Quotes and Sayings about Law



"We cannot build foundations of a state without rule of law."
- Mahmoud Abbas
(Related: Law, State)

"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)

"Were this not Texas, were there not a state where there were no protections at all and where the law was clear on that, I think CBS and Mary Mapes and Dan Rather and all of us had a very good chance of winning. So this is an ongoing battle about an issue of principle."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Winning, Battle, Chance, Law, State)

"I am really impressed by lawyers who write books and tell us that they never lost a case. Most lawyers who have never lost a case have not had enough hard cases. But there are very difficult cases out there."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Books, Lawyers)

"I just had the sense that at least the books that I had read about law just didn't really have enough of that."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Books, Law, Sense)

"I really did try to write it so that an educated public that cares about issues like this doesn't have to be a lawyer and can read it and understand it."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Public)

"I think that it is important for people to understand that whether a good-guy or a bad-guy wins a case is less important than what the law is that the case results in."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: People, Law, Results)

"When I began we did not really have a lot of First Amendment law. It is really surprising to think of it this way, but a lot of the law - most of the law that relates to the First Amendment freedom of the press in America - is really within living memory."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: America, First, Freedom, Law, Living, Memory, Press)

"It is within the last quarter century or thirty years. And a lot of that law has turned out to be very, very protective of the press and the public's right to know."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Law, Press, Public, Right, Years)

"It has something to do with the facts and the law and who the judges are. So I think lawyers sometimes exaggerate their role in winning and losing. Lawyers do have a role, and a major role, but they're not the only players in this game."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Winning, Facts, Judges, Law, Lawyers, Losing)

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

"Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Change, Eternity, Laws, Manners, Opinions)

"If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice, or representation."
- Abigail Adams
(Related: Attention, Care, Ladies, Laws, Rebellion, Voice, Will)

"Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Nature, Dream, Chaos, Law, Man, Order)

"Power always thinks... that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws."
- John Adams
(Related: Power, God, Laws, Service)

"The fundamental law of the militia is, that it be created, directed and commanded by the laws, and ever for the support of the laws."
- John Adams
(Related: Law, Laws, Support)

"A government of laws, and not of men."
- John Adams
(Related: Government, Men, Laws)

"The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule."
- Samuel Adams
(Related: Nature, Power, Authority, Earth, Law, Liberty, Man, Will)

"There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: Love, Law, Man, Mankind, Years)

"If you desire information on some point of law, you are not likely to ponder over the ponderous tomes of legal writers in order to obtain the knowledge you seek, by your own unaided efforts."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Legal, Knowledge, Desire, Information, Law, Order, Writers)

"That man is a creature who needs order yet yearns for change is the creative contradiction at the heart of the laws which structure his conformity and define his deviancy."
- Freda Adler
(Related: Change, Heart, Conformity, Contradiction, Laws, Man, Needs, Order)

"Woman throughout the ages has been mistress to the law, as man has been its master."
- Freda Adler
(Related: Law, Man, Woman)

"The individual mirrors in his individuation the preordained social laws of exploitation, however mediated."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Exploitation, Laws)

"Be assured, fellow citizens, that in a democracy it is the laws that guard the person of the citizen and the constitution of the state, whereas the despot and the oligarch find their protection in suspicion and in armed guards."
- Aeschines
(Related: Constitution, Democracy, Laws, Protection, State, Suspicion)

"For then only will you be strong, when you cherish the laws, and when the revolutionary attempts of lawless men shall have ceased."
- Aeschines
(Related: Men, Laws, Will)

"Facts are stupid until brought into connection with some general law."
- Louis Agassiz
(Related: Connection, Facts, Law)

"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)

"The fact that a player is very short of time is, to my mind, as little to be considered an excuse as, for instance, the statement of the law-breaker that he was drunk at the time he committed the crime."
- Alexander Alekhine
(Related: Time, Crime, Fact, Law, Mind)

"My parents wanted me to go to law school."
- Sasha Alexander
(Related: Law, Parents, School)

"The law changes and flows like water, and the stream of women's rights law has become a sudden rushing torrent."
- Shana Alexander
(Related: Women, Rights, Law, Water)

"I don't believe man is a woman's natural enemy. Perhaps his lawyer is."
- Shana Alexander
(Related: Enemy, Man, Woman)

"When two people marry they become in the eyes of the law one person, and that one person is the husband."
- Shana Alexander
(Related: HusbPeople, Eyes, Law)

"Where there are laws, he who has not broken them need not tremble."
- Vittorio Alfieri
(Related: Laws)

"Law is king of all."
- Henry Alford
(Related: Law)

"A judge can't have any preferred outcome in any particular case. The judge's only obligation - and it's a solemn obligation - is to the rule of law."
- Samuel Alito
(Related: Law, Obligation)

"The lessons of September 11 are that if we allow law enforcement to do their work free of political interference, if we give them adequate resources and modern technologies, we can protect our citizens without intruding on our liberties."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Work, Law)

"These are facts, these are not imaginary things."
- Iyad Allawi
(Related: Facts)

"We are succeeding in Iraq. Thank you, America."
- Iyad Allawi
(Related: America, Iraq)

"Saddam Hussein's trial would not be public since he could name countries and persons whom he gave money."
- Iyad Allawi
(Related: Money, Countries, Name, Public)

"We are losing each day an average 50 to 60 people throughout the country, if not more. If this is not civil war, then God knows what civil war is."
- Iyad Allawi
(Related: War, God, People, Country, Day, Losing)

"We are safer, the region is safer, the world is safer without Saddam."
- Iyad Allawi
(Related: World)

"With nearly 20 days until Iraq emerges as a free sovereign state for the first time in more than three decades, terrorists have increasingly targeted our country's infrastructure."
- Iyad Allawi
(Related: Time, Country, First, Iraq, State)

"We see an extensive program of dismantling state institutions... These are ingredients for catastrophe."
- Iyad Allawi
(Related: State)

"We are succeeding in Iraq. It's a tough struggle with setbacks, but we are succeeding."
- Iyad Allawi
(Related: Iraq, Struggle)

"It is our people who are sitting in the dark because of these cowardly and treacherous attacks, not our occupiers."
- Iyad Allawi
(Related: People)

"While we are under the tyranny of Priests, it will ever be their interest, to invalidate the law of nature and reason, in order to establish systems incompatible therewith."
- Ethan Allen
(Related: Nature, Interest, Law, Order, Reason, Tyranny, Will)

"I learned law so well, the day I graduated I sued the college, won the case, and got my tuition back."
- Fred Allen
(Related: College, Day, Law)

"The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny."
- James Allen
(Related: Character, Habit, Destiny, Harvest, Law)

"Harmony is one phase of the law whose spiritual expression is love."
- James Allen
(Related: Love, Expression, Harmony, Law, Spiritual)

"Eventually you love people - friends or lovers - because of their flaws."
- Karen Allen
(Related: Love, People, Flaws, Friends, Lovers)

"The single most important aspect of the Transition involves the selection of personnel to manage the transfer of responsibility. The law provides roughly ten weeks to accomplish this process."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Law, Responsibility)

"My mom said the only reason men are alive is for lawn care and vehicle maintenance."
- Tim Allen
(Related: Men, Mom, Care, Reason)

"They don't have special rights because we have civil rights laws that protect them. The laws work both ways."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Work, Civil rights, Laws)

"The intellectual property situation is bad and getting worse. To be a programmer, it requires that you understand as much law as you do technology."
- Eric Allman
(Related: Technology, Law, Property)

"Lawyers are the first refuge of the incompetent."
- Aaron Allston
(Related: First, Lawyers)

"When we were making the law, when we were writing the literature and the mathematics the grandfarthers of Blair and little Bush were scratching around in caves."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: Law, Literature, Mathematics, Writing)

"Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: Body, Law, Medicine, Order)

"So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: Freedom, Law, Liberty)

"In violation of the Habeas Corpus Act and the fundamental laws of our constitution these men have never been brought to trail or even allowed to see a lawyer."
- John Amery
(Related: Men, Act, Constitution, Laws)

"I knew quite well, when I gave the names of our agents in the Soviet Union, that I was exposing them to the full machinery of counterespionage and the law, and then prosecution and capital punishment."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Law, Names, Punishment)

"Sacrifice, which is the passion of great souls, has never been the law of societies."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Sacrifice, Law, Passion)

"In any country there must be people who have to die. They are the sacrifices any nation has to make to achieve law and order."
- Idi Amin
(Related: People, Country, Law, Nation, Order)

"A poem generated by its own laws may be unrealized and bad in terms of so-called objective principles of taste, judgement, deduction."
- A. R. Ammons
(Related: Laws, May, Principles, Taste)

"Each poem in becoming generates the laws by which it is generated: extensions of the laws to other poems never completely take."
- A. R. Ammons
(Related: Laws, Poems)

"People out there must be told about the self-loathing that follows rape and how it's the greatest breakage in divine law to mutilate themselves, as I have done."
- Tori Amos
(Related: People, Law, Self)

"Lawrence Ferlinghetti had a tremendous education as an artist and also an enormous knowledge of literarture."
- David Amram
(Related: Education, Knowledge, Artist)

"Written laws are like spiders' webs, and will, like them, only entangle and hold the poor and weak, while the rich and powerful will easily break through them."
- Anacharsis
(Related: Laws, Poor, Spiders, Will)

"May God permit us both to return to a free and independent Poland."
- Wladyslaw Anders
(Related: God, May)

"My grandmother was a teacher, my sister was a teacher, my daughter was a teacher and is now a superintendent in northern California, and my son-in-law is a high school principal. I am surrounded."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Sister, Son, Daughter, Now, School)

"I defied nothing at all. I ignored the law because I didn't know it existed. It didn't occur to me that anyone would want to curb my inspiration."
- Margaret Anderson
(Related: Inspiration, Law, Nothing, Want)

"The ability to reduce everything to simple fundamental laws does not imply the ability to start from those laws and reconstruct the universe."
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Related: Ability, Laws, Universe)

"I have a problem with censorship by the lawyer - by legal people by the publishing firm, and I may be changing publishers. They don't seem to want to take too many risks with living people."
- Kenneth Anger
(Related: Legal, People, Censorship, Living, May, Publishing, Want)

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

"It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Globalization, Gravity, Laws)

"When I was starting out, young actresses had the studio system to protect them. Now you have a host of sharks, from your agent to your publicist to your lawyer."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Now)

"Modern invention has banished the spinning wheel, and the same law of progress makes the woman of today a different woman from her grandmother."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: Progress, Invention, Law, Today, Woman)

"Trust me that as I ignore all law to help the slave, so will I ignore it all to protect an enslaved woman."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: Trust, Help, Law, Will, Woman)

"Law is nothing other than a certain ordinance of reason for the common good, promulgated by the person who has the care of the community."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Care, Community, Law, Nothing, Reason)

"Law; an ordinance of reason for the common good, made by him who has care of the community."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Care, Community, Law, Reason)

"Our law is a Jordanian law that we inherited, which applies to both the West Bank and Gaza, and sets the death penalty for those who sell land to Israelis."
- Yasser Arafat
(Related: Death, Land, Law)

"You see someone on the street, and essentially what you notice about them is the flaw."
- Diane Arbus
"Law is a bottomless pit."
- John Arbuthnot
(Related: Law)

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

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

"Wise people, even though all laws were abolished, would still lead the same life."
- Aristophanes
(Related: Life, People, Laws)

"The law is reason, free from passion."
- Aristotle
(Related: Law, Passion, Reason)

"Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered."
- Aristotle
(Related: Laws)

"At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst."
- Aristotle
(Related: Animals, Justice, Law, Man)

"I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law."
- Aristotle
(Related: Fear, Being, Law)

"The war we are fighting today against terrorism is a multifaceted fight. We have to use every tool in our toolkit to wage this war - diplomacy, finance, intelligence, law enforcement, and of course, military power - and we are developing new tools as we go along."
- Richard Armitage
(Related: Power, War, Finance, Intelligence, Diplomacy, Fight, Fighting, Law, Military, Terrorism, Today, Tools, Wage)

"A single prop that does not look real to an audience can louse you up. The same is true of the smallest flaw in setting up the motivation in a story line."
- Desi Arnaz
(Related: Motivation)

"There's a lot of lying and these are people who are incredibly flawed, and not in very sort of empathetic ways, either. Some of the things they do are pretty awful and some of the things they do to each other are pretty awful."
- Will Arnett
(Related: People, Lying, Pretty)

"Poetry; a criticism of life under the conditions fixed for such a criticism by the laws of poetic truth and poetic beauty."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Beauty, Life, Truth, Poetry, Criticism, Laws)

"Nothing that we have authorized conflicts with any law regarding privacy or any provision of the constitution."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: Constitution, Law, Nothing, Privacy)

"We must believe in the power of education. We must respect just laws. We must love ourselves, our old and or young, our women as well as our men."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Love, Men, Power, Women, Education, Laws, Old, Respect)

"We like to engage in a normal publishing effort, which is to act in a responsible manner and make sure the material is not likely to harm anyone, that it is properly investigated by quality news organizations, and by lawyers and human rights groups and so on."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Quality, Act, Effort, Rights, Harm, Human rights, Lawyers, News, Publishing)

"Intelligence agencies keep things secret because they often violate the rule of law or of good behavior."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Intelligence, Behavior, Law)

"In my role as Wikileaks editor, I've been involved in fighting off many legal attacks. To do that, and keep our sources safe, we have had to spread assets, encrypt everything, and move telecommunications and people around the world to activate protective laws in different national jurisdictions."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Legal, People, Fighting, Laws, World)

"Of course, some would say if you have a performing inclination, then you should become a lawyer. That's a platform we use, or a priest. You know, anywhere you lecture and pontificate to people."
- Rowan Atkinson
(Related: People)

"I worked with my son when he was much younger; we did L.A. Law together, where I played his father and he played a kid who was suing his father for alienation of affection or something. It was great."
- Rene Auberjonois
(Related: Father, Son, Affection, Alienation, Law)

"People do not win people fights. Lawyers do."
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Related: People, Lawyers)

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

"The existence of law is one thing; its merit or demerit is another."
- John Austin
(Related: Existence, Law, Merit)

"We insist that the international community cannot depend on any country with weapons of mass destruction which has relations with terrorists, and which allows itself the luxury of not respecting the law and of defying the international community."
- Jose Maria Aznar
(Related: Community, Country, Destruction, Law, Luxury, Weapons)

"In England, the profession of the law is that which seems to hold out the strongest attraction to talent, from the circumstance, that in it ability, coupled with exertion, even though unaided by patronage, cannot fail of obtaining reward."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Talent, Ability, Circumstance, England, Law, Profession, Reward)

"Look, I think by the time my case was over and other ones, everybody on both sides of the aisle in Congress said we can't run a government by this kind of process and they repealed the law and that's good."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Government, Time, Congress, Law)

"I come from a modest background. I put myself through college and law school and a postdoctorate program in tax law."
- Michele Bachmann
(Related: College, Tax, Law, School)

"Ours is an open and accepting society, and has historically provided an avenue for lawful immigration to all those willing to accept the responsibilities of citizenship."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Society, Citizenship, Open)

"Unlicensed illegal immigrants drive on our roads and interstates without insurance, and there is little that our law enforcement officials can do to stop them."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Law)

"Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture than that of laws."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Judges, Laws)

"Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Nature, Justice, Law, Man, Revenge)

"If that form of government, that system of social order is not wrong - if those laws of the Southern States, by virtue of which slavery exists there, and is what it is, are not wrong - nothing is wrong."
- Leonard Bacon
(Related: Government, Virtue, Laws, Nothing, Order, Slavery, states, Wrong)

"Gun bans disarm victims, putting them at the mercy of murderers or terrorists who think nothing of breaking the gun laws."
- Michael Badnarik
(Related: Laws, Mercy, Nothing, Victims)

"I just want everyone to know that 20,000 gun laws in the United States are unconstitutional. They infringe on your right to protect your life, the lives of your loved ones, and your property."
- Michael Badnarik
(Related: Life, Laws, Property, Right, states, United, Want)

"It is impossible to tell where the law stops and justice begins."
- Bugs Baer
(Related: Justice, Law)

"If you laid all our laws end to end, there would be no end."
- Bugs Baer
(Related: End, Laws)

"I use the rules to frustrate the law. But I didn't set up the ground rules."
- F. Lee Bailey
(Related: Law, Rules)

"When I thought about the calibre of people in the room I realized we might just have a credible candidate for Mayor who will would finally enforce the laws of the city. It was almost too good to be true."
- Herbert Baker
(Related: Thought, People, Laws, Will)

"This is what happens, when, for the first time in modern history, a candidate resorts to lawsuits to try to overturn the outcome of an election for president."
- James Baker
(Related: Time, History, First, President)

"A mob is the method by which good citizens turn over the law and the government to the criminal or irresponsible classes."
- Ray Stannard Baker
(Related: Government, Law, Mob)

"It seems to be a law in American life that whatever enriches us anywhere except in the wallet inevitably becomes uneconomic."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Life, American, Law)

"The liberty of man consists solely in this, that he obeys the laws of nature because he has himself recognized them as such, and not because they have been imposed upon him externally by any foreign will whatsoever, human or divine, collective or individual."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Nature, Laws, Liberty, Man, Will)

"Hatred, which could destroy so much, never failed to destroy the man who hated, and this was an immutable law."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Hatred, Law, Man)

"The rule of law in place of force, always basic to my thinking, now takes on a new relevance in a world where, if war is to go, only law can replace it."
- Roger Nash Baldwin
(Related: War, Force, Law, Now, Thinking, World)

"We are starting off with our own different characters and our own laws and everything, looking at Bruce Wayne and how he came to be the person that he was and how he comes to be this man that jumps around in the Bat suit."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Laws, Man)

"How I Love Lucy was born? We decided that instead of divorce lawyers profiting from our mistakes, we'd profit from them."
- Lucille Ball
(Related: Love, Divorce, Lawyers, Mistakes, Profit)

"A toddler believes that if you love a person, you stay with that person 100 percent of the time."
- Lawrence Balter
(Related: Love, Time)

"When law becomes despotic, morals are relaxed, and vice versa."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Law, Morals, Vice)

"Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Flies, Laws)

"Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Like truth and justice it lives within us; like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul."
- George Bancroft
(Related: Beauty, Truth, Soul, Virtue, Infinite, Justice, Law)

"Lawrence of Arabia is the ultimate movie, deeply cinematic."
- Christine Baranski
"There is no law that says a man who earned a hundred million dollars in his first half-dozen years on the job has to be a decent human being, but Mike Eisner is that and more."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Being, First, Job, Law, Man, Years)

"What law, what reason can deny that gift so sweet, so natural that God has given a stream, a fish, a beast, a bird?"
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca
(Related: God, Fish, Law, Reason)

"I'm still strongly opposed to antismoking laws, strongly opposed to any law that regulates personal behavior."
- John Perry Barlow
(Related: Behavior, Law, Laws)

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

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

"The fight for sanity in our gun safety laws is not by any means over. In many ways it's just beginning."
- Michael D. Barnes
(Related: Beginning, Fight, Laws, Safety, Sanity)

"One thing I learned a long time ago as a prosecutor is that it's tough to get people to obey a law if there is not penalty for breaking it."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Time, People, Law)

"And this week, I am proposing legislation to strengthen our Open Records laws to make public access to our public records surer, faster, and more comprehensive."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Laws, Legislation, Open, Public)

"Money is the sovereign queen of all delights - for her, the lawyer pleads, the soldier fights."
- Richard Barnfield
(Related: Money, Queen)

"It is difficult, if not impossible, to argue that laws written in the 1970s are adequate for today's intelligence challenges."
- Bob Barr
(Related: Intelligence, Laws, Today)

"An actor is a sculptor who carves in snow."
- Lawrence Barrett
(Related: Actor, Snow)

"The world is full of strange phenomena that cannot be explained by the laws of logic or science. Dennis Rodman is only one example."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Science, Example, Laws, Logic, World)

"There certainly is a lot of political pressure for states to adopt the new federal tax codes. But there is no law that requires them to do so."
- John Barry
(Related: Tax, Law, Pressure, states)

"What right does Congress have to go around making laws just because they deem it necessary?"
- Marion Barry
(Related: Congress, Laws, Right)

"They have so fundamentally flawed techniques it's ridiculous. They shoot the ball flat. They all stand upright, there's just so many things they do incorrectly."
- Rick Barry
"So we want an Islamic state where Islamic law is not just in the books but enforced, and enforced with determination. There is no space and no room for democratic consultation. The Shariah is set and fixed, so why do we need to discuss it anymore? Just implement it!"
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Determination, Books, Law, Space, State, Want)

"Islam's laws are fixed and that is why Islam is stable."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Islam, Laws)

"Laws are to be enforced justly but firmly, with an iron hand. This is the case anywhere, even in a family."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Family, Laws)

"Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place."
- Frederic Bastiat
(Related: Men, Life, Fact, First, Laws, Liberty, Property)

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

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

"Playing for Yogi is like playing for your father; playing for Billy is like playing for your father-in-law."
- Don Baylor
(Related: Father)

"I know the law... I am it's greatest transgressor."
- Roy Bean
(Related: Law)

"Gentlemen, I find the law very explicit on murdering your fellow man, but there's nothing here about killing a Chinaman. Case dismissed."
- Roy Bean
(Related: Gentlemen, Killing, Law, Man, Nothing)

"Neither science, nor the politics in power, nor the mass media, nor business, nor the law nor even the military are in a position to define or control risks rationally."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Politics, Business, Power, Science, Control, Law, Media, Military)

"I met with my lawyers. They gave me all the wrong advice. For a long time I refused to accept the child was mine. I should have met her, arranged a DNA test and accepted my responsibility."
- Boris Becker
(Related: Time, Advice, Lawyers, Responsibility, Wrong)

"All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Mankind)

"Law represents the effort of man to organize society; governments, the efforts of selfishness to overthrow liberty."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Society, Effort, Law, Liberty, Man, Selfishness)

"It seems to be a law of nature that no man, unless he has some obvious physical deformity, ever is loth to sit for his portrait."
- Max Beerbohm
(Related: Nature, Law, Man, Obvious)

"I get letters from kids, teenagers and young girls who just want to be Mac. I've had quite a few people actually say that they're going to become a Marine or a JAG lawyer because of me... the character. I think that's pretty cool!"
- Catherine Bell
(Related: People, Character, Girls, Kids, Letters, Pretty, Teenagers, Want)

"I guess what bothers me so much about what I now see going on in both Washington and in Texas is an effort to keep people from finding out about the mistakes of lawmakers and then when they're uncovered, an effort to fool people and pretend there was nothing wrong."
- Chris Bell
(Related: People, Effort, Fool, Mistakes, Nothing, Now, Washington, Wrong)

"It is obvious that taking the country from a state of war to being a lawful state won't be easy."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: War, Being, Country, Obvious, State)

"The dream of the Convention was born from the that children and their needs were not been considered when policies were being made, laws passed or actions undertaken."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Dream, Actions, Being, Children, Laws, Needs)

"Thus the Convention is unequivocal in its call for children to be consulted, to have their opinions heard and to have their best interests considered when law and policies are being drafted."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Being, Children, Law, Opinions)

"For example, UNICEF works with governments to change legislation such as in India where a law was passed raising the age of compulsory school completion to keep children in school and away from the workplace for longer."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Age, Change, Children, Completion, Example, Law, Legislation, School)

"France, mother of arts, of warfare, and of laws."
- Joachim du Bellay
(Related: Mother, France, Laws)

"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)

"I think the lawyers are such incredible actors. Can you imagine the performance they have to do every day?"
- Monica Bellucci
(Related: Performance, Actors, Day, Lawyers)

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

"If Mr. Einstein doesn't like the natural laws of the universe, let him go back to where he came from."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Laws, Universe)

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

"I wanted the influence. In the end I wasn't very good at being a president. I looked out of the window and thought that the man cutting the lawn actually seemed to have more control over what he was doing."
- Warren Bennis
(Related: Thought, Control, Being, End, Influence, Man, President)

"We have a law that allows us to establish charter schools here in this state. We ought to get going on it."
- Craig Benson
(Related: Law, Schools, State)

"The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law."
- Jeremy Bentham
(Related: Power, Law, Uncertainty)

"Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished."
- Jeremy Bentham
(Related: Ignorance, Law, Lawyers)

"Every law is an infraction of liberty."
- Jeremy Bentham
(Related: Law, Liberty)

"I'd like to know what law is it that says that a woman is a better parent, simply by virtue of her sex."
- Robert Benton
(Related: Sex, Virtue, Law, Woman)

"I like playing flawed characters, people who aren't perfect."
- Tom Berenger
(Related: People)

"When the music and the characters are flawlessly synchronized, the opera develops an emotional force that movies and plays cannot match."
- Bruce Beresford
(Related: Movies, Music, Force, Opera)

"The decision violates both the letter and spirit of the law."
- Philip E. Berger
(Related: Decision, Law, Spirit)

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

"The laws in this city are clearly racist. All laws are racist. The law of gravity is racist."
- Marion Berry
(Related: Gravity, Law, Laws)

"I read a funny story about how the Republicans freed the slaves. The Republicans are the ones who created slavery by law in the 1600's. Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves and he was not a Republican."
- Marion Berry
(Related: Funny, Law, Republican, Republicans, Slavery)

"When you have police officers who abuse citizens, you erode public confidence in law enforcement. That makes the job of good police officers unsafe."
- Mary Frances Berry
(Related: Abuse, Confidence, Job, Law, Police, Public)

"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)

"Lawsuit: A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Machine)

"Pray: To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Laws, Universe, Unworthy)

"No one ever said that fighting the war against terrorism and defending our homeland would be easy. So let's support our troops, law enforcement workers, and our mission to keep our nation and our children safe in the days and years to come."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: War, Children, Fighting, Law, Mission, Nation, Support, Terrorism, Troops, Workers, Years)

"Our health care system is the finest in the world, but we still have too many uninsured Americans, too high prices for prescription drugs, and too many frivolous lawsuits driving our physicians out of state or out of business."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Business, Health, Americans, Care, Driving, Drugs, Physicians, State, World)

"Be kind to your mother-in-law, but pay for her board at some good hotel."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Mother)

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

"To retain respect for sausages and laws, one must not watch them in the making."
- Otto von Bismarck
(Related: Laws, Respect)

"Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made."
- Otto von Bismarck
(Related: Being, Laws)

"Law is any application for the official use of coercion that succeeds."
- Bob Black
(Related: Law)

"We operate under the law. Covert action authorities are communicated in a memorandum of notification."
- Cofer Black
(Related: Action, Law)

"Laws are made to protect the trusting as well as the suspicious."
- Hugo Black
(Related: Laws)

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

"The law, which restrains a man from doing mischief to his fellow citizens, though it diminishes the natural, increases the civil liberty of mankind."
- William Blackstone
(Related: Law, Liberty, Man, Mankind)

"No enactment of man can be considered law unless it conforms to the law of God."
- William Blackstone
(Related: God, Law, Man)

"So great moreover is the regard of the law for private property, that it will not authorize the least violation of it; no, not even for the general good of the whole community."
- William Blackstone
(Related: Community, Law, Property, Will)

"Yes, I was going to law school and it was closed in '69."
- Ruben Blades
(Related: Law, School)

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

"It doesn't make sense for me to be a lawyer in a place where there is no law."
- Ruben Blades
(Related: Law, Sense)

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

"Labour is the party of law and order in Britain today. Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime."
- Tony Blair
(Related: Causes, Crime, Law, Order, Party, Today)

"Prisons are built with stones of Law. Brothels with the bricks of religion."
- William Blake
(Related: Religion, Law)

"We know well enough that if we repeal this law and give nothing for it, the people of this country will regard it as a total demonetization of silver, which it will be, so far as this Congress is concerned, without any question."
- Richard Parks Bland
(Related: People, Congress, Country, Law, Nothing, Question, Will)

"To act wisely when the time for action comes, to wait patiently when it is time for repose, put man in accord with the tides. Ignorance of this law results in periods of unreasoning enthusiasm on the one hand, and depression on the other."
- Helena Petrova Blavatsky
(Related: Time, Action, Enthusiasm, Depression, Ignorance, Law, Man, Results, Tides)

"We have to get control of our borders. You can only do that if you make companies obey the law and not hire undocumented or illegals. They can only do that is if they have a Social Security Card that has biometrics so they know whether the person is legal or not."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Legal, Control, Law, Security)

"Yes, they broke the law, but we can't deport them. Let's get over this pointing fingers and do something about that, whether it - they have to pay a fine, learn to speak English, the history, you can do that. And then you have to give visas for the skills we need."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: History, English, Law)

"We stand in the shadow of Jefferson who believed that a society founded upon the rule of law and liberty was dependent upon public education and the diffusion of knowledge."
- Matt Blunt
(Related: Education, Society, Knowledge, Law, Liberty, Public, Shadow)

"I had, toward the last, been shut off from all visitors, and so when the lawyer, Peter A. Hendricks, came and told me that friends of mine were willing to take charge of me if I would rather be with them than in the asylum, I was only too glad to give my consent."
- Nellie Bly
(Related: Friends)

"Let me start by emphasizing that I am open to efforts to expedite environmental procedures for true emergencies or in other clear cases where current laws are needlessly burdensome."
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Related: Environmental, Laws, Open)

"While 45 of the 50 States have either a State constitutional amendment or a statute that preserves the current definition of marriage, left-wing activist judges and officials at the local levels have struck down State laws protecting marriage."
- John Boehner
(Related: Marriage, Judges, Laws, State, states)

"This resolution simply says Israel has the right to defend itself. This includes conducting operations both inside its borders and in the territory of nations that threaten it, which is in accordance with international law."
- John Boehner
(Related: Israel, Law, Nations, Resolution, Right)

"I think the government should do everything they possibly can to, to bring this crisis to an end; and that means going after BP, enforcing the laws that are on the books, and restoring the gulf to its original condition."
- John Boehner
(Related: Government, Books, Crisis, End, Laws)

"And that is why marriage and family law has emphasized the importance of marriage as the foundation of family, addressing the needs of children in the most positive way."
- John Boehner
(Related: Family, Marriage, Positive, Children, Importance, Law, Needs)

"Better to be a strong man with a weak point, than to be a weak man without a strong point. A diamond with a flaw is more valuable that a brick without a flaw."
- William J. H. Boetcker
(Related: Man)

"Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law."
- Boethius
(Related: Love, Law, Lovers)

"The Audio Home Recording Act directly says that noncommercial copying by consumers is lawful."
- David Boies
(Related: Home, Act)

"There is far too much law for those who can afford it and far too little for those who cannot."
- Derek Bok
(Related: Law)

"Good Christian people, I am come hither to die, for according to the law, and by the law I am judged to die, and therefore I will speak nothing against it. I am come hither to accuse no man, nor to speak anything of that, whereof I am accused and condemned to die."
- Anne Boleyn
(Related: People, Christian, Law, Man, Nothing, Will)

"The law is not a "light" for you or any man to see by; the law is not an instrument of any kind. The law is a causeway upon which so long as he keeps to it a citizen may walk safely."
- Robert Bolt
(Related: Law, Man, May)

"I should see an enemy of my country in any one who would change by force that which has been established by law."
- Louis Bonaparte
(Related: Change, Country, Enemy, Force, Law)

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

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

"If we don't act now, the death tax will come back in just a few years. Under current law the death tax is phased out in 2010 but comes back in full force in 2011. That is a ridiculous and untenable policy."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Death, Policy, Act, Force, Tax, Law, Now, Will, Years)

"While I support immigration regulated through a legal framework, I do not support rewarding those who broke the law to get here."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Legal, Law, Support)

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

"I'm not a lawyer, and maybe I should have used more specific legal language."
- Sonny Bono
(Related: Legal, Language)

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

"A society deadened by a smothering network of laws while finding release in moral chaos is not likely to be either happy or stable."
- Robert Bork
(Related: Society, Chaos, Laws, Network)

"The purpose that brought the fourteenth amendment into being was equality before the law, and equality, not separation, was written into the law."
- Robert Bork
(Related: Equality, Purpose, Being, Law, Separation)

"Law is vulnerable to the winds of intellectual or moral fashion, which it then validates as the commands of our most basic concept."
- Robert Bork
(Related: Fashion, Law)

"In a constitutional democracy the moral content of law must be given by the morality of the framer or legislator, never by the morality of the judge."
- Robert Bork
(Related: Morality, Content, Democracy, Law)

"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)

"I am committed to ensure that our intelligence community, law enforcement, medical professionals, and military have the information and funding needed to protect the American people from threats at home and abroad."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Home, Intelligence, Medical, People, American, Community, Information, Law, Military, professionals)

"Iowa is home to teachers, farmers, lawyers, factory workers, and many others who work hard every day to provide the best for their families and their future."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Home, Work, Day, Future, Lawyers, Teachers, Workers)

"It is clear we can make reforms to better ensure we are giving law enforcement all of the tools they need while maintaining the appropriate safeguards to protect the very freedoms we cherish."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Giving, Law, Tools)

"Our nation's military and law enforcement personal work hard to protect us. We must thank them for their continued vigilance. Without their sacrifice we would less capable of protecting our nation."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Work, Sacrifice, Law, Military, Nation, Vigilance)

"Our success in this matter is important to all Americans. Whether you are in the forest land business or just enjoy the shade of a majestic oak gracing your lawn, we all have an interest in this important issue."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Business, Success, Americans, Interest, Land, Oak)

"I defend peoples' right to do that in a lawful manner, but I have not undertaken that practice myself."
- Rick Boucher
(Related: Practice, Right)

"The first legislation that I produced relating to the Internet was a bill to overturn a restriction inside of the law that prohibited the Internet backbone from being used for anything other than research and scientific and educational communication."
- Rick Boucher
(Related: Being, Communication, First, Internet, Law, Legislation, Research)

"My house is run, essentially, by an adopted, fully clawed cat with a mean nature."
- Anthony Bourdain
(Related: Nature)

"The vision that the founding fathers had of rule of law and equality before the law and no one above the law, that is a very viable vision, but instead of that, we have quasi mob rule."
- James Bovard
(Related: Equality, Vision, Fathers, Founding, Law, Mob)

"Well, one of the first things is to restore the rule of law, to place the government back under the cage of law. Another thing is to stop falling for the myth of democracy."
- James Bovard
(Related: Government, Democracy, First, Law, Myth)

"This is a case if the President is permitted to be above the law, then we no longer have a republic."
- James Bovard
(Related: Law, President)

"The grandest of all laws is the law of progressive development. Under it, in the wide sweep of things, men grow wiser as they grow older, and societies better."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Men, Development, Law, Laws)

"Law enforcement officers are never 'off duty.' They are dedicated public servants who are sworn to protect public safety at any time and place that the peace is threatened. They need all the help that they can get."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Peace, Time, Duty, Help, Law, Public, Safety)

"I had never watched a law show prior to being cast on The Practice."
- Lara Flynn Boyle
(Related: Being, Law, Practice)

"Delaware River Power Squadron is dedicated to boating safety through education and civic activities in several locations in Philadelphia while also serving the boating public throughout southern Pennsylvania, the Delaware River, and the Chesapeake Bay."
- Robert Brady
(Related: Education, Power, Public, Safety)

"Mr. Speaker, Delaware River's regional ports handle approximately 58 million tons of cargo yearly."
- Robert Brady
"Mr. Speaker, the Delaware River deepening project is important for my constituents, for our region and for the entire nation. I trust that, when they examine the facts about it, every one of my colleagues will join me in supporting it."
- Robert Brady
(Related: Trust, Facts, Nation, Project, Will)

"As the most extravagant errors were received among the established articles of their faith, so the most infamous vices obtained in their practice, and were indulged not only with impunity, but authorized by the sanction of their laws."
- David Brainerd
(Related: Faith, Errors, Laws, Practice, Vices)

"The world presents enough problems if you believe it to be a world of law and order; do not add to them by believing it to be a world of miracles."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Law, Miracles, Order, Problems, World)

"To declare that in the administration of criminal law the end justifies the means to declare that the Government may commit crimes in order to secure conviction of a private criminal would bring terrible retribution."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Government, Conviction, End, Law, May, Order)

"Our government... teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Government, People, Anarchy, Contempt, Example, Law, Man)

"If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Desire, First, Law, Respect)

"So I think that if we want to have a Congress, if we want to have government that looks like America, if we want to have government that is truly a representative Democracy, then we need to clearly address how we get our campaign laws out of the way of Democracy."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Government, America, Congress, Democracy, Laws, Want)

"The law was made for one thing alone, for the exploitation of those who don't understand it, or are prevented by naked misery from obeying it."
- Bertolt Brecht
(Related: Exploitation, Law, Misery)

"Law cannot stand aside from the social changes around it."
- William J. Brennan
(Related: Law)

"And you know, I said yesterday, you know, you know, if they're not going to - if the feds aren't going to do their job, well, then, I'm up to suing the feds to make them do their job! I mean, they sued Arizona, you know, we can sue them back! I mean, they're not - they're not enforcing the laws!"
- Jan Brewer
(Related: Job, Yesterday)

"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)

"Independence means you decide according to the law and the facts."
- Stephen Breyer
(Related: Facts, Independence, Law)

"It's important to every American that the law protect his or her basic liberty."
- Stephen Breyer
(Related: American, Law, Liberty)

"The majority of them give the impression of being men who have been drafted into the job during a period of martial law and are only waiting for the end of the emergency to get back to a really congenial occupation such as slum demolition or debt collecting."
- Alan Brien
(Related: Men, Impression, Being, Debt, End, Job, Law, Majority, Occupation, Waiting)

"The corn law was intended to keep wheat at the price of 80s. the quarter; it is now under 40s. the quarter."
- John Bright
(Related: Law, Now)

"Having a baby changes the way you view your in-laws. I love it when they come to visit now. They can hold the baby and I can go out."
- Matthew Broderick
(Related: Love, Baby, Now, Visit)

"Well, I guess most people would only know me from The O.C. I did a few episodes of Gilmore Girls before that. I was also a client on a lot of lawyer shows."
- Adam Brody
(Related: People, Girls)

"We gain our ends only with the laws of nature; we control her only by understanding her laws."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Nature, Control, Gain, Laws, Understanding)

"They had no right, as it seems to me, to prosecute me in these Halls; nor have you the right in law or under the Constitution, as I respectfully submit, to take jurisdiction over offenses committed against them."
- Preston Brooks
(Related: Constitution, Law, Right)

"Blues is a natural fact, is something that a fellow lives. If you don't live it you don't have it. Young people have forgotten to cry the blues. Now they talk and get lawyers and things."
- Big Bill Broonzy
(Related: People, Fact, Lawyers, Now, Talk)

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

"You know, having been an election monitor in countries across the world, I can tell you that we would never certify another country's election if it had as many flaws in place as we had in Florida."
- Corrine Brown
(Related: Countries, Country, Flaws, World)

"So here we are, just two months away from the election, with more and more examples that modern day Jim Crowe laws are alive and well in the state of Florida."
- Corrine Brown
(Related: Day, Laws, Months, State)

"But black people fall for that same argument, and they go around talking about law breakers. We did not make the laws in this country. We are neither morally nor legally confined to those laws. Those laws that keep them up, keep us down."
- H. Rap Brown
(Related: People, Argument, Country, Law, Laws, Talking)

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

"I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility. Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time."
- Robert Browning
(Related: Beauty, Nature, Time, Trust, Autumn, End, Laws, Spring)

"Unfortunately, what many people forget is that judges are just lawyers in robes."
- Tammy Bruce
(Related: People, Forget, Judges, Lawyers)

"I am opposed to the laying down of rules or conditions to be observed in the construction of bridges lest the progress of improvement tomorrow might be embarrassed or shackled by recording or registering as law the prejudices or errors of today."
- Isambard K. Brunel
(Related: Progress, Errors, Improvement, Law, Rules, Today, Tomorrow)

"There is no law governing all things."
- Giordano Bruno
(Related: Law)

"Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Health, Conscience, Property)

"The law is not thrust upon man; it rests deep within him, to waken when the call comes."
- Martin Buber
(Related: Deep, Law, Man)

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

"Incidentally, Boies, I'm sure, is a very fine lawyer."
- Vincent Bugliosi
"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)

"I view myself primarily as a trial lawyer who happens to be writing, as opposed to a writer who happens to be a trial lawyer, so the audience is like a jury to me."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: Jury, Writer, Writing)

"What white man has ever seen me drunk? Who has ever come to me hungry and left me unfed? Who has seen me beat my wives or abuse my children? What law have I broken?"
- Sitting Bull
(Related: Abuse, Children, Law, Man, Wives)

"Hitler's dictatorship rested on the constitutional foundation of a single law, the Enabling Law."
- Alan Bullock
(Related: Dictatorship, Law)

"But it is a law of life and development in history where two national civilizations meet they fight for ascendancy."
- Bernhard von Bulow
(Related: History, Life, Development, Fight, Law)

"If you violate Nature's laws you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman."
- Luther Burbank
(Related: Nature, Jury, Laws)

"Science is knowledge arranged and classified according to truth, facts, and the general laws of nature."
- Luther Burbank
(Related: Nature, Science, Truth, Knowledge, Facts, Laws)

"The national will is the supreme law of the Republic, and on all subjects within the limits of his constitutional powers should be faithfully obeyed by the public servant."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Law, Limits, Public, Will)

"The law increasing and organizing the military establishment of the United States has been nearly carried into effect, and the Army has been extensively and usefully employed during the past season."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Army, Effect, Law, Military, Past, states, United)

"Banks properly established and conducted are highly useful to the business of the country, and will doubtless continue to exist in the States so long as they conform to their laws and are found to be safe and beneficial."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Business, Banks, Country, Laws, states, Will)

"If laws acting upon private interests can not always be avoided, they should be confined within the narrowest limits, and left wherever possible to the legislatures of the States."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Acting, Laws, Limits, states)

"Judges rule on the basis of law, not public opinion, and they should be totally indifferent to pressures of the times."
- Warren E. Burger
(Related: Judges, Law, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"Concepts of justice must have hands and feet to carry out justice in every case in the shortest possible time and the lowest possible cost. This is the challenge to every lawyer and judge in America."
- Warren E. Burger
(Related: Time, America, Challenge, Feet, Justice)

"All human laws are, properly speaking, only declaratory; they have no power over the substance of original justice."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Power, Justice, Laws)

"Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Laws, Tyranny)

"Laws, like houses, lean on one another."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Houses, Laws)

"It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Humanity, Justice, May, Reason)

"We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Nature, Change, Law)

"People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to the law; and those who have most to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Power, People, Hope, Enemies, Law, Laws, Nothing, Will)

"There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity - the law of nature and of nations."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Nature, Humanity, Justice, Law, Nations)

"It costs a lot to sue a magazine, and it's too bad that we don't have a system where the losing team has to pay the winning team's lawyers."
- Carol Burnett
(Related: Winning, Lawyers, Losing)

"Lawsuits - and frivolous lawsuits - are just sapping the life out of the people who perform the services and deliver the goods for the rest of the citizenry in the State of Montana."
- Conrad Burns
(Related: Life, People, Montana, Rest, State)

"I'm not a politician. I'm not a lawyer. I'm just a country boy."
- Max Burns
(Related: Country)

"We didn't have a whole lot of money when I was growing up either. I would always ask for magic books or magic tricks for my birthday or for Christmas and the rest of the year I either had to mow lawns or find part time jobs to help supplement the cost of doing magic."
- Lance Burton
(Related: Birthday, Money, Time, Books, Christmas, Growing up, Help, Jobs, Magic, Rest)

"States should have the right to enact laws... particularly to end the inhumane practice of ending a life that otherwise could live."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Life, End, Ending, Laws, Practice, Right, states)

"The legislature's job is to write law. It's the executive branch's job to interpret law."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Job, Law)

"I was training to be a lawyer... I was president of the law society at Glasgow University, and my bass guitarist was my secretary of my law society; the lead guitarist and writer worked at the law firm that I worked."
- Gerard Butler
(Related: Society, Law, President, Training, University, Writer)

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

"Sexual harassment law is very important. But I think it would be a mistake if the sexual harassment law movement is the only way in which feminism is known in the media."
- Judith Butler
(Related: Mistake, Feminism, Law, Media)

"A lawyer's dream of heaven: every man reclaimed his property at the resurrection, and each tried to recover it from all his forefathers."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Dream, Man, Property)

"In law, nothing is certain but the expense."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Law, Nothing)

"Self-preservation is the first law of nature."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Nature, First, Law, Self)

"No, moral conscience is one thing, the law is another. We have to hold onto this difference."
- Rocco Buttiglione
(Related: Conscience, Difference, Law)

"I expect VA's inspector general and the FBI to work closely together so that we can identify and eliminate the flaws that allowed this leak and prosecute any criminal acts."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Work, Flaws)

"We, unlike Nazi Germany or Mussolini's Italy, have never stopped being a nation of laws, not of men. But witness how men with motives and a majority can manipulate law to cruel and unjust ends."
- Robert Byrd
(Related: Men, Being, Germany, Italy, Law, Laws, Majority, Motives, Nation)

"Hitler never abandoned the cloak of legality; he recognized the enormous psychological value of having the law on his side. Instead, he turned the law inside out and made illegality legal."
- Robert Byrd
(Related: Legal, Law, Value)

"Byrne's Law: In any electrical circuit, appliances and wiring will burn out to protect fuses."
- Robert Byrne
(Related: Will)

"We will that all men know we blame not all the lords, nor all those that are about the king's person, nor all gentlemen nor yeomen, nor all men of law, nor all bishops, nor all priests, but all such as may be found guilty by just and true inquiry and by the law."
- Jack Cade
(Related: Men, Blame, Gentlemen, Law, May, Will)

"They say that our sovereign is above his laws to his pleasure, and he may make it and break it as he pleases, without any distinction. The contrary is true, or else he should not have sworn to keep it."
- Jack Cade
(Related: Laws, May, Pleasure)

"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)

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

"I wanted to make an image for myself as an outlaw type. A kind of rock 'n' roll sensibility."
- Nicolas Cage
(Related: Sensibility)

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

"If the law is a bad law, there is always the contingent right to take action that you would not otherwise take."
- James Callaghan
(Related: Action, Law, Right)

"There must be a law against forcing children to perform at an early age. Children should have a wonderful childhood. They should not be given too much responsibility."
- Maria Callas
(Related: Age, Childhood, Children, Law, Responsibility)

"In addition the bill would expand an existing law "conscience clause" that protects physician training programs that refuse to provide training for abortion procedures."
- Ken Calvert
(Related: Abortion, Law, Training)

"Let Justice, blind and halt and maimed, chastise the rebel spirit surging in my veins, let the Law deal me penalties and pains And make me hideous in my neighbours' eyes."
- Ada Cambridge
(Related: Blind, Eyes, Justice, Law, Spirit)

"All electoral laws in Europe are more democratic than they are in the United States."
- Peter Camejo
(Related: Europe, Laws, states, United)

"The president, just as any other American, deserves a legal defense against personal lawsuits not related to his office. But the costs of that defense should be borne by him and not the taxpayer."
- Ben Nighthorse Campbell
(Related: Legal, American, Defense, Office, President)

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

"Retaliation is related to nature and instinct, not to law. Law, by definition, cannot obey the same rules as nature."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Nature, Instinct, Law, Rules)

"There will be no lasting peace either in the heart of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Death, Peace, Heart, Will)

"We will not rest until the wooden stake is punched through the heart of the Enron lawsuit against us."
- Maria Cantwell
(Related: Heart, Enron, Rest, Will)

"Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself."
- Truman Capote
(Related: Music, Laws, Light, Painting, Perspective, Rules, Writing)

"Several amendments should be made to the primary and general election laws to improve them, but such changes must in no way interfere with a full and free expression of the people's choice in naming the candidates to be voted on at general elections."
- Arthur Capper
(Related: People, Choice, Elections, Expression, Laws)

"I urge the enactment of a civil service law so explicit and so strong that no partisan official will dare evade it, basing all rewards, promotions and salaries solely on merit, on loyalty and industry in the public service."
- Arthur Capper
(Related: Law, Loyalty, Merit, Public, Service, Will)

"Kyoto was a flawed process. There isn't one industrialized country around the world that has ratified that treaty, and so that is a non-starter."
- Andrew Card
(Related: Country, World)

"Laws against homosexual behavior should remain on the books."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: Behavior, Books, Laws)

"I take judge-made law as one of the existing realities of life."
- Benjamin Cardozo
(Related: Life, Law)

"Law never is, but is always about to be."
- Benjamin Cardozo
(Related: Law)

"Then it was that were passed the laws restricting emancipation and prohibiting education."
- Henry Charles Carey
(Related: Education, Laws)

"The whole action of the laws tended to increase the number of consumers of food and to diminish the number of producers, was due the invention of the Malthusian theory of population."
- Henry Charles Carey
(Related: Food, Action, Invention, Laws, Population, Theory)

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

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

"Law is a very addictive profession."
- George Carman
(Related: Law, Profession)

"There is a higher law than the law of government. That's the law of conscience."
- Stokely Carmichael
(Related: Government, Conscience, Law)

"For the past seven years we have been cracking down on crime in Missouri, passing tougher laws for drug crimes and sex offenses and requiring prisoners to serve more time."
- Mel Carnahan
(Related: Time, Sex, Crime, Laws, Past, Years)

"Although our war on drugs must be fortified with the best laws, enforcement efforts and resources, we would not be successful without your individual commitment to this cause."
- Mel Carnahan
(Related: War, Successful, Cause, Commitment, Drugs, Laws)

"And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department."
- Andrew Carnegie
(Related: Survival, Competition, Law, May, Race)

"IT is curious that, with my somewhat antinomian tendencies, I should have gone to Trinity Hall - which was, and is, before all a Law College - and should thus have been thrown into close touch with the legal element in life."
- Edward Carpenter
(Related: Legal, Life, College, Law, Trinity)

"Class action lawsuits are an important part of our legal system. All citizens should have the right to band together and settle grievances with bigger companies, but that system is broken and it needs fixing."
- Thomas Carper
(Related: Legal, Action, Class, Needs, Right)

"Delaware's firefighters put their lives in jeopardy every day in an effort to keep families safe."
- Thomas Carper
(Related: Day, Effort, Jeopardy)

"You look at the descriptions of Whitey by law enforcement during his early years, and they sum him up pretty well. He was the same guy 40 years later; he just had $40 million more, and had committed 40 more murders."
- Howie Carr
(Related: Law, Pretty, Years)

"Like hatred, jealousy is forbidden by the laws of life because it is essentially destructive."
- Alexis Carrel
(Related: Life, Forbidden, Hatred, Jealousy, Laws)

"The Wilmington, Delaware, television station that bills itself as The Family Minded Station is Channel 69."
- Jonathan Carroll
(Related: Family, Television)

"The fundamental laws of physics do not describe true facts about reality. Rendered as descriptions of facts, they are false; amended to be true, they lose their explanatory force."
- Nancy Cartwright
(Related: Facts, Force, Laws, Physics, Reality)

"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)

"My father and his brothers were all lawyers, so I think that the expectation was probably for me to grow up to be an attorney, but it never really fascinated me that much. I was more interested in building things."
- Steve Case
(Related: Father, Brothers, Building, Expectation, Lawyers)

"My father still is a lawyer, and my mom was a teacher and then later a career counselor."
- Steve Case
(Related: Mom, Father, Career)

"In this house, we obey the laws of thermodynamics!"
- Dan Castellaneta
(Related: Laws)

"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)

"We're not children here. The law is-how should I put it? A convenience. Or a convenience for some people, and an inconvenience for other people."
- Paul Castellano
(Related: People, Children, Law)

"There was no welfare state, and people had to rely mainly on the Poor Law - that was all the state provided. It was very degrading, very humiliating. And there was a means test for receiving poor relief."
- Barbara Castle
(Related: People, Law, Poor, State, Welfare)

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

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

"This is a value-added college education if I have heard one described. And what is the most remarkable about Delaware State University graduates - is they just keeping giving back."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Education, College, Giving, Remarkable, State, University, Value)

"I could not agree more. The students of Delaware State often looked to the school as their chance, their hand up, their hope. And they gave their all."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Hope, Chance, School, State, Students)

"Just the example Delaware State University graduates set by the way they live their lives, should be an inspiration to other high school students to go to Delaware State."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Inspiration, Example, School, State, Students, University)

"Getting to where Delaware State is today was a challenge my friends - a challenge proudly met by the people of this community and the Delaware State family."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Family, People, Challenge, Community, Friends, State, Today)

"Their families helped them realize that there was more out there for them. These students came to Delaware State because of its inexpensive tuition, closeness to home, and solid reputation."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Home, Reputation, State, Students)

"Through the years you, the Delaware State family and your predecessors, have faced many challenges. You worked through them with fierce determination and good will, and you have made great progress."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Family, Progress, Determination, State, Will, Years)

"Typically, historical black colleges and universities like Delaware State, attracted students who were raised in an environment where going to college wasn't the next natural step after high school."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: College, Environment, School, State, Students)

"Upon arriving, meeting their teachers and signing up for classes, these students began to realize that their attendance at Delaware State University was not a goal achieved, but rather a dream being sewn - a first step, if you will."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Dream, Goal, Being, First, Meeting, State, Students, Teachers, University, Will)

"When Delaware State University was founded in 1890, it was not by choice, but by social reality."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Choice, Reality, State, University)

"With the establishment of a presence in all three counties of Delaware, recruitment in and outside Delaware and throughout the world and new master's and doctoral programs, Delaware State University will continue to grow and attract even more qualified students."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: State, Students, University, Will, World)

"Working together we can strengthen Delaware State University and the students who attend it."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: State, Students, University)

"Delaware State has established itself as an institution of excellence in its own right and attracts a diversity of students from various races, socio-economic status and locations."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Diversity, Excellence, Right, State, Students)

"Delaware State began as a school bent on service - teaching education, social services and nursing."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Education, School, Service, State, Teaching)

"Delaware State is no longer a college for African Americans without other choices, it is a university of choice."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: African, Americans, Choice, Choices, College, State, University)

"By climbing a steeper road, the value and appreciation Delaware State students took and continue to take from their education and their experiences is just as great, if not greater, than students attending ivy league schools."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Education, Appreciation, Ivy, Road, Schools, State, Students, Value)

"No written law has ever been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion."
- Carrie Chapman Catt
(Related: Custom, Law, Opinion, Popular)

"And not only my own brothers and sisters agreed so but my brothers and sisters in law; and their children, although but young, had the like agreeable natures and affectionate dispositions."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Brothers, Children, Law, Sisters)

"A lot of lawyers are set to tell me that it's not my fault I like to eat."
- Neil Cavuto
(Related: Fault, Lawyers)

"My wife - to-be and I went to see my father. Only he could answer the two questions before us: Shall we get married now? Shall I begin the practice of law, or continue being the successful wine salesman I had become, working my way through law school?"
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Father, Wife, Successful, Being, Law, Now, Practice, Questions, School, Wine)

"Illegality will never solve the problem of political lawlessness."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Will)

"On the one hand we publicly pronounce the equality of all peoples; on the other hand, in our immigration laws, we embrace in practice these very theories we abhor and verbally condemn."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Equality, Laws, Practice, Theories)

"I can tell you that the Canadian intelligence and law enforcement agencies have been providing outstanding co-operation with our intelligence and law enforcement agencies as we work together to track down terrorists here in North America and put them out of commission."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Intelligence, Work, America, Law)

"We will have a border that is open for business, open for tourism, open for legitimate travelers; but that is closed to terrorists and drug pushers and smugglers and others who seek to break the law."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Business, Law, Open, Will)

"These are Canadian and United States intelligence and law enforcement offices who are working in teams and who are using good intelligence and good law enforcement to really stop the criminals and terrorists before they ever get to the border."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Intelligence, Law, states, United)

"The bow cannot always stand bent, nor can human frailty subsist without some lawful recreation."
- Miguel De Cervantes
(Related: Recreation)

"When the severity of the law is to be softened, let pity, not bribes, be the motive."
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Related: Law, Motive, Pity)

"There is insufficient support for the police and safety and law enforcement, in general, in the city council."
- Steve Chabot
(Related: Law, Police, Safety, Support)

"First I went to the Sorbonne to do my licence en lettres, but I also started to study law."
- Claude Chabrol
(Related: First, Law, Study)

"The backbone of our nation's domestic defense against terrorist attacks will continue to be the men and women in local law enforcement and emergency services."
- Saxby Chambliss
(Related: Men, Women, Defense, Law, Nation, Will)

"When a man and a woman have an overwhelming passion for each other, it seems to me, in spite of such obstacles dividing them as parents or husband, that they belong to each other in the name of Nature, and are lovers by Divine right, in spite of human convention or the laws."
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Related: Nature, Husband, Laws, Lovers, Man, Name, Obstacles, Parents, Passion, Right, Woman)

"At least half the mystery novels published violate the law that the solution, once revealed, must seem to be inevitable."
- Raymond Chandler
(Related: Law, Mystery, Solution)

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

"Somebody who was born in this country who visited China would later face difficulty getting back in to the USA. We have to keep in mind that the struggles of the Chinese against these exclusion laws really laid down the foundations of civil rights law."
- Iris Chang
(Related: Civil rights, Country, Difficulty, Law, Laws, Mind)

"Big Business can make laws as easily as it can break them - and with as little impunity."
- Ralph Chaplin
(Related: Business, Laws)

"I am ashamed the law is such an ass."
- George Chapman
(Related: Law)

"Who to himself is law, no law doth need, offends no law, and is a king indeed."
- George Chapman
(Related: Law)

"The law of the Creator, which invests every human being with an inalienable title to freedom, cannot be repealed by any interior law which asserts that man is property."
- Salmon P. Chase
(Related: Being, Freedom, Law, Man, Property)

"The jury has the right to determine both the law and the facts."
- Samuel Chase
(Related: Facts, Jury, Law, Right)

"The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague."
- Stuart Chase
(Related: Advertising, First, Law, Promise)

"Attitude is your acceptance of the natural laws, or your rejection of the natural laws."
- Stuart Chase
(Related: Attitude, Acceptance, Laws, Rejection)

"No part of the human community can live entirely on its own planet, with its own laws of motion and cut off from the rest of humanity."
- Hugo Chavez
(Related: Community, Humanity, Laws, Rest)

"The unions claim the deck is stacked against them when it comes to labor laws, but the truth is many private and public sector workers are forced to pay union dues as a condition of their employment, yet they have little say in how the unions spend their money."
- Linda Chavez
(Related: Money, Truth, Labor, Laws, Public, Workers)

"Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: Wife, Literature, Medicine, Night)

"Doctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: Difference, Doctors, Lawyers)

"The only difference between doctors and lawyers is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you, too."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: Difference, Doctors, Lawyers)

"Doctors are the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: Difference, Doctors, Lawyers)

"If you can learn to love yourself and all the flaws, you can love other people so much better. And that makes you so happy."
- Kristin Chenoweth
(Related: Love, People, Flaws)

"The securities laws of the 1930s were so important because it forced companies to file registration statements and issue prospectuses, and it remedied the imbalance of information."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: Information, Laws)

"Any affectation whatsoever in dress implies, in my mind, a flaw in the understanding."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Affectation, Dress, Mind, Understanding)

"The most dangerous criminal now is the entirely lawless modern philosopher. Compared to him, burglars and bigamists are essentially moral men."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Men, Now)

"But men never violate the laws of God without suffering the consequences, sooner or later."
- Lydia M. Child
(Related: Men, God, Consequences, Laws, Suffering)

"The PATRIOT Act brought down the wall separating intelligence agencies from law enforcement and other entities charged with protecting the Nation from terrorism."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: Intelligence, Act, Law, Nation, Terrorism)

"If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: American, Laws, Post, President)

"Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: Creation, Language, Laws, Principles, Words)

"When I was a very young lawyer, I had a senior partner who advised me never to get mad, except on purpose."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: Purpose)

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

"If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Law, Respect)

"I go to Malawi twice a year. It's where two of my children were adopted from, and I have a lot of projects there that I go and check up on and children who I look after. It's sort of a commitment that I've made to this country and the hundreds of thousands of children there who have been orphaned by AIDS."
- Madonna Ciccone
(Related: Children, Commitment, Country, Projects)

"The best interpreter of the law is custom."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Custom, Law)

"To know the laws is not to memorize their letter but to grasp their full force and meaning."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Force, Laws, Meaning)

"The good of the people is the greatest law."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: People, Law)

"The more laws, the less justice."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Justice, Laws)

"The precepts of the law are these: to live honestly, to injure no one, and to give everyone else his due."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Law)

"The safety of the people shall be the highest law."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: People, Law, Safety)

"The magistrates are the ministers for the laws, the judges their interpreters, the rest of us are servants of the law, that we all may be free."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Judges, Law, Laws, May, Rest)

"Freedom is a man's natural power of doing what he pleases, so far as he is not prevented by force or law."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Power, Force, Freedom, Law, Man)

"More law, less justice."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Justice, Law)

"According to the law of nature it is only fair that no one should become richer through damages and injuries suffered by another."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Nature, Law)

"Laws are silent in time of war."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Time, War, Laws)

"In time of war the laws are silent."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Time, War, Laws)

"Laws should be interpreted in a liberal sense so that their intention may be preserved."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Intention, Laws, Liberal, May, Sense)

"Liberty consists in the power of doing that which is permitted by the law."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Power, Law, Liberty)

"I never heard of an old man forgetting where he had buried his money! Old people remember what interests them: the dates fixed for their lawsuits, and the names of their debtors and creditors."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: People, Man, Names, Old)

"During war, the laws are silent."
- Quintus Tullius Cicero
(Related: War, Laws)

"In a republic, that paradise of debility, the politician is a petty tyrant who obeys the laws."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Paradise, Laws)

"Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law?"
- Dick Clark
(Related: Humor, Truth, Father)

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

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

"Who will protect the public when the police violate the law?"
- Ramsey Clark
(Related: Law, Police, Public, Will)

"A great many people in this country are worried about law-and-order. And a great many people are worried about justice. But one thing is certain; you cannot have either until you have both."
- Ramsey Clark
(Related: People, Country, Justice, Law)

"Our first concern is the security of the lawyers because without security you can't possibly have a fair trial, if trial at all, and that's not been adequately attended to."
- Ramsey Clark
(Related: Concern, First, Lawyers, Security)

"Let it ever be remembered that genuine faith in Christ will ever be productive of good works; for this faith worketh by love, as the apostle says, and love to God always produces obedience to his holy laws."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: Faith, Love, God, Christ, Laws, Obedience, Will)

"Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal."
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Related: Nature, Judges, Laws, Mercy)

"However, we do not lack anti-terrorist laws. I do not believe that the recent London bombs were the result of any deficiencies in our legal system."
- Kenneth Clarke
(Related: Legal, Bombs, Laws, London, Result)

"A man's respect for law and order exists in precise relationship to the size of his paycheck."
- Adam Clayton
(Related: Law, Man, Order, Respect)

"I grew up before there were strict leash laws."
- Beverly Cleary
(Related: Laws)

"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)

"No man has ever yet been hanged for breaking the spirit of a law."
- Grover Cleveland
(Related: Law, Man, Spirit)

"Public officers are the servants and agents of the people, to execute the laws which the people have made."
- Grover Cleveland
(Related: People, Laws, Public)

"After an existence of nearly 20 years of almost innocuous desuetude, these laws are brought forth."
- Grover Cleveland
(Related: Existence, Laws, Years)

"My tears will keep no channel, know no laws to guide their streams, but like the waves, their cause, run with disturbance till they swallow me as a description of his misery."
- John Cleveland
(Related: Cause, Laws, Misery, Tears, Will)

"In almost every profession - whether it's law or journalism, finance or medicine or academia or running a small business - people rely on confidential communications to do their jobs. We count on the space of trust that confidentiality provides. When someone breaches that trust, we are all worse off for it."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Business, Finance, Trust, People, Jobs, Journalism, Law, Medicine, Profession, Running, Space)

"When my brother-in-law, BIll Clinton, was elected, he had gay friends. That was a coming out."
- Kate Clinton
(Related: Brother, Friends, Gay)

"I had a great time on The Shield. From working on it I have a totally different view of law enforcement."
- Glenn Close
(Related: Time, Law)

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

"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)

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

"I decided I wanted to be a lawyer when I was 11 years of age."
- Johnnie Cochran
(Related: Age, Years)

"The First Law of Journalism: to confirm existing prejudice, rather than contradict it."
- Alexander Cockburn
(Related: First, Law, Prejudice)

"The most important of all rights is the right to life, and I cannot foresee a day when domesticated animals will be granted that right in law."
- J. M. Coetzee
(Related: Life, Animals, Day, Rights, Law, Will)

"Corporations cannot commit treason, or be outlawed or excommunicated, for they have no souls."
- Harold Coffin
(Related: Corporations, Treason)

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

"Law is a formless mass of isolated decisions."
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Related: Decisions, Law)

"Corporations cannot commit treason, nor be outlawed, nor excommunicated, for they have no souls."
- Edward Coke
(Related: Corporations, Treason)

"Reason is the life of the law; nay, the common law itself is nothing else but reason - the law which is perfection of reason."
- Edward Coke
(Related: Life, Law, Nothing, Perfection, Reason)

"How long soever it hath continued, if it be against reason, it is of no force in law."
- Edward Coke
(Related: Force, Law, Reason)

"I just think Rosa Parks was overrated. Last time I checked, she got famous for breaking the law."
- Stephen Colbert
(Related: Time, Famous, Law)

"A liberty subject to law and subordinate to the common welfare."
- Bainbridge Colby
(Related: Law, Liberty, Welfare)

"An occupying power has no right to make significant alterations in the character of the occupied society, to change the laws all around, without a strong security reason and so forth."
- Juan Cole
(Related: Change, Power, Society, Character, Laws, Reason, Right, Security)

"I believe that the American administration of Iraq has been arrogant, has pursued policies that are illegal in international law and has been ignorant and incompetent. I said this very forthrightly to the senators."
- Juan Cole
(Related: American, Iraq, Law, Senators)

"I do remember being in high school and trying to go to an Outlaws concert, but I was too drunk and ended up in trouble with the police at some truck stop on 95 in Connecticut."
- Jim Coleman
(Related: Being, Police, School, Trouble, Trying)

"There is no significant man-made Global Warming underway and the science on which the computer projections of weather chaos are based is badly flawed."
- John Coleman
(Related: Science, Chaos, Computer, Global warming, Man, Weather)

"The key players are now all in place in Washington and in state governments across America to officially label carbon dioxide as a pollutant and enact laws that tax us citizens for our carbon footprints."
- John Coleman
(Related: America, Tax, Key, Laws, Now, State, Washington)

"I can't come on like a parent to these kids, if I do, I won't be able to have fun working with them. The good news is they all have parents. The younger ones, their parents by law have to be on set."
- Stephen Collins
(Related: Fun, Kids, Law, News, Parents)

"The law will argue any thing, with any body who will pay the law for the use of its brains and its time."
- Wilkie Collins
(Related: Time, Body, Law, Will)

"Law and equity are two things which God has joined, but which man has put asunder."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: God, Law, Man)

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

"While some of them acknowledge the obligation of natural morality in their mode of conducting their cases, and preserve their individual character as gentlemen, there are others who acknowledge no law, human or divine, but the law of Scotland."
- George Combe
(Related: Morality, Character, Gentlemen, Law, Obligation, Scotland)

"It reflects a prevailing myth that production technology is no more amenable to human judgment or social interests than the laws of thermodynamics, atomic structure or biological inheritance."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Technology, Inheritance, Judgment, Laws, Myth, Production)

"Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life: in education, medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Art, Environmental, Education, Concern, Journalism, Law, Literature, Medicine, Now, Public)

"The first law of ecology is that everything is related to everything else."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Ecology, First, Law)

"Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without."
- Confucius
"We want our government to protect us, to make sure something like 9/11 never happens again. We quickly moved to give law enforcement more power to do this. But that now begs the question, did we move to fast? Did we give too much power away? I don't have the answer."
- Michael Connelly
(Related: Government, Power, Law, Now, Question, Want)

"All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Mankind)

"Too many of my constituents, like many other hard working Americans across the country, are suffering unnecessarily due to our flawed health care system."
- John Conyers
(Related: Health, Americans, Care, Country, Suffering)

"There is no better illustration of that crisis than the fact that the president is openly violating our nation's laws by authorizing the NSA to engage in warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens."
- John Conyers
(Related: Crisis, Fact, Laws, Nation, President)

"My friends in the Congress, I have known Coretta King since I went south during the civil rights movement as a lawyer. She was a vibrant, consistent, totally dedicated partner with her husband."
- John Conyers
(Related: HusbCivil rights, Congress, Friends)

"It is distressing to me that we live in an age in which we still must fight to protect our civil rights as Americans, in which a hate crime perpetrated against someone based their sexual orientation can go unpunished, and in which discrimination is being written into our laws."
- John Conyers
(Related: Age, Americans, Being, Civil rights, Crime, Discrimination, Fight, Hate, Laws)

"You know, we have to take these characters - who, granted, have their separate personalities but, on a lot of levels, are pretty two-dimensional - and make them into people with flaws, with insecurities."
- Rachael Leigh Cook
(Related: People, Flaws, Pretty)

"If you are going to break a Law of Art, make the crime interesting."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Art, Crime, Law)

"One with the law is a majority."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Law, Majority)

"Men speak of natural rights, but I challenge any one to show where in nature any rights existed or were recognized until there was established for their declaration and protection a duly promulgated body of corresponding laws."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Men, Nature, Body, Challenge, Rights, Laws, Protection)

"I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: People, Law)

"The very existence of government at all, infers inequality. The citizen who is preferred to office becomes the superior to those who are not, so long as he is the repository of power, and the child inherits the wealth of the parent as a controlling law of society."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Government, Society, Power, Wealth, Existence, Inequality, Law, Office)

"No civilized society can long exist, with an active power in its bosom that is stronger than the law."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Power, Society, Law)

"It is the besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which the masses of men exhibit their tyranny."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Men, Law, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Tyranny, Vice)

"It is a besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which masses of men exhibit their tyranny."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Men, Law, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Tyranny, Vice)

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

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

"Since September 11, 2001, many in this nation and this Congress have a deeper appreciation for the importance of the sacrifices made by our law enforcement officers."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Appreciation, Congress, Importance, Law, Nation)

"Success comprises in itself the seeds of its own decline and sport is not spared by this law."
- Pierre de Coubertin
(Related: Success, Law)

"All men have an equal right to the free development of their faculties; they have an equal right to the impartial protection of the state; but it is not true, it is against all the laws of reason and equity, it is against the eternal nature of things."
- Victor Cousin
(Related: Men, Nature, Development, Laws, Protection, Reason, Right, State)

"One of my contemporaries, a colorless chap who worked much harder at his law studies, is now Prime Minister."
- Alex Cox
(Related: Law, Now)

"Through the centuries, men of law have been persistently concerned with the resolution of disputes in ways that enable society to achieve its goals with a minimum of force and maximum of reason."
- Archibald Cox
(Related: Men, Society, Goals, Force, Law, Reason, Resolution)

"Laws protecting the United States flag do not cut away at the freedom of speech guaranteed in the First Amendment... Congress made this position clear upon passage of the Flag Protection Act of 1989, which prohibited desecration of the flag."
- Larry Craig
(Related: Act, Congress, First, Freedom, Laws, Protection, Speech, states, United)

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

"The law is simply expediency wearing a long white dress."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Dress, Expediency, Law)

"Necessity has no law."
- Oliver Cromwell
(Related: Law, Necessity)

"One of the things I learned in law school is that there's nothing wrong or undesirable or dishonorable or destructive about amending the Constitution."
- Adrian Cronauer
(Related: Constitution, Law, Nothing, School, Wrong)

"A corollary is that, when laws are out of touch with the people, those laws can and should be changed - from the most simple local regulations to the highest law of the land, our federal Constitution."
- Adrian Cronauer
(Related: People, Constitution, Land, Law, Laws)

"First, take the government of the Indians out of politics; second, let the laws of the Indians be the same as those of the whites; third, give the Indian the ballot."
- George Crook
(Related: Government, Politics, First, Laws)

"We must not try to force him to take civilization immediately in its complete form, but under just laws, guaranteeing to Indians equal civil laws, the Indian question, a source of such dishonor to our country and of shame to true patriots, will soon be a thing of the past."
- George Crook
(Related: Civilization, Country, Force, Laws, Past, Question, Shame, Will)

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

"The first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise... and cultivate the delightfully vague."
- John C. Crosby
(Related: Advertising, First, Law, Promise)

"Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law."
- Aleister Crowley
(Related: Law)

"Foreign nationals entering the United States illegally who are taken into custody by the Border Protection Corps or by State or local law enforcement authorities must be promptly delivered to a federal law enforcement authority."
- John Culberson
(Related: Authority, Law, Protection, State, states, United)

"I am a trial lawyer. Matilda says that at dinner on a good day I sound like an affidavit."
- Mario Cuomo
(Related: Day, Sound)

"If you can manipulate news, a judge can manipulate the law. A smart lawyer can keep a killer out of jail, a smart accountant can keep a thief from paying taxes, a smart reporter could ruin your reputation- unfairly."
- Mario Cuomo
(Related: Law, News, Reputation, Ruin, Taxes)

"Death is a billion-dollar business. They can't even pass a law where it takes seven days to get a gun. Why don't you have to go through the same kind of screening you do to get a driver's license? It's totally insane."
- John Cusack
(Related: Death, Business, Law)

"When we fled from the oppressions of kings and parliaments in Europe, to found this great Republic in America, we brought with us the laws and the liberties, which formed a part of our heritage as Britons."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: America, Europe, Kings, Laws)

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

"It's the duty of a lawyer to represent anyone for whom a responsible argument could be made."
- Lloyd Norton Cutler
(Related: Argument, Duty)

"Man, I just feel blessed... I was in a situation where the only way I could come out of it was by putting my faith in God. No matter how good my lawyers were, no matter how much celebrity I had, everything was just stacked up against me."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Faith, God, Celebrity, Lawyers, Man)

"Time is money, especially when you are talking to a lawyer or buying a commercial."
- Frank Dane
(Related: Time, Money, Buying, Talking)

"Custom, that is before all law; Nature, that is above all art."
- Samuel Daniel
(Related: Art, Nature, Custom, Law)

"The events of the day inspired me to become a lawyer."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: Day, Events)

"That's an interesting question. I would say that in general Americans know very little about the law. It's one of those things that most of us take for granted."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: Americans, Law, Question)

"The law has no compassion. And justice is administered without compassion."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: Compassion, Justice, Law)

"That's the thing about us lawyers - if at all possible, we will consume each other."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: Lawyers, Will)

"It's too late for that - trying to second guess it. It's over. I'm worried about how to get the kids through school and still write and practice law and take power of attorney."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: Power, Kids, Law, Practice, School, Trying)

"I'm real bent on dialogue. I'm just a little bit crazy and when you put that along with 20 years as a criminal lawyer, it's pretty easy to come up with some interesting plots."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: Pretty, Years)

"I no longer teach law. But when I did I advised my students that they should never accept a case if it meant that by doing so you couldn't sleep at night."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: Law, Night, Sleep, Students)

"In some ways I'm still recovering from the trial. My health is not as good as it ought to be. I've gone back to practicing law and it seems to have taken a toll for whatever reason."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: Health, Law, Reason)

"I chose to go to law school because I thought that someday, somehow I'd make a difference."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: Thought, Difference, Law, School)

"The only real lawyers are trial lawyers, and trial lawyers try cases to juries."
- Clarence Darrow
(Related: Lawyers)

"The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with business."
- Clarence Darrow
(Related: Business, Law)

"The trouble with law is lawyers."
- Clarence Darrow
(Related: Law, Lawyers, Trouble)

"Laws should be like clothes. They should be made to fit the people they serve."
- Clarence Darrow
(Related: People, Clothes, Laws)

"My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Facts, Laws, Machine, Mind)

"If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Nature, Laws, Misery, Poor, Sin)

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

"We have exhausted all of our diplomatic effort to get the Iraqis to comply with their own agreements and with international law. Given that... we have got to force them to comply, and we are doing so militarily."
- Tom Daschle
(Related: Effort, Force, Law)

"Make no mistake, tax cheaters cheat us all, and the IRS should enforce our laws to the letter."
- Tom Daschle
(Related: Mistake, Tax, Laws)

"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)

"I've always been driven by the concept of equal justice under the law, but only the rich can pay great sums of money for legal assistance and that puts them at an advantage over the poor."
- Samuel Dash
(Related: Legal, Money, Justice, Law, Poor)

"Custom, that unwritten law, By which the people keep even kings in awe."
- Charles Davenport
(Related: People, Custom, Kings, Law)

"Well of course there's been a great deal of progress over the last 40 years. We don't have laws that segregate black people within the society any longer."
- Angela Davis
(Related: Society, People, Progress, Laws, Years)

"The constitution of the United States is a law for rulers and people, equally in war and in peace, and covers with the shield of its protection all classes of men, at all times, and under all circumstances."
- David Davis
(Related: War, Men, Peace, People, Circumstances, Constitution, Law, Protection, states, United)

"Look at the number of cop shows and lawyer shows and forensics shows... I think there could be room for two quite different examinations of the same political office."
- Geena Davis
(Related: Office)

"Why? Because we're very well down this process as it is - flawed as it is - and we're counting on getting more power plants on line by the end of 2003 so we have a surplus of power."
- Gray Davis
(Related: Power, End, Plants)

"Well, there's no question that the law passed in 1996 was flawed. It deregulated the wholesale market, meaning the price that the utilities had to pay energy companies for power, but not the retail market."
- Gray Davis
(Related: Power, Energy, Law, Meaning, Question)

"So it was flawed in that it didn't require California to have a first claim on the power plants. It deregulated part of the market, but not all of the market."
- Gray Davis
(Related: Power, First, Plants)

"As our country increasingly relies on electronic information storage and communication, it is imperative that our Government amend our information security laws accordingly."
- Jo Ann Davis
(Related: Government, Communication, Country, Information, Laws, Security)

"Law describes the way things would work if men were angels."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Men, Work, Angels, Law)

"I can always tell when the mother in law's coming to stay; the mice throw themselves on the traps."
- Les Dawson
(Related: Mother, Law)

"I saw six men kicking and punching the mother-in-law. My neighbour said 'Are you going to help?' I said 'No, six should be enough.'"
- Les Dawson
(Related: Men, Mother, Help)

"You can only avoid responsibility for so long. The catalyst ended up being the law coming down and finally saying, 'You guys suspended judgement and that's fine, because we're not.'"
- Rosario Dawson
(Related: Being, Law, Responsibility, Saying)

"Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: God, Canada, Law, Principles)

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

"But let her remember, that it is in Britain alone, that laws are equally favourable to liberty and humanity; that it is in Britain the sacred rights of nature have received their most awful ratification."
- Thomas Day
(Related: Nature, Rights, Humanity, Laws, Liberty)

"The easy answer is that writing novels is a lot more fun than practicing law."
- Jeffery Deaver
(Related: Fun, Law, Writing)

"The recent fascination, I think, reflects the shift in approach by law enforcement officials to embrace technology as wholeheartedly as the rest of the world."
- Jeffery Deaver
(Related: Technology, Law, Rest, World)

"Some people wish above all to conform to the rules, I wish only to render what I can hear. There is no theory. You have only to listen. Pleasure is the law."
- Claude Debussy
(Related: People, Law, Pleasure, Rules, Theory)

"Without public pressure from caring people, our lawsuits will not be enough to stop this widespread abuse."
- Morris Dees
(Related: People, Abuse, Caring, Pressure, Public, Will)

"Rarely in my 45 years as a civil rights lawyer have I been so angry about an injustice as I am about what happened to Billy Ray Johnson."
- Morris Dees
(Related: Civil rights, Injustice, Years)

"The unions still have a job to do, representing their members' interests to governments and parliaments. And I think collective agreements still have a role, alongside markets and laws."
- Jacques Delors
(Related: Job, Laws)

"There can be no liberty without the law."
- Cecil B. DeMille
(Related: Law, Liberty)

"Man has made 32 million laws since the Commandments were handed down to Moses on Mount Sinai... but he has never improved on God's law."
- Cecil B. DeMille
(Related: God, Law, Laws, Man)

"It is impossible for us to break the law. We can only break ourselves against the law."
- Cecil B. DeMille
(Related: Law)

"Every dictator is an enemy of freedom, an opponent of law."
- Demosthenes
(Related: Enemy, Freedom, Law)

"I wouldn't say no to being in a film with Jude Law. I love English actors."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Love, Actors, Being, English, Film, Law)

"The government of the United States is and always has been a lawyer's government."
- Chauncey Depew
(Related: Government, states, United)

"I'm interested in flawed protagonists. I was raised on them."
- Laura Dern
"A state is better governed which has few laws, and those laws strictly observed."
- Rene Descartes
(Related: Laws, State)

"I myself believe that there will one day be time travel because when we find that something isn't forbidden by the over-arching laws of physics we usually eventually find a technological way of doing it."
- David Deutsch
(Related: Time, Travel, Day, Forbidden, Laws, Physics, Will)

"Of course I've got lawyers. They are like nuclear weapons, I've got em 'cause everyone else has. But as soon as you use them they screw everything up."
- Danny DeVito
(Related: Lawyers, Weapons)

"The law is bigger than money - but only if the law works hard enough."
- Thomas Dewey
(Related: Money, Law)

"I've had women come up to me and say I was the reason they went to law school."
- Susan Dey
(Related: Women, Law, Reason, School)

"Federal elections happen every two years in this country. Presidential elections every four years. And four years just isn't long enough to dismantle all the environmental laws we've got in this country."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Environmental, Country, Elections, Laws, Years)

"The one great principle of English law is to make business for itself."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Business, English, Law)

"If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: People, Lawyers)

"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)

"Of course great hotels have always been social ideas, flawless mirrors to the particular societies they service."
- Joan Didion
(Related: Ideas, Service)

"What was bizarre, when I was younger, I never watched TV. I would rather watch a movie 100 times than to watch a TV show, just to find another nuance. I can't tell you how many times I've watched 'On the Waterfront', just to find a flaw so that I can learn and try to improve my thing."
- Vin Diesel
(Related: Bizarre)

"My mother-in-law had a pain beneath her left breast. Turned out to be a trick knee."
- Phyllis Diller
(Related: Mother, Pain)

"If we're going to change the laws, let's change them in ways which makes it easier to catch criminals, and yet at the same time protect the Second Amendment rights of our law-abiding citizens."
- John Dingell
(Related: Change, Time, Rights, Law, Laws)

"As a matter of fact, even when I finished law school, I had no notion of public service then."
- David Dinkins
(Related: Fact, Law, Public, School, Service)

"But the courts have dismissed the lawsuits against me and Lee Brown."
- David Dinkins
"I finished law school in '56, but I was working two jobs."
- David Dinkins
(Related: Jobs, Law, School)

"I haven't committed a crime. What I did was fail to comply with the law."
- David Dinkins
(Related: Crime, Law)

"I went downtown as a lawyer and then I worked in a liquor store at night, as I had done all through law school. And so when I got to the point where I could give up the night job, I joined the political club."
- David Dinkins
(Related: Job, Law, Liquor, Night, School)

"The fundamental laws necessary for the mathematical treatment of a large part of physics and the whole of chemistry are thus completely known, and the difficulty lies only in the fact that application of these laws leads to equations that are too complex to be solved."
- Paul Dirac
(Related: Difficulty, Fact, Laws, Lies, Physics, Treatment)

"My sister-in-law is a painter, and I'll say, how long did it take you to paint that painting. She'll say, It took me maybe three days, but it took me all my life to get the skills to paint that painting."
- Anthony Doerr
(Related: Life, Sister, Painting)

"I toyed with the idea of pursuing a career as a lawyer just because I like to argue."
- Lexa Doig
(Related: Idea, Career)

"Our show is different, because it's not about law and order, it's about psychology, the intent of somebody."
- Vincent D'Onofrio
(Related: Law, Order, Psychology)

"Now is the time to draw a clean, clear, bright line and say if you are engaging in speech over the Internet you do not have to check with your lawyer or your accountant. You are a free American, and you have the opportunity to engage in free speech over the Internet."
- John Doolittle
(Related: Time, Opportunity, American, Free speech, Internet, Now)

"Guy Rivers, a conventional piece as regards the love affair which makes a part of the plot, is a tale of deadly strife between the laws of Georgia and a fiendish bandit."
- Carl Clinton Van Doren
(Related: Love, Laws, Rivers)

"Nowhere in this country should we have laws that permit drinking and driving or drinking in vehicles that are on American highways. This is not rocket science. We know how to prevent this, and 36 states do."
- Byron Dorgan
(Related: Science, American, Country, Drinking, Driving, Laws, states)

"Common sense often makes good law."
- William O. Douglas
(Related: Common sense, Law)

"It's a lot easier to see, at least in some cases, what the long-term limits of the possible will be, because they depend on natural law. But it's much harder to see just what path we will follow in heading toward those limits."
- K. Eric Drexler
(Related: Law, Limits, Will)

"The first is the law, the last prerogative."
- John Dryden
(Related: First, Law)

"They that possess the prince possess the laws."
- John Dryden
(Related: Laws)

"Self-defence is Nature's eldest law."
- John Dryden
(Related: Nature, Law, Self)

"I don't follow any system. All the laws you can lay down are only so many props to be cast aside when the hour of creation arrives."
- Raoul Dufy
(Related: Creation, Laws)

"A lawyer who does not know men is handicapped."
- William Dunbar
(Related: Men)

"Your law may be perfect, your knowledge of human affairs may be such as to enable you to apply it with wisdom and skill, and yet without individual acquaintance with men, their haunts and habits, the pursuit of the profession becomes difficult, slow, and expensive."
- William Dunbar
(Related: Wisdom, Men, Knowledge, Acquaintance, Habits, Law, May, Profession, Pursuit, Skill)

"We may not all break the Ten Commandments, but we are certainly all capable of it. Within us lurks the breaker of all laws, ready to spring out at the first real opportunity."
- Isadora Duncan
(Related: Opportunity, First, Laws, May, Spring)

"I'll never forget my father's response when I told him I wanted to be a lawyer. He said, 'If you do this, no man will ever want you.'"
- Cassandra Dunn
(Related: Father, Forget, Man, Want, Will)

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

"Man became free when he recognized that he was subject to law."
- Will Durant
(Related: Law, Man)

"There is no room for legal hair-splitting when it comes to the humane treatment of detainees - not in a nation founded on the rule of law and respect for human rights."
- Dick Durbin
(Related: Legal, Rights, Hair, Human rights, Law, Nation, Respect, Treatment)

"Music is only love looking for words."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Love, Music, Words)

"Our inventions mirror our secret wishes."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Inventions, Wishes)

"We are the children of our landscape; it dictates behavior and even thought in the measure to which we are responsive to it."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Thought, Behavior, Children, Measure)

"Truth disappears with the telling of it."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Truth)

"Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Travel)

"There are only three things to be done with a woman. You can love her, suffer for her, or turn her into literature."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Love, Literature, Woman)

"The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Love, Time)

"Perhaps our only sickness is to desire a truth which we cannot bear rather than to rest content with the fictions we manufacture out of each other."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Truth, Content, Desire, Rest, Sickness)

"Old age is an insult. It's like being smacked."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Age, Being, Insult, Old)

"No one can go on being a rebel too long without turning into an autocrat."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Being)

"Music was invented to confirm human loneliness."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Music, Loneliness)

"For us artists there waits the joyous compromise through art with all that wounded or defeated us in daily life; in this way, not to evade destiny, as the ordinary people try to do, but to fulfil it in its true potential - the imagination."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Art, Imagination, People, Life, Artists, Compromise, Destiny, Potential)

"A city becomes a world when one loves one of it's inhabitants."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: World)

"The appalling thing is the degree of charity women are capable of. You see it all the time... love lavished on absolute fools. Love's a charity ward, you know."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Love, Women, Time, Charity, Fools)

"Like all young men I set out to be a genius, but mercifully laughter intervened."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Men, Genius, Laughter)

"A woman's best love letters are always written to the man she is betraying."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Love, Letters, Man, Woman)

"Everyone loathes his own country and countrymen if he is any sort of artist."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Artist, Country)

"Guilt always hurries towards its complement, punishment; only there does its satisfaction lie."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Lie, Guilt, Punishment, Satisfaction)

"History is an endless repetition of the wrong way of living."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: History, Living, Repetition, Wrong)

"It is not love that is blind, but jealousy."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Love, Blind, Jealousy)

"I imagine, therefore I belong and am free."
- Lawrence Durrell
"Journeys, like artists, are born and not made. A thousand differing circumstances contribute to them, few of them willed or determined by the will-whatever we may think."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Artists, Circumstances, May, Will)

"I'm trying to die correctly, but it's very difficult, you know."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Trying)

"I had become, with the approach of night, once more aware of loneliness and time - those two companions without whom no journey can yield us anything."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Time, Journey, Loneliness, Night, Yield)

"It takes a lot of energy and a lot of neurosis to write a novel. If you were really sensible, you'd do something else."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Energy, Neurosis)

"To live outside the law, you must be honest."
- Bob Dylan
(Related: Law)

"There's almost no way of doing importing honestly, because if you do you're at such a disadvantage competitively. So people spend huge amounts of effort getting around stupid laws and not paying taxes."
- Esther Dyson
(Related: People, Effort, Laws, Taxes)

"I think I have the right to know what Steve Forbes paid in taxes - I don't think there should be a law. I think there should be a presumption. I wouldn't vote for a guy who wouldn't reveal what he paid in taxes. That kind of thing."
- Esther Dyson
(Related: Law, Right, Taxes, Vote)

"My point here is I think international pressures of our acting unilaterally again are going to be such that the administration will say, well, we just can't take this on now."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Acting, Now, Will)

"That said, there is a tendency to help the large industrial conglomerate more quickly than the small company you have never heard of. That is something in the culture we are trying to change."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Change, Company, Culture, Help, Trying)

"And beyond that, the next issue is how do we guarantee one of these weapons, not necessarily this missile, but nuclear weapons ends up in the hands of Al Qaeda or some other terrorist group."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Weapons)

"Any Ambassador or Foreign Service Officer who has his or her head screwed on right knows that the U.S. position in the world is far more dependent on our ability to compete in world markets."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Ability, Right, Service, World)

"I believe that sooner or later we're going to have to deal with Saddam Hussein, because of his general reputation, because of what I'm convinced he's done with regard to terrorism and the support thereof. But I'm not at all sure I believe that it has to be right now."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Now, Reputation, Right, Support, Terrorism)

"I think what he's - what he believes, and he may be correct, I don't know, that we have some intelligence information that leads us to know some things about what's going on in Iraq that we haven't revealed to others."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Intelligence, Information, Iraq, May)

"If we had made it clear from the very beginning that we were not going to tolerate another nuclear power on the face of the earth, and had done it in Korea, where we could have accomplished it militarily, if necessary, I would put a stop to it and would have put a stop to it there."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Power, Beginning, Earth)

"In a time of constrained resources we will have to shift emphasis. but not necessarily from the traditional Political Officer to the traditional Economic Officer."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Time, Will)

"In the best of all worlds everyone in the Embassy is doing something to assist U.S. exports."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
"My father was somewhat to the right of Genghis Khan."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Father, Right)

"The question is not really about a shift to the economic cone where officers are writing about the balance of payments and the need for economic stabilization."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Balance, Question, Writing)

"What I can't quite see at this stage is that the evidence, even to the president, seems to be that clear. And if it is that clear, I can't understand why we are not capable of convincing our closest allies that given that evidence, they ought to join us in this effort."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Effort, President)

"We must advertise to U.S. business that we are there, that our attitude has changed, and that we care. When we are asked to help, we have to perform and provide the right advice."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Business, Attitude, Advice, Care, Help, Right)

"We have to spend a lot more time training people to be good advocates of U.S. business."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Business, Time, People, Training)

"There's Hezbollah, there's Hamas, there is a whole range of terrorist targets out there related to Palestine and to Israel that we ought to be trying to deal with. And there's a great deal of targets in the Philippines, Indonesia. You name it, there are a number of places where there are targets that we ought to be trying to deal with."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Israel, Name, Palestine, Trying)

"There is a natural partnership between State and Commerce, and the American business community to work together to educate the United States about marketing overseas."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Business, Work, American, Commerce, Community, Marketing, Partnership, State, states, United)

"There are sometimes problems for which there is no immediate solution, and there are sometimes problems for which there is no solution."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Problems, Solution)

"There are a lot of other terrorist targets we ought to be focusing on. Well, there is Syria, for example, which is pumping through - because of Iran, is pumping weapons on into Hezbollah and so forth - which is then producing a lot of agony in Palestine and in Israel. We ought to be doing a bit to try to stop that."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Example, Israel, Palestine, Weapons)

"Now there is a cultural change under way in the Foreign Service."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Change, Now, Service)

"The question really is how do we get Embassy Officers into the minds of the American business community. That is a much more difficult task than understanding a statistical matrix."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Business, American, Community, Question, Understanding)

"What is more important is that Foreign Service Officers understand business, about the needs of U.S. business and how to help U.S. companies make the right connections abroad."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Business, Help, Needs, Right, Service)

"The point is, once they have a missile that can hit the United States, we are now back in the kind of game we used to worry about with the Soviet Union, only the Soviet Union was more mature about this whole thing than I think the North Koreans will be."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Now, states, United, Will, Worry)

"The fact of the matter is that if we were going to do anything about Gaddafi, it should have been at the beginning. And by fooling around like this as long as we have, we have wasted an opportunity that would have gotten rid of him."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Opportunity, Beginning, Fact)

"The consequence of a world full of nuclear powers to me is so incomprehensible in terms of the dangers that that implies."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: World)

"Small- and medium-sized companies do not know what we have to offer and that needs to be changed. We must react just as strenuously on their behalf as we do for larger companies."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Needs)

"Some day, somebody is going to have to start talking about what happens to us all a decade from now if we let these North Koreans and the Iranians go forward with their nuclear weapons program."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Day, Now, Talking, Weapons)

"My own view of this, by the way, is, if the war on terrorism is successful over time, in its own way it's going to box Saddam in in a way that's going to make it much more difficult for him to maintain his power, and that he's going to become increasingly isolated. I think that's going to take time."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Time, War, Power, Successful, Terrorism)

"One nuclear war is going to be the last nuclear - the last war, frankly, if it really gets out of hand. And I just don't think we ought to be prepared to accept that sort of thing."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: War)

"The whole nuclear thing is a terrible mess and it's hard for me to understand why it is that we, the United States, seem to be the only ones that are really particularly concerned about it and prepared to do something."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: states, United)

"Sadly the job security of lawyers has been ruined, so they are less willing to defend political defendants."
- Shirin Ebadi
(Related: Job, Lawyers, Security)

"Lawyers have a dangerous job in Iran."
- Shirin Ebadi
(Related: Job, Lawyers)

"Lawyers should not be charged with the same crimes as their clients. Trials related to political charges are not in accordance with human rights."
- Shirin Ebadi
(Related: Clients, Rights, Human rights, Lawyers, Trials)

"But I guess I like playing flawed guys 'cause it gives a place for the characters to go."
- Aaron Eckhart
"If you want to be a doctor, a lawyer you must go to college. But if you want to be a musician or such, study your craft. Study music."
- Billy Eckstine
(Related: Music, College, Study, Want)

"It is one thing for the human mind to extract from the phenomena of nature the laws which it has itself put into them; it may be a far harder thing to extract laws over which it has no control."
- Arthur Eddington
(Related: Nature, Control, Laws, May, Mind)

"If your theory is found to be against the second law of theromodynamics, I give you no hope; there is nothing for it but to collapse in deepest humiliation."
- Arthur Eddington
(Related: Hope, Law, Nothing, Theory)

"It is even possible that laws which have not their origin in the mind may be irrational, and we can never succeed in formulating them."
- Arthur Eddington
(Related: Laws, May, Mind, Succeed)

"If Christianity is not scientific, and Science is not God, then there is no invariable law, and truth becomes an accident."
- Mary Baker Eddy
(Related: Science, God, Truth, Christianity, Accident, Law)

"The law, in our case, seems to make the right; and the very reverse ought to be done - the right should make the law."
- Maria Edgeworth
(Related: Law, Right)

"I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence. Everything that surrounds us- everything that exists - proves that there are infinite laws behind it. There can be no denying this fact. It is mathematical in its precision."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Intelligence, Fact, Infinite, Laws, World)

"People say I've had brushes with the law. That's not true. I've had brushes with overzealous prosecutors."
- Edwin W. Edwards
(Related: People, Law)

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

"We shall meet again. I have believed in God. I obeyed the laws of war and was loyal to my flag."
- Adolf Eichmann
(Related: War, God, Laws)

"Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Government, Land, Law, Laws, Nothing, Respect)

"It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Laws, Physics)

"As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Laws, Mathematics, Reality)

"There is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Appearance, Discovery, Feeling, Intuition, Laws, Lying, Order)

"The clearest way to show what the rule of law means to us in everyday life is to recall what has happened when there is no rule of law."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Life, Law)

"This battle for 'common-sense' gun control laws pits emotion and passion against logic and reason. All too often in such a contest, logic loses. So, expect more meaningless, if not harmful, 'gun control' legislation. Good news - if you're a crook."
- Larry Elder
(Related: Control, Battle, Emotion, Laws, Legislation, Logic, News, Passion, Reason)

"I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else - I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations."
- Elizabeth II
(Related: Heart, Battle, Brotherhood, Devotion, Islands, Justice, Laws, Nations, Old)

"Most laws condemn the soul and pronounce sentence. The result of the law of my God is perfect. It condemns but forgives. It restores - more than abundantly - what it takes away."
- Jim Elliot
(Related: God, Soul, Law, Laws, Result)

"Fourth Law of Thermodynamics: If the probability of success is not almost one, then it is damn near zero."
- David R. Ellis
(Related: Success, Law)

"The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: Beauty, Absence)

"When it comes to federal elections law, Tom DeLay and his special-interest friends live by one set of rules, and everyone else lives by a very different set."
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: Delay, Elections, Friends, Law, Rules)

"If did go back to school, I would want to learn another aspect of the entertainment industry like to become a producer or an agent, you need a law degree."
- Ethan Embry
(Related: Entertainment, Law, School, Want)

"Every actual State is corrupt. Good men must not obey laws too well."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Men, Laws, State)

"Good men must not obey the laws too well."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Men, Laws)

"Law makes long spokes of the short stakes of men."
- William Empson
(Related: Men, Law)

"We all would like to see a brighter future for Haiti, and I hope this conference will serve to explore many views. Respect for human rights, freedom, and the rule of law must be established in the poorest nation in our hemisphere."
- Eliot Engel
(Related: Hope, Freedom, Future, Rights, Human rights, Law, Nation, Respect, Will)

"Some laws of state aimed at curbing crime are even more criminal."
- Friedrich Engels
(Related: Crime, Laws, State)

"Medical liability reform is not a Republican or Democrat issue or even a doctor versus lawyer issue. It is a patient issue."
- John Ensign
(Related: Medical, Reform, Republican)

"What should be targeted is a concept of organic, and not just mechanic, democracy that preserves the rule of law, separation of powers, and that is participatory and pluralistic."
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Related: Democracy, Law, Separation)

"Similarly, gender-equality, supremacy of law, political participation, civil society, and transparency are among the indispensable elements that are the imperatives of democratization."
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Related: Society, Gender, Law, Participation)

"As a politician who cherishes religious conviction in his personal sphere, but regards politics as a domain belonging outside religion, I believe that this view is seriously flawed."
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Related: Politics, Religion, Conviction, Religious)

"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)

"The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God."
- Euclid
(Related: Nature, God, Thoughts, Laws)

"No one is truly free, they are a slave to wealth, fortune, the law, or other people restraining them from acting according to their will."
- Euripides
(Related: People, Wealth, Acting, Fortune, Law, Will)

"I think I finally chose the graduate degree in engineering primarily because it only took one year and law school took three years, and I felt the pressure of being a little behind - although I was just 22."
- Daniel J. Evans
(Related: Being, Engineering, Law, Pressure, School, Years)

"But I decided I wanted more education and I had to make a choice between starting law school, which was interesting to me, and going for a graduate degree in engineering."
- Daniel J. Evans
(Related: Education, Choice, Engineering, Law, School)

"It was appointed by law in Athens, that the obsequies of the citizens who fell in battle should be performed at the public expense, and in the most honorable manner."
- Edward Everett
(Related: Athens, Battle, Law, Public)

"I have a critical nature, in the sense that when I look at something I often look for the flaws."
- Donald Fagen
(Related: Nature, Flaws, Sense)

"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)

"Any sex outside of the marriage bond between a man and a woman is violating God's law."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Marriage, Sex, God, Law, Man, Woman)

"I do not believe we can blame genetics for adultery, homosexuality, dishonesty and other character flaws."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Character, Adultery, Blame, Dishonesty, Flaws, Genetics, Homosexuality)

"Nothing is too wonderful to be true if it be consistent with the laws of nature."
- Michael Faraday
(Related: Nature, Laws, Nothing)

"I'm shy. I can go on a trip for days and not go because I won't sit on a toilet seat on a plane. I'm certainly not going to go on somebody's lawn. Could you imagine, in a cocktail dress?"
- Farrah Fawcett
(Related: Dress)

"My favorite holiday spot has to be New York, on the St. Lawrence River. Without a doubt that area there is perfect for me. Very, very spacious. It's nice."
- Tom Felton
(Related: Doubt, Favorite, Holiday)

"We went with the St. Lawrence Experience, which is run by Joe Babbitt, who is a close friend now. We went out there for 10 days and we had the best week of our lives, and we've been going back since. We've been back three times now."
- Tom Felton
(Related: Experience, Friend, Now)

"Yeah, we held a junior carp tournament on the St. Lawrence River in New York last August. I hosted that along with a couple of other people."
- Tom Felton
(Related: People)

"The future of publishing lies with the small and medium-sized presses, because the big publishers in New York are all part of huge conglomerates."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: Future, Lies, Publishing)

"No, I didn't become disenchanted. I just couldn't paint like them."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
"Well, I didn't know how to draw very well back then, in the '40s and '50s."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
"We were just a one-room bookstore; we didn't have any money for lawyers."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: Money, Lawyers)

"We have to raise the consciousness; the only way poets can change the world is to raise the consciousness of the general populace."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: Change, Consciousness, Poets, World)

"They were looking for a stable, but we didn't have one. In fact, we weren't very stable ourselves."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: Fact)

"These are international criminals, and the spineless Democrats are doing nothing about it."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: Democrats, Nothing)

"The paintings may communicate even better because people are lazy and they can look at a painting with less effort than they can read a poem."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: People, Effort, May, Painting)

"Southern California, where the American Dream came too true."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: Dream, American)

"I am waiting for them to prove that God is really American."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: God, American, Waiting)

"I think if there's a great depression there might be some hope."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: Hope, Depression)

"I'd ban all automobiles from the central part of the city. You see, the automobile was just a passing fad. It's got to go. It's got to go a long way from here."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: Automobiles)

"I'm reading a book about Romaine Brooks, a wonderful painter from early in the last century."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: Brooks, Reading)

"It's much easier to consume the visual image than to read something."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
"It's the story of an American who wants to become a dictator and goes to Europe with a sidekick to interview various Fascists to find out how the Nazis and Mussolini got into power."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: Power, American, Europe)

"The real literary editors have mostly been fired. Those that remain are all "bottom line" editors; everything depends on the money."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: Money, Editors, Literary)

"Don't patronize the chain bookstores. Every time I see some author scheduled to read and sign his books at a chain bookstore, I feel like telling him he's stabbing the independent bookstores in the back."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: Time, Books)

"Everything the Beats stood for was the opposite of the dominant culture today."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: Culture, Today)

"Constantly risking absurdity and death whenever he performs above the heads of his audience, the poet, like an acrobat, climbs on rhyme to a high wire of his own making."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: Death, Absurdity)

"Anyone who saw Nagasaki would suddenly realize that they'd been kept in the dark by the United States government as to what atomic bombs can do."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: Government, Bombs, states, United)

"And the Blue Angels are coming back to scare the local population. I remember seeing old Vietnamese women ducking under the benches in Washington Square; they thought they were back in the war."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: War, Women, Thought, Angels, Old, Population, Washington)

"Freedom of speech is always under attack by Fascist mentality, which exists in all parts of the world, unfortunately."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: Freedom, Speech, World)

"Other composers have taken this particular technique much further than I in the meantime, with the result that the Law of Diminishing Returns has begun to apply."
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Composers, Law, Result)

"Boulez seemed to me to be a guy who wrote laws. Like a company lawyer."
- Luc Ferrari
(Related: Company, Laws)

"I was a trial lawyer when I was elected to Congress."
- Geraldine Ferraro
(Related: Congress)

"The Nixon years were trying. They honed my judgment for everything I did later on. The experience also illustrated for me the importance of training young lawyers properly."
- Fred F. Fielding
(Related: Experience, Importance, Judgment, Lawyers, Nixon, Training, Trying, Years)

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

"Where the law ends tyranny begins."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Law, Tyranny)

"There aren't more lady songwriters for the same reason that there aren't more lady doctors or lady accountants or lady lawyers; not enough women have the time for careers."
- Dorothy Fields
(Related: Time, Women, Careers, Doctors, Lady, Lawyers, Reason)

"Hollywood and the recording industry argue that current law permits the copying of songs and movies, and sharing them on the Internet. This enables young people to grow up learning how to steal."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Movies, People, Hollywood, Internet, Law, Learning, Sharing, Songs)

"We as a Congress have a moral obligation to bring justice to the families of these victims. Furthermore, as a society based on laws, we have a responsibility to ensure that criminals don't go unpunished."
- Bob Filner
(Related: Society, Congress, Justice, Laws, Obligation, Responsibility, Victims)

"My position is that since the non-secular status of my garden is not recognised by the law; by the world of the public, then the garden can only be private. So, I closed the garden to the public."
- Ian Hamilton Finlay
(Related: Garden, Law, Public, World)

"These vessels are out of sight, out of mind. They are exempt from minimum-wage requirements, from Coast Guard inspections, OSHA regulations and other safety laws."
- Steve Finley
(Related: Laws, Mind, Safety, Sight)

"Mbeki began to write a study of the workings of apartheid policy in the reserves - the areas set aside in law for African occupation - as early as 1959 and 1960."
- Ruth First
(Related: Policy, African, Law, Occupation, Study)

"We want to shut down the day laborer site. This day laborer site undermines and violates federal immigration law, and it can't go forward."
- Tom Fitton
(Related: Day, Law, Want)

"It was hard enough to drive those heavy old cars back then under normal circumstances, but with a crazed monkey clawing you at the same time, it becomes nearly impossible!"
- Tim Flock
(Related: Time, Circumstances, Old)

"People in very high places suddenly fall, and we are always surprised because we don't factor in the basic element that they're humans and, therefore, they are flawed and have weaknesses."
- Carlisle Floyd
(Related: People)

"Our homeland is the whole world. Our law is liberty. We have but one thought, revolution in our hearts."
- Dario Fo
(Related: Thought, Revolution, Law, Liberty, World)

"People must help one another; it is nature's law."
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Related: Nature, People, Help, Law)

"If you want to study writing, read Dickens. That's how to study writing, or Faulkner, or D.H. Lawrence, or John Keats. They can teach you everything you need to know about writing."
- Shelby Foote
(Related: Study, Want, Writing)

"Some of the bravest and the best men of all the world, certainly in law enforcement, have made their contributions while they were undercover."
- Thomas Foran
(Related: Men, Law, World)

"Our great Republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here, the people rule."
- Gerald R. Ford
(Related: Government, People, Laws)

"Our constitution works. Our great republic is a government of laws, not of men."
- Gerald R. Ford
(Related: Government, Men, Constitution, Laws)

"Mob law is the most forcible expression of an abnormal public opinion; it shows that society is rotten to the core."
- Timothy Thomas Fortune
(Related: Society, Expression, Law, Mob, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"Growing up, I never gave a thought to being a writer. All I ever wanted to be was a traveler and explorer. Science-fiction allowed me to go places that were otherwise inaccessible, which is why I started reading it. I was going to be a lawyer, but I got saved."
- Alan Dean Foster
(Related: Science, Thought, Being, Growing up, Reading, Writer)

"Our challenge for the future is that we realize we are very much a part of the earth's ecosystem, and we must learn to respect and live according to the basic biological laws of nature."
- Jim Fowler
(Related: Nature, Challenge, Earth, Future, Laws, Respect)

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

"My father-in-law gets up at 5 o'clock in the morning and watches the Discovery Channel. I don't know why there's this big rush to do this."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Father, Discovery)

"For the first time ever I was taking the family on the road. We stayed with my in-laws, which on life's list of experiences ranks right below sitting in a tub full of scissors."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Family, Time, Life, First, Right, Road)

"Very often the law of extremity demands an attention to irrelevance."
- Janet Frame
(Related: Attention, Law)

"The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread."
- Anatole France
(Related: Equality, Law, Poor, Sleep)

"The poor have to labour in the face of the majestic equality of the law, which forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread."
- Anatole France
(Related: Equality, Law, Poor, Sleep)

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

"When community action was put into federal law in the early sixties as part of the effort to combat poverty and social injustice, I supported it intellectually."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Action, Community, Effort, Injustice, Law, Poverty)

"In the main the Academy helped to frame only laws of an economic or social nature, since owing to the development of the totalitarian regime it became more and more impossible to cooperate in other spheres."
- Hans Frank
(Related: Nature, Development, Laws)

"Ninety percent of the members of the Academy of German Law were not members of the Party."
- Hans Frank
(Related: Law, Party)

"I worked as a lawyer; as a member of the teaching staff of a technical college; and then I worked principally as legal adviser to Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers Party."
- Hans Frank
(Related: Legal, College, Party, Teaching, Workers)

"To some lawyers, all facts are created equal."
- Felix Frankfurter
(Related: Facts, Lawyers)

"All our work, our whole life is a matter of semantics, because words are the tools with which we work, the material out of which laws are made, out of which the Constitution was written. Everything depends on our understanding of them."
- Felix Frankfurter
(Related: Life, Work, Constitution, Laws, Semantics, Tools, Understanding, Words)

"A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Cats, Fish, Lawyers)

"The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Injustice, Law)

"God works wonders now and then; Behold a lawyer, an honest man."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: God, Man, Now, Wonders)

"Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Laws)

"I mean, it was a mummy movie. It was a good film independent of its source. It that looks like Lawrence of Arabia on steroids in a lot of ways."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: Film)

"The moral world is as little exempt as the physical world from the law of ceaseless change, of perpetual flux."
- James G. Frazer
(Related: Change, Law, World)

"Whatever they may be in public life, whatever their relations with men, in their relations with women, all men are rapists and that's all they are. They rape us with their eyes, their laws, their codes."
- Marilyn French
(Related: Men, Life, Women, Eyes, Laws, May, Public)

"All men are rapists and that's all they are. They rape us with their eyes, their laws, and their codes."
- Marilyn French
(Related: Men, Eyes, Laws)

"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)

"We are led by lawyers who do not understand either technology or balance sheets."
- Thomas Friedman
(Related: Technology, Balance, Lawyers)

"This means that they are bound by law and custom to plough the fields of their masters, harvest the corn, gather it into barns, and thresh and winnow the grain; they must also mow and carry home the hay, cut and collect wood, and perform all manner of tasks of this kind."
- Jean Froissart
(Related: Home, Custom, Harvest, Law, Wood)

"The jury consist of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Jury)

"A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Successful)

"A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Jury)

"In everyday things the law of sacrifice takes the form of positive duty."
- James Anthony Froude
(Related: Sacrifice, Positive, Duty, Law)

"In our day the conventional element in literature is elaborately disguised by a law of copyright pretending that every work of art is an invention distinctive enough to be patented."
- Northrop Frye
(Related: Art, Work, Day, Invention, Law, Literature)

"I expect that after the election and the results that the international community will understand which was the framework of this process and under which law we have done this process."
- Alberto Fujimori
(Related: Community, Law, Results, Will)

"When we violate the law ourselves, whatever short-term advantage may be gained, we are obviously encouraging others to violate the law; we thus encourage disorder and instability and thereby do incalculable damage to our own long-term interests."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Encouraging, Disorder, Law, May)

"As a conservative power, the United States has a vital interest in upholding and expanding the reign of law in international relations."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Power, Conservative, Interest, Law, states, United)

"Insofar as international law is observed, it provides us with stability and order and with a means of predicting the behavior of those with whom we have reciprocal legal obligations."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Legal, Behavior, Law, Order, Stability)

"Law is the essential foundation of stability and order both within societies and in international relations."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Law, Order, Stability)

"I think Democrats often hold the unconstrained vision, and Republicans focus more on the Rule of Law."
- John Fund
(Related: Vision, Democrats, Focus, Law, Republicans)

"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)

"Justice? You get justice in the next world, in this world you have the law."
- William Gaddis
(Related: Justice, Law, World)

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

"The most desirable aspects of the Law of the Sea Treaty pertain to navigational rights."
- Frank Gaffney
(Related: Rights, Law, Sea)

"I don't know if proud is the right word, but I am somebody who does not, on the whole, have the highest regard for my own stuff in that when I look all I get to see are the flaws."
- Neil Gaiman
(Related: Flaws, Right, Word)

"No law can give or take away the choice to commit suicide."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Choice, Law, Suicide)

"Since achieving their independence in 1992, the people of Croatia have built a democratic society based on the rule of law, respect for human rights, and a free market economy."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Society, People, Economy, Independence, Rights, Human rights, Law, Respect)

"While a strong presence on our southern border is imperative, the border cannot be secured unless we enforce our internal laws and stop ignoring the open complicity of U.S. companies and foreign nations to promote illegal activities."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Laws, Nations, Open)

"We are a nation of immigrants, but we are also a nation of laws."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Laws, Nation)

"Every unskilled illegal immigrant who enters the United States for work drives up healthcare costs for every American. And, every illegal immigrant we turn a blind eye toward weakens the rule of law our country is founded on."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Work, American, Blind, Country, Eye, Healthcare, Law, states, United)

"The spiritual element, the really important part of religion, has no concern with Time and Space, temporary mundane laws, or conduct."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Time, Religion, Concern, Laws, Space, Spiritual)

"Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Love, Justice, Law, Punishment, Surrender)

"There is an orderliness in the universe, there is an unalterable law governing everything and every being that exists or lives. It is no blind law; for no blind law can govern the conduct of living beings."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Being, Blind, Law, Living, Universe)

"Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Life, Development, Law, Man, Order)

"An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Law, Violence)

"In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Conscience, Law, Majority)

"The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world. To be effective it demands the sacrifice of the bravest and the most spotless."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Sacrifice, Law, World)

"There seems to be a law that governs all our actions so I never make plans."
- Greta Garbo
(Related: Actions, Law)

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

"All laws are an attempt to domesticate the natural ferocity of the species."
- John W. Gardner
(Related: Laws)

"If God creates a world of particles and waves, dancing in obedience to mathematical and physical laws, who are we to say that he cannot make use of those laws to cover the surface of a small planet with living creatures?"
- Martin Gardner
(Related: God, Dancing, Laws, Living, Obedience, World)

"A law is not a law without coercion behind it."
- James A. Garfield
(Related: Law)

"The civil service can never be placed on a satisfactory basis until it is regulated by law."
- James A. Garfield
(Related: Law, Service)

"It's fun to play people who are flawed."
- Brad Garrett
(Related: People, Fun, Play)

"I think we love watching people that are flawed because we're all flawed."
- Brad Garrett
(Related: Love, People)

"It is the function of the President, representing the executive principle, to execute the laws."
- Garet Garrett
(Related: Laws, President)

"Loyalty of the law-making power to the executive power was one of the dangers the political fathers foretold."
- Garet Garrett
(Related: Power, Fathers, Law, Loyalty)

"My office has been one of the most scrupulous in the country with regard to the protection of individual rights. I've been on record for years in law journals and books as championing the rights of the individual against the oppressive power of the state."
- Jim Garrison
(Related: Power, Books, Country, Rights, Law, Office, Protection, State, Years)

"That which is not just is not law."
- William Lloyd Garrison
(Related: Law)

"God and Nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be. Follow always that great law. Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement."
- Marcus Garvey
(Related: Nature, Genius, God, Eternity, First, Law, Sky, Want)

"Law is born from despair of human nature."
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
(Related: Nature, Despair, Human nature, Law)

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

"Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator."
- Antonio Gaudi
(Related: Nature, Laws, Support)

"I mean the word proof not in the sense of the lawyers, who set two half proofs equal to a whole one, but in the sense of a mathematician, where half proof = 0, and it is demanded for proof that every doubt becomes impossible."
- Carl Friedrich Gauss
(Related: Doubt, Lawyers, Proof, Sense, Word)

"Men of authority have employed all the destructive agents around them to promote their own personal interests at the sacrifice of every just, honorable, and lawful consideration."
- John White Geary
(Related: Men, Sacrifice, Authority, Consideration)

"It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises-but only performance is reality."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Business, Performance, Explanations, Law, Promises, Reality, Words)

"I think it is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises - but only performance is reality."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Business, Performance, Explanations, Law, Promises, Reality, Words)

"It is often said that Poland is a country where there is anti-semitism and no Jews, which is pathology in its purest state."
- Bronislaw Geremek
(Related: Country, State)

"Seeing the rebirth of the Delaware Estuary as a valuable natural resource is certainly encouraging, and I am encouraged not just by the progress made in the Delaware Estuary but in estuaries throughout the country."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Progress, Encouraging, Country, Rebirth)

"Since its enactment in the weeks following the September 11 terrorist attacks, the tools in the Patriot Act have been used by law enforcement to stop more than 400 terrorist threats to our families and communities."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Act, Law, Tools)

"The Delaware Estuary has sustained a human population for thousands of years, but by the end of the 19th Century, increased population and industrialization had transformed much of the upper Estuary watershed."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: End, Population, Years)

"Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that we are immune to their operations."
- David Gerrold
(Related: Nature, Laws, Understanding)

"The laws of probability, so true in general, so fallacious in particular."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: Laws)

"I was the law and order."
- Frank Gifford
(Related: Law, Order)

"There is nothing which any way pertaineth to the worship of God left to the determination of human laws."
- George Gillespie
(Related: God, Determination, Laws, Nothing, Worship)

"I want freedom and I realize that the only way to get it is to quit breaking the law."
- Gary Gilmore
(Related: Freedom, Law, Want)

"How many of you have broken no laws this month? That's the kind of society I want to build. I want a guarantee - with physics and mathematics, not with laws - that we can give ourselves real privacy of personal communications."
- John Gilmore
(Related: Society, Laws, Mathematics, Physics, Privacy, Want)

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

"Reproductive choice has to be straightened out. There will never be a woman of means without choice anymore. That just seems to me so obvious. The states that changed their abortion laws before Roe are not going to change back. So we have a policy that only affects poor women, and it can never be otherwise."
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(Related: Change, Women, Policy, Abortion, Choice, Laws, Obvious, Poor, states, Will, Woman)

"Laws are applied to enemies, but only interpreted as regards friends."
- Giovanni Giolitti
(Related: Enemies, Friends, Laws)

"There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth."
- Jean Giraudoux
(Related: Imagination, Nature, Truth, Law, Study)

"We all know here that the law is the most powerful of schools for the imagination. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth."
- Jean Giraudoux
(Related: Nature, Imagination, Truth, Law, Schools)

"It's about time law enforcement got as organized as organized crime."
- Rudy Giuliani
(Related: Time, Crime, Law)

"Good laws make it easier to do right and harder to do wrong."
- William E. Gladstone
(Related: Laws, Right, Wrong)

"I'm afraid I talk a lot, too much, perhaps. I should have been a lawyer or a college professor or a windy politician, though I'm glad I am not any of these."
- Tom Glazer
(Related: College, Talk)

"The creative works of the entertainment industry belong to the millions of people who make them and are not for others to steal or unlawfully distribute."
- Dan Glickman
(Related: People, Entertainment)

"I guess that's a flaw in my career, that I like to work too much."
- John Glover
(Related: Work, Career)

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

"Law not served by power is an illusion; but power not ruled by law is a menace which our nuclear age cannot afford."
- Arthur J. Goldberg
(Related: Age, Power, Illusion, Law)

"No great idea in its beginning can ever be within the law. How can it be within the law? The law is stationary. The law is fixed. The law is a chariot wheel which binds us all regardless of conditions or place or time."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Time, Idea, Beginning, Law)

"Law grinds the poor, and rich men rule the law."
- Oliver Goldsmith
(Related: Men, Law, Poor)

"I would say that IQ is the strongest predictor of which field you can get into and hold a job in, whether you can be an accountant, lawyer or nurse, for example."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: Example, Job)

"We're talking about the lawyers for the United States of America. And I think it's very, very important that the lawyers be comfortable being very candid and open about their views on very sensitive issues affecting the United States."
- Alberto Gonzales
(Related: America, Being, Lawyers, Open, states, Talking, United)

"I think that when we're talking about youth violence, we're talking about kids who don't have opportunities, so they're engaged in a certain degree of lawlessness, because we as a society have failed them."
- Matt Gonzalez
(Related: Society, Kids, Talking, Violence, Youth)

"As a society we're always so quick and able to spend money on lawyers for someone for incarceration, but we don't make the corresponding commitment to the preventative components of it."
- Matt Gonzalez
(Related: Money, Society, Commitment, Lawyers, Quick)

"If a lobbyist sets up shop, or a lawyer, in which they're receiving income through what is something like a tax loophole so that it's not counting as corporate income, that is what this is counting as a small business."
- Austan Goolsbee
(Related: Business, Corporate, Tax, Income)

"When you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. When you have the law on your side, argue the law. When you have neither, holler."
- Al Gore
(Related: Facts, Law)

"A president who breaks the law is a threat to the very structure of our government."
- Al Gore
(Related: Government, Law, President)

"It's a very complex scenario, and certainly Dave was, and is, not the only person in Pearl Jam with personality flaws. Everybody in this band exhibits some form of neurotic behavior. And we couldn't find a balance, a mutual respect for each other."
- Stone Gossard
(Related: Balance, Behavior, Flaws, Personality, Respect)

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

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

"Kinsey was never a lawyer. She's strictly blue collar."
- Sue Grafton
"This president has been reluctant to hold anybody accountable. No one was held accountable after September the 11th. Nobody's been held accountable after the clear flaws in intelligence leading up to the war in Iraq."
- Bob Graham
(Related: Intelligence, War, Flaws, Iraq, Leading, President)

"Divorce is a game played by lawyers."
- Cary Grant
(Related: Divorce, Lawyers)

"I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution."
- Ulysses S. Grant
(Related: Execution, Laws)

"Some may claim that is it unscientific to speak of the operations of nature as miracles. But the point of the title lies in the paradox of finding so many wonderful things subservient to the rule of law."
- Elisha Gray
(Related: Nature, Law, Lies, May, Miracles, Paradox)

"The enforcement of the law cannot depend on the justice of a cause or one man's conscience."
- Harold H. Greene
(Related: Cause, Conscience, Justice, Law, Man)

"The testimony and the documentary evidence produced by the Government demonstrate that the Bell System had violated the antitrust laws in a number of ways over a lengthy period of time."
- Harold H. Greene
(Related: Government, Time, Laws)

"I liked discussion and debate and thought that these skills fit well with law. I also had an interest in justice - and later learned that sometimes law and justice actually agree!"
- Harold H. Greene
(Related: Thought, Debate, Interest, Justice, Law)

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

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

"Every document, apparently ancient, coming from the proper repository or custody, and bearing on its face no evident marks of forger, the law presumes to be genuine, and devolves on the opposing party the burden of proving it to be otherwise."
- Simon Greenleaf
(Related: Burden, Law, Party)

"It is the custom of the Roman Church which I unworthily serve with the help of God, to tolerate some things, to turn a blind eye to some, following the spirit of discretion rather than the rigid letter of the law."
- Pope Gregory VII
(Related: God, Church, Blind, Custom, Discretion, Eye, Help, Law, Spirit)

"Each investigation team has a lawyer attached to it and there was a lawyer attached to me and my assistant."
- Tony Greig
(Related: Investigation)

"Give us a chance to show you that those so-called protective laws to aid women - however well intentioned originally - have become in fact restraints, which keep wife, abandoned wife, and widow alike from supporting her family."
- Martha Griffiths
(Related: Family, Women, Wife, Chance, Fact, Laws)

"Before passing different laws for different people, I'd relinquish myself unto you as your slave."
- Franz Grillparzer
(Related: People, Laws)

"If a law commands me to sin I will break it; if it calls me to suffer, I will let it take its course unresistingly."
- Angelina Grimke
(Related: Law, Sin, Will)

"I seriously doubt I would ever have written the first story had I not been a lawyer. I never dreamed of being a writer. I wrote only after witnessing a trial."
- John Grisham
(Related: Being, Doubt, First, Writer)

"The divine spark leaps from the finger of God to the finger of Adam, whether it takes ultimate shape in a law of physics or a law of the land, a poem or a policy, a sonata or a mechanical computer."
- Alfred Whitney Griswold
(Related: God, Policy, Computer, Land, Law, Physics)

"I believe that presidents up through and including George Bush have known that Americans were left alive and in violation of law, these high officials and certain of their appointed subordinates have continued and perpetrated a cover up of this reality."
- Bo Gritz
(Related: Americans, Law, Reality)

"The tax laws are written by men with considerable net worth, and with little understanding of what wage-earners must do to make ends meet."
- Martin L. Gross
(Related: Men, Tax, Laws, Understanding, Wage, Worth)

"We're on the path of creating monopoly business practices out of copyright law."
- Robin Gross
(Related: Business, Law)

"Congress will pass a law restricting public comment on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line."
- Andy Grove
(Related: Congress, Internet, Law, Public, Will)

"My father is a practicing criminal law attorney in the Seattle area."
- David Guterson
(Related: Father, Law)

"If you put down a list of jobs, doctor, lawyer, janitor, teacher or movie star, everybody would pick the movie star. And why? So you could lie around the pool, drink margaritas and send money to your parents. So that's what I did."
- Steve Guttenberg
(Related: Money, Lie, Jobs, Parents)

"The clever, albeit fragile, coalition against terrorism brought together by the U.S. government might be able to advance the transition from classical international law to a cosmopolitan order."
- Jurgen Habermas
(Related: Government, Law, Order, Terrorism)

"I was trained to be an actor, not a star. I was trained to play roles, not to deal with fame and agents and lawyers and the press."
- Gene Hackman
(Related: Actor, Fame, Lawyers, Play, Press)

"Both of these branches of evolutionary science, are, in my opinion, in the closest causal connection; this arises from the reciprocal action of the laws of heredity and adaptation."
- Ernst Haeckel
(Related: Science, Action, Connection, Heredity, Laws, Opinion)

"Wouldn't it be better to have a watertight law designed to catch the guilty, rather than a press release law designed to catch the headlines?"
- William Hague
(Related: Law, Press)

"As God as my witness, they said, We're above the law. There's nothing you can do to us. You're just a church secretary."
- Jessica Hahn
(Related: God, Church, Law, Nothing)

"Christianity is part of the Common Law of England."
- Matthew Hale
(Related: Christianity, England, Law)

"If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers in the first place."
- Lord Halifax
(Related: First, Laws, Lawyers)

"And sometimes you have to go above the written law, I believe."
- Fawn Hall
(Related: Law)

"This generation should entertain this generation. It's only fair. When I was a kid, I mowed the lawn. Now, somebody else's kid can mow the lawn."
- Tom T. Hall
(Related: Now)

"It is people who are the objects of globalization and at the same time its subjects. What also follows logically from this is that globalization is not a law of nature, but rather a process set in train by people."
- Tarja Halonen
(Related: Time, Nature, People, Globalization, Law)

"Because over and over again, the times that I've done really good things is because I've had a wonderful client of some kind, and a lot of it depended on me to induce them to be creative."
- Lawrence Halprin
"Of all the Jedis I saw in the film, Yoda's the only one I like."
- Lawrence Halprin
(Related: Film)

"Then I sit down, work at it, because now I have a convincing feeling about what that place wants to be, you see? And it's not just me. Me and my talent comes in taking that consensus and then making something wonderful out of it - a work of art."
- Lawrence Halprin
(Related: Art, Work, Talent, Feeling, Now)

"The whole memorial is for different senses... seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling. I probably would have come up with something different if I had not lived through it."
- Lawrence Halprin
(Related: Feeling, Hearing, Senses)

"The war, as I felt it and a lot of my compatriots felt it, was a creative act."
- Lawrence Halprin
(Related: War, Act)

"One of the things I thought a lot about was how can we get the views, for instance, the main plaza, you look up to Telegraph Hill from there and therefore it would be a disaster to close that view off."
- Lawrence Halprin
(Related: Thought, Disaster)

"One is, that they will feel about you that you're going to make something wonderful for them. And they help you by expressing themselves. Not telling you how to do it, but encouraging you and accepting your vision and working with you on that kind of a level."
- Lawrence Halprin
(Related: Encouraging, Vision, Help, Will)

"I suppose and I hope that the young guys who are out there losing their lives at least feel the same way I did. I shouldn't think about this very much because I'm almost weeping when I think about it."
- Lawrence Halprin
(Related: Hope, Losing, Weeping)

"And I think one of the tasks that I always feel is how to get that vision out of them. Not exactly what they want, but what they want to accomplish for themselves or their community or their family."
- Lawrence Halprin
(Related: Family, Vision, Community, Want)

"Because the quality of living with nature and allowing it to manifest itself is different than the quality of living in a city, especially a dense city."
- Lawrence Halprin
(Related: Nature, Quality, Living)

"I always say to young people when they ask me how I work, I always say to them, the only time you've ever going to do something good is if you have a good client. And by good I mean all kinds of things."
- Lawrence Halprin
(Related: Time, Work, People)

"Because one of the benefits of getting older, I guess-there are very few benefits, really - most of them are a pain in the butt. People depend on me more; they believe in me more, they think I'm good."
- Lawrence Halprin
(Related: People, Benefits, Pain)

"And you finally get to a consensus, where you get a sense of what really ought to be done, and then they give it to me and then I draw it. I mean draw it in the sense, the philosophical sense."
- Lawrence Halprin
(Related: Sense)

"Let me just say something that I forgot, I also hoped and this was very true in the beginning - that this would also be a place that people would be able to walk in to the fountain and use it in a nice way of reading and examining the quotations on the blocks."
- Lawrence Halprin
(Related: People, Beginning, Quotations, Reading)

"The weakness of ourselves and of our reason makes us see flaws in beauties by making us consider everything piece by piece."
- Johann G. Hamann
(Related: Flaws, Reason, Weakness)

"Every time you go out on the ice, there are slight flaws. You can always think of something you should have done better. These are the things you must work on."
- Dorothy Hamill
(Related: Time, Work, Flaws)

"Putting together a counter- terrorism policy, it's very easy to look at law enforcement or defense, military action or stopping the money flows or whatever, but the really difficult part is integrating all aspects of the policy, and I think she put a lot of emphasis on that."
- Lee H. Hamilton
(Related: Money, Policy, Action, Defense, Law, Military, Terrorism)

"We should insist that governments receiving American aid live up to standards of accountability and transparency, and we should support countries that embrace market reforms, democracy, and the rule of law."
- Lee H. Hamilton
(Related: American, Countries, Democracy, Law, Support)

"I think people enjoyed LA Law so much, because it was the first show that delved into current events through the prism of the law."
- Harry Hamlin
(Related: People, Events, First, Law)

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

"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)

"The aim of law is the maximum gratification of the nervous system of man."
- Learned Hand
(Related: Law, Man)

"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)

"The U.S. states that allow for citizens' initiatives tend to have fewer laws and lower taxes than the ones that don't. But the beauty of the system is that it encourages the spread of best practice."
- Daniel Hannan
(Related: Beauty, Laws, Practice, states, Taxes)

"There should be a law that there's a pajama day every few weeks."
- Alyson Hannigan
(Related: Day, Law)

"There ought to be a law against necessity."
- E. Y. Harburg
(Related: Law, Necessity)

"I love it when ugliness is beautiful. I love character flaws."
- Marcia Gay Harden
(Related: Love, Character, Flaws, Ugliness)

"Cruelty is the law pervading all nature and society; and we can't get out of it if we would."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Nature, Society, Cruelty, Law)

"To remove this obstacle I repeat or refer to such knowledge as has come under my notice, my own previously expressed views, and also describe and exhibit my last experiments and explain their novelty and utility."
- Lawrence Hargrave
(Related: Knowledge, Novelty)

"The plane is simply abstracting the power stored in the wave by a distant gale, and using it to counteract gravity. And if the work be continued long enough, or a multitude of planes be continually drawing on the reservoir of power, the wave must inevitably be flattened."
- Lawrence Hargrave
(Related: Power, Work, Gravity)

"The closer the bird is to the surface of the water, the firmer and more inelastic is the uplift of the rising air. The bird appears to almost feel the surface with the tip of its weather wing."
- Lawrence Hargrave
(Related: Water, Weather)

"It becomes a giant's task to compute the result when the effect of cross seas, wind at all angles and ever varying force, arched surfaces, head resistance, ratio of weight to area, and the intelligence of the guiding power crop up."
- Lawrence Hargrave
(Related: Intelligence, Power, Effect, Force, Result, Weight, Wind)

"If you direct your attention to the position of a bird with regard to the wave surface, it will speedily be noticed to be nearly always on the rising side or face of the wave and moving apparently at right angles to the wave's course, but really diagonal to it."
- Lawrence Hargrave
(Related: Attention, Right, Will)

"Bent metal is worse than bent wood and weight for weight is more flexible."
- Lawrence Hargrave
(Related: Weight, Wood)

"Used as kites, these rigid stable aeroplanes are superior to the very best cellular kites I can make; they are lighter, pull harder per square foot, attain a greater angle of elevation, and have fewer parts."
- Lawrence Hargrave
(Related: Kites)

"The wings are moved several times by hand to charge the crank chamber with mixture, which flows on through the external pipe and inlet valve to the compression space and cylinder."
- Lawrence Hargrave
(Related: Space)

"Common sense steps in here and says: Separate the parts you want to be mobile from the parts you want to be inert. You have seen the result, and I know many have the skill to apply it."
- Lawrence Hargrave
(Related: Common sense, Result, Skill, Want)

"The most ordinary conditions for observing sailing birds are then the wind and sea are both aft."
- Lawrence Hargrave
(Related: Birds, Sea, Wind)

"As to the effect of the wave on the air, we will suppose the water to be quite flat and the air motionless, a heavy undulation comes on the scene, it has to pass, so it pushes the air up with its face, letting it fall again as its back glides onwards."
- Lawrence Hargrave
(Related: Effect, Water, Will)

"And from a poise at this station the plane may swoop down, at great disadvantage if close to the back of the wave, at various slopes and directions till it cuts into the air that is being raised by the face of the following wave, which again enables it to resume its velocity."
- Lawrence Hargrave
(Related: Being, May)

"From your confessor, lawyer and physician, hide not your case on no condition."
- John Harington
"The law regards man as man, and takes no account of his surroundings or of his color when his civil rights as guaranteed by the supreme law of the land are involved."
- John Marshall Harlan
(Related: Civil rights, Land, Law, Man)

"But in view of the constitution, in the eye of the law, there is in this country no superior, dominant, ruling class of citizens. There is no caste here."
- John Marshall Harlan
(Related: Class, Constitution, Country, Eye, Law)

"I think the reason why we were able to actually get it made was that we were so extremely naive - we had no experience at all here. We didn't even know that you were supposed to have an agent. We didn't even have a lawyer. We didn't know one soul."
- Renny Harlin
(Related: Experience, Soul, Reason)

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

"I left 'Law and Order' because I really honestly did want to do movies and did want to be a movie star since I was a little girl."
- Angie Harmon
(Related: Movies, Order, Want)

"I have no difficulty with the recognition of civil unions for non-traditional relationships but I believe in law we should protect the traditional definition of marriage."
- Stephen Harper
(Related: Marriage, Difficulty, Law, Relationships)

"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)

"The Law is but words and paper without the hands of swords of men."
- James Harrington
(Related: Men, Law, Words)

"The lawlessness of frontier life in America has been pictured as a remarkable phenomenon. In reality, it was the natural consequence of indiscriminate mixing of volatile substances."
- Paul Harris
(Related: Life, America, Reality, Remarkable)

"How strange it is that murder has the sanction of law in one and only one of the human relationships, and that is the most important of all, that of nation to nation."
- Paul Harris
(Related: Law, Murder, Nation, Relationships)

"When and under what conditions is the black man to have a free ballot? When is he in fact to have those full civil rights which have so long been his in law?"
- Benjamin Harrison
(Related: Civil rights, Fact, Law, Man)

"The growth of constitutional government, as we now understand it, was promoted by the establishment of two different sets of machinery for making laws and carrying on government."
- Albert Bushnell Hart
(Related: Government, Growth, Laws, Now)

"Trade creates jobs and lifts people out of poverty. And when that happens, societies stabilize and grow. And there is nothing like a stable society to fight terrorism and strengthen democracy, freedom and rule of law."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Society, People, Democracy, Fight, Freedom, Jobs, Law, Nothing, Poverty, Terrorism, Trade)

"There has to be some limit to what lawyers can take from their clients. Otherwise, cagey attorneys end up with the lion's share of the settlement and the victims end up with little more than scraps."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Clients, End, Lawyers, Victims)

"Our world has evolved and grown more technologically savvy. Lawmakers need to adjust to these changes."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: World)

"The Tort Tax adds to the cost of everything we buy because businesses and manufacturers have to cover themselves and their employees - just in case they get sued by a greedy personal injury lawyer."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Employees, Tax, Injury)

"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)

"At the end of the day, my hope is that when the new Medicare- Prescription Drug Law gets up and fully running a lot more seniors will pay a whole lot less than they do today for their much-needed medications."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Hope, Day, End, Law, Running, Today, 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)

"Judges who take the law into their own hands, who make up constitutional 'rights' in order to strike down laws they oppose, undermine the people's right to have their values shape public policy and define the culture."
- Orrin Hatch
(Related: People, Policy, Values, Culture, Judges, Law, Laws, Order, Public, Public policy, Right)

"Microsoft is engaging in unlawful predatory practices that go well beyond the scope of fair competition."
- Orrin Hatch
(Related: Competition)

"Just as the constant increase of entropy is the basic law of the universe, so it is the basic law of life to be ever more highly structured and to struggle against entropy."
- Vaclav Havel
(Related: Life, Law, Struggle, Universe)

"There are grounds for cautious optimism that we may now be near the end ofthe search for the ultimate laws of nature."
- Stephen Hawking
(Related: Nature, Optimism, End, Laws, May, Now)

"Like all citizens, Ms. McNeill has the right to be free from unlawful employment practices such as sex discrimination and retaliation."
- John Hawkins
(Related: Sex, Discrimination, Right)

"So I will say it with relish. Give me a hamburger but hold the lawsuit."
- S. I. Hayakawa
(Related: Will)

"Our law enforcement must be given every tool available to protect children from predators and parents need to know who is living in their community."
- Robin Hayes
(Related: Children, Community, Law, Living, Parents)

"Law without education is a dead letter. With education the needed law follows without effort and, of course, with power to execute itself; indeed, it seems to execute itself."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Education, Power, Effort, Law)

"A fair question could be posed in this fashion: If people are not obeying existing laws, what makes us think they would obey any new laws?"
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: People, Laws, Question)

"Therefore, if we are a Nation of laws and a Nation of immigrants, immigration should occur within a legal framework, not through the machinations of illegal schemes and scams that threaten our national security."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Legal, Laws, Nation, National security)

"The American people likewise want to see enforcement first, no tricks, no triggers, no amnesty, enforcing existing laws and closing loopholes to reaffirm that our great Republic is, in fact, a nation of laws."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: People, American, Fact, First, Laws, Nation, Want)

"First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging!"
- Denis Healey
(Related: First, Law)

"It is a good thing to follow the First Law of Holes: if you are in one, stop digging."
- Denis Healey
(Related: First, Law)

"I suppose you could say my father's world was Thomas Hardy and my mother's D.H. Lawrence."
- Seamus Heaney
(Related: Mother, Father, World)

"Well, you know, one lawyer says I'm the only witness and I'm not credible. Another lawyer says this witness - there's tons of evidence that's been available for years."
- Patty Hearst
(Related: Years)

"I frankly don't think it's going to be a successful war on terrorism until law enforcement agencies like the FBI are willing to share with other law enforcement agencies. If they can't share information, there's no way this war can be won."
- Patty Hearst
(Related: War, Successful, Information, Law, Terrorism)

"My mother-in-law was with me during all four of my births and when she was sitting next to me holding my hand during the cesareans, well, I craved that."
- Patricia Heaton
(Related: Mother)

"Listen, little boy. In this business, there's only one law you gotta follow to keep outta trouble. Do it first, do it yourself, and keep on doin' it."
- Ben Hecht
(Related: Business, First, Law, Trouble)

"There's only one law you gotta follow to keep outta trouble. Do it first, do it yourself, and keep on doin' it."
- Ben Hecht
(Related: First, Law, Trouble)

"I expected to go into journalism or law."
- Christie Hefner
(Related: Journalism, Law)

"The Fuhrer alone is the present and future German reality and its law. Learn to know ever more deeply: from now on every single thing demands decision, and every action responsibility."
- Martin Heidegger
(Related: Action, Decision, Future, Law, Now, Present, Reality, Responsibility)

"There is no contradiction between effective law enforcement and respect for civil and human rights. Dr. King did not stir us to move for our civil rights to have them taken away in these kinds of fashions."
- Dorothy Height
(Related: Civil rights, Contradiction, Human rights, Law, Respect)

"It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so."
- Robert A. Heinlein
(Related: Power, Religion, Law, Will)

"Dad and mom would have preferred that I be a doctor, a lawyer, a scientist, or a great humanitarian."
- Levon Helm
(Related: Dad, Mom)

"Not that I wish by any means to deny, that the mental life of individuals and peoples is also in conformity with law, as is the object of philosophical, philological, historical, moral, and social sciences to establish."
- Hermann von Helmholtz
(Related: Life, Conformity, Law)

"The law in question asserts, that the quantity of force which can be brought into action in the whole of Nature is unchangeable, and can neither be increased nor diminished."
- Hermann von Helmholtz
(Related: Nature, Action, Force, Law, Quantity, Question)

"Reason we call that faculty innate in us of discovering laws and applying them with thought."
- Hermann von Helmholtz
(Related: Thought, Laws, Reason)

"I then endeavoured to show that it is more especially in the thorough conformity with law which natural phenomena and natural products exhibit, and in the comparative ease with which laws can be stated, that this difference exists."
- Hermann von Helmholtz
(Related: Conformity, Difference, Law, Laws)

"To solve the problem of organizing world peace we must establish world law and order."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: Peace, Law, Order, World)

"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)

"I retire to make way for an abler man. In my four years as attorney general I have aged about ten years, but when I have get back to the practice of law, I hope to show those lawyers that I still have some vitality left."
- Alexander Henry
(Related: Hope, Law, Lawyers, Man, Practice, Vitality, Years)

"I probably hold the distinction of being one movie star who, by all laws of logic, should never have made it. At each stage of my career, I lacked the experience."
- Audrey Hepburn
(Related: Experience, Being, Career, Laws, Logic)

"When law and duty are one, united by religion, you never become fully conscious, fully aware of yourself. You are always a little less than an individual."
- Frank Herbert
(Related: Religion, Duty, Law, United)

"Deceive not thy physician, confessor, nor lawyer."
- George Herbert
"A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit."
- George Herbert
(Related: Compromise)

"I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed. These things, to me, are expressions of love."
- James Herriot
(Related: Love, Cats, Faces)

"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)

"Our first object is... the obtaining of sovereignty, assured by international law, over a portion of the globe sufficiently large to satisfy our just requirements."
- Theodor Herzl
(Related: First, Law)

"The land which the Society of Jews will have secured by international law must naturally be privately owned."
- Theodor Herzl
(Related: Society, Land, Law, Will)

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

"This implies that the laws governing organic cohesion, the organization leading from the part to the whole, represent a biological uncertainty, indeed an uncertainty of the first order."
- Walter Rudolf Hess
(Related: First, Laws, Leading, Order, Uncertainty)

"The only positive finding which could be drawn from the first series, was the conclusion that the relationships obviously had a more complicated lay-out than had been thought, for the effects were so varied that no obedience to any law could be discovered."
- Walter Rudolf Hess
(Related: Thought, Positive, First, Law, Obedience, Relationships)

"It is possible for one never to transgress a single law and still be a bastard."
- Hermann Hesse
(Related: Law)

"All the other chiefs and tribes have accepted the Great Law of Peace. They now live in peace with one another."
- Hiawatha
(Related: Peace, Law, Now)

"The object of the law of value is to elucidate the actual exchange relations of commodities."
- Rudolf Hiferding
(Related: Law, Value)

"It is therefore utterly false to say that Marx revokes the law of value as far as individual commodities are concerned, and maintains it in force solely for the aggregate of these commodities."
- Rudolf Hiferding
(Related: Force, Law, Value)

"One of the things I was taught in law school is that I'd never be able to think the same again - that being a lawyer is something that's part of who I am as an individual now."
- Anita Hill
(Related: Being, Law, Now, School)

"I'm not sure I can say there is a clean line between me as an individual and me as a lawyer."
- Anita Hill
"Understand this law and you will then know, beyond room for the slightest doubt, that you are constantly punishing yourself for every wrong you commit and rewarding yourself for every act of constructive conduct in which you indulge."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Act, Doubt, Law, Will, Wrong)

"Our record number of teenagers must become our record number of high school and college graduates and our record number of teachers, scientists, doctors, lawyers, and skilled professionals."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: College, Doctors, Lawyers, professionals, School, Scientists, Teachers, Teenagers)

"If we do not get No Child Left Behind right for Limited English Proficient students, the law will be a failure for most schools in the 15th Congressional District, and for many across the nation."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: Failure, English, Law, Nation, Right, Schools, Students, Will)

"All the libel lawyers will tell you there's no libel any more, that everyone's given up."
- Ian Hislop
(Related: Lawyers, Will)

"No man's error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Error, Law, Man)

"It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Wisdom, Authority, Law)

"The closest thing to a law of nature in business is that form has an affinity for expense, while substance has an affinity for income."
- Dee Hock
(Related: Business, Nature, Income, Law)

"If the Church is a living body united to the same head, governed by the same laws, and pervaded by the same Spirit, it is impossible that one part should be independent of all the rest."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Church, Body, Laws, Living, Rest, Spirit, United)

"The Reformers, therefore, as instruments in the hands of God, in delivering the Church from bondage to prelates, did not make it a tumultuous multitude, in which every man was a law to himself, free to believe, and free to do what he pleased."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: God, Church, Law, Man)

"The Church, however, is a self-governing society, distinct from the State, having its officers and laws, and, therefore, an administrative government of its own."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Government, Society, Church, Laws, Self, State)

"Expedience, not justice, is the rule of contemporary American law."
- Abbie Hoffman
(Related: American, Justice, Law)

"It makes no difference whether a work is naturalistic or abstract; every visual expression follows the same fundamental laws."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Work, Difference, Expression, Laws)

"Creation is dominated by three absolutely different factors: First, nature, which works upon us by its laws; second, the artist, who creates a spiritual contact with nature and his materials; third, the medium of expression through which the artist translates his inner world."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Nature, Artist, Creation, Expression, First, Laws, Spiritual, World)

"It always takes longer than you expect, even if you take Hofstadter's Law into account."
- Douglas Hofstadter
(Related: Law)

"I am not a proponent of the death penalty, but I will enforce the law as this Congress gives it to us."
- Eric Holder
(Related: Death, Congress, Law, Will)

"To believe in a just law of cause and effect, carrying with it a punishment or a reward, is to believe in righteousness."
- Ernest Holmes
(Related: Cause, Effect, Law, Punishment, Reward, Righteousness)

"The road to freedom lies not through mysteries or occult performances, but through the intelligent use of natural forces and laws."
- Ernest Holmes
(Related: Freedom, Laws, Lies, Road)

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

"The rule of joy and the law of duty seem to me all one."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(Related: Duty, Joy, Law)

"Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(Related: Time, Lawyers)

"Lawyers are predators in grey worsted."
- Tom Holt
(Related: Lawyers)

"It's amazing to me that, in the 42 years since President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law, women today still receive fewer wages than men for the same work."
- Mike Honda
(Related: Men, Women, Work, Act, Law, President, Today, Wages, Years)

"Over the last decade, at considerable cost to me in money and effort, confronted with ridicule and intimidation, I have brought more than a dozen lawsuits challenging the corruption in the election process in Tennessee."
- John Jay Hooker
(Related: Money, Corruption, Effort, Ridicule)

"It is plain that, when it comes to inferior officers, Congress itself can pass a law sending these nominees to the President with him having the authority to put them on the bench without the advice and consent of the Senate."
- John Jay Hooker
(Related: Advice, Authority, Congress, Law, President, Senate)