the country are unfairly losing potential interest income on a daily basis until the Business Checking Freedom Act becomes law. -Sue Kelly

The law of diminishing returns is something I really believe in. -Thomas Keller

My father wasn't a very good lawyer. He thought the law was sacred and something that was meant to help people. He didn't charge people like he should have… which is why I was allowed to play bars and strip joints when I was 14. -Max Weinberg

Mob law is the most forcible expression of an abnormal public opinion; it shows that society is rotten to the core. -Timothy Thomas Fortune

Despite my emphasis on technology, I do not view laws as inherently evil. My goals are political ones, even if my techniques are not. The only way to fundamentally succeed is by changing existing laws. If I rejected all help from the political arena I would inevitably fail. -Bram Cohen

We have always been a great national party, with views on all the main issues. We recognise that what matters to people most are those things that affect their daily lives: schools, hospitals, transport and law and order and we have plenty to say about them. -John Redwood

You can't expect law enforcement to provide the solution to the drug problem. -Bill McCollum

As a rule lawyers tend to want to do whatever they can to win. -Bill Williams

The modern period adds social ethics to religions agenda, for we now realize that social structures are not like laws of nature. They are human creations, so we are responsible for them. -Huston Smith

Later in that administration, I was asked to take a job which I had to turn down as Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs because we were just then putting together the merger of two small law firms that became this law firm. I couldn't leave them at that point. -Lloyd Cutler

I think that when we're talking about youth violence, we're talking about kids who don't have opportunities, so they're engaged in a certain degree of lawlessness, because we as a society have failed them. -Matt Gonzalez

As a society we're always so quick and able to spend money on lawyers for someone for incarceration, but we don't make the corresponding commitment to the preventative components of it. -Matt Gonzalez

I'm not a politician. I'm not a lawyer. I'm just a country boy. -Max Burns

The jury has the right to determine both the law and the facts. -Samuel Chase

I do not have, nor do I believe I have seen, a vision capacious and convincing enough to propound as an organizing principle for the next phase in the law of our Constitution. -Laurence Tribe

With technology now, you can go in and sing a song, and for $100,000, you will sound flawless. -Vince Neil

Some may claim that is it unscientific to speak of the operations of nature as miracles. But the point of the title lies in the paradox of finding so many wonderful things subservient to the rule of law. -Elisha Gray

We've got gays working there. If they can demonstrate long-term relationships, we make same-sex benefits available just as we do with common-law marriages. Gays are productive people. Some fly airplanes, some work in breweries. -Pete Coors

Yes, I was going to law school and it was closed in '69. -Ruben Blades

So that in 1974, when I graduated as a lawyer, I figured I'm not going to be a lawyer under a military regime. -Ruben Blades

It doesn't make sense for me to be a lawyer in a place where there is no law. -Ruben Blades

Drugs are in every walk of life – doctors, lawyers, preachers, the guy who works for IBM, teenagers on the street, teenagers in school. -Smokey Robinson

There is a price for popularity. Critics look for your weaknesses, your flaws, anything that makes the work seem like a fluke and not seem worthy of all the attention it's getting. -Terry McMillan

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

Amnesty is a terrible policy, and it's terrible politics. It's a terrible policy because you are rewarding people for breaking the law. -Tom Tancredo

What I perceive, is above all justice, where everyone has the same law. -Imran Khan

At the moment we have a ruling class that has one law and the people the other. -Imran Khan

The Growing Smarter laws now in place compel every community to plan their future growth and allow every citizen the right to be heard when those decisions are made. -Jane D. Hull

But the law of God came from heaven indeed. God wrote it with his finger, it is the fountain of all wisdom, and therefore shall it continue for ever, and never have an end. -John Jewel

I maintain that the existing corn laws are bad, because they have given a monopoly of food to the landed interest over every other class and over every other interest in the kingdom. -Joseph Hume

Destroy or take away the employment and wages of those artisans – which the corn laws in a great measure do – and you will, ere long, render the land in Great Britain of as little value as it is in other countries. -Joseph Hume

You're basing your laws and your whole outlook on natural life on mythology. It won't work. That's why you have all these problems in the world. Name them: India, Pakistan, Ireland. Name them-all these problems. They're all religious problems. -Jack Kevorkian

This is not a trial. This is a lynching. There is no law. -Jack Kevorkian

A lot of lawyers are set to tell me that it's not my fault I like to eat. -Neil Cavuto

Canon law itself says for one case of guilt, a priest can be dismissed from the clerical state. One. -Roger Mahony

We're seeing a much larger ministry here for the general community. Not just Catholics, but others are calling us too. They're not looking for lawyers or suing their grandfathers, but counseling and healing. -Roger Mahony

I personally believe, as church law sets out, that sanctions are an absolute last resort, particularly penal sanctions of depriving people of the sacraments. -Roger Mahony

The lesson that any thinking person draws from the Stewart saga is that when the government asks questions, run for your lawyer and don't say a word. Had Stewart kept her mouth shut, she'd be OK. -Allan Sloan

Dean had just come from seeing his lawyer. That was the first time that I found out that he had consulted a lawyer. He wanted to tell me what he thought was going on, but he was writing it down as if my house was bugged. He acted like everything was bugged. -Fred F. Fielding

The Nixon years were trying. They honed my judgment for everything I did later on. The experience also illustrated for me the importance of training young lawyers properly. -Fred F. Fielding

The market tends to pay as a wage what an individual laborer is worth. But the case last studied suggests the question how accurately the law operates in practice. May it not be an honest law, but be so vitiated in its working as to give a dishonest result? -John Bates Clark

We cannot afford to have any large section of the business world in doubt whether they have broken the laws or not, and we cannot let the laws become a dead letter through vagueness. In this view it is clear that an administrative commission can render invaluable service. -John Bates Clark

Let me share some facts with you about the law in most of our country. California is in many ways a little different from the rest of the world, and California has better gun laws than many states, although California's need to be improved. -Michael D. Barnes

They have some pretty tough gun laws in Japan, as they do in any other civilized country in the world, and they're not killing each other off with firearms. You have very violent films in Europe, yet it's not causing the mayhem we see in our streets routinely here. -Michael D. Barnes

The fight for sanity in our gun safety laws is not by any means over. In many ways it's just beginning. -Michael D. Barnes

They don't have special rights because we have civil rights laws that protect them. The laws work both ways. -Tom Allen

It is important that people support prisoners of the Italian state like Joe in whatever way they can. I was not allowed contact with a lawyer for the first 24 hours, and no phone calls were permitted, but apparently telegrams have been getting through to Joe. -John Blair

We didn't have a whole lot of money when I was growing up either. I would always ask for magic books or magic tricks for my birthday or for Christmas and the rest of the year I either had to mow lawns or find part time jobs to help supplement the cost of doing magic. -Lance Burton

And, Mr. Speaker, if the Governor and Council don't see fit to fall in with us, I say let the general duty law, and all, go to the devil, sir, and go about our business. -Christopher Gadsden

We hope that the elected officials will respond positively to a ground swell of letters, phone calls, e-mails and visits from parents. The law clearly states that the responsibility for giving a sound basic education to our children lies with New York State. -Major Owens

North Carolina's approach in crafting its law ensured the creation of the best possible law and, consequently, North Carolina is now the acknowledged leader in addressing predatory lending. -Mel Watt

That so unlikely an outcome should accrue to a man possessed of such limited talent and so many flaws, and one lacking in a sense of ethics and decency was one of the bitter ironies of history. -William Thomas Green Morton

I am sorry to say that sometimes matters of very small importance waste a good deal of precious time, by the long and repeated speeches and chicanery of gentlemen who will not wholly throw off the lawyer even in Congress. -William Whipple

For those broadcasters who are less than responsible, the FCC needs to have sharper teeth to enforce the law. -Fred Upton

Men of authority have employed all the destructive agents around them to promote their own personal interests at the sacrifice of every just, honorable, and lawful consideration. -John White Geary

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

Teddy Wilson, I think, said a little while ago that it's much easier to come in and play whatever comes into your mind, without obeying any of the laws of bass line and harmony and so on. -George Shearing

For the past seven years we have been cracking down on crime in Missouri, passing tougher laws for drug crimes and sex offenses and requiring prisoners to serve more time. -Mel Carnahan

Although our war on drugs must be fortified with the best laws, enforcement efforts and resources, we would not be successful without your individual commitment to this cause. -Mel Carnahan

Thus, the Archivist must display at all times scrupulous independence and a devotion to the laws and principles which govern the responsibilities of the office. -Allen Weinstein

It is only reasonable that our laws do not force our country to provide safe harbor to those individuals that are being sought out by their governments due to their terrorist ties. -Bill Shuster

I am not afraid of being sued by white businessmen. In fact, I should welcome such a law suit. -Carter G. Woodson

Let a bill, or law, be read, in the one branch or the other, every one instantly thinks how it will affect his constituents. -Ezra Stiles

Besides a happy policy as to civil government, it is necessary to institute a system of law and jurisprudence founded in justice, equity, and public right. -Ezra Stiles

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

The United Nations has come under the control of outlaw nations and self-serving special interest groups. -Ginny Brown-Waite

I suspect the secret of personal attraction is locked up in our unique imperfections, flaws and frailties. -Hugh Mackay

Terrorists continue to exploit divisions between law enforcement and the intelligence communities that limit the sharing of vital counterterrorism information. -Jim Sensenbrenner

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

Judicial abuse occurs when judges substitute their own political views for the law. -Lamar S. Smith

Judges should interpret the law, not make it. -Lamar S. Smith

My main interest, however, was in economics, not law. -Merton Miller

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

One hundred years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, the Spanish government issued a decree authorizing the enslavement of the American Indian as in accord with the law of God and man. -Nelson A. Miles

The lawlessness of frontier life in America has been pictured as a remarkable phenomenon. In reality, it was the natural consequence of indiscriminate mixing of volatile substances. -Paul P. Harris

How strange it is that murder has the sanction of law in one and only one of the human relationships, and that is the most important of all, that of nation to nation. -Paul P. Harris

We all would like to see a brighter future for Haiti, and I hope this conference will serve to explore many views. Respect for human rights, freedom, and the rule of law must be established in the poorest nation in our hemisphere. -Eliot Engel

First, take the government of the Indians out of politics; second, let the laws of the Indians be the same as those of the whites; third, give the Indian the ballot. -George Crook

We must not try to force him to take civilization immediately in its complete form, but under just laws, guaranteeing to Indians equal civil laws, the Indian question, a source of such dishonor to our country and of shame to true patriots, will soon be a thing of the past. -George Crook

I think people enjoyed LA Law so much, because it was the first show that delved into current events through the prism of the law. -Harry Hamlin

The recent fascination, I think, reflects the shift in approach by law enforcement officials to embrace technology as wholeheartedly as the rest of the world. -Jeffery Deaver

The easy answer is that writing novels is a lot more fun than practicing law. -Jeffery Deaver

We do, and there is a law in the United States – the Torture Convention – that prohibits the United States from deporting an individual to a country where there is a reasonable expectation that he will be subjected to torture – physical, mental or otherwise. -Jonathan Shapiro

Sometimes I have to compromise my views, but I never compromise on issues like the death penalty and the arm trade laws, despite what the readers or letters may say. -Jonathan Shapiro

There's no question that any of us who are doing an honest job in government could do a lot better in private industry. During the years I was practicing law as an individual, my salary was a great deal more than it is now. -Bill Scott

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

We're trying to fix this with the plan we've been floating. Now, the law says the transition ends in 2006 or – and the 'or' is the only part that matters – 85 percent of Americans go buy a digital TV. -Michael K. Powell

I have three degrees in history and only one in law, but since I came back to specialize in constitutional law where history is so essentially a part and an explanation of much that exists, the two disciplines blended very well. -Frank Scott

I should see an enemy of my country in any one who would change by force that which has been established by law. -Louis Bonaparte

Any successful nominee should possess both the temperament to interpret the law and the wisdom to do so fairly. The next Supreme Court Justice should have a record of protecting individual rights and a strong willingness to put aside any political agenda. -Bennie Thompson

Even President Bush has cited the need to outlaw the practice of corporations making loans to their officers. Strangely enough, when the President was a corporate officer, he took out several loans from the company. -Bennie Thompson

I shall support the law, for the law gentlemen, is the firm and solid basis of civil society, the guardian of liberty, the protection of the innocent, the terror of the guilty, and the scourge of the wicked. -Charles Lawrence

But certainly the laser proved to be what I realized it was going to be. At that moment in my life I was too ignorant in business law to be able to do it right, and if I did it over again probably the same damn thing would happen. -Gordon Gould

Just think, if I had understood my lawyer and if he and I had communicated properly in January 1958, this whole history would have been entirely different . -Gordon Gould

The danger that we have right now are people who get the same information as I do and, therefore, think they'll reach the same conclusions that haven't traded as long, don't have bear claws up and down their backs like I do. -Jim Cramer

Our government just won't enforce civil rights laws. The laws will be ignored. -Major Owens

After completing a Delaware State education, they were afforded opportunities beyond anything they might have imagined – and they opened doors for themselves that surely would have remained closed if they only had a high school education. -Michael N. Castle

And the university's reputation will only continue to grow as stories like Elaine's are spread. Delaware State University's motto 'a past to honor, a future to insure,' couldn't be any more fitting for this transitional period you are going through. -Michael N. Castle

By climbing a steeper road, the value and appreciation Delaware State students took and continue to take from their education and their experiences is just as great, if not greater, than students attending ivy league schools. -Michael N. Castle

Delaware State began as a school bent on service – teaching education, social services and nursing. -Michael N. Castle

Delaware State has established itself as an institution of excellence in its own right and attracts a diversity of students from various races, socio-economic status and locations. -Michael N. Castle

Delaware State is no longer a college for African Americans without other choices, it is a university of choice. -Michael N. Castle

Getting to where Delaware State is today was a challenge my friends – a challenge proudly met by the people of this community and the Delaware State family. -Michael N. Castle

I could not agree more. The students of Delaware State often looked to the school as their chance, their hand up, their hope. And they gave their all. -Michael N. Castle

Just the example Delaware State University graduates set by the way they live their lives, should be an inspiration to other high school students to go to Delaware State. -Michael N. Castle

Their families helped them realize that there was more out there for them. These students came to Delaware State because of its inexpensive tuition, closeness to home, and solid reputation. -Michael N. Castle

This is a value-added college education if I have heard one described. And what is the most remarkable about Delaware State University graduates – is they just keeping giving back. -Michael N. Castle

Through the years you, the Delaware State family and your predecessors, have faced many challenges. You worked through them with fierce determination and good will, and you have made great progress. -Michael N. Castle

Typically, historical black colleges and universities like Delaware State, attracted students who were raised in an environment where going to college wasn't the next natural step after high school. -Michael N. Castle

Upon arriving, meeting their teachers and signing up for classes, these students began to realize that their attendance at Delaware State University was not a goal achieved, but rather a dream being sewn – a first step, if you will. -Michael N. Castle

When Delaware State University was founded in 1890, it was not by choice, but by social reality. -Michael N. Castle

With the establishment of a presence in all three counties of Delaware, recruitment in and outside Delaware and throughout the world and new master's and doctoral programs, Delaware State University will continue to grow and attract even more qualified students. -Michael N. Castle

Working together we can strengthen Delaware State University and the students who attend it. -Michael N. Castle

It was really weird, when this thing started, to hear lawyers and MTV people calling me and actually saying 'ButtHead.' People tried to avoid it too. -Mike Judge

The single most important aspect of the Transition involves the selection of personnel to manage the transfer of responsibility. The law provides roughly ten weeks to accomplish this process. -Richard V. Allen

Success can be built on a strong relationship between a lobbyist and a single, powerful lawmaker. -Joshua Micah Marshall

That D.C. grand jury investigation of Abramoff can't go on forever. Eventually the lawyers at the Public Integrity Section will go to their bosses with some decisions about just who they want to indict. That's when Al Gonzales will have to show his cards. -Joshua Micah Marshall

Putting together a counter- terrorism policy, it's very easy to look at law enforcement or defense, military action or stopping the money flows or whatever, but the really difficult part is integrating all aspects of the policy, and I think she put a lot of emphasis on that. -Lee H. Hamilton

We should insist that governments receiving American aid live up to standards of accountability and transparency, and we should support countries that embrace market reforms, democracy, and the rule of law. -Lee H. Hamilton

And I think that's righteous, I think that's what parents want to know. They want to know what's going right in the school, and what needs improvement, and that's what this law does. -Margaret Spellings

There were a lot of choices to make and I always picked artist. I never once picked doctor, lawyer, firemen or something like that. It was always artist. -Maynard James Keenan

Our job is to ensure that meat and poultry products are safe, wholesome, accurately labeled for the benefit of the American consumers, and to make sure that they are in compliance with all federal laws. -Mike Johanns

There is no question but that the laws and principles which Solon laid down both foreshadowed and prepared the way for all republics of later ages, including our own. -Robert W. Welch, Jr.

The benefit of this kind of outlining is that you discover a story's flaws before you invest a lot of time writing the first draft, and it's almost impossible to get stuck at a difficult chapter, because you've already done the work to push through those kinds of blocks. -Stephen R. George

Next, we will create a modern immigration law. -Gerhard Schroder

Since September 11, 2001, many in this nation and this Congress have a deeper appreciation for the importance of the sacrifices made by our law enforcement officers. -Jerry Costello

For the year after I left government service, I worked as a consultant to the Republican National Committee because the lawyers advised that was the proper way for me to comply with ethics regulations and continue to advise the President. -Karen Hughes

We don't break the law. -Kenneth Lay

Western society has many flaws, and it is good for an educated person to have thought some of these through, even at the expense of losing a lecture or two to tear gas. -Robert B. Laughlin

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

Nothing in life is certain except death, taxes and the second law of thermodynamics. -Seth Lloyd

At some point, Moore's law will break down. -Seth Lloyd

The whole action of the laws tended to increase the number of consumers of food and to diminish the number of producers, was due the invention of the Malthusian theory of population. -Henry Charles Carey

Then it was that were passed the laws restricting emancipation and prohibiting education. -Henry Charles Carey

To be taken into account were some years of schooling, where I studied with diligence Neptune's laws, and these laws I tried to obey when I sailed overseas; it was worth the while. -Joshua Slocum

All electoral laws in Europe are more democratic than they are in the United States. -Peter Camejo

The living Church of the redeemed is his book. He founded a religion of the living spirit, not of a written code, like the Mosaic law. Yet his words and deeds are recorded by as honest and reliable witnesses as ever put pen to paper. -Philip Schaff

We know well enough that if we repeal this law and give nothing for it, the people of this country will regard it as a total demonetization of silver, which it will be, so far as this Congress is concerned, without any question. -Richard Parks Bland

We're talking about the lawyers for the United States of America. And I think it's very, very important that the lawyers be comfortable being very candid and open about their views on very sensitive issues affecting the United States. -Alberto Gonzales

It's amazing to me that, in the 42 years since President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law, women today still receive fewer wages than men for the same work. -Mike Honda

They rushed to move it forward, uh, and then a lawsuit was filed and we spent many months litigating, rather than trying to come up with legislation and move forward on that front. -Tom Udall

As a part of preparing those lawsuits, learning about those lawsuits, I learned about the various nuclear issues in parts of the nuclear production process I guess you'd say. -Tom Udall

Well, I probably, I guess first became aware of the whole, what I call the nuclear complex or weapons work those kinds of things, right out of law school. -Tom Udall

It's up to us, the people, to break immoral laws, and resist. As soon as the leaders of a country lie to you, they have no authority over you. These maniacs have no authority over us. And they might be able to put our bodies in prison, but they can't put our spirits in prison. -Cindy Sheehan

The moral world is as little exempt as the physical world from the law of ceaseless change, of perpetual flux. -James G. Frazer

In light of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, critics are arguing that abuses of Iraqi prisoners are being produced by a climate of disregard for the laws of war. -John Yoo

While Taliban fighters had an initial claim to protection under the conventions, they lost POW status by failing to obey the standards of conduct for legal combatants: wearing uniforms, a responsible command structure, and obeying the laws of war. -John Yoo

This is not to condone torture, which is still prohibited by the Torture Convention and federal criminal law. -John Yoo

Congress's definition of torture in those laws – the infliction of severe mental or physical pain – leaves room for interrogation methods that go beyond polite conversation. -John Yoo

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

I've talked to law enforcement officials at the state and local level who say that violence against women is going up. In any case, we think that it's an important issue whether it's going up or not. And we are determined to stop it. -Patricia Ireland

When I started law school I was shocked to learn that our legal system traditionally had the man as the head and master of the family. As late as the '70s and '80s when we were fighting for the Equal Rights Amendment, states like Louisiana still had a head and master law. -Patricia Ireland

And of course we are familiar with the English common law rule of thumb that said a man could in fact use a stick no bigger than his thumb to discipline his wife and family. -Patricia Ireland

And this week, I am proposing legislation to strengthen our Open Records laws to make public access to our public records surer, faster, and more comprehensive. -Roy Barnes

One thing I learned a long time ago as a prosecutor is that it's tough to get people to obey a law if there is not penalty for breaking it. -Roy Barnes

But I guess I like playing flawed guys 'cause it gives a place for the characters to go. -Aaron Eckhart

So here we are, just two months away from the election, with more and more examples that modern day Jim Crowe laws are alive and well in the state of Florida. -Corrine Brown

You know, having been an election monitor in countries across the world, I can tell you that we would never certify another country's election if it had as many flaws in place as we had in Florida. -Corrine Brown

There's a unique bond of trust between readers and authors that I don't believe exists in any other art form; as a reader, I trust a novelist to give me his or her best effort, however flawed. -Dan Simmons

The powers of government exercised locally derive from a federal law authorizing government by consent in local affairs only, unless those affairs are otherwise governed by federal law. -Dick Thornburgh

However, the sovereignty of the states is constitutionally defined and recognized, while the powers of the local government in Puerto Rico are defined by, and subject to alteration under, federal statutory law. -Dick Thornburgh

Specifically, the reservation of sovereignty to the people of the states in matters not governed by federal law is constitutionally defined and permanently enshrined in the 10th Amendment. -Dick Thornburgh

The political status legislation which emerged in Congress in 1990 and 1991 did not receive the support needed for enactment into law during my tenure as Attorney General. -Dick Thornburgh

Internal self-government under a local constitution was authorized by Congress and approved by the residents in 1952, but federal law is supreme in Puerto Rico and residents do not have voting representation in the Congress. -Dick Thornburgh

We are taking steps to fight the production of meth on our own soil through limiting access to precursor ingredients, supporting educational efforts and providing necessary resources to law enforcement. -Greg Walden

As federal lawmakers, we have a responsibility to set a precedent for energy efficient practices. -Greg Walden

It is up to us as lawmakers to provide the resources and streamlined processes that will enable our federal forest managers to become the best possible steward of our lands. -Greg Walden

In recent years – before the intifada – there were three or four incidents of anti-Semitism a year, and that's out of 18 million crimes and violations of the law. -Jean-Marie Le Pen

The end game is you change that law to making that law better, whichever law you're talking about. -Mike Lowry

The great thing about irony is that it splits things apart, gets up above them so we can see the flaws and hypocrisies and duplicates. -David Foster Wallace

The law of the Creator, which invests every human being with an inalienable title to freedom, cannot be repealed by any interior law which asserts that man is property. -Salmon P. Chase

Gentlemen, I find the law very explicit on murdering your fellow man, but there's nothing here about killing a Chinaman. Case dismissed. -Roy Bean

I know the law… I am it's greatest transgressor. -Roy Bean

Responsibility for overseeing the implementation of election law typically resides with partisan officials, many with public stakes in the election outcome. -Thomas E. Mann

The current diversity visa program does a disservice to our immigration policy and to those immigrants who have moved through the more traditional process that allows them to lawfully reside in this country. -William L. Jenkins

A liberty subject to law and subordinate to the common welfare. -Bainbridge Colby

It cannot be assumed that equity was following common law whenever they agreed, any more than the converse. -Frederick Pollock

If you deny that any principles of conduct at all are common to and admitted by all men who try to behave reasonably – well, I don't see how you can have any ethics or any ethical background for law. -Frederick Pollock

Not that pleading can be taken as a test, for the forms of action, notably Debt, ignore the fundamental difference between duties imposed by law and duties created by the will of the parties. -Frederick Pollock

The practice of the law is a perfectly distinct art. -Frederick Pollock

The lawyer has not reached the height of his vocation who does not find therein… scope for a peculiar but genuine artistic function. -Frederick Pollock

My mother was a Northern woman, daughter of Hon. John Sergeant, a distinguished lawyer, and for many years representative in Congress from Philadelphia. -John Sergeant Wise

My greatest reward is knowing for certain, as I do with many other acts and artistes, that without Jonathan King being alive and involved, Genesis would not exist, and the guys would have had careers as intended – as accountants and lawyers! -Jonathan King

I decided law was the exact opposite of sex; even when it was good, it was lousy. -Mortimer Zuckerman

As for lawyers, it's more fun to play one than to be one. -Sam Waterston

I'm afraid I talk a lot, too much, perhaps. I should have been a lawyer or a college professor or a windy politician, though I'm glad I am not any of these. -Tom Glazer

Buddhism has in it no idea of there being a moral law laid down by somekind of cosmic lawgiver. -Alan Watts

As well might it be said that, because we are ignorant of the laws by which metals are produced and trees developed, we cannot know anything of the origin of steamships and railways. -Alfred Russel Wallace

What we need are not prohibitory marriage laws, but a reformed society, an educated public opinion which will teach individual duty in these matters. -Alfred Russel Wallace

When community action was put into federal law in the early sixties as part of the effort to combat poverty and social injustice, I supported it intellectually. -Barney Frank

But in my district I have heard from law enforcement officials and across the State of Florida about how much this JAG funding helps them fight crime, and to protect and serve the citizens within their jurisdiction. -Cliff Stearns

That is, while we believe that cost-benefit analysis is an important tool to inform agency decision making, the results of the cost-benefit analysis do not trump existing law. -Fred Thompson

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

I worked as a lawyer; as a member of the teaching staff of a technical college; and then I worked principally as legal adviser to Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers Party. -Hans Frank

In the main the Academy helped to frame only laws of an economic or social nature, since owing to the development of the totalitarian regime it became more and more impossible to cooperate in other spheres. -Hans Frank

I am a believer, but I affirm that in public buildings the law of the Republic overrides religious rules. -Jean-Pierre Raffarin

I was a Member of the European Parliament for a period of time and I saw a lot of European laws and treaties. -Jean-Pierre Raffarin

Well, I think that there is a connection between being a lawyer and a doctor and an actor. They kind of, in some ways, have the same appeal, I suppose. -Jeffrey Jones

Our challenge for the future is that we realize we are very much a part of the earth's ecosystem, and we must learn to respect and live according to the basic biological laws of nature. -Jim Fowler

Seeing the rebirth of the Delaware Estuary as a valuable natural resource is certainly encouraging, and I am encouraged not just by the progress made in the Delaware Estuary but in estuaries throughout the country. -Jim Gerlach

Since its enactment in the weeks following the September 11 terrorist attacks, the tools in the Patriot Act have been used by law enforcement to stop more than 400 terrorist threats to our families and communities. -Jim Gerlach

The Delaware Estuary has sustained a human population for thousands of years, but by the end of the 19th Century, increased population and industrialization had transformed much of the upper Estuary watershed. -Jim Gerlach

The unions claim the deck is stacked against them when it comes to labor laws, but the truth is many private and public sector workers are forced to pay union dues as a condition of their employment, yet they have little say in how the unions spend their money. -Linda Chavez

If ever we had proof that our nation's pollution laws aren't working, it's reading the list of industrial chemicals in the bodies of babies who have not yet lived outside the womb. -Louise Slaughter

Our enemy of international terrorism respects no laws of warfare or morality, and its individual members take innocent lives, just to create chaos for news cameras. -Mark Kennedy

We must continue to work hard on the federal level, to make sure that our local law enforcement and communities have the tools and resources they need to fight this war against methamphetamine, and keep our kids safe. -Mark Kennedy

There is simply no plausible construction of the known evidence that leaves out Novak either providing a proffer through his lawyer of what he would say if he testified or having testified directly. -Michael Isikoff

And as soon as I did the research, I realized the law seemed to be on my side and I filed the suit. -Michael Newdow

My daughter is in the lawsuit because you need that for standing. -Michael Newdow

The moral law commands us to make the highest possible good in a world the final object of all our conduct. -Paul Ricoeur

Later, at Stanford University, I thought I'd become a lawyer or businessman, but my father came to me and said he thought there was a big future in the fine-wine business. -Robert Mondavi

As the gospels present it to us, the mission of Jesus of Nazareth is about the way in which the community of God's people – historically, the Jewish people who had first received the law and the covenant – is being re-created in relation to Jesus himself. -Rowan Williams

Also, there are now new laws in Brazil which create incentives for Argentine and Latin American films to be premiered and distributed in Brazil and vice versa. -Walter Salles

When I began we did not really have a lot of First Amendment law. It is really surprising to think of it this way, but a lot of the law – most of the law that relates to the First Amendment freedom of the press in America – is really within living memory. -Floyd Abrams

It is within the last quarter century or thirty years. And a lot of that law has turned out to be very, very protective of the press and the public's right to know. -Floyd Abrams

I really did try to write it so that an educated public that cares about issues like this doesn't have to be a lawyer and can read it and understand it. -Floyd Abrams

I just had the sense that at least the books that I had read about law just didn't really have enough of that. -Floyd Abrams

I am really impressed by lawyers who write books and tell us that they never lost a case. Most lawyers who have never lost a case have not had enough hard cases. But there are very difficult cases out there. -Floyd Abrams

It has something to do with the facts and the law and who the judges are. So I think lawyers sometimes exaggerate their role in winning and losing. Lawyers do have a role, and a major role, but they're not the only players in this game. -Floyd Abrams

I think that it is important for people to understand that whether a good-guy or a bad-guy wins a case is less important than what the law is that the case results in. -Floyd Abrams

While some of them acknowledge the obligation of natural morality in their mode of conducting their cases, and preserve their individual character as gentlemen, there are others who acknowledge no law, human or divine, but the law of Scotland. -George Combe

We know that this man has a proven record of being a 'strict constructionist.' Our President has given us his word that he will interpret the Constitution rather than make new laws from the bench. -Rod Parsley

We were just a one-room bookstore; we didn't have any money for lawyers. -Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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

Were this not Texas, were there not a state where there were no protections at all and where the law was clear on that, I think CBS and Mary Mapes and Dan Rather and all of us had a very good chance of winning. So this is an ongoing battle about an issue of principle. -Floyd Abrams

I think of poets as outlaw visionaries in a way. -Jim Jarmusch

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

You know, we have to take these characters – who, granted, have their separate personalities but, on a lot of levels, are pretty two-dimensional – and make them into people with flaws, with insecurities. -Rachael Leigh Cook

What white man has ever seen me drunk? Who has ever come to me hungry and left me unfed? Who has seen me beat my wives or abuse my children? What law have I broken? -Sitting Bull

People wear shorts to the Broadway theater. There should be a law against that. -Stanley Tucci

One of my contemporaries, a colorless chap who worked much harder at his law studies, is now Prime Minister. -Alex Cox

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

It reflects a prevailing myth that production technology is no more amenable to human judgment or social interests than the laws of thermodynamics, atomic structure or biological inheritance. -Barry Commoner

I was a trial lawyer when I was elected to Congress. -Geraldine Ferraro

I think it was when I was nineteen, by that time the Jewish laws were already in force and the split was beginning to come about which isolated the Jewish culture. -Gyorgy Ligeti

The most general law in nature is equity-the principle of balance and symmetry which guides the growth of forms along the lines of the greatest structural efficiency. -Herbert Read

I am not going to claim that modern anarchism has any direct relation to Roman jurisprudence; but I do claim that it has its basis in the laws of nature rather than in the state of nature. -Herbert Read

I am opposed to the laying down of rules or conditions to be observed in the construction of bridges lest the progress of improvement tomorrow might be embarrassed or shackled by recording or registering as law the prejudices or errors of today. -Isambard K. Brunel

Any sex outside of the marriage bond between a man and a woman is violating God's law. -Jerry Falwell

The corn law was intended to keep wheat at the price of 80s. the quarter; it is now under 40s. the quarter. -John Bright

These are Canadian and United States intelligence and law enforcement offices who are working in teams and who are using good intelligence and good law enforcement to really stop the criminals and terrorists before they ever get to the border. -Paul Cellucci

I can tell you that the Canadian intelligence and law enforcement agencies have been providing outstanding co-operation with our intelligence and law enforcement agencies as we work together to track down terrorists here in North America and put them out of commission. -Paul Cellucci

We will have a border that is open for business, open for tourism, open for legitimate travelers; but that is closed to terrorists and drug pushers and smugglers and others who seek to break the law. -Paul Cellucci

I think it would be very boring dramatically to have a film where everybody was a lawyer or doctor and had no faults. To me, the most important thing is to be truthful. -Spike Lee

There's an unwritten law that you cannot have a Jewish character in a film who isn't 100 percent perfect, or you're labeled anti-Semitic. -Spike Lee

Growing up, I never gave a thought to being a writer. All I ever wanted to be was a traveler and explorer. Science-fiction allowed me to go places that were otherwise inaccessible, which is why I started reading it. I was going to be a lawyer, but I got saved. -Alan Dean Foster

My office has been one of the most scrupulous in the country with regard to the protection of individual rights. I've been on record for years in law journals and books as championing the rights of the individual against the oppressive power of the state. -Jim Garrison

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

Blues is a natural fact, is something that a fellow lives. If you don't live it you don't have it. Young people have forgotten to cry the blues. Now they talk and get lawyers and things. -Big Bill Broonzy

If you want to be a doctor, a lawyer you must go to college. But if you want to be a musician or such, study your craft. Study music. -Billy Eckstine

Well, there's no question that the law passed in 1996 was flawed. It deregulated the wholesale market, meaning the price that the utilities had to pay energy companies for power, but not the retail market. -Gray Davis

So it was flawed in that it didn't require California to have a first claim on the power plants. It deregulated part of the market, but not all of the market. -Gray Davis

Why? Because we're very well down this process as it is – flawed as it is – and we're counting on getting more power plants on line by the end of 2003 so we have a surplus of power. -Gray Davis

Look, I think by the time my case was over and other ones, everybody on both sides of the aisle in Congress said we can't run a government by this kind of process and they repealed the law and that's good. -Bruce Babbitt

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

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

I'm real bent on dialogue. I'm just a little bit crazy and when you put that along with 20 years as a criminal lawyer, it's pretty easy to come up with some interesting plots. -Christopher Darden

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

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

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

That's the thing about us lawyers – if at all possible, we will consume each other. -Christopher Darden

The events of the day inspired me to become a lawyer. -Christopher Darden

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

He wanted to be a lawyer, couldn't afford it, so he started dealing to go to college – good intention. -John Leguizamo

It's this simple law, which every writer knows, of taking two opposites and putting them in a room together. I love anything with Cartman and Butters at the same time, it's great. -Trey Parker

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