Quotes and Sayings about Court



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

"Supreme Court arguments and decisions are fascinating to a few of us and really pretty boring to most."
- Dan Abrams
(Related: Arguments, Court, Decisions, Pretty)

"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
(Related: Day, Defense, Effect, End, Law, Question)

"CBS exhausted the Texas courts. They went from the trial court to the intermediate court to the highest court."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Court)

"The government would be able to go to court with respect to newspaper articles, broadcast pieces and the like that they thought were bad or harmful or even against the government and try to block them."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Government, Thought, Court, Respect)

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

"The director had come to Madrid to court me."
- Victoria Abril
(Related: Court)

"The bedfellows politics made are never strange. It only seems that way to those who have not watched the courtship."
- Marcel Achard
(Related: Politics, Courtship)

"Those Marriages generally abound most with Love and Constancy, that are preceded by a long Courtship."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Love, Constancy, Courtship)

"I had my moments for sure but I wasn't confrontational. And sometimes you get on the court and you'd find yourself very confrontational. It was all a discovery."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Court, Discovery, Moments)

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

"The Supreme Court and courts in general have been usurping the role of the legislative branch of government."
- Todd Akin
(Related: Government, Court)

"I'm in the real world, some people try to steal from me, and I stop them, frequently, take them to court. I love a good lawsuit. It's fun."
- Alan Alda
(Related: Love, People, Court, Fun, World)

"I think that the legitimacy of the court would be undermined in any case if the court made a decision based on its perception of public opinion."
- Samuel Alito
(Related: Decision, Perception, Court, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"I said in court a long time ago that I didn't see that the Soviet Union was significantly helped by the information I gave them, nor that the United States was significantly harmed."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Time, Court, Information, states, United)

"My popularity plunged three years ago and I didn't try to court publicity."
- Namie Amuro
(Related: Court, Popularity, Publicity, Years)

"I wanted the feel in these books to be like an epic fantasy, with kings, queens, dukes and court politics, but of course like what I was explaining before, about making the science make sense, you have to make the politics make sense, too."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Politics, Science, Books, Court, Fantasy, Kings, Sense)

"I just want to get on the court."
- Carmelo Anthony
(Related: Court, Want)

"I'd like to say from the beginning that the 12 years I've been coming here, I've met unfailing courtesy and cooperation, courtesy from your people and cooperation from the Ministry of Information."
- Peter Arnett
(Related: People, Beginning, Cooperation, Courtesy, Information, Years)

"I don't play full court anymore. I just play half-court."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: Court, Play)

"If you're paid before you walk on the court, what's the point in playing as if your life depended on it?"
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Life, Court)

"I stopped courting Hollywood a long time ago."
- Armand Assante
(Related: Time, Hollywood)

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

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

"If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Man, Strangers, World)

"You don't need to know who's playing on the White House tennis court to be a good president."
- James Baker
(Related: Court, President, Tennis)

"Courtesy is only a thin veneer on the general selfishness."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Courtesy, Selfishness)

"A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love."
- Saint Basil
(Related: Love, Friendship, Courtesy, Deed, Deeds, Kindness, Man, Plants)

"All the culture war issues will be settled by the court."
- Gary Bauer
(Related: War, Court, Culture, Will)

"When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence."
- Brendan Behan
(Related: Death, Absence)

"I was court-martialled in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence."
- Brendan Behan
(Related: Death, Absence, Court)

"A lawyer's performance in the courtroom is responsible for about 25 percent of the outcome; the remaining 75 percent depends on the facts."
- Melvin Belli
(Related: Performance, Facts)

"The grace of God is courtesy."
- Hilaire Belloc
(Related: God, Courtesy, Grace)

"A large nose is the mark of a witty, courteous, affable, generous and liberal man."
- Cyrano de Bergerac
(Related: Liberal, Man, Witty)

"When you are in this business and this career, it's hard for any one thing to engulf you."
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Related: Business, Career)

"It's just a bunch of songs. I'm not trying to cure any major disease."
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Related: Cure, Disease, Songs, Trying)

"Live are a really good band. I like Stone Temple Pilots, Radiohead I love. Even Oasis."
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Related: Love, Temple)

"My current project is my band, Population 1. We are writing, rehearsing and playing in Los Angeles."
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Related: Population, Project, Writing)

"Obviously the biggest change is that it's me by myself. When you don't have another band interpreting your songs or playing them the way that they have, it's bound to sound different."
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Related: Change, Songs, Sound)

"It's hard to know exactly what it sounds like to me. I'm in the studio and I write it. and that's it."
- Nuno Bettencourt
"There's two facets to writing a song. There's you sitting in your room writing the sentiments of the song; the lyrics, the melody and the changes, and then there's the part where you go into the studio and you put clothing on it."
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Related: Song, Writing)

"I definitely get affected by new stuff. There's a lot of older influences, but there's also newer stuff too."
- Nuno Bettencourt
"Who needs fan mail when you have the Internet?"
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Related: Internet, Mail, Needs)

"The touring part is really mixed. You love to play and you can't wait to go, but you don't want to leave."
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Related: Love, Play, Want)

"Half the bands I guarantee wouldn't at this point want Nuno to open for them."
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Related: Open, Want)

"As much as you put into it is as much as you get out of it."
- Nuno Bettencourt
"I think I'm a music fan before anything else."
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Related: Music)

"Even with Extreme, I don't think you have a choice but to sort of have somewhat of an influence of the times."
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Related: Choice, Extreme, Influence)

"I wanted to do the whole album in black and white, and it really killed me that when you see it in the light it's got green in it. I don't know what the hell that was about."
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Related: Hell, Light)

"Having a baby is one of the most wonderful things in your life, as well as the hardest thing in your life."
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Related: Life, Baby)

"I always imagine later on these songs I could've played with a band, but it never worked out that way."
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Related: Songs)

"I am affected by what is around. I don't think many people would admit that."
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Related: People)

"I never record anything like a demo, I just go for it."
- Nuno Bettencourt
"As opposed to touring for three years and then going into the studio and writing an album, I think this record is representative of a lot of everyday people."
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Related: People, Writing, Years)

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

"I also believe that the Supreme Court should be the final arbiter of all federal questions."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Court, Questions)

"What the Court really has refused to recognize is the fundamental interest all individuals have in controlling the nature of their intimate associations."
- Harry A. Blackmun
(Related: Nature, Court, Interest)

"They know, the courts know, the people know that they have no way of changing the results as it affects them."
- Kenneth Blackwell
(Related: People, Results)

"Prudence is a rich, ugly, old maid courted by incapacity."
- William Blake
(Related: Old, Prudence, Ugly)

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

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

"The very purpose of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution is to protect minority rights against majority voters. Every court decision that strikes down discriminatory legislation, including past Supreme Court decisions, affirming the fundamental rights to marry the person you love, overrules a majority decision."
- David Boies
(Related: Love, Decision, Purpose, Constitution, Court, Decisions, Rights, Legislation, Majority, Minority, Past)

"Once a week we go to juvenile hall and talk to boys there. Just go and spend a day in the juvenile courts."
- Lisa Bonet
(Related: Boys, Day, Talk)

"We may not be able to control the Supreme Court... but we can control the money."
- Henry Bonilla
(Related: Money, Control, Court, May)

"The notion that Congress can change the meaning given a constitutional provision by the Court is subversive of the function of judicial review; and it is not the less so because the Court promises to allow it only when the Constitution is moved to the left."
- Robert Bork
(Related: Change, Congress, Constitution, Court, Meaning, Promises)

"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
(Related: Constitution, Court, Law, Opinions, Schools, Study)

"The small courtesies sweeten life; the greater ennoble it."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Life)

"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
(Related: People, Law, State, Trials, Will)

"I know one husband and wife who, whatever the official reasons given to the court for the break up of their marriage, were really divorced because the husband believed that nobody ought to read while he was talking and the wife that nobody ought to talk while she was reading."
- Vera Brittain
(Related: Marriage, Wife, HusbCourt, Reading, Talk, Talking)

"She was trusted and valued by her father, loved and courted by all dogs, cats, children, and poor people, and slighted and neglected by everybody else."
- Anne Bronte
(Related: Father, People, Cats, Children, Dogs, Poor)

"In reality, those rare few cases with good forensic evidence are the ones that make it to court."
- Pat Brown
(Related: Court, Reality)

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

"The court is like a palace of marble; it's composed of people very hard and very polished."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: People, Court)

"The Court made an exception, however, in the case of candidates contributing to their own campaigns because of the rather reasonable presumption that a candidate is incapable of corrupting himself."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: Court)

"As a consequence, the Court ruled that the limits on campaign spending violated the First Amendment, but it accepted the $1,000 limit on individual contributions on the ground that the need to avoid the appearance of corruption justified this limited constraint on speech."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: Appearance, Corruption, Court, First, Limits, Speech)

"One camp accepts the Court's limits on contributions but urges the reinstatement of spending caps - even if this requires a constitutional amendment subjecting political speech, if not pornography, to government regulation."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: Government, Court, Limits, Pornography, Speech)

"The kind of corruption the media talk about, the kind the Supreme Court was concerned about, involves the putative sale of votes in exchange for campaign contributions."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: Corruption, Court, Media, Talk)

"In rendering its decision in our case, the Supreme Court equated money with speech because these days it takes the first to make yourself heard."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: Money, Decision, Court, First, Speech)

"So I don't blame Boies for the decision of the Court at all."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: Decision, Blame, Court)

"The felonious five in their Supreme Court decision never said Gore did anything improperly in Florida."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: Decision, Court)

"The Florida Supreme Court wanted all the legal votes to be counted. The United States Supreme Court, on the other hand, did not want all the votes to be counted."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: Legal, Court, states, United, Want)

"The votes of 60,000 Floridians were not counted. The Court threw out all 60,00 votes. And that's what the newspapers around the country are counting now."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: Country, Court, Newspapers, Now)

"These people have elevated audacity to symphonic and operatic levels. The Florida Supreme Court relied on new law to resolve the election dispute down there."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: People, Court, Law)

"Yeah, I lost court cases and misdemeanor juries, but of felony jury trials I was successful 105 of 106 times."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: Successful, Court, Jury, Trials)

"I lost court cases and misdemeanor juries, but of felony jury trials I was successful 105 of 106 times."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: Successful, Court, Jury, Trials)

"If it's a close election, then it's better for the Supreme Court to pick the president, whether or not he won the election. It's just insane on its face."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: Court, President)

"We are more casual about qualifying the people we allow to act as advocates in the courtroom than we are about licensing electricians."
- Warren E. Burger
(Related: People, Act)

"It is indeed an odd business that it has taken this Court nearly two centuries to "discover" a constitutional mandate to have counsel at a preliminary hearing."
- Warren E. Burger
(Related: Business, Court, Hearing)

"With my own memoirs, they are truthful, and I write everything fully expecting to some day end up televised on Court TV, and I'm fully prepared to be challenged legally on it."
- Augusten Burroughs
(Related: Court, Day, End)

"The law serves of nought else in these days but for to do wrong, for nothing is spread almost but false matters by color of the law for reward, dread and favor and so no remedy is had in the Court of Equity in any way."
- Jack Cade
(Related: Court, Law, Nothing, Reward, Wrong)

"Acting with Denzel is like playing tennis with someone that's better than you. You either play better tennis or get blown off the court."
- Dean Cain
(Related: Acting, Court, Play, Tennis)

"In our system of democracy, our government works on a system of checks and balances. Instead of stripping power from the courts, I believe we should follow the process prescribed in our Constitution - consideration of a Constitutional amendment."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: Government, Power, Consideration, Constitution, Democracy)

"I don't want or need to gain respect with what I do off the court. I want respect for what I do on the court."
- Vince Carter
(Related: Court, Gain, Respect, Want)

"Remember I'm an artist. And you know what that means in a court of law. Next worst to an actress."
- Joyce Cary
(Related: Artist, Court, Law)

"For almost twenty years, abortion policy in America has been controlled by the courts."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Policy, Abortion, America, Years)

"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
(Related: Care, Court, Law, Promises)

"And though I might have learnt more wit and advanced my understanding by living in a Court, yet being dull, fearful and bashful, I neither heeded what was said or practised, but just what belonged to my loyal duty and my own honest reputation."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Being, Court, Duty, Living, Reputation, Understanding, Wit)

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

"The family is a court of justice which never shuts down for night or day."
- Malcolm De Chazal
(Related: Family, Court, Day, Justice, Night)

"Let them show me a cottage where there are not the same vices of which they accuse the courts."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Vices)

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

"If the adjustment made by a court can be accepted or not, it will be refused whenever the men can gain more by continuing the strike, with whatever of violence that involves."
- John Bates Clark
(Related: Men, Court, Gain, Violence, Will)

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

"A defendant on trial for a specific crime is entitled to his day in court, not in a stadium or a city or nationwide arena."
- Tom C. Clark
(Related: Court, Crime, Day)

"Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart."
- Henry Clay
(Related: Heart, Character)

"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
(Related: Religion, Politics, Soul, Heart, Books, Court, Law, Writing)

"I'd like to do my first record I ever made, A Church, a Courtroom, and Then Goodbye."
- Patsy Cline
(Related: Church, First, Goodbye)

"I'm a different person. I don't want to be titled as Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain's daughter. I want to be thought of as Frances Cobain."
- Frances Bean Cobain
(Related: Love, Daughter, Thought, Want)

"This great oracle of the East India Company himself admits that, if there is no power vested in the Court of Directors but that of the patronage, there is really no government vested in them at all."
- Richard Cobden
(Related: Government, Power, Company, Court, Oracle)

"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
(Related: Change, Children, Court, Judges, Laws, President, Will)

"Money will determine whether the accused goes to prison or walks out of the courtroom a free man."
- Johnnie Cochran
(Related: Money, Man, Prison, Will)

"If a philosophic theory is once ruled out of court, no one can tell when it will appear again."
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Related: Court, Theory, Will)

"Courtney Love is a loose cannon. She says what she thinks. She's wild on the red carpet. You get the best sound bites from Courtney Love."
- Steven Cojocaru
(Related: Love, Sound)

"I'm proud of our court. It knocks back a lot of the propaganda the Communists put out about the way America treats her Negroes."
- Nat King Cole
(Related: America, Court, Propaganda)

"The Supreme Court is having a hard time integrating schools. What chance do I have to integrate audiences?"
- Nat King Cole
(Related: Time, Audiences, Chance, Court, Schools)

"Courtship is to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play."
- William Congreve
(Related: Marriage, Courtship, Play, Witty)

"The Magna Carta is widely known to be one of the foundational documents for our Constitution. I can only imagine that a mention of that in a court decision would be forbidden by our friends on the right."
- John Conyers
(Related: Decision, Constitution, Court, Forbidden, Friends, Right)

"Expensive advertising courts us with hints and images. The ordinary kind merely says, Buy."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Advertising)

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

"To take revenge halfheartedly is to court disaster; either condemn or crown your hatred."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Court, Disaster, Hatred, Revenge)

"The dumber you are on court, the better you're going to play."
- Jim Courier
(Related: Court, Play)

"I pastor a very large church in western Australia. We have about - over 2,000 people, which we have a Bible school, community services, a lot of things linked with it. So my life's very full today. Not enough days in the week."
- Margaret Smith Court
(Related: Life, People, Church, Bible, Community, School, Today)

"My femininity is always something I've tried to preserve in this dog-eat-dog world."
- Margaret Smith Court
(Related: Femininity, World)

"If it was necessary to tolerate in other people everything that one permits oneself, life would be unbearable."
- Georges Courteline
(Related: Life, People)

"It is better to waste one's youth than to do nothing with it at all."
- Georges Courteline
(Related: Nothing, Waste, Youth)

"There just doesn't seem to be a market for something with aspiration anymore."
- Tom Courtenay
"I don't want to peak too early. The worry is that you never know until it's all over whether you peaked at all - and then you're finished and it's too late."
- Tom Courtenay
(Related: Want, Worry)

"I never did anything about my stardom, it never meant anything to me."
- Tom Courtenay
"The film business is absurd. Stars don't last very long. It's much more interesting to be a proper actor."
- Tom Courtenay
(Related: Business, Actor, Film, Stars)

"When David Arquette and I got engaged we started therapy together. I'd heard that the first year of marriage is the hardest, so we decided to work through all that stuff early."
- Courteney Cox
(Related: Marriage, Work, First, Therapy)

"Sometimes I use Botox. Compared to most, I use it very sparingly. One time I did too much, though. I feel weird if I can't move my face, and that one time I overdid it, I felt trapped in my own skin."
- Courteney Cox
(Related: Time, Skin)

"If I like myself at this weight, then this is what I'm going to be. I don't have an eating disorder."
- Courteney Cox
(Related: Disorder, Eating, Weight)

"I'm not going to deny it. I'm a neat person, there's no question. But I don't become obsessed with it."
- Courteney Cox
(Related: Question)

"I'm at peace with myself and where I am. In the past, I was always looking to see how everybody else was doing. I wasn't competitive, I was comparative. I just wanted to be where everybody else was. Now I've gotten to an age when I am not comparing anymore."
- Courteney Cox
(Related: Age, Peace, Now, Past)

"I like TV. It all depends what it is."
- Courteney Cox
"I don't want to feel I'm responsible for anorexia across the country."
- Courteney Cox
(Related: Country, Want)

"I don't think I'm too thin at all. I understand when people say, 'Well your face gets gaunt,' but to get your bottom half to be the right size, your face might have to be a little gaunt. You choose your battles."
- Courteney Cox
(Related: People, Right)

"I don't have time for superficial friends. I suppose if you're really lonely you can call a superficial friend, but otherwise, what's the point?"
- Courteney Cox
(Related: Time, Friend, Friends, Lonely)

"Always a godmother, never a mother. That sucks. I've got to get me one of those little accessories."
- Courteney Cox
(Related: Mother)

"A lot of my humor does come from anger. It's like, you're not gonna pull one over on me - which is pretty much my motto anyways."
- Courteney Cox
(Related: Humor, Anger, Pretty)

"I would like to do a part that would stretch me. In America it seems to me that you just take your clothes off and that helps, but I wouldn't want to do that."
- Courteney Cox
(Related: America, Clothes, Want)

"I'm a gemini, and I get so bored so easily. I mean, I have moved six times in the last eight years."
- Courteney Cox
(Related: Years)

"Flag desecration is not a constitutional issue for the courts. It is a political one that belongs to the people."
- Larry Craig
(Related: People)

"By the time I entered college, I had decided not to have children, a decision that was never regretted. Accordingly, I was careful to court only girls who wanted to have professional careers."
- Donald Cram
(Related: Time, Decision, Careers, Children, College, Court, Girls)

"The judge gave Michael permission to issue a statement. I think Jackson went way outside the bounds of the judge's intent. It will be interesting to see what the judge does tomorrow in court."
- Catherine Crier
(Related: Court, Tomorrow, Will)

"When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty."
- Norm Crosby
(Related: People, Court, Duty, Fate, Jury)

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

"And we made decisions on each of those matters which were ultimately upheld by the courts."
- Lloyd Cutler
(Related: Decisions)

"There is no such thing as justice - in or out of court."
- Clarence Darrow
(Related: Court, Justice)

"Justice has nothing to do with what goes on in a courtroom; Justice is what comes out of a courtroom."
- Clarence Darrow
(Related: Justice, Nothing)

"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
(Related: Experience, Money, Judges, Law, Right, Saying, Teaching)

"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
(Related: Legal, Perception, Clients, Expertise, Information, Will)

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

"Our national media refuses to report that even the Supreme Court did not say marriage was a human right in all cases nor did it say that the heterosexual definition violated anyone's right or that the heterosexual definition of marriage was unconstitutional."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Marriage, Court, Media, Right)

"The place to find the explanation for the liberal-activist mindset of the courts is in the political arena."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Liberal)

"We have never really had absolute privacy with our records or our electronic communications - government agencies have always been able to gain access with appropriate court orders."
- Dorothy Denning
(Related: Government, Court, Gain, Privacy)

"The court of last resort is no longer the Supreme Court. It's "Nightline.""
- Alan Dershowitz
(Related: Court)

"The decisions of law courts should never be printed: in the long run, they form a counter authority to the law."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Authority, Decisions, Law)

"But the courts have dismissed the lawsuits against me and Lee Brown."
- David Dinkins
"Airlines are interesting. They not only favor celebrities, they court them."
- Phil Donahue
(Related: Court)

"Since the conception of our country, America has held that parents, not schools, teachers, and certainly not courts, hold the primary responsibility of educating their children."
- John Doolittle
(Related: America, Children, Country, Parents, Responsibility, Schools, Teachers)

"Bullying wasn't okay in elementary school and it isn't okay now, especially when it comes in the form of a U.S. Supreme Court decision."
- John Doolittle
(Related: Decision, Court, Now, School)

"One who comes to the Court must come to adore, not to protest. That's the new gloss on the 1st Amendment."
- William O. Douglas
(Related: Court, Protest)

"It seemed to me that I had barely reached the Court when people were trying to get me off."
- William O. Douglas
(Related: People, Court, Trying)

"I think I've been lucky, being my frequent appearances on Court TV have brought to me another level than just the actor guy."
- Robert Downey, Jr.
(Related: Actor, Being, Court)

"An appeal is when you ask one court to show it's contempt for another court."
- Finley Peter Dunne
(Related: Contempt, Court)

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

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

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

"Perhaps one of the only positive pieces of advice that I was ever given was that supplied by an old courtier who observed: Only two rules really count. Never miss an opportunity to relieve yourself; never miss a chance to sit down and rest your feet."
- King Edward VIII
(Related: Opportunity, Positive, Advice, Chance, Feet, Old, Rest, Rules)

"The turning point for me was when the Supreme Court installed Bush in 2000, even though he got half a million votes less nationally than Gore. It was nothing more than a bloodless coup and that's when I really started paying attention."
- Mark Edwards
(Related: Attention, Court, Nothing)

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

"There is no person in this room whose basic rights are not involved in any successful defiance to the carrying out of court orders."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Successful, Court, Defiance, Rights)

"I deplore the need or the use of troops anywhere to get American citizens to obey the orders of constituted courts."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: American, Troops)

"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
(Related: Court, Law, Running)

"I always try to keep a pretty conservative demeanor on the court."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Conservative, Court, Pretty)

"There will always be someone else with a different view than you. I appreciate them and would never say that they are wrong. I hope that they would give me that courtesy also."
- Melissa Etheridge
(Related: Hope, Courtesy, Will, Wrong)

"God doesn't go to jail for the pound of weed you got caught going over the Laredo with - even though he apparently has the knowledge, power, and care to prevent it - you go to jail. God passes go and the courts collect two hundred dollars."
- Stephen Evans
(Related: God, Power, Knowledge, Care)

"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 F. Fairless
(Related: Congress, Court, Law, May)

"Courtney Love is really cool and funny. I would like to meet Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz. I think I could play their daughters."
- Dakota Fanning
(Related: Love, Funny, Daughters, Play)

"An invitation to a wedding invokes more trouble than a summons to a police court."
- William Feather
(Related: Wedding, Court, Police, Trouble)

"When the judges shall be obliged to go armed, it will be time for the courts to be closed."
- Stephen J. Field
(Related: Time, Judges, Will)

"Soon after I returned to private practice, former Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger called me one day."
- Fred F. Fielding
(Related: Court, Day, Justice, Practice)

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

"It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her for it."
- W. C. Fields
(Related: Courtesy, Woman)

"I wish you to inform the Court that my absence, though deliberate, is not intended in any way to be disrespectful. Nor is it prompted by any fear of the punishment which might be inflicted on me."
- Bram Fischer
(Related: Fear, Absence, Court, Punishment)

"It's a very insular political community up there. I think the court's part of that and they're protecting their own. There's no justice in Vermont today."
- Tom Fitton
(Related: Community, Court, Justice, Today)

"When you look at the startling ruins of Nuremberg, you are looking at a result of the war. When you look at the prisoners on view in the courthouse, you are looking at 22 of the causes."
- Janet Flanner
(Related: War, Causes, Result)

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

"All the grand work was laid for people who came after me. The Supreme Court decided not to give it to me, so they gave it to two white guys. I think that's what they were waiting for."
- Curt Flood
(Related: Work, People, Court, Waiting)

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

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

"The U.S. Supreme Court has established that the tribes own their water. What I'd like to focus on is doing something with the water that results in economic development."
- Dave Freudenthal
(Related: Development, Court, Focus, Results, Water)

"If only people who are ideologically committed to a particular outcome argued to the courts, the law would be worse off."
- Charles Fried
(Related: People, Law)

"I went to the Capitol and came to court specifically to draw attention to the problems of the world that directly affect my state of mind and my physical body and to offer a way to clean up the world. This is my intent."
- Lynette Fromme
(Related: Attention, Body, Court, Mind, Problems, State, World)

"There are a lot of wonderful people in America who shouldn't be on the Supreme Court - and a lot who should be on the court who aren't such wonderful people."
- David Frum
(Related: People, America, Court)

"All doors open to courtesy."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Courtesy, Open)

"That the decision is taken away from the voters, and as in 2000 turned over to the lawyers and the courts."
- John Fund
(Related: Decision, Lawyers)

"Henry Kissinger is the greatest living war criminal in the world today, with the blood of millions of people in Vietnam and Cambodia and Laos and Chile and East Timor on his hands. He will never appear in a court or be behind bars."
- George Galloway
(Related: War, People, Blood, Court, Living, Today, Vietnam, Will, World)

"When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Strength, Courtesy, Restraint)

"There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Conscience, Court, Justice)

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

"I've stopped caring about skeptics, but if they libel or defame me they will end up in court."
- Uri Geller
(Related: Caring, Court, End, Will)

"It's been sanctioned by the courts, and I accept that."
- Gary Gilmore
"We had to go on and do the work of the court and we did."
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(Related: Work, Court)

"I would not like to be the only woman on the court."
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(Related: Court, Woman)

"There is a courtesy of the heart; it is allied to love. From its springs the purest courtesy in the outward behavior."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Love, Heart, Behavior, Courtesy)

"Man is a mind betrayed, not served, by his organs."
- Edmond De Goncourt
(Related: Man, Mind)

"Debauchery is perhaps an act of despair in the face of infinity."
- Edmond De Goncourt
(Related: Act, Despair, Infinity)

"The reason for the sadness of this modern age and the men who live in it is that it looks for the truth in everything and finds it."
- Edmond De Goncourt
(Related: Age, Men, Truth, Reason, Sadness)

"The newspaper is the natural enemy of the book, as the whore is of the decent woman."
- Edmond De Goncourt
(Related: Enemy, Woman)

"The English are crooked as a nation and honest as individuals. The contrary is true of the French, who are honest as a nation and crooked as individuals."
- Edmond De Goncourt
(Related: English, Nation)

"That which, perhaps, hears more nonsense than anything in the world, is a picture in a museum."
- Edmond De Goncourt
(Related: Nonsense, World)

"People don't like the true and simple; they like fairy tales and humbug."
- Edmond de Goncourt
(Related: People)

"Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists... When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence."
- Edmond de Goncourt
(Related: Love, Absence, First, Today)

"If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion."
- Edmond de Goncourt
(Related: Religion, God, Atheism, Insult)

"A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world."
- Edmond de Goncourt
(Related: Opinions, Painting, World)

"Genius is the talent of a person who is dead."
- Edmond de Goncourt
(Related: Talent, Genius)

"Historians tell the story of the past, novelists the story of the present."
- Edmond de Goncourt
(Related: Historians, Past, Present)

"Barbarism is needed every four or five hundred years to bring the world back to life. Otherwise it would die of civilization."
- Edmond de Goncourt
(Related: Life, Civilization, World, Years)

"As a general truth, it is safe to say that any picture that produces a moral impression is a bad picture."
- Edmond De Goncourt
(Related: Truth, Impression)

"A poet is a man who puts up a ladder to a star and climbs it while playing a violin."
- Edmond de Goncourt
(Related: Man)

"Laughter is the mind's intonation. There are ways of laughing which have the sound of counterfeit coins."
- Edmond de Goncourt
(Related: Laughter, Mind, Sound)

"There are, for example, exemptions in FOIA in which the government can withhold certain kinds of information, and the courts have recognized that there is certain documentation that do deserve protection, that certain privileges do apply and do deserve protection."
- Alberto Gonzales
(Related: Government, Example, Information, Protection)

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

"It is better to have too much courtesy than too little, provided you are not equally courteous to all, for that would be injustice."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Courtesy, Injustice)

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

"The courtroom is a quiet place, Judge Roberts, where you park your political ideology, and you call the balls and you call the strikes."
- Lindsey Graham
(Related: Ideology, Quiet)

"I will provide friendly and courteous service and will work closely with all departments in the county. I will abide by the Texas Information Act in providing information to the public."
- Anne Grant
(Related: Work, Act, Information, Public, Service, Will)

"I had Courtney Love's left bosom out of her dress on my plate in front of me. It was extraordinary. I didn't know where to look."
- Hugh Grant
(Related: Love, Dress)

"Almost nothing is known from hybridization studies about the inheritance of courtship behavior of females, or of their responsiveness to particular male signals."
- Peter R. Grant
(Related: Behavior, Courtship, Inheritance, Nothing)

"Males transmit signals in courtship through behavioral displays."
- Peter R. Grant
(Related: Courtship)

"Plumage features constitute a major component of courtship signals."
- Peter R. Grant
(Related: Courtship)

"At my public school I had hated every other face for fear the owner was a lord, at university, I was to court the rich while doubting whether there should be great inequalities between incomes."
- Henry Green
(Related: Fear, Court, Public, School, University)

"People are intimidated in court, and I try to make them more comfortable."
- Harold H. Greene
(Related: People, Court)

"I could see flames from the windows of my chambers. For the next three or four days we had major rioting here in Washington and I stayed at the court day and night."
- Harold H. Greene
(Related: Court, Day, Night, Washington, Windows)

"There is such a thing as tempting the gods. Talking too much, too soon and with too much self-satisfaction has always seemed to me a sure way to court disaster. The forces of retribution are always listening. They never sleep."
- Meg Greenfield
(Related: Gods, Court, Disaster, Listening, Self, Sleep, Talking)

"The papers reveal that in several key abortion cases, justices were keenly interested in the perceived public reaction to their rulings - indicating that courts can be influenced by public sentiment."
- Lee Greenwood
(Related: Abortion, Key, Public, Sentiment)

"And with the money from your corn, from your rents, and from the issues of pleas in your courts, and from your stock, arrange the expenses of your kitchen and your wines and your wardrobe and the wages of servants, and subtract your stock."
- Robert Grosseteste
(Related: Money, Kitchen, Pleas, Wages)

"Greatness is so often a courteous synonym for great success."
- Philip Guedalla
(Related: Success, Greatness)

"And while God had work for Paul, he found him friends both in court and prison. Let persecutors send saints to prison, God can provide a keeper for their turn."
- William Gurnall
(Related: Work, God, Court, Friends, Prison, Saints)

"Historically, terrorism falls in a category different from crimes that concern a criminal court judge."
- Jurgen Habermas
(Related: Concern, Court, Terrorism)

"Our lawyers had their chat with the Supreme Court Justice, and promised to repast the chat to other members of the Supreme Court to find out whether they wanted to hear us out."
- Dashiell Hammett
(Related: Court, Justice, Lawyers)

"Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it."
- Learned Hand
(Related: Men, Women, Constitution, Court, Law, Liberty, Lies)

"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
(Related: Men, Women, Constitution, Court, Law, Lies, Needs)

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

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

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

"I was court-martial in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Death, Absence, Court)

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

"The Constitution is not a panacea for every blot upon the public welfare. Nor should this Court, ordained as a judicial body, be thought of as a general haven for reform movements."
- John Marshall Harlan
(Related: Thought, Body, Constitution, Court, Public, Reform, Welfare)

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

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

"If the courts are making the decisions, it matters who the judge is and, of course, people are concerned with what is the bottom line."
- John Harrison
(Related: People, Decisions)

"Cagey trial lawyers have figured out there's a pretty good likelihood their case - no matter what its merit - will literally get its day in court because of favorable judges."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Court, Day, Judges, Lawyers, Merit, Pretty, Will)

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

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

"World history is a court of judgment."
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
(Related: History, Court, Judgment, World)

"I had seen so many injustices done in the court by well-meaning people. I had lost fourteen clients to gang violence in only seven years. I was angry at a system I thought had failed my clients, and I was part of it."
- Richard Helms
(Related: Thought, People, Clients, Court, Violence, Years)

"Lawsuits should not be used to destroy a viable and independent distribution system. The solution lies in the marketplace and not the courtroom."
- Don Henley
(Related: Lies, Solution)

"Bohemia is nothing more than the little country in which you do not live. If you try to obtain citizenship in it, at once the court and retinue pack the royal archives and treasure and move away beyond the hills."
- O. Henry
(Related: Citizenship, Country, Court, Nothing, Treasure)

"The average Hollywood film star's ambition is to be admired by an American, courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman and have a French boyfriend."
- Katharine Hepburn
(Related: Boyfriend, Ambition, American, Film, Hollywood)

"Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes error a fault, and truth discourtesy."
- George Herbert
(Related: Truth, Error, Fault)

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

"While Congress can't overturn the Supreme Court, we can provide carrots and sticks to prevent local governments from unfairly taking property from landowners."
- Stephanie Herseth
(Related: Congress, Court, Property)

"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
(Related: Thought, People, Court, Law, Right, Separation, Surprises, Years)

"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
(Related: Facts, Law, Logic)

"We have a history of gender and racial bias on our court that continues to undermine the system. Excluding individuals based on race is antagonistic to the pursuit of justice."
- Anita Hill
(Related: History, Court, Gender, Justice, Pursuit, Race)

"What I wanted was for everyone listening to understand that these things mattered - not necessarily for me, but in this particular forum they mattered in terms of whether of not we were getting a person who should sit on the Supreme Court."
- Anita Hill
(Related: Court, Listening)

"The first point is always to believe in it when you go on court and then you have the chances to win."
- Martina Hingis
(Related: Court, First)

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

"Under Confucianism, the use of precisely measured court music, prescribed steps, actions, and phrases all added up to an extremely complex system of rituals, each used for a particular purpose at a particular time."
- Benjamin Hoff
(Related: Time, Music, Purpose, Actions, Court, Rituals)

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

"Let's deal with reality. The reality is that we will be reading Miranda rights to the corpse of Osama bin Laden. He will never appear in an American courtroom."
- Eric Holder
(Related: American, Rights, Osama bin laden, Reading, Reality, Will)

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

"Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Friendship, Courtesy, Tact)

"This is a court of law, young man, not a court of justice."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Court, Justice, Law, Man)

"The time has come for justice at the ballot box, and justice in the courts, and justice in the legislative halls, and justice in the governor's office."
- John Jay Hooker
(Related: Time, Justice, Office)

"For thirty years, beginning with the invention of a privacy right in the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, the Left has been waging a systematic assault on the constitutional foundation of the nation."
- David Horowitz
(Related: Decision, Beginning, Court, Invention, Nation, Privacy, Right, Years)

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

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

"There are not enough jails, not enough police, not enough courts to enforce a law not supported by the people."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: People, Law, Police)

"I am not going to answer to this so-called court, out of respect for the truth and the will of the Iraqi people. I've said what I've said, and I'm not guilty."
- Saddam Hussein
(Related: Truth, People, Court, Respect, Will)

"If you are Iraqi, you know who I am... and you know that I do not tire. I am the president of Iraq and I refuse to answer these questions because this court is illegitimate."
- Saddam Hussein
(Related: Court, Iraq, President, Questions)

"I do here speak it before the court. I look that the Lord should deliver me by his providence."
- Anne Hutchinson
(Related: Court, Providence)

"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
(Related: Women, God, Court)

"The ultimate court of appeal is observation and experiment... not authority."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Authority, Court, Observation)

"I just have that sense this is the reason we got Sandra Day O'Connor on the Court in the first place is because Ronald Reagan was running for President."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Court, Day, First, President, Reason, Running, Sense)

"Bush's choice of Dick Cheney as his running mate is clear confirmation of the policies he would promote and the nominations he would make to an already closely divided U.S. Supreme Court."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Choice, Court, Running)

"Young lawyers attend the courts, not because they have business there, but because they have no business."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Business, Lawyers)

"The courts are using the First Amendment to attack religion, when they should be using it to protect religion."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Religion, First)

"While even pornography is protected as free speech, the courts have consciously undermined religious speech and freedom of religion for years."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Religion, Free speech, Freedom, Pornography, Religious, Years)

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

"I have not fully had the opportunity to evaluate the impact of cameras in the courtroom."
- Lance Ito
(Related: Opportunity, Evaluate)

"I know the pundits and the news media have carried a lot of commentary about cameras in the courtroom, and there's a lot of controversy about it as a result of the Simpson case. But I have not had enough time to step back and enough time to evaluate that."
- Lance Ito
(Related: Time, Controversy, Evaluate, Media, News, Result)

"If you have a camera in the courtroom, there's no filtering. What you see is what's there."
- Lance Ito
"If you take the cameras out of the courtroom, then you hide a certain measure of truth from the public."
- Lance Ito
(Related: Truth, Measure, Public)

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

"Whereas if you have a camera in the courtroom, there's no filtering. What you see is what's there."
- Lance Ito
"As soon as I step on the court I just try to play tennis and don't find excuses. You know, I just lost because I lost, not because my arm was sore."
- Goran Ivanisevic
(Related: Court, Excuses, Play, Tennis)

"If I don't believe it, then they don't need me on the court. I've just got to believe that in my heart."
- Allen Iverson
(Related: Heart, Court)

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

"Please keep an open mind and let me have my day in court."
- Michael Jackson
(Related: Court, Day, Mind, Open)

"When the Supreme Court moved to Washington in 1800, it was provided with no books, which probably accounts for the high quality of early opinions."
- Robert Jackson
(Related: Quality, Books, Court, Opinions, Washington)

"I don't think, 'Gee, I'd like to dress this person.' There was a picture in Us magazine. It was a jersey dress, and Courtney Love was wearing it. I have this thing about Courtney Love, this funny worship."
- Marc Jacobs
(Related: Funny, Love, Dress, Worship)

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

"Have a sense of humor about life - you will need it. And be courteous."
- Peter Jennings
(Related: Humor, Life, Sense, Will)

"Home court changes everything. If you have home court, you're expected to win."
- Eddie Jones
(Related: Home, Court)

"This is the time that I really miss being in my courtroom because I believe that that's the last place in this country where there's supposed to be fairness."
- Star Jones
(Related: Time, Being, Country)

"I felt somehow for many years that George Washington and Alexander Hamilton just left me out by mistake. But through the process of amendment, interpretation, and court decision, I have finally been included in "We, the people.""
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: Mistake, People, Decision, Court, Washington, Years)

"The courts cannot garnish a father's salary, nor freeze his account, nor seize his property on behalf of his children, in our society. Apparently this is because a kid is not a car or a couch or a boat."
- June Jordan
(Related: Car, Society, Father, Children, Property)

"Instead of acting in court, I decided to act onstage."
- Raul Julia
(Related: Act, Acting, Court)

"The Supreme Court, of course, has the responsibility of ensuring that our government never oversteps its proper bounds or violates the rights of individuals. But the Court must also recognize the limits on itself and respect the choices made by the American people."
- Elena Kagan
(Related: Government, People, American, Choices, Court, Rights, Limits, Respect, Responsibility)

"If I am confirmed, I will commit to show Heller and the principles articulated in it the full measure of respect that is due to all constitution decisions of the court."
- Elena Kagan
(Related: Constitution, Court, Decisions, Measure, Principles, Respect, Will)

"Courtrooms contain every symbol of authority that a set designer could imagine. Everyone stands up when you come in. You wear a costume identifying you as, if not quite divine, someone special."
- Irving R. Kaufman
(Related: Authority, Symbol)

"The Supreme Court's only armor is the cloak of public trust; its sole ammunition, the collective hopes of our society."
- Irving R. Kaufman
(Related: Society, Trust, Court, Public, Public trust)

"I have the distinction of being called a media whore by Courtney Love."
- Maynard James Keenan
(Related: Love, Being, Media)

"Sometimes it is easy... to enhance your prestige by not exercising your responsibility, but that's not been the tradition of the court."
- Anthony Kennedy
(Related: Court, Responsibility, Tradition)

"The Supreme Court of the United States... has validated the Nazi method of execution in... concentration camps, starving them to death."
- Jack Kevorkian
(Related: Death, Court, Execution, states, United)

"I will go to what they call a court. Only they call it a court."
- Jack Kevorkian
(Related: Court, Will)

"When I was a little kid I used to play with guys twice my age, so, I was the last one picked, so if I picked I knew that I had to get the ball to the scorer if I wanted to stay on the court, so that was pretty much my job."
- Jason Kidd
(Related: Age, Court, Job, Play, Pretty)

"I'm a high-risk taker on the court in the sense of trying to squeeze things in there."
- Jason Kidd
(Related: Court, Sense, Trying)

"My legislation would cut off all funding for trials of anyone from Guantanamo in any court in the United States of America. This bill would help stop the misguided plan to put Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other 9/11 terrorists on trial in Downtown Manhattan."
- Peter King
(Related: America, Court, Help, Legislation, states, Trials, United)

"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
(Related: Medical, Commerce, Court, Judges, Laws, Logic)

"A Supreme Court decision that concessions of this sort were unconstitutional would have taken them off the table and actually increased the effective sovereignty of elected officials."
- Michael Kinsley
(Related: Decision, Court)

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

"It takes a long time to learn that a courtroom is the last place in the world for learning the truth."
- Alice Koller
(Related: Time, Truth, Learning, World)

"The courts are as a stage, people love to see attractive players."
- Anna Kournikova
(Related: Love, People)

"A court is like a scene, people want to see attractive people."
- Anna Kournikova
(Related: People, Court, Want)

"I should have known. The first tip I got was when she rarely showed up in court for the second trial."
- Dennis Kozlowski
(Related: Court, First)

"Roddick has good presence on the court and has so much adrenalin."
- Richard Krajicek
(Related: Court)

"For the first couple of years I played really bad tennis. It was so bad that they booed me off the court."
- Richard Krajicek
(Related: Court, First, Tennis, Years)

"Guys like John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg and Stefan Edberg were also very good grass court players."
- Richard Krajicek
(Related: Court)

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

"My obligation as president, and what I promise the country, is that the courts will be able to do their job free of all pressure."
- Ricardo Lagos
(Related: Country, Job, Obligation, President, Pressure, Promise, Will)

"I have always felt that if a man gives you a solid gold key to his door he is entitled to the courtesy of a visit."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: Courtesy, Gold, Key, Man, Visit)

"A conscience without God is like a court without a judge."
- Alphonse de Lamartine
(Related: God, Conscience, Court)

"I'm a graduate of Princeton, and I just want to say you don't have to go to an Ivy League school to be on the Supreme Court."
- Richard Land
(Related: Court, Ivy, School, Want)

"We need to consider nominations as thoroughly and carefully as the American people deserve. No one is entitled to a free pass to a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court."
- Patrick Leahy
(Related: People, American, Court)

"There have been 111 Justices in the Supreme Court of the United States. Only three have been women. If she is confirmed, Solicitor General Kagan will bring the Supreme Court to an historical high-water mark, with three women concurrently serving as Justices."
- Patrick Leahy
(Related: Women, Court, states, United, Will)

"I place a high moral value on the way people behave. I find it repellent to have a lot, and to behave with anything other than courtesy in the old sense of the word - politeness of the heart, a gentleness of the spirit."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: People, Heart, Courtesy, Old, Politeness, Sense, Spirit, Value, Word)

"There is too little courtship in the world."
- Vernon Lee
(Related: Courtship, World)

"The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn't for any religious reasons. They couldn't find three wise men and a virgin."
- Jay Leno
(Related: Men, Court, Religious, Washington)

"Most people compliment me on maintaining my femininity while I'm on the court. People like the fact that I model. My fans or little girls always say they want to play sports, but also want to be a model like me and I think that's great."
- Lisa Leslie
(Related: Sports, People, Compliment, Court, Fact, Fans, Femininity, Girls, Play, Want)

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

"When a nominee for the Supreme Court, one of only nine lifetime appointments, makes an overtly brazen racist comment about tens of millions of American citizens, we don't need lectures. What we need to do is to confront her with what she said and what it says about her."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: American, Court)

"We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Men, People, Congress, Constitution)

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

"In government offices which are sensitive to the vehemence and passion of mass sentiment public men have no sure tenure. They are in effect perpetual office seekers, always on trial for their political lives, always required to court their restless constituents."
- Walter Lippmann
(Related: Government, Men, Court, Effect, Office, Passion, Public, Sentiment)

"We have dozens and dozens and dozens of judicial nominees up there waiting and we have a court system that's crying out for more judges."
- Joe Lockhart
(Related: Court, Judges, Waiting)

"If nations could only depend upon fair and impartial judgments in a world court of law, they would abandon the senseless, savage practice of war."
- Belva Lockwood
(Related: War, Court, Law, Nations, Practice, World)

"I spent time in, like, criminal courts, and covering murder trials for papers."
- Kurt Loder
(Related: Time, Murder, Trials)

"Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined; Often in a wooden house a golden room we find."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Intelligence, Courtesy)

"During the session of the Supreme Court, in the village of -, about three weeks ago, when a number of people were collected in the principal street of the village, I observed a young man riding up and down the street, as I supposed, in a violent passion."
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
(Related: People, Court, Man, Passion)

"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
(Related: Money, People, Law, Vice)

"You gotta be able to change worlds."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Change)

"What makes the most money for this business? Dead rock stars."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Money, Business, Stars)

"We went through ten years of the Limp Bizkit thing, and I didn't know what to do."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Years)

"Warren Beatty took an interest in my career at one point."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Career, Interest)

"The only thing that's really riled me up in the last ten years has been the White Stripes. That's the one band that's gotten me competitive, and that's good."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Years)

"The Kurt thing has burdened me so much."
- Courtney Love
"My number one thing to work on is not being reactive - but appropriateness doesn't come easily to me sometimes."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Work, Being)

"You need to write on your own and produce your own life."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Life)

"I cannot exist as a solo artist."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Artist)

"Rock is all about writing your own script; it's all about pioneering."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Writing)

"I used to do drugs, but don't tell anyone or it will ruin my image."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Drugs, Ruin, Will)

"I think Andy Kaufman is to comedy what the Velvet Underground was to music - it's like, 80 thousand records sold, but everybody who bought one started a band."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Music, Comedy)

"I surrounded myself with women when I was growing up because I had this horrible psycho father. Now I'm trying to really appreciate and like men more."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Men, Women, Father, Growing up, Now, Trying)

"I never expected I would be connected to the Alpha male as some kind of ancillary object, and to this day it mystifies me."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Day)

"I might lie a lot but never in my lyrics."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Lie)

"I like to behave in an extremely normal, wholesome manner for the most part in my daily life. Even if mentally I'm consumed with sick visions of violence, terror, sex and death."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Death, Life, Sex, Terror, Violence, Visions)

"I like there to be some testosterone in rock, and it's like I'm the one in the dress who has to provide it."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Dress)

"I like free gowns."
- Courtney Love
"I like all the angels around because they protect me and my daughter. I mean, her Dad's an angel."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Dad, Daughter, Angels)

"I don't need plastic in my body to validate me as a woman."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Body, Woman)

"I was interested in being in Fight Club, but I wanted Edward's part, but since they're not going to hand a girl those parts you have to manifest destiny and not complain, bitch or whine."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Being, Destiny, Fight)

"I did not want to make the widow record. I still haven't made the widow record."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Want)

"I'll always prefer to play with women and hang out with women, and I'll always be a feminist."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Women, Play)

"I can turn on the radio right now and be inspired."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Now, Right)

"I am just the classic person who wants to learn stuff. I want good tutors, and with Kurt I had the best."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Want)

"He was so gorgeous... Kurt. I don't know how I got lucky that way."
- Courtney Love
"Drugs have nothing to do with the creation of music. In fact, they are dumb and self indulgent. Kind of like sucking your thumb!"
- Courtney Love
(Related: Music, Creation, Drugs, Dumb, Fact, Nothing, Self)

"But, you know, all good rock is easy."
- Courtney Love
"But let me tell you something. Gloria Steinem never helped me out; Larry Flynt did."
- Courtney Love
"But I always wound up being the damn John, when I wanted to be the Paul."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Being)

"Being offended is part of being in the real world."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Being, World)

"Being famous is just like being in high school. But I'm not interested in being the cheerleader. I'm not interested in being Gwen Stefani. She's the cheerleader, and I'm out in the smoker shed."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Being, Famous, School)

"Being a rock widow is not my job, so I would hire people to do it for me."
- Courtney Love
(Related: People, Being, Job)

"Being a rock star is like being a cult leader - you really have to be in your own religion."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Religion, Leader, Being)

"I don't mean to be a diva, but some days you wake up and you're Barbara Streisand."
- Courtney Love
"I'm offended every time I see George Bush on TV!"
- Courtney Love
(Related: Time)

"If you want to ask about my drug problem, go ask my big, fat, smart, ten pound daughter, she'll answer any questions you have about it."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Daughter, Questions, Want)

"In rock stardom there's an absolute economic upside to self-destruction."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Self)

"I want every girl in the world to pick up a guitar and start screaming."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Guitar, Want, World)

"It's a radical time for musicians, a really revolutionary time, and I believe revolutions like Napster are a lot more fun than cash, which by the way we don't have at major labels anyway, so we might as well get with it and get in the game."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Time, Fun, Musicians, Radical)

"Only dumb people are happy."
- Courtney Love
(Related: People, Dumb)

"Kurt had this dumb suicidal ideation - that's what I called it. I thought if we could live through this, we could live through anything."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Thought, Dumb)

"Movie stars are supposed to be healthy. They're kept happy and nutritionally together."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Stars)

"I'm ultimately a widow and a single mother, who's not even getting to be a mother right now. I am so alone, it's freaky."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Mother, Now, Right)

"My mentors are people like Cameron Crowe and Carrie Fisher."
- Courtney Love
(Related: People, Mentors)

"I'm not going to hurt anybody other than that dick who keeps writing songs about me."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Hurt, Songs, Writing)

"I'm not a woman. I'm a force of nature."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Nature, Force, Woman)

"I'm driven. I am. I'm driven for some reason. But I don't know where I'm going."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Reason)

"I'm clean and sober for over a year and no one seems to care! They're like, 'Oh, her dramatic weight gain.' So, stop making fun of me!"
- Courtney Love
(Related: Fun, Gain, Weight)

"I'm a survivor, at least that's what everyone tells me."
- Courtney Love
"I'm a catalogue artist: I compete with Bob Dylan."
- Courtney Love
"I'll always prefer to play with women and hang out with women, and I'll always be a feminist. But let me tell you something. Gloria Steinem never helped me out; Larry Flynt did."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Women, Play)

"Much of my high-jinx have been drug-related. When you're under 30, whatever, but once you're past 40 it's just ugly."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Past, Ugly)

"You will be courteous to your elders who have explored to the point from which you may advance; and helpful to your juniors who will progress farther by reason of your labors."
- Abbott L. Lowell
(Related: Progress, May, Reason, Will)

"There can be no defence like elaborate courtesy."
- E. V. Lucas
(Related: Courtesy)

"There can be no defense like elaborate courtesy."
- Edward V. Lucas
(Related: Courtesy, Defense)

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

"Insults are the business of the court."
- Naguib Mahfouz
(Related: Business, Court, Insults)

"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."
- Malcolm X
(Related: Law, Respect)

"I courted fame but as a spur to brave and honest deeds; who despises fame will soon renounce the virtues that deserve it."
- David Mallet
(Related: Deeds, Fame, Will)

"The first duty of a leader is to make himself be loved without courting love. To be loved without 'playing up' to anyone - even to himself."
- Andre Malraux
(Related: Love, Leader, Duty, First)

"You are going to use this courtroom to kill me? I am going to fight for my life one way or another. You should let me do it with words."
- Charles Manson
(Related: Life, Fight, Words)

"Just because you're convicted in a court room doesn't mean you're guilty of something."
- Charles Manson
(Related: Court)

"Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy."
- Jacques Maritain
(Related: Gratitude, Courtesy)

"Mere access to the courthouse doors does not by itself assure a proper functioning of the adversary process."
- Thurgood Marshall
"The facts are plain: Religious leaders who preside over marriage ceremonies must and will be guided by what they believe. If they do not wish to celebrate marriages for same-sex couples, that is their right. The Supreme Court says so. And the Charter says so."
- Paul Martin
(Related: Marriage, Court, Facts, Leaders, Religious, Right, Will)

"I had not to this time subsisted, but that I was supported by your frequent courtesies and favours."
- Philip Massinger
(Related: Time)

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

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

"We were environmentalists of the Teddy Roosevelt theory. We believed in separation of church and state. We believed in the independence of the Supreme Court not being subject to politicians."
- Pete McCloskey
(Related: Church, Being, Court, Independence, Politicians, Separation, State, Theory)

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

"I didn't attend any of the court proceedings."
- Norma McCorvey
(Related: Court)

"There's so much absurdity. Poverty is so absurd."
- Frank McCourt
(Related: Absurdity, Poverty)

"We never really had any kind of a Christmas. This is one part where my memory fails me completely."
- Frank McCourt
(Related: Christmas, Memory)

"They all went into the bar business. Which was a mistake, because they began to sip at the merchandise and it set them back, set us all back. Well, them more than I."
- Frank McCourt
(Related: Business, Mistake)

"I just have to proceed as usual. No matter what happens, nothing helps with the writing of the next book."
- Frank McCourt
(Related: Nothing, Writing)

"Actually, my mother and Alfie came for three weeks' Christmas vacation and stayed for 21 years. I guess my mother never went back because she was lonely."
- Frank McCourt
(Related: Mother, Christmas, Lonely, Vacation, Years)

"First of all there is always that artistic challenge of creating something. Or the particular experience to take slum life in that period and make something out of it in the form of a book. And then I felt some kind of responsibility to my family."
- Frank McCourt
(Related: Experience, Family, Life, Challenge, First, Responsibility)

"Happiness is hard to recall. Its just a glow."
- Frank McCourt
(Related: Happiness)

"He came to the States in 1963, I think with a view to making up with my mother, but that didn't work. He came for three weeks, and drank his way all over Brooklyn. And went back... I went to his funeral in Belfast."
- Frank McCourt
(Related: Work, Mother, states)

"I admire certain priests and nuns who go off on their own and do God's work on their own, who help in the ghettos, but as far as the institution of the church is concerned, I think it is despicable."
- Frank McCourt
(Related: Work, God, Church, Help)

"I can't go too much into my domestic life because there are ex-wives ready to do me in."
- Frank McCourt
(Related: Life)

"And, of course, they've always condemned dancing. You know, you might touch a member of the opposite sex. And you might get excited and you might do something natural."
- Frank McCourt
(Related: Sex, Dancing)

"I had to get rid of any idea of hell or any idea of the afterlife. That's what held me, kept me down. So now I just have nothing but contempt for the institution of the church."
- Frank McCourt
(Related: Idea, Church, Afterlife, Contempt, Hell, Nothing, Now)

"I think I settled on the title before I ever wrote the book."
- Frank McCourt
"I'm more interested in writing than in performing."
- Frank McCourt
(Related: Writing)

"I'm not one of those James Joyce intellectuals who can stand back and look at the whole edifice... It was a slow process for me to just crawl out of it, like a snake leaving his skin behind."
- Frank McCourt
(Related: Intellectuals, Skin)

"I've been writing in notebooks for 40 years or so."
- Frank McCourt
(Related: Writing, Years)

"My childhood here... was very limited. So it was a long, long time before I actually went out to Brooklyn."
- Frank McCourt
(Related: Time, Childhood)

"The main thing I am interested in is my experience as a teacher."
- Frank McCourt
(Related: Experience)

"The sky is the limit. You never have the same experience twice."
- Frank McCourt
(Related: Experience, Sky)

"You feel a sense of urgency, especially at my advanced age, when you're staring into the grave."
- Frank McCourt
(Related: Age, Grave, Sense)

"I had no accomplishments except surviving. But that isn't enough in the community where I came from, because everybody was doing it. So I wasn't prepared for America, where everybody is glowing with good teeth and good clothes and food."
- Frank McCourt
(Related: Food, Accomplishments, America, Clothes, Community)

"Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die."
- Malachy McCourt
(Related: Poison, Resentment, Waiting)

"The two major things that changed the makeup of all professional sports are money generated by television and courts that players went to in order to win their freedom as free agents."
- Will McDonough
(Related: Money, Sports, Freedom, Makeup, Order, Television)

"If, in a few months, I'm only number 8 or number 10 in the world, I'll have to look at what off-the-court work I can do. I will need to do something if I want to be number 1."
- John McEnroe
(Related: Work, Months, Want, Will, World)

"No one is more insufferable than he who lacks basic courtesy."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Courtesy)

"Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization; it is the best part of refinement and in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man's cruelty and baseness."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Art, Beauty, Civilization, Clouds, Courtesy, Cruelty, Man)

"Courteousness is consideration for others; politeness is the method used to deliver such considerations."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Consideration, Politeness)

"Haldeman is the only man in America in this generation who let his hair grow for a courtroom appearance."
- Mary McGrory
(Related: America, Appearance, Hair, Man)

"Every little kid that steps on the court or the field has aspirations to go pro. I think being a pro basketball player is the best job. The thing I had to realize was that I can't do every dream that I have."
- Brian McKnight
(Related: Dream, Aspirations, Basketball, Being, Court, Job)

"In 1994 the U.S. Court of Appeals decided in the case of Oliver North to permit the release of grand jury evidence, because it had already been so thoroughly leaked."
- Donella Meadows
(Related: Court, Jury)

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

"I am still doing my due diligence. A vote on a Supreme Court nominee is a lifetime appointment and when the court decides, it is the law of the land."
- Robert Menendez
(Related: Court, Diligence, Land, Law, Vote)

"Court TV. I can't stop watching it. I am absolutely obsessed! If I'm not reading a book or spending time with my husband, my friends or my dog, I am watching Court TV."
- Debra Messing
(Related: Time, HusbCourt, Friends, Reading)

"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
(Related: Politics, Court, Law, Play, Troops, Vote, Want, Will)

"We establish no religion in this country, nor will we ever. But we poison our society when we remove its theological underpinnings. We court corruption when we leave society devoid of belief."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: Religion, Society, Belief, Corruption, Country, Court, Poison, Will)

"Beauty is nature's brag, and must be shown in courts, at feasts, and high solemnities, where most may wonder at the workmanship."
- John Milton
(Related: Beauty, Nature, May, Wonder)

"After 16 months of teaching, consulting, fellowship, and special project activities on matters ranging from conservation to healthcare to international trade, Gov. Ventura appointed me to the Minnesota Court of Appeals."
- David Minge
(Related: Conservation, Consulting, Court, Healthcare, Months, Project, Teaching, Trade)

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

"I have often seen people uncivil by too much civility, and tiresome in their courtesy."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: People, Courtesy)

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

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

"I got the chance to argue my first case in Supreme Court, a criminal case arising in Alabama that involved the right of a defendant to counsel at a critical stage in a capital case before a trial."
- Constance Baker Motley
(Related: Chance, Court, First, Right)

"For the first half of this century, High Court judges have been cautious to the point of timidity in expressing any criticism of governmental action; the independence of the judiciary has been of a decidedly subordinate character."
- Ferdinand Mount
(Related: Action, Character, Court, Criticism, First, Independence, Judges, Timidity)

"We cannot go up on a wire. We cannot do a search without a judge on the FISA Court approving it and determining that we have met the standard that has been set forth by Congress in order to utilize these techniques."
- Robert Mueller
(Related: Congress, Court, Order)

"This is courtship all the world over - the man all tongue; the woman all ears."
- Emily Murphy
(Related: Courtship, Man, Tongue, Woman, World)

"The death of chief justice Rehnquist and the president's nomination of John Roberts raises the stakes for the court and the American people exponentially."
- Ralph Neas
(Related: Death, People, American, Court, Justice, President)

"The nation will be shaped for decades by decisions that are made by President Bush and the Senate about the future of the Supreme Court."
- Ralph Neas
(Related: Court, Decisions, Future, Nation, President, Senate, Will)

"Princes of courtesy, merciful, proud and strong."
- Henry Newbolt
(Related: Courtesy)

"That match was late evening and I had the experience of the electricity of the Centre Court because it was packed, a full house for the whole match. It had been a great year for me, first time there and I had the full taste of Wimbledon."
- John Newcombe
(Related: Experience, Time, Court, Electricity, Evening, First, Taste)

"I was in the main draw from the start, my opening match was on Court One against Jan Eric Lundquist of Sweden who was about eight in the world at the time."
- John Newcombe
(Related: Time, Court, World)

"This week I was proud to join with my colleagues to help pass two important, common-sense pieces of legislation that will limit the frivolous lawsuits by trial attorneys and personal injury lawyers that clog our courts and hurt our small businesses."
- Bob Ney
(Related: Help, Hurt, Injury, Lawyers, Legislation, Will)

"If diversity is what is a central value in every selective university in the United States, then it ought to be seen as a compelling interest by the Supreme Court."
- Eleanor Holmes Norton
(Related: Court, Diversity, Interest, states, United, University, Value)

"The Supreme Court of the United States is hereby commanded to try Andrew Johnson for usurpation of our Imperial authority and prerogatives, and if found guilty, behead him or send him here to black the Emperor's boots."
- Joshua A. Norton
(Related: Authority, Court, states, United)

"Justice Ginsburg is a very competent justice, and it is a joy to have her on the court, but particularly for me it is a pleasure to have a second woman on the court."
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Related: Court, Joy, Justice, Pleasure, Woman)

"Historically courts in this country have been insulated. We do not look beyond our borders for precedents."
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Related: Country, Precedents)

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

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

"The power I exert on the court depends on the power of my arguments, not on my gender."
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Related: Power, Arguments, Court, Gender)

"There was no hostility at the court when I arrived."
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Related: Court)

"Yes, I will bring the understanding of a woman to the Court, but I doubt that alone will affect my decisions."
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Related: Court, Decisions, Doubt, Understanding, Will, Woman)

"The fact is, we are a nine-member court that sits on cases."
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Related: Court, Fact)

"The courts of this country should not be the places where resolution of disputes begins. They should be the places where the disputes end after alternative methods of resolving disputes have been considered and tried."
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Related: Country, End, Resolution)

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

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

"Materialist philosophies that treat human beings as machines or animals possess the high ground in our culture - academia, the most powerful media and many of our courts."
- Marvin Olasky
(Related: Animals, Culture, Machines, Media)

"The United States Supreme Court has repeatedly held that marriage is one of the most fundamental rights that we have as Americans under our Constitution."
- Ted Olson
(Related: Marriage, Americans, Constitution, Court, Rights, states, United)

"What is the student but a lover courting a fickle mistress who ever eludes his grasp?"
- William Osler
"MAY it please your Honors: I was desired by one of the court to look into the books, and consider the question now before them concerning Writs of Assistance."
- James Otis
(Related: Books, Court, May, Now, Question)

"Courts of law, and all the paraphernalia and folly of law cannot be found in a rational state of society."
- Robert Owen
(Related: Society, Folly, Law, State)

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

"He has selected from a group of overwhelming candidates. This candidate was nominated to the Supreme Court because of his extremely overwhelming qualifications."
- Rod Parsley
(Related: Court)

"The left has chosen the courts as a major battlefield over social issues."
- Rod Parsley
"This is a man who graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University in three years, editor of the Harvard Law Review, argued 39 cases before the Supreme Court."
- Rod Parsley
(Related: Court, Law, Man, University, Years)

"You know, there are only about 10 people in the United States that have ever argued 25 cases before the Supreme Court, this man has won 25 cases before the Supreme Court. He's an overwhelming choice."
- Rod Parsley
(Related: People, Choice, Court, Man, states, United)

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

"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
(Related: Court, Hollywood, Mystery, Summer)

"The unions and the auto companies have been unable to put a deal together that fundamentally restructures the industry. It needs to get done. The only way it's really going to get done is in bankruptcy court. They should have done it six months ago they should do it now."
- Timothy Pawlenty
(Related: Court, Months, Needs, Now)

"We should go forward in courts and Congress with investigations into post-9/11 interrogations and the decisions leading to them."
- Christine Pelosi
(Related: Congress, Decisions, Leading, Post)

"Courteous treatment will make a customer a walking advertisement."
- James Cash Penney
(Related: Customer, Treatment, Walking, Will)

"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
(Related: Truth, Court, Innocence, Law, Will)

"My life off the court has changed. I'm feeling good inside, so I guess it shows on the outside too."
- Mary Pierce
(Related: Life, Court, Feeling)

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

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

"If Milosevic is to be tried, he has to be tried by a proper court, an impartial, properly constituted court which has international respect."
- Harold Pinter
(Related: Court, Respect)

"I believe an international criminal court is very much to be desired."
- Harold Pinter
(Related: Court)

"There is a movement to get an international criminal court in the world, voted for by hundreds of states-but with the noticeable absence of the United States of America."
- Harold Pinter
(Related: Absence, America, Court, states, United, World)

"They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Dream, Courtship)

"Once your name becomes well known, politicians come courting."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Name, Politicians)

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

"The future is built on brains, not prom court, as most people can tell you after attending their high school reunion. But you'd never know it by talking to kids or listening to the messages they get from the culture and even from their schools."
- Anna Quindlen
(Related: People, Court, Culture, Future, Kids, Listening, School, Schools, Talking)

"It's hard to learn about your parents' courtship."
- Michael Reagan
(Related: Courtship, Parents)

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

"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
(Related: Court, Laws, Majority, Will)

"Perhaps you should say there should be mandatory retirement even of members of the court, members of the federal judiciary. I'm sure there can be questions about whether one does as good work when you get into your - you know, I'm 67."
- William Rehnquist
(Related: Work, Court, Questions, Retirement)

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

"Because homecoming came first, and there was the homecoming court. The five guys on homecoming court were disqualified from being in the prom court. So being prom king was being sixth most popular."
- Andy Richter
(Related: Being, Court, First, Popular)

"I want to swim in both directions at once. Desire success, court failure."
- Alan Rickman
(Related: Success, Failure, Court, Desire, Want)

"When a language creates as it does a community within the present, it does so only by courtesy of a community between the present and the past."
- Christopher Ricks
(Related: Community, Courtesy, Language, Past, Present)

"The antitrust litigation currently in the federal courts in the U.S. against Monsanto will be the test case in the life sciences, just as the Microsoft case was the test case in the information sciences."
- Jeremy Rifkin
(Related: Life, Information, Will)

"The 10 largest antitrust law firms in the United States have gone into the federal courts charging Monsanto with creating a global conspiracy in violation of the antitrust laws, to control the global market in seeds."
- Jeremy Rifkin
(Related: Control, Law, Laws, states, United)

"So my attorneys brought litigation in the U.S. federal courts. The judge ruled in our favor."
- Jeremy Rifkin
"Fortunately, the courts discharged me every time after they understood what I had done."
- Alain Robert
(Related: Time)

"You need a teaching coach who understands the game of basketball, not just some guy coming on the court talking about Xs and Os."
- Oscar Robertson
(Related: Basketball, Coach, Court, Talking, Teaching)

"I don't blame David Stern because a player gets on the court and he doesn't put out competitively. No one can make you play if you don't want to play."
- Oscar Robertson
(Related: Blame, Court, Play, Want)

"What I heard was that Bush is now positioned to have victory after victory. He'll have Social Security reform passed, that he'll have tax reform passed, that he'll have conservative judges on the courts."
- Pat Robertson
(Related: Victory, Conservative, Tax, Judges, Now, Reform, Security)

"The other reason that I am here today, again from the State Department and from the court record of the court of appeals, is that when I am abroad I speak out against the injustices against the Negro people of this land."
- Paul Robeson
(Related: People, Court, Land, Reason, State, Today)

"When Courtney's mother and I first separated I tried to be Disney Dad, showering her with gifts, trips and then I snapped out of it. You don't have to try to impress your kids. If they're not getting what they need from you, they will let you know."
- Al Roker
(Related: Dad, Mother, Disney, First, Gifts, Kids, Will)

"They wrapped her up like a baby burrito to show to Mom. Here were a mother and her daughter and I love them both so much. I couldn't wait for Courtney to come to the hospital so I could have all my women together."
- Al Roker
(Related: Love, Women, Mom, Mother, Daughter, Baby)

"Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Courage, Courtesy, Gentleman)

"The marketplace can handle this. The laws are there. The courts have shown a consistent ability to find a balance between copyright owners and copyright users."
- Hilary Rosen
(Related: Ability, Balance, Laws)

"And there had to be a dagger thrust in the heart of the left to tell them that you are no longer gonna give five years for a Smith Act prosecution or one year for Contempt of Court, but we're gonna kill ya!"
- Julius Rosenberg
(Related: Heart, Act, Contempt, Court, Years)

"This consists of a series of meetings that may last several days through which information is provided that may include reviewing documentaries, news programs, court records and certain reports about the group in question."
- Rick Ross
(Related: Court, Information, May, Meetings, News, Question)

"A large nose is in fact the sign of an affable man, good, courteous, witty, liberal, courageous, such as I am."
- Edmond Rostand
(Related: Fact, Liberal, Man, Witty)

"The reversal of a Supreme Court opinion is possible."
- Mike Rounds
(Related: Court, Opinion)

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

"What Mr. Obama wants in a nominee isn't really "empathy" and "understanding." He wants a liberal, activist Supreme Court justice."
- Karl Rove
(Related: Court, Justice, Liberal)

"A fool and her money are soon courted."
- Helen Rowland
(Related: Money, Fool)

"People are interested in pro football because it provides them with an emotional oasis; they don't want football to get involved in the same types of court cases, racial problems and legislative issues they encounter in the rest of American life."
- Pete Rozelle
(Related: Life, People, American, Court, Football, Problems, Rest, Want)

"For a while, people couldn't understand why I'd find them so fascinating, but I'd rather go to a trial than to a Broadway play. Now that we have Court TV, they see what I mean."
- Ann Rule
(Related: People, Court, Now, Play)

"I can't laugh, be happy, present myself at any prize and also win on the centre court."
- Gabriela Sabatini
(Related: Court, Present)

"It is nice to walk out on a court to have it packed."
- Pete Sampras
(Related: Court)

"There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism. It would be an offense against polite conventions to press our doubts too far."
- George Santayana
(Related: Courtesy, Press, Skepticism)

"The Court today completes the process of converting Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 from a guarantee that race or sex will not be the basis for often will."
- Antonin Scalia
(Related: Sex, Act, Civil rights, Court, Race, Today, Will)

"The Western media tends to place a lot of emphasis on official institutions in Ukraine such as its supreme court, the central election commission, and the parliament. In reality, the people of Ukraine now control their destiny."
- Bob Schaffer
(Related: People, Control, Court, Destiny, Media, Now, Parliament, Reality)

"The history of the world is the world's court of justice."
- Friedrich Schiller
(Related: History, Court, Justice, World)

"Arresting and detaining these dangerous people can make sense, at least until a final decision is reached on their deportation. However, such detention must always be subject to time limits and court review."
- Otto Schily
(Related: Time, People, Decision, Court, Limits, Sense)

"Congress should pass legislation to remove from the federal courts their jurisdiction to hear these outrageous challenges to the Ten Commandments and the Pledge of Allegiance."
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Related: Congress, Legislation)

"In the Middle Ages and beyond, the target was the Court Jew who had the ear of the ruler; during the Inquisition it was the Spanish Jews who thrived after their conversion to Christianity."
- Jack Schwartz
(Related: Christianity, Court)

"Reverence for life is the highest court of appeal."
- Albert Schweitzer
(Related: Life, Court)

"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
(Related: Legal, Court, Job, Justice, Law, Tools)

"In the Brown decision, the United States Supreme Court unanimously struck down the legal and moral footing of racially segregated public education in this country."
- Bobby Scott
(Related: Education, Legal, Decision, Country, Court, Public, states, United)

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

"Love rules the court, the camp, the grove, And men below, and saints above: For love is heaven, and heaven is love."
- Walter Scott
(Related: Love, Men, Court, Heaven, Rules, Saints)

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

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

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

"This is the most historic moment in Supreme Court history in our lifetime, no question about it. These are justices who are going to serve for decades."
- Jay Alan Sekulow
(Related: History, Court, Question)

"We've been following Judge Alito's career over the last 15 years, while he's been on the Court of Appeals."
- Jay Alan Sekulow
(Related: Career, Court, Years)

"We've got another nominee coming up, well qualified, Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owens has a tremendous reputation, tremendous record, but they are already marshalling their forces to try to stop that nomination."
- Jay Alan Sekulow
(Related: Court, Justice, Reputation)

"It's now up to the full Senate to move swiftly to confirm John Roberts so he can assume his duties and responsibilities as chief justice when the Supreme Court begins its new term in a matter of weeks. We call on the Senate to confirm John Roberts without delay."
- Jay Alan Sekulow
(Related: Court, Delay, Justice, Now, Senate)

"If you look at Griswold, what you can see is the first time the Court recognized the right to privacy, which ends up becoming ultimately the right to abortion."
- Jay Alan Sekulow
(Related: Time, Abortion, Court, First, Privacy, Right)

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

"The court has said you are entitled to robust speech on public sidewalks, even insulting speech."
- Jay Alan Sekulow
(Related: Court, Public, Speech)

"The reason to split a court is for administrative purposes, and in the past there has been much debate about the liberal decisions of the Ninth Circuit and so forth; and people have wanted to get out of the Ninth Circuit for that reason."
- Michael K. Simpson
(Related: People, Court, Debate, Decisions, Liberal, Past, Reason)

"I tend to watch a little TV... Court TV, once in a while. Some of the cases I get interested in."
- O. J. Simpson
(Related: Court)

"In all candor, the Court fails to perceive any reason for suspending the power of courts to get evidence and rule on questions of privilege in criminal matters simply because it is the president of the United States who holds the evidence."
- John J. Sirica
(Related: Power, Candor, Court, President, Privilege, Questions, Reason, states, United)

"I've made up my mind. I'll take my court martial."
- Eddie Slovik
(Related: Court, Mind)

"It's incredibly difficult to keep a healthy body image in this business."
- Courtney Thorne Smith
(Related: Business, Body)

"You know, true love really matters, friends really matter, family really matters. Being responsible and disciplined and healthy really matters."
- Courtney Thorne Smith
(Related: Family, Love, Being, Friends)

"One of the strangest things about being an actor is that people you don't know feel that they are allowed to comment on your hair, body, clothes, relationships."
- Courtney Thorne Smith
(Related: People, Actor, Being, Body, Clothes, Hair, Relationships)

"To be totally honest, if I could be thinner without it causing a lot of pain and anxiety in my life, I would be. But today the reality is my life is more important to me than my weight - and thank God for that."
- Courtney Thorne Smith
(Related: Life, God, Anxiety, Pain, Reality, Today, Weight)

"You need to eat normally and healthfully, and you need to exercise. I'm so passionate about this because I think people spend their lives not happy in their bodies."
- Courtney Thorne Smith
(Related: People, Exercise)

"The Supreme Court is not elected, and it is therefore not a proper arbiter of social policy."
- Lamar S. Smith
(Related: Policy, Court)

"Every human being is entitled to courtesy and consideration. Constructive criticism is not only to be expected but sought."
- Margaret Chase Smith
(Related: Being, Consideration, Courtesy, Criticism)

"All of the legal defense funds out there, they're looking for people out there with court of appeals experience, because court of appeals is where policy is made. And I know, I know this is on tape and I should never say that because we don't make law, I know. I know."
- Sonia Sotomayor
(Related: Legal, Experience, People, Policy, Court, Defense, Law)

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

"I have three adopted children with Phil, and for years I was fighting in court with him over being able to see my kids. I was always going back and forth to California, going to court, and I was never able to get a project going."
- Ronnie Spector
(Related: Being, Children, Court, Fighting, Kids, Project, Years)

"Lying under oath, and encouraging lies under oath, does go to the very heart and soul of what courts do. If we say we don't care, let's forget about courts, and we'll just have other ways of figuring out how to handle disputes."
- Kenneth Starr
(Related: Soul, Heart, Encouraging, Care, Forget, Lies, Lying)

"The irony of the Supreme Court hearing on these cases last week and of the outright hostility that the Court has displayed against religion in recent years is that above the head of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is a concrete display of the Ten Commandments."
- Cliff Stearns
(Related: Religion, Court, Hearing, Irony, Justice, Years)

"Last Thursday, our Supreme Court backed that local governments can co-opt private property, and give it to another private entity, for economic development."
- Cliff Stearns
(Related: Development, Court, Property)

"If you think of paying court to the men in power, your eternal ruin is assured."
- Stendhal
(Related: Men, Power, Court, Ruin)

"Courtship consists in a number of quiet attentions, not so pointed as to alarm, nor so vague as not to be understood."
- Laurence Sterne
(Related: Courtship, Quiet)

"I think that one of the most fundamental responsibilities is to give testimony in a court of law, to give it honestly and willingly."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Court, Law)

"The Supreme Court ruled that disabled golfer Casey Martin has a legal right to ride in a golf cart between shots at PGA Tour events. Man, the next thing you know, they're going to have some guy carry his clubs around for him."
- Jon Stewart
(Related: Legal, Court, Events, Golf, Man, Martin, Right)

"Suddenly, I became conscious of the fact that the driver was in the act of pulling up the horses in the courtyard of a vast ruined castle, from whose tall black windows came no ray of light, and whose broken battlements showed a jagged line against the sky."
- Bram Stoker
(Related: Act, Fact, Horses, Light, Sky, Windows)

"And it is no less true, that personal security and private property rest entirely upon the wisdom, the stability, and the integrity of the courts of justice."
- Joseph Story
(Related: Wisdom, Integrity, Justice, Property, Rest, Security, Stability)

"All places where women are excluded tend downward to barbarism; but the moment she is introduced, there come in with her courtesy, cleanliness, sobriety, and order."
- Harriet Beecher Stowe
(Related: Women, Cleanliness, Courtesy, Order)

"Ritual murder is referred to in court files which are located in Rome. There are pictures in it which show that in 23 cases, the Church itself has dealt with the question."
- Julius Streicher
(Related: Church, Court, Murder, Question, Ritual, Rome)

"The courtesy which most becomes a victor was denied to Germany for a long time."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: Time, Courtesy, Germany)

"If it gets to the Supreme Court, I'll have the directors of every museum in the country as expert testimony that my work is legitimate art."
- Jock Sturges
(Related: Art, Work, Country, Court)

"Catholicism is a wide tent in terms of political and legal positions. We could have nine Catholics on the Supreme Court and a great deal of diversity toward the law."
- Cass Sunstein
(Related: Legal, Catholicism, Court, Diversity, Law)

"I love judges, and I love courts. They are my ideals, that typify on earth what we shall meet hereafter in heaven under a just God."
- William Howard Taft
(Related: Love, God, Earth, Heaven, Ideals, Judges)

"Presidents come and go, but the Supreme Court goes on forever."
- William Howard Taft
(Related: Court)

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

"A court is an assembly of noble and distinguished beggars."
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
(Related: Court)

"The book of female logic is blotted all over with tears, and Justice in their courts is forever in a passion."
- William Makepeace Thackeray
(Related: Justice, Logic, Passion, Tears)

"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
(Related: Wisdom, Successful, Court, Rights, Justice, Law, Temperament)

"There's a lot more to competence than a law degree and a modicum of courtroom skill."
- Fred Thompson
(Related: Competence, Law, Skill)

"Men naturally despise those who court them, but respect those who do not give way to them."
- Thucydides
(Related: Men, Court, Respect)

"Out in the lonely woods the jasmine burns Its fragrant lamps, and turns Into a royal court with green festoons The banks of dark lagoons."
- Henry Timrod
(Related: Banks, Court, Lonely)

"I don't know about friends, but what time I spent with The Beatles they were very courteous to me."
- Peter Tork
(Related: Time, Friends)

"I didn't know how much I cared about having a woman on the court until the day there was a woman on the court."
- Nina Totenberg
(Related: Court, Day, Woman)

"Whenever you put a man on the Supreme Court he ceases to be your friend."
- Harry S. Truman
(Related: Friend, Court, Man)

"I am waiting for the decision, which is not depending of me, to know if the trial will be in Iraq, in the states, or in international court. Of course, the decision is not mine."
- Jacques Verges
(Related: Decision, Court, Iraq, states, Waiting, Will)

"Police forces collect information to be used in a public court to get people convicted. Security services gather information that does not necessarily lead to people being prosecuted and in many cases needs to remain confidential."
- Gijs de Vries
(Related: People, Being, Court, Information, Needs, Police, Public, Security)

"If in any divination the Tenth Card should be a Court Card, it shews that the subject of the divination falls ultimately into the hands of a person represented by that card, and its end depends mainly on him."
- Arthur E. Waite
(Related: Court, End)

"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 B. Waite
(Related: Constitution, Kentucky, Poor, Property, State)

"I read numerous books - loads in fact - and, as I always do when recording a historical project, immersed myself into the subject matter. I spent many hours at Henry's old homes, such as Hampton Court, and visiting the Tower of London. I read no other books during that period."
- Rick Wakeman
(Related: Books, Court, Fact, London, Old, Project)

"Many words are not wanting to show that the particular view of each court occasioned the dangers which affected the public tranquillity; yet the whole is charged to my account. Nor is this sufficient."
- Robert Walpole
(Related: Court, Public, Words)

"Courtesies cannot be borrowed like snow shovels; you must have some of your own."
- John Wanamaker
(Related: Snow)

"Courtesy is the one coin you can never have too much of or be stingy with."
- John Wanamaker
(Related: Courtesy)

"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
(Related: Congress, Court, Fashion, Law, Nixon, Old, Traditions, Will)

"The honorable William Penn, late governor of Pennsylvania, was chosen agent to the Court of Britain, and directed to deliver the petition to the King himself and to endeavor by his personal influence to procure a favorable reception to this last address."
- Mercy Otis Warren
(Related: Court, Influence)

"It may be a mistake, that man, in a state of nature, is more disposed to cruelty than courtesy."
- Mercy Otis Warren
(Related: Nature, Mistake, Courtesy, Cruelty, Man, May, State)

"The foolish and cruel notion that a wife is to obey her husband has sent more women to the grave than to the courts for a divorce."
- Lemuel K. Washburn
(Related: Women, Wife, HusbDivorce, Grave)

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

"I'm thrilled to have a completely new audience that I can get from Court TV, without it being my own trial. That was the only other way I would have gotten it."
- John Waters
(Related: Being, Court)

"Really big people are, above everything else, courteous, considerate and generous - not just to some people in some circumstances - but to everyone all the time."
- Thomas J. Watson
(Related: Time, People, Circumstances)

"At a time when the GOP is playing games with the debt limit, a member of the Supreme Court is refusing to recuse himself from matters he has a financial interest in, and middle class incomes are stagnant, many want to change the subject. I don't. This was a prank, and a silly one. I'm focused on my work."
- Anthony Weiner
(Related: Change, Time, Work, Financial, Class, Court, Debt, Games, Interest, Middle class, Silly, Want)

"The courts are truly the least dangerous of the three branches of our government."
- William Weld
(Related: Government)

"I enjoyed the courtroom as just another stage but not so amusing as Broadway."
- Mae West
"One has to accept pain as a condition of existence. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing. One needs a will stubborn in conflict, but apt always to the total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying."
- Morris West
(Related: Acceptance, Conflict, Court, Darkness, Doubt, Dying, Existence, Living, Needs, Pain, Will)

"Towards the end of the Lord Chamberlain's era, when his hold was being loosened, private prosecutions began to happen. A member of staff at the Royal Court ordered to stop the play, and the police were brought in."
- Timothy West
(Related: Being, Court, End, Play, Police)

"I wonder much that a court of Law should be in doubt whether a Resolution of Congress can superceed the Law of a Sovereign State."
- William Whipple
(Related: Congress, Court, Doubt, Law, Resolution, State, Wonder)

"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
(Related: Morality, Choices, Law, Laws, Will)

"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
(Related: Design, Constitution, Court, Deals, Language, Law)

"We began a series of court battles for nine months, while I was attending classes by telephone."
- Ryan White
(Related: Court, Months)

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

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

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

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

"If a radical devolution of powers was possible, it would have been done before. The assumption of states' rights is gone. There's no support for it in the Supreme Court and there's no support for it in public opinion."
- James Q. Wilson
(Related: Court, Rights, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Radical, states, Support)

"Bluster, sputter, question, cavil; but be sure your argument be intricate enough to confound the court."
- William Wycherley
(Related: Argument, Court, Question)

"It urges policy makers and the Supreme Court to make the mistake of curing what could prove to be an isolated problem by disarming the government of its principal weapon to stop future terrorist attacks."
- John Yoo
(Related: Government, Mistake, Policy, Court, Future)

"A decision by the Supreme Court to subject Guantanamo to judicial review would eliminate these advantages."
- John Yoo
(Related: Decision, Court)

"If the Court were to extend its reach to the base, judges could begin managing conditions of confinement, interrogation methods, and the use of information."
- John Yoo
(Related: Court, Information, Judges)

"Judges pretty much act independently once they get on the bench so I'm not really sure why Harper's concerned that the court is currently being stacked with a lot of Liberal appointments."
- Alan Young
(Related: Act, Being, Court, Judges, Liberal, Pretty)

"Throughout our courtship, Kenny told me that he had proof that Saddam Hussein was a threat because he possessed weapons of mass destruction. I told him, 'You had me at weapons.'"
- Renee Zellweger
(Related: Courtship, Destruction, Proof, Weapons)

"Therefore, a person should first be changed by a teacher's instructions, and guided by principles of ritual. Only then can he observe the rules of courtesy and humility, obey the conventions and rules of society, and achieve order."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Society, Courtesy, First, Humility, Order, Principles, Ritual, Rules)

"It is impossible to practice parliamentary politics without having patience, decency, politeness and courtesy."
- Khaleda Zia
(Related: Politics, Courtesy, Decency, Patience, Politeness, Practice)

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