Quotes and Sayings about Laws



"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

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

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"It is the function of the President, representing the executive principle, to execute the laws."
- Garet Garrett
(Related: Laws, President)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"Good laws make it easier to do right and harder to do wrong."
- William E. Gladstone
(Related: Laws, Right, Wrong)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers in the first place."
- Lord Halifax
(Related: First, Laws, Lawyers)

"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)

"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)

"I love it when ugliness is beautiful. I love character flaws."
- Marcia Gay Harden
(Related: Love, Character, Flaws, Ugliness)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"So I will say it with relish. Give me a hamburger but hold the lawsuit."
- S. I. Hayakawa
(Related: Will)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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 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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"Attending that Convention and talking with those people and many others convinced me that I should become a blogger in my efforts to reform the government and uphold the integrity of the Constitution and the laws made in furtherance thereof."
- John Jay Hooker
(Related: Government, People, Constitution, Integrity, Laws, Reform, Talking)

"The laws of God, the laws of man he may keep that will and can; not I: let God and man decree laws for themselves and not for me."
- A. E. Housman
(Related: God, Laws, Man, May, Will)

"The Growing Smarter laws now in place compel every community to plan their future growth and allow every citizen the right to be heard when those decisions are made."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Growth, Community, Decisions, Future, Laws, Now, Right)

"I maintain that the existing corn laws are bad, because they have given a monopoly of food to the landed interest over every other class and over every other interest in the kingdom."
- Joseph Hume
(Related: Food, Class, Interest, Laws)

"Destroy or take away the employment and wages of those artisans - which the corn laws in a great measure do - and you will, ere long, render the land in Great Britain of as little value as it is in other countries."
- Joseph Hume
(Related: Countries, Land, Laws, Measure, Value, Wages, Will)

"If all consciousness is subject to essential laws in a manner similar to that in which spatial reality is subject to mathematical laws, then these essential laws will be of most fertile significance in investigating facts of the conscious life of human and brute animals."
- Edmund Husserl
(Related: Life, Animals, Consciousness, Facts, Laws, Reality, Will)

"As I understand it, laws, commands, rules and edicts are for those who have not the light which makres plain the pathway."
- Anne Hutchinson
(Related: Laws, Light, Rules)

"At the heart of these challenges lies the question of how the institutions of the European Union make laws, the types of laws they pass and the effectiveness with which those laws are implemented on civil society and the economy."
- John Hutton
(Related: Society, Heart, Economy, Laws, Lies, Question)

"The chess-board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Nature, Chess, Laws, Rules, Universe, World)

"We are a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants."
- Bob Inglis
(Related: Laws, Nation)

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

"Our Nation's immigration laws are disrespected both by those who cross our borders illegally and by the businesses that hire those illegal immigrants."
- Steve Israel
(Related: Laws, Nation)

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

"It was settled by the Constitution, the laws, and the whole practice of the government that the entire executive power is vested in the President of the United States."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Government, Power, Constitution, Laws, Practice, President, states, United)

"The planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer... form the great body of the people of the United States, they are the bone and sinew of the country men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Love, Men, People, Body, Country, Desire, Rights, Laws, Liberty, Nothing, states, United)

"The Constitution and the laws are supreme and the Union indissoluble."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Constitution, Laws)

"A lot of industry groups have said they support a federal law. They don't want to have to deal with 50 different state laws."
- William Jackson
(Related: Law, Laws, State, Support, Want)

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

"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, Hope, Strength, Aristocracy, Challenge, Corporations, Country, Defiance, Laws)

"Since the day he came into office, President Bush has worked to gut more than 34 years of hard work by weakening many of our Nation's standing environmental laws, some of which were signed into law by his father."
- Jim Jeffords
(Related: Environmental, Work, Father, Day, Hard work, Law, Laws, Nation, Office, President, Years)

"Members of Congress must live according to the same laws as everyone else."
- Bobby Jindal
(Related: Congress, Laws)

"When a law enforcement officer apprehends an illegal immigrant, it makes no sense to simply release that individual who has been breaking our laws with no threat of sanction or penalty."
- Bobby Jindal
(Related: Law, Laws, Sense)

"First, we must stop issuing drivers' licenses to people in our country illegally. Providing them with forms of government identification makes a mockery of our laws and undermines national security efforts."
- Bobby Jindal
(Related: Government, People, Country, First, Laws, National security)

"Our job is to ensure that meat and poultry products are safe, wholesome, accurately labeled for the benefit of the American consumers, and to make sure that they are in compliance with all federal laws."
- Mike Johanns
(Related: American, Job, Laws)

"I mean, in some cases with libel laws, you know, they can write things about people who have no course of action, because they can't afford to take legal action against them."
- Elton John
(Related: Legal, People, Action, Laws)

"There are no good laws but such as repeal other laws."
- Andrew Johnson
(Related: Laws)

"The current prohibition laws are forcing drug disputes to be played out with guns in our streets. We need to put a stop to this criminal drug element in our country."
- Gary Johnson
(Related: Country, Laws, Prohibition)

"I don't see myself as beautiful, because I can see a lot of flaws. People have really odd opinions. They tell me I'm skinny, as if that's supposed to make me happy."
- Angelina Jolie
(Related: People, Flaws, Opinions)

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

"It is evident that an acquaintance with natural laws means no less than an acquaintance with the mind of God therein expressed."
- James Prescott Joule
(Related: God, Acquaintance, Laws, Mind)

"I have done my duty by the laws of my people and I am sorry my people were led this time by men who were not soldiers and that crimes were committed of which I had no knowledge."
- Ernst Kaltenbrunner
(Related: Men, Time, People, Knowledge, Duty, Laws, Soldiers)

"Civilization, we shall find, like Universalism and Christianity, is anti evolutionary in its effects; it works against the laws and conditions which regulated the earlier stages of man's ascent."
- Arthur Keith
(Related: Civilization, Christianity, Laws, Man)

"We are a government of laws. Any laws some government hack can find to louse up a man who's down."
- Murray Kempton
(Related: Government, Laws, Man)

"Our enemy of international terrorism respects no laws of warfare or morality, and its individual members take innocent lives, just to create chaos for news cameras."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Morality, Chaos, Enemy, Laws, News, Terrorism)

"You're basing your laws and your whole outlook on natural life on mythology. It won't work. That's why you have all these problems in the world. Name them: India, Pakistan, Ireland. Name them-all these problems. They're all religious problems."
- Jack Kevorkian
(Related: Life, Work, Ireland, Laws, Mythology, Name, Problems, Religious, World)

"They've said I'm gay, they've said everyone is gay. I personally don't believe in doing huge lawsuits about that stuff. Tom does. That's what he wants to do, that's what he's going to do. You do not tell Tom what to do. He is a force to be reckoned with."
- Nicole Kidman
(Related: Force, Gay)

"I have a different approach. I don't file lawsuits because I really don't care."
- Nicole Kidman
(Related: Care)

"American couples have gone to such lengths to avoid the interference of in-laws that they have to pay marriage counselors to interfere between them."
- Florence King
(Related: Marriage, American)

"Once a nation parts with the control of its credit, it matters not who makes the laws."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: Control, Credit, Laws, Nation)

"Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws."
- Barbara Kingsolver
(Related: Strength, Laws, Motherhood)

"Frivolous lawsuits are booming in this county. The U.S. has more costs of litigation per person than any other industrialized nation in the world, and it is crippling our economy."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Economy, Nation, World)

"Marriage is an institution fits in perfect harmony with the laws of nature; whereas systems of slavery and segregation were designed to brutally oppress people and thereby violated the laws of nature."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Marriage, Nature, People, Harmony, Laws, Slavery)

"So far, 44 States, or 88 percent of the States, have enacted laws providing that marriage shall consist of a union between a man and a woman. Only 75 percent of the States are required to approve a constitutional amendment."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Marriage, Laws, Man, states, Woman)

"Where a beast would have claws, I was born with talent."
- Klaus Kinski
(Related: Talent)

"The logic is often far-fetched - how does medical marijuana affect interstate commerce? - and some conservatives would like judges to start throwing out federal laws wholesale on commerce clause grounds. The court once again said no thanks."
- Michael Kinsley
(Related: Medical, Commerce, Court, Judges, Laws, Logic)

"Tech Jacket shares the same tone as Invincible, but the subject matter is very different. Where Invincible is about perfection, Tech Jacket is about flaws."
- Robert Kirkman
(Related: Flaws, Perfection)

"Each song has its own secret that's different from another song, and each has its own life. Sometimes it has to be teased out, whereas other times it might come fast. There are no laws about songwriting or producing. It depends on what you're doing, not just who you're doing."
- Mark Knopfler
(Related: Life, Laws, Song)

"We imagined that the mildness of our government and the wishes of the people were so correspondent that we were not as other nations, requiring brutal force to support the laws."
- Henry Knox
(Related: Government, People, Force, Laws, Nations, Support, Wishes)

"The laws of morals and the laws of music are the same."
- Zoltan Kodaly
(Related: Music, Laws, Morals)

"Without realizing it, the individual composes his life according to the laws of beauty even in times of greatest distress."
- Milan Kundera
(Related: Beauty, Life, Laws)

"A pun is not bound by the laws which limit nicer wit. It is a pistol let off at the ear; not a feather to tickle the intellect."
- Charles Lamb
(Related: Intellect, Laws, Wit)

"Many laws as certainly make bad men, as bad men make many laws."
- Walter Savage Landor
(Related: Men, Laws)

"Every unfortunate event does not give rise to lawsuit."
- Judge Mills Lane
"Western society has many flaws, and it is good for an educated person to have thought some of these through, even at the expense of losing a lecture or two to tear gas."
- Robert B. Laughlin
(Related: Society, Thought, Flaws, Losing)

"It is a power stronger than will. Could a stone escape from the laws of gravity? Impossible. Impossible, for evil to form an alliance with good."
- Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont
(Related: Power, Alliance, Evil, Gravity, Laws, Will)

"There is nothing likely to get you a bigger headline than attacking your own party."
- Michael Laws
(Related: Nothing, Party)

"The Giraffe took the horse's head and led him along on the most level parts of the road towards the railway station, and two or three chaps went along to help get the sick man into the train."
- Henry Lawson
(Related: Help, Man, Road)

"It is a matter of public shame that while we have now commemorated our hundredth anniversary, not one in every ten children attending Public schools throughout the colonies is acquainted with a single historical fact about Australia."
- Henry Lawson
(Related: Children, Fact, Now, Public, Schools, Shame)

"Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer."
- Henry Lawson
(Related: Beer)

"It is quite time that our children were taught a little more about their country, for shame's sake."
- Henry Lawson
(Related: Time, Children, Country, Shame)

"It is the same with revolution; so long as the proper spirit is spreading amongst our young men, we are satisfied that it spreads without bombast or parade."
- Henry Lawson
(Related: Men, Revolution, Spirit)

"Oh, my ways are strange ways and new ways and old ways, And deep ways and steep ways and high ways and low, I'm at home and at ease on a track that I know not, And restless and lost on a road that I know."
- Henry Lawson
(Related: Home, Deep, Old, Road)

"We shall never be understood or respected by the English until we carry our individuality to extremes, and by asserting our independence, become of sufficient consequence in their eyes to merit a closer study than they have hitherto accorded us."
- Henry Lawson
(Related: English, Extremes, Eyes, Independence, Individuality, Merit, Study)

"Who says Australia offers not a home for every poor Englishman, or any other countryman that finds his way to our shores? And what sort of thanks do we get for it?"
- Henry Lawson
(Related: Home, Poor)

"Why on earth do we want closer connection with England? We have little in common with English people except our language. We are fast becoming an entirely different people."
- Henry Lawson
(Related: People, Connection, Earth, EnglEnglish, Language, Want)

"And opposite the bench, the dock, divided by a partition, with the women to the left and the men to the right, as it is on the stairs or the block in polite society."
- Henry Lawson
(Related: Men, Society, Women, Right, Stairs)

"The children are taught more of the meanest state in Europe than of the country they are born and bred in, despite the singularity of its characteristics, the interest of its history, the rapidity of its advance, and the stupendous promise of its future."
- Henry Lawson
(Related: History, Children, Country, Europe, Future, Interest, Promise, State)

"On the same line of reasoning, if Australians were to be Australians, or rather if Australians were as separate from any other nation as Australia from any other land, there would be no jealousy between them on England's account."
- Henry Lawson
(Related: England, Jealousy, Nation)

"Their way of Dancing, is nothing but a sort of stamping Motion, much like the treading upon Founders Bellows."
- John Lawson
(Related: Dancing, Nothing)

"New planted Colonies are generally attended with a Force and Necessity of Planting the known and approved Staple and Product of the Country, as well as all the Provisions their Families spend."
- John Lawson
(Related: Country, Force, Necessity)

"The Allegator is the same, as the Crocodile, and differs only in Name."
- John Lawson
(Related: Name)

"The Indian Corn, or Maiz, proves the most useful Grain in the World; and had it not been for the Fruitfulness of this Species, it would have proved very difficult to have settled some of the Plantations in America."
- John Lawson
(Related: America, World)

"The Indians, I was now speaking of, were not content with the common Enemies that lessen and destroy their Country-men, but invented an infallible Stratagem to purge their Tribe, and reduce their Multitude into far less Numbers."
- John Lawson
(Related: Content, Country, Enemies, Now, Numbers)

"The Inhabitants of Carolina, thro' the Richness of the Soil, live an easy and pleasant Life."
- John Lawson
(Related: Life, Richness)

"The Merchants of Carolina, are fair, frank Traders."
- John Lawson
"Many of the French follow a Trade with the Indians, living very conveniently for that Interest."
- John Lawson
(Related: Interest, Living, Trade)

"We already have a sabbatical system. It's called opposition, and I've had enough of it."
- Nigel Lawson
(Related: Opposition)

"To govern is to choose. To appear to be unable to choose is to appear to be unable to govern."
- Nigel Lawson
"Anyway, what makes people look youthful is the quality of their skin and I don't think you can change that."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: Change, Quality, People, Skin)

"And, in a funny way, each death is different and you mourn each death differently and each death brings back the death you mourned earlier and you get into a bit of a pile-up."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: Death, Funny)

"At some stages of your life you will deal with things and at others you are overwhelmed with misery and anxiety."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: Life, Anxiety, Misery, Will)

"But if you know that something has been really vicious, you don't read it, you don't let it into your head. What's damaging is when sentences go through your head and you burn with the injustice of it."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: Injustice)

"Cooking is actually quite aggressive and controlling and sometimes, yes, there is an element of force-feeding going on."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: Cooking, Force)

"Emotion is messy, contradictory... and true."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: Emotion)

"Gordon Ramsay makes me laugh because he knows that I'm not a chef."
- Nigella Lawson
"I am not sure about facelifts because I wouldn't want to be someone who just looks like she's had a facelift."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: Want)

"I can understand why those primitive desert people think a camera steals their soul. It is unnatural to see yourself from the outside."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: Soul, People)

"I don't believe in low-fat cooking."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: Cooking)

"I don't like conflict."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: Conflict)

"Also, in a funny way, if you have been happily married there are no unresolved areas, nothing to prove to yourself after the other dies."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: Funny, Nothing)

"It sounds like something on a very trite T-shirt, but life is what happens."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: Life)

"I know the crew so well, so I forget I'm being filmed. It's like cooking with a friend in the kitchen - you're talking, as you do, and maybe you're telling her about this wonderful way to prepare lamb chops - it's more natural, more honest."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: Friend, Being, Cooking, Forget, Kitchen, Talking)

"I need to be frightened of things. I hate it, but I must need it, because it's what I do."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: Hate)

"I never have plans for the future as you never know how things will turn out."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: Future, Will)

"I never taste the wine first in restaurants, I just ask the waiter to pour."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: First, Restaurants, Taste, Wine)

"I think maybe when you live with someone who is really very ill for a long time, it somehow gives you more of a greedy appetite for life and maybe, yes, you are less measured in your behaviour than you would otherwise be."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: Life, Time, Appetite)

"I was a quiet teenager, introverted, full of angst."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: Quiet)

"I wasn't good with authority, went to lots of schools, didn't like the fact that there was no autonomy."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: Authority, Fact, Schools)

"I'm not someone who's endlessly patient and wonderful."
- Nigella Lawson
"In fact I am quite snappy and irritable, and I don't know if I'd like to make myself worse in that respect."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: Fact, Respect)

"You need a balance in life between dealing with what's going on inside and not being so absorbed in yourself that it takes over."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: Life, Balance, Being)

"On the whole, I prefer Christmas as an adult than I did as a child."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: Christmas)

"People who have fabulous childhoods have this sense that nothing is ever going to be that good again. With me, I have the sense that nothing is going to be that bad."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: People, Nothing, Sense)

"'Statistically, people who have been happily married and then widowed tend to remarry."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: People)

"The modern world is personal; people want to know intimate things."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: People, Want, World)

"Then again, they're not scripted and I feel it's virtually impossible to be anything but yourself when you're in front of the cameras and cooking so there is a measure of truth in what you see."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: Truth, Cooking, Measure)

"There is a kind of euphoria of grief, a degree of madness."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: Grief, Madness)

"There is a vast difference between how things seem from the outside and how they feel on the inside."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: Difference)

"There is something wrong about being photographed that has nothing to do with vanity."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: Being, Nothing, Vanity, Wrong)

"You don't go around grieving all the time, but the grief is still there and always will be."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: Time, Grief, Will)

"In England and America people tend to graze all day long, but I think it's such a waste to be constantly picking at food because you then can't enjoy a proper full meal when the time comes."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: Food, Time, People, America, Day, England, Waste)

"I think it was when I was nineteen, by that time the Jewish laws were already in force and the split was beginning to come about which isolated the Jewish culture."
- Gyorgy Legeti
(Related: Time, Beginning, Culture, Force, Laws)

"Christians who have influence in political life must feel as individuals responsibility in front of their own faith. And the duty of encouraging laws that are not in contradiction with the Commandments comes within the mission of the Church."
- Karl Lehmann
(Related: Life, Faith, Encouraging, Church, Contradiction, Duty, Influence, Laws, Mission, Responsibility)

"It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws."
- Vladimir Lenin
(Related: Time, Progress, Revolution, Laws)

"There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be."
- Doris Lessing
(Related: Laws)

"Safe storage and child access prevention laws are critical steps as we seek to reduce the occurrence of accidental shootings and suicides involving guns."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Laws, Prevention)

"Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: Nature, Fact, Laws, Miracles)

"It certainly makes no sense to enact more laws if we cannot, or do not, enforce the ones we have."
- Blanche Lincoln
(Related: Laws, Sense)

"If we are to believe that our immigration laws simply have no value, as our current policies would have us believe, should we then simply throw them all out, the entire lot of immigration law? I hope not."
- John Linder
(Related: Hope, Law, Laws, Value)

"Every so often, we pass laws repealing human nature."
- Howard Lindsay
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Laws)

"With me serving as the president, we filed a $3-million lawsuit against the league and its member clubs in an attempt to win increased pension benefits and a larger share Of television revenue."
- Ted Lindsay
(Related: Benefits, President, Television)

"There are laws for peace as well as war."
- Titus Livius
(Related: Peace, War, Laws)

"I know we can't abolish prejudice through laws, but we can set up guidelines for our actions by legislation."
- Belva Lockwood
(Related: Actions, Laws, Legislation, Prejudice)

"Laws are the sovereigns of sovereigns."
- Louis XIV
(Related: Laws)

"Going to Nashville to meet the in-laws was the first time when I'd been in America and not been seen as some sort of eccentric character with a cute accent."
- Nick Lowe
(Related: Time, Character, America, Cute, First)

"People whose sensibility is destroyed by music in trains, airports, lifts, cannot concentrate on a Beethoven Quartet."
- Witold Lutoslawski
(Related: Music, People, Sensibility)

"A theoretical grounding in agronomy must, therefore, include knowledge of biological laws."
- Trofim Lysenko
(Related: Knowledge, Laws)

"And the more profoundly the science of biology reveals the laws of the life and development of living bodies, the more effective is the science of agronomy."
- Trofim Lysenko
(Related: Life, Science, Development, Laws, Living)

"People crushed by law have no hopes but from power. If laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to laws."
- Thomas B. Macaulay
(Related: Power, People, Enemies, Law, Laws, Will)

"It is necessary for him who lays out a state and arranges laws for it to presuppose that all men are evil and that they are always going to act according to the wickedness of their spirits whenever they have free scope."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Men, Act, Evil, Laws, Spirits, State, Wickedness)

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

"I suspect the secret of personal attraction is locked up in our unique imperfections, flaws and frailties."
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: Flaws)

"Good laws are the offspring of bad actions."
- Charles Macklin
(Related: Actions, Laws)

"It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood."
- James Madison
(Related: Men, People, Choice, Laws, Will)

"I have no doubt but that the misery of the lower classes will be found to abate whenever the Government assumes a freer aspect and the laws favor a subdivision of Property."
- James Madison
(Related: Government, Doubt, Laws, Misery, Property, Will)

"I do think the patriotic thing to do is to critique my country. How else do you make a country better but by pointing out its flaws?"
- Bill Maher
(Related: Country, Flaws)

"The Koran and the laws of all civilized nations legislate against the vilification of religions."
- Naguib Mahfouz
(Related: Koran, Laws, Nations)

"Which goes to show you, you can make all the laws you want, but you cannot change people's ways. If you must change them, you have to understand that it will take a long time."
- Miriam Makeba
(Related: Change, Time, People, Laws, Want, Will)

"God joins us together by means of the body, in consequence of the laws of the communication of movements. He affects us with the same feelings in consequence of the laws of the conjunction of body and soul."
- Nicolas Malebranche
(Related: God, Soul, Feelings, Body, Communication, Laws)

"When the weather changes, nobody believes the laws of physics have changed. Similarly, I don't believe that when the stock market goes into terrible gyrations its rules have changed."
- Benoit Mandelbrot
(Related: Laws, Physics, Rules, Weather)

"For me, the study of these laws is inseparable from a love of Nature in all its manifestations."
- Murray Gell Mann
(Related: Love, Nature, Laws, Study)

"Laws and customs may be creative of vice; and should be therefore perpetually under process of observation and correction: but laws and customs cannot be creative of virtue: they may encourage and help to preserve it; but they cannot originate it."
- Harriet Martineau
(Related: Help, Laws, May, Observation, Vice)

"It is absolutely impossible to transcend the laws of nature. What can change in historically different circumstances is only the form in which these laws expose themselves."
- Karl Marx
(Related: Change, Nature, Circumstances, Laws)

"A young woman has young claws, well sharpened. If she has character, that is. And if she hasn't so much the worse for you."
- Henri Matisse
(Related: Character, Woman)

"I have a great husband, great parents and in-laws, and I have help with a nanny. It's not easy, but there are others who do it every day and don't have a high-profile job as I do."
- Marlee Matlin
(Related: HusbDay, Help, Job, Parents)

"All the mathematical sciences are founded on relations between physical laws and laws of numbers, so that the aim of exact science is to reduce the problems of nature to the determination of quantities by operations with numbers."
- James C. Maxwell
(Related: Nature, Science, Determination, Laws, Numbers, Problems)

"The painter who feels obligated to depict his subjects as uniformly beautiful or handsome and without flaws will fall short of making art."
- Joyce Maynard
(Related: Art, Flaws, Will)

"Our pre-9/11 gun laws allow our enemies in the War on Terror to arm themselves right here in our own country."
- Carolyn McCarthy
(Related: War, Country, Enemies, Laws, Right, Terror)

"Our existing media system today is the direct result of government laws and subsidies that created it."
- Robert McChesney
(Related: Government, Laws, Media, Result, Today)

"If we repealed all the laws of the world marriage would still exist."
- Tom McClintock
(Related: Marriage, Laws, World)

"In vain, without the Bible, we increase penal laws and draw entrenchments around our institutions."
- James McHenry
(Related: Bible, Laws)

"Some laws are wrong, and we have an obligation to speak out against those laws wherever they are."
- Julian McMahon
(Related: Laws, Obligation, Wrong)

"There is a price for popularity. Critics look for your weaknesses, your flaws, anything that makes the work seem like a fluke and not seem worthy of all the attention it's getting."
- Terry McMillan
(Related: Work, Attention, Flaws, Popularity)

"Real lobbying reform must end the practice of corporate lobbyists writing our laws."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: Corporate, End, Laws, Practice, Reform, Writing)

"There are times when even the most potent governor must wink at transgression, in order to preserve the laws inviolate for the future."
- Herman Melville
(Related: Future, Laws, Order)

"We could live at the present day without a Plato, but a double number of Newtons is required to discover the secrets of nature, and to bring life into harmony with the laws of nature."
- Dmitri Mendeleev
(Related: Life, Nature, Day, Harmony, Laws, Present, Secrets)

"The laws of physics should allow us to arrange things molecule by molecule and even atom by atom, and at some point it was inevitable that we would develop a technology that would let us do this."
- Ralph Merkle
(Related: Technology, Laws, Physics)

"Moralities, ethics, laws, customs, beliefs, doctrines - these are of trifling import. All that matters is that the miraculous become the norm."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Beliefs, Ethics, Laws)

"Reconciliation is a special budget procedure to change entitlement and tax laws. It cannot be filibustered and requires only a simple majority in the Senate to be passed. It is primarily intended for deficit and mandatory spending reduction."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: Change, Tax, Laws, Majority, Senate)

"As a strong supporter of our 2nd Amendment rights, I believe tougher enforcement of our nation's existing gun laws must be done before any more laws are enacted and put on the books."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: Books, Rights, Laws, Nation)

"God the Father, the supreme Architect, had already built this cosmic home we behold, the most sacred temple of His godhead, by the laws of His mysterious wisdom."
- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
(Related: Home, Wisdom, Father, God, Temple, Laws)

"Where there is a will there is a lawsuit."
- Addison Mizner
(Related: Will)

"To judge therefore of Shakespeare by Aristotle's rule is like trying a man by the Laws of one Country who acted under those of another."
- Elizabeth Montagu
(Related: Country, Laws, Man, Shakespeare, Trying)

"The way of the world is to make laws, but follow custom."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Custom, Laws, World)

"Make your educational laws strict and your criminal ones can be gentle; but if you leave youth its liberty you will have to dig dungeons for ages."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Laws, Liberty, Will, Youth)

"Today not even a universal fire could make the torrential poetic production of our time disappear. But it is exactly a question of production, that is, of hand-made products which are subject to the laws of taste and fashion."
- Eugenio Montale
(Related: Time, Fashion, Fire, Laws, Production, Question, Taste, Today)

"Every person has free choice. Free to obey or disobey the Natural Laws. Your choice determines the consequences. Nobody ever did, or ever will, escape the consequences of his choices."
- Alfred A. Montapert
(Related: Choice, Choices, Consequences, Laws, Will)

"The severity of the laws prevents their execution."
- Charles de Montesquieu
(Related: Execution, Laws)

"Useless laws weaken the necessary laws."
- Charles de Montesquieu
(Related: Laws)

"There is no nation so powerful, as the one that obeys its laws not from principals of fear or reason, but from passion."
- Charles de Montesquieu
(Related: Fear, Laws, Nation, Passion, Reason)

"Laws undertake to punish only overt acts."
- Charles de Montesquieu
(Related: Laws)

"We must have constantly present in our minds the difference between independence and liberty. Liberty is a right of doing whatever the laws permit, and if a citizen could do what they forbid he would no longer be possessed of liberty."
- Charles Louis de Secondat Montes
(Related: Difference, Independence, Laws, Liberty, Present, Right)

"Many of the railroad evils were inherent in the situation; they were explained by the fact that both managers and public were dealing with a new agency whose laws they did not completely understand."
- John Moody
(Related: Fact, Laws, Managers, Public)

"All moral laws are merely statements that certain kinds of actions will have good effects."
- George Edward Moore
(Related: Actions, Laws, Will)

"Our laws are a reflection of our culture. Our culture does not condone the torture of innocent and defenseless creatures. And we as a society believe all God's creatures should be treated humanely."
- Joe Moore
(Related: Society, God, Culture, Laws, Reflection)

"The laws that we adopt embody the values and mores of our constituents."
- Joe Moore
(Related: Values, Laws)

"Our ideals, laws and customs should be based on the proposition that each generation in turn becomes the custodian rather than the absolute owner of our resources - and each generation has the obligation to pass this inheritance on in the future."
- Alberto Moravia
(Related: Future, Ideals, Inheritance, Laws, Obligation)

"We are born knowing nothing and with much striving we learn but a little; yet all the while we are bound by laws that hearken to no plea of ignorance, and measure out their rewards and punishments with calm indifference."
- Paul Elmer More
(Related: Ignorance, Indifference, Laws, Measure, Nothing)

"So I have cultivated the vast garden of human experience which is history, without troubling myself overmuch about laws, essential first causes, or how it is all coming out."
- Samuel E. Morison
(Related: Experience, History, Causes, First, Garden, Laws)

"Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat."
- John Morley
(Related: Crime, Duty, Laws, Pretty, Sun, Worship)

"Death makes angels of us all and gives us wings where we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws."
- Jim Morrison
(Related: Death, Angels, Ravens)

"I suppose that writers should, in a way, feel flattered by the censorship laws. They show a primitive fear and dread at the fearful magic of print."
- John Mortimer
(Related: Fear, Censorship, Laws, Magic, Writers)

"That so unlikely an outcome should accrue to a man possessed of such limited talent and so many flaws, and one lacking in a sense of ethics and decency was one of the bitter ironies of history."
- William Thomas Green Morton
(Related: History, Talent, Decency, Ethics, Flaws, Man, Sense)

"Physiology is the science which treats of the properties of organic bodies, animal and vegetable, of the phenomena they present, and of the laws which govern their actions. Inorganic substances are the objects of other sciences, - physics and chemistry."
- Johannes P. Muller
(Related: Science, Actions, Laws, Physics, Present)

"But my view is that you need a system at the border. You need some fencing but you need technology. You need boots on the ground. And then you need to have interior enforcement of our nation's immigration laws inside the country. And that means dealing with the employers who still consistently hire illegal labor."
- Janet Napolitano
(Related: Technology, Country, Labor, Laws, Nation)

"For centuries we have been living in the society where not laws but people ruled, where there was no legal state."
- Nursultan Nazarbayev
(Related: Legal, Society, People, Laws, Living, State)

"My daughter is in the lawsuit because you need that for standing."
- Michael Newdow
(Related: Daughter)

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

"In my view, there is nothing more vicious and outrageous than the abuse, exploitation and harm of the most vulnerable members of our society, and I firmly believe that our nation's laws and resources need to reflect the seriousness of these terrible crimes."
- Bob Ney
(Related: Society, Abuse, Exploitation, Harm, Laws, Nation, Nothing, Seriousness)

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

"In recent years personal injury attorneys and trial lawyers have attacked the food industry with numerous lawsuits alleging that these businesses should pay monetary damages to those who, of their own accord, consume too much of a legal, safe product."
- Bob Ney
(Related: Food, Legal, Injury, Lawyers, Years)

"In addition, the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act provides protection for those in the firearms industry from lawsuits arising out of the criminal or unlawful acts of people who misuse their products."
- Bob Ney
(Related: People, Act, Commerce, Protection)

"Nothing is accidental in the universe - this is one of my Laws of Physics - except the entire universe itself, which is Pure Accident, pure divinity."
- Joyce Carol Oates
(Related: Accident, Divinity, Laws, Nothing, Physics, Universe)

"We will as soon as possible reexamine our laws and policies and eliminate all obstacles to genuine investment."
- Olusegun Obasanjo
(Related: Investment, Laws, Obstacles, Will)

"It's difficult to believe that Al Gore was oblivious to the existing laws. He has to respond at some point."
- Barbara Olson
(Related: Laws)

"Petty laws breed great crimes."
- Ouida
(Related: Laws)

"Our government just won't enforce civil rights laws. The laws will be ignored."
- Major Owens
(Related: Government, Civil rights, Laws, Will)

"He who obeys God's laws finds him a father. He who disobeys them, finds him a judge."
- Daniel D. Palmer
(Related: God, Father, Laws)

"I try to live the moment and not obey laws, rules, conventions, or norms; to react to a sensation, a feeling, or an emotion. You can't program emotion."
- Anne Parillaud
(Related: Emotion, Feeling, Laws, Rules)

"Every man should have laws of his own, I should think; commandments of his own, for every man has a different set of circumstances wherein to work - or worry."
- Gilbert Parker
(Related: Work, Circumstances, Laws, Man, Worry)

"We know that this man has a proven record of being a 'strict constructionist.' Our President has given us his word that he will interpret the Constitution rather than make new laws from the bench."
- Rod Parsley
(Related: Being, Constitution, Laws, Man, President, Will, Word)

"Justice is what is established; and thus all our established laws will necessarily be regarded as just without examination, since they are established."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Examination, Justice, Laws, Will)

"We passed important laws to give the authorities responsible for investigation wide powers to defend us."
- George Pataki
(Related: Investigation, Laws)

"As freak legislation, the antitrust laws stand alone. Nobody knows what it is they forbid."
- Isabel Paterson
(Related: Laws, Legislation)

"The miracle on earth are the laws of heaven."
- Jean Paul
(Related: Earth, Heaven, Laws)

"You wanna get rid of drug crime in this country? Fine, let's just get rid of all the drug laws."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Country, Crime, Laws)

"We need to be calling out the flaws and misguided decisions of the Democrats in Congress and the Obama administration."
- Timothy Pawlenty
(Related: Congress, Decisions, Democrats, Flaws)

"Galvanised into action by the second trial, I was determined to change Britain's archaic sex laws."
- Cynthia Payne
(Related: Change, Sex, Action, Laws)

"If our government has a policy, any political subdivision, that limits or restricts the enforcement of our immigration laws, we will sue them! And that suit will be $5,000 a day every day until that policy is changed! This law will be enforced."
- Russell Pearce
(Related: Government, Policy, Day, Law, Laws, Limits, Will)

"Agitation is the marshalling of the conscience of a nation to mold its laws."
- Robert Peel
(Related: Agitation, Conscience, Laws, Nation)

"Those jobs flee other states because of factors like excessive taxation, punitive regulation and frivolous lawsuits."
- Rick Perry
(Related: Jobs, states, Taxation)

"Surely it is one of the simplest laws of taste in dress, that it shall not attract undue attention from the wearer to the worn."
- Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
(Related: Attention, Dress, Laws, Taste)

"Don't care what people say. Don't give a damn about their laws."
- Edith Piaf
(Related: People, Care, Laws)

"The self thus becomes aware of itself, at least in its practical action, and discovers itself as a cause among other causes and as an object subject to the same laws as other objects."
- Jean Piaget
(Related: Action, Cause, Causes, Laws, Self)

"Lawsuit abuse is a major contributor to the increased costs of healthcare, goods and services to consumers."
- Charles W. Pickering
(Related: Abuse, Healthcare)

"We have no right to assume that any physical laws exist, or if they have existed up until now, that they will continue to exist in a similar manner in the future."
- Max Planck
(Related: Future, Laws, Now, Right, Will)

"Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws."
- Plato
(Related: People, Act, Laws, Will)

"Laws are subordinate to custom."
- Titus Maccius Plautus
(Related: Custom, Laws)

"If we knew exactly the laws of nature and the situation of the universe at the initial moment, we could predict exactly the situation of the same universe at a succeeding moment."
- Henri Poincare
(Related: Nature, Laws, Universe)

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

"No inanimate object is ever fully determined by the laws of physics and chemistry."
- Michael Polanyi
(Related: Laws, Physics)

"Nature and nature's laws lay hid in the night. God said, Let Newton be! and all was light!"
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Nature, God, Laws, Night)

"Like Cato, give his little senate laws, and sit attentive to his own applause."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Applause, Laws, Senate)

"At various times during the last four thousand years God has asserted his rights and endeavoured to establish his own authority, his own laws, and his own government among the children of men."
- Orson Pratt
(Related: Government, Men, God, Authority, Children, Rights, Laws, Years)

"Any people attempting to govern themselves by laws of their own making, and by officers of their own appointment, are in direct rebellion against the kingdom of God."
- Orson Pratt
(Related: God, People, Laws, Rebellion)

"As soon as laws are necessary for men, they are no longer fit for freedom."
- Pythagoras
(Related: Men, Freedom, Laws)

"We shouldn't have to be burdened with all the technicalities that come up from time to time with shrewd, smart lawyers interpreting what the laws or what the Constitution may or may not say."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Time, Constitution, Laws, Lawyers, May)

"Misery is the company of lawsuits."
- Francois Rabelais
(Related: Company, Misery)

"I was a Member of the European Parliament for a period of time and I saw a lot of European laws and treaties."
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin
(Related: Time, Laws, Parliament)

"Unless we repeal the illegal Byrd amendment, American exports will be vulnerable to retaliation, and the U.S. will continue to face a difficult task convincing other countries to make their laws comply with international rules."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: American, Countries, Laws, Rules, Will)

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

"Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Men, Society, Civilization, Progress, Existence, Laws, Man, Privacy, Public)

"The organic material, as the laws of chemistry state, can neither be created nor destroyed."
- Dixie Lee Ray
(Related: Laws, State)

"I am not going to claim that modern anarchism has any direct relation to Roman jurisprudence; but I do claim that it has its basis in the laws of nature rather than in the state of nature."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Nature, Laws, State)

"You are not content with the vast millions of tribute we pay you annually under the operation of our revenue law, our navigation laws, your fishing bounties, and by making your people our manufacturers, our merchants, our shippers."
- John H. Reagan
(Related: People, Content, Fishing, Law, Laws, Navigation, Tribute)

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

"It doesn't do good to open doors for someone who doesn't have the price to get in. If he has the price, he may not need the laws. There is no law saying the Negro has to live in Harlem or Watts."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Law, Laws, May, Open, Saying)

"It is always possible for the court to overreach its proper bounds and perhaps declare a lot of laws unconstitutional and frustrate the will of the majority in a way that it ought not be frustrated."
- William Rehnquist
(Related: Court, Laws, Majority, Will)

"It is a question of fact, whether the influence of motives be fixed by laws of nature, so that they shall always have the same effect in the same circumstances."
- Thomas Reid
(Related: Nature, Circumstances, Effect, Fact, Influence, Laws, Motives, Question)

"If there are flaws they are in ourselves, and our task therefore must be one not of redesign but of renewal and reaffirmation, especially of the standards in which all of us believe."
- Elliot Richardson
(Related: Flaws)

"The laws were not made so much for the direction of good men, as to circumscribe the bad."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Men, Direction, Laws)

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

"Acceleration is finite, I think according to some laws of physics."
- Terry Riley
(Related: Laws, Physics)

"Just because someone gets arrested doesn't mean what they are doing is wrong. Some laws are unfair and unjust."
- Tim Robbins
(Related: Laws, Wrong)

"The Romans had been able to post their laws on boards in public places, confidant that enough literate people existed to read them; far into the Middle Ages, even kings remained illiterate."
- J. M. Roberts
(Related: People, Kings, Laws, Post, Public)

"And these things are pretty much foundational: thou shall not kill, steal, bear false witness. All these things are embedded into the laws we enjoy in our nation."
- Pat Robertson
(Related: Laws, Nation, Pretty)

"Decency is the least of all laws, but yet it is the law which is most strictly observed."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Decency, Law, Laws)

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

"We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Nature, Fact, Laws)

"But while they prate of economic laws, men and women are starving. We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Men, Women, Nature, Fact, Laws)

"It is difficult to make our material condition better by the best law, but it is easy enough to ruin it by bad laws."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Law, Laws, Ruin)

"In the laws of the land, she has no rights; in government she has no voice. And in spite of another principle recognized in this Republic, namely, that 'taxation without representation is tyranny,' she is taxed without being represented."
- Ernestine Rose
(Related: Government, Being, Rights, Land, Laws, Tyranny, Voice)

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

"The only people who benefit from lawsuits are lawyers. I think we made a couple of them rich."
- Gavin Rossdale
(Related: People, Lawyers)

"Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes her laws."
- Mayer Amschel Rothschild
(Related: Money, Control, Care, Laws, Nation)

"Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws."
- Mayer Amschel Rothschild
(Related: Money, Control, Care, Laws, Nation)

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

"Who made these laws? That's what I want to know. So that's why I wear two crosses now. I call it double cross. I believe in God-not religion."
- Ja Rule
(Related: Religion, God, Laws, Now, Want)

"Unless one is a religious fundamentalist and believes that man was created in the image and likeness of God, it is foolish to believe that human beings are exempt from biological classification and the laws of evolution that apply to all other life forms."
- J. Philippe Rushton
(Related: Life, God, Evolution, Laws, Man, Religious)

"Marriage, laws, the police, armies and navies are the mark of human incompetence."
- Dora Russell
(Related: Marriage, Incompetence, Laws, Police)

"It would be really great if people would realize that stars are only people with the same weaknesses and flaws, not immaculate idols."
- Meg Ryan
(Related: People, Flaws, Idols, Stars)

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

"Are not laws dangerous which inhibit the passions? Compare the centuries of anarchy with those of the strongest legalism in any country you like and you will see that it is only when the laws are silent that the greatest actions appear."
- Marquis de Sade
(Related: Actions, Anarchy, Country, Laws, Will)

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

"You can be a great president and be ridden with flaws. Of course we know that."
- Morley Safer
(Related: Flaws, President)

"You can find flaws in Agassi and Sampras, but Federer has none."
- Marat Safin
(Related: Flaws)

"Also, there are now new laws in Brazil which create incentives for Argentine and Latin American films to be premiered and distributed in Brazil and vice versa."
- Walter Salles
(Related: American, Brazil, Laws, Now, Vice)

"The reason they keep it so tight is that no one liked them, so that without each other, actually, they couldn't exist. They support each other. They support their flaws and everything else."
- Jennifer Saunders
(Related: Flaws, Reason, Support)

"Linguistics will have to recognise laws operating universally in language, and in a strictly rational manner, separating general phenomena from those restricted to one branch of languages or another."
- Ferdinand de Saussure
(Related: Language, Laws, Will)

"If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers."
- George Savile
(Related: Laws, Lawyers)

"Laws are generally not understood by three sorts of persons, viz, by those who make them, by those who execute them, and by those who suffer if they break them."
- George Savile
(Related: Laws)

"After Madrid, we intensified our investigative efforts once again, and we are in the process of bringing about expansions in security laws and creating an index file system."
- Otto Schily
(Related: Laws, Security)

"The most dangerous area where our laws are not being faithfully executed are the laws designed to protect Americans against the millions of aliens who enter our country illegally every year."
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Related: Americans, Being, Country, Laws)

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

"Crime is actually less in places where people own guns. Washington, D.C., is a case in point. It has the strictest gun laws, but who has the highest crime rate in the country? Washington, D.C."
- Luke Scott
(Related: People, Country, Crime, Laws, Washington)

"Based on the laws of physics, the effect on temperature of man's contribution to atmospheric CO2 levels is minuscule and indiscernible from the natural variability caused in large part by changes in solar energy output."
- Robert L. Scotto
(Related: Effect, Energy, Laws, Man, Physics)

"I've always been very interested in the struggle for human rights, not just here but abroad, and I wanted to be an inside player in that struggle. I wanted to make the laws reflect our ideals and ideas in this democracy that is America."
- Leah Ward Sears
(Related: Ideas, America, Democracy, Rights, Human rights, Ideals, Laws, Struggle)

"Thus the creation, which seems an arbitrary act, supposes laws as invariable as those of the fatality of the Atheists. It would be absurd to say that the Creator might govern the world without those rules, since without them it could not subsist."
- Charles de Secondat
(Related: Act, Creation, Laws, Rules, World)

"When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or in the same body of magistrates, there can be no liberty; because apprehensions may arise, lest the same monarch or senate should enact tyrannical laws, to execute them in a tyrannical manner."
- Charles de Secondat
(Related: Body, Laws, Liberty, May, Senate, United)

"Law in general is human reason, inasmuch as it governs all the inhabitants of the earth: the political and civil laws of each nation ought to be only the particular cases in which human reason is applied."
- Charles de Secondat
(Related: Law, Laws, Nation, Reason)

"Liberty is the right of doing whatever the laws permit."
- Charles de Secondat
(Related: Laws, Liberty, Right)

"Man, as a physical being, is like other bodies governed by invariable laws."
- Charles de Secondat
(Related: Being, Laws, Man)

"We must do everything in our power to keep families together, and to use common sense in our immigration laws. Children deserve better than to lose a parent because of an inflexible law."
- Jose Serrano
(Related: Power, Children, Common sense, Law, Laws)

"Putting a stop to internet gambling is a necessary reform that targets flagrant violations of state and federal laws."
- John Shadegg
(Related: Gambling, Internet, Laws, Reform, State)

"Sometimes I have to compromise my views, but I never compromise on issues like the death penalty and the arm trade laws, despite what the readers or letters may say."
- Jonathan Shapiro
(Related: Death, Compromise, Laws, Letters, May, Trade)

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

"It's up to us, the people, to break immoral laws, and resist. As soon as the leaders of a country lie to you, they have no authority over you. These maniacs have no authority over us. And they might be able to put our bodies in prison, but they can't put our spirits in prison."
- Cindy Sheehan
(Related: Lie, People, Authority, Country, Laws, Leaders, Prison, Spirits)

"Laws are generally found to be nets of such a texture, as the little creep through, the great break through, and the middle-sized are alone entangled in it."
- William Shenstone
(Related: Laws)

"If I were John Bolton, I'd take great consolation in the words of my principal supporter on the committee, who gave a ringing endorsement, which was, There is no evidence that he has broken any laws."
- Mark Shields
(Related: Committee, Laws, Words)

"It is only reasonable that our laws do not force our country to provide safe harbor to those individuals that are being sought out by their governments due to their terrorist ties."
- Bill Shuster
(Related: Being, Country, Force, Laws)

"Even the draft dodgers are not pursued and hounded. They are here on our streets, most of them... unless they are breaking Canadian laws .. are getting American dollars from Ma and Pa at home to spend here."
- Gordon Sinclair
(Related: Home, American, Draft, Laws)

"Moral values, and a culture and a religion, maintaining these values are far better than laws and regulations."
- Swami Sivananda
(Related: Religion, Values, Culture, Laws)

"If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character."
- Swami Sivananda
(Related: Character, Laws, Right)

"If ever we had proof that our nation's pollution laws aren't working, it's reading the list of industrial chemicals in the bodies of babies who have not yet lived outside the womb."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Babies, Laws, Nation, Pollution, Proof, Reading)

"To be taken into account were some years of schooling, where I studied with diligence Neptune's laws, and these laws I tried to obey when I sailed overseas; it was worth the while."
- Joshua Slocum
(Related: Diligence, Laws, Worth, Years)

"The modern period adds social ethics to religions agenda, for we now realize that social structures are not like laws of nature. They are human creations, so we are responsible for them."
- Huston Smith
(Related: Nature, Ethics, Laws, Now)

"Violent crime is a solved problem - all they have to do is repeal the laws that keep those intelligent, capable, and responsible men and women from arming themselves, and violent crime evaporates like dry ice on a hot summer day."
- L. Neil Smith
(Related: Men, Women, Crime, Day, Laws, Summer)

"The particle and the planet are subject to the same laws and what is learned of one will be known of the other."
- James Smithson
(Related: Laws, Will)

"They will sustain the constitution and laws and institutions of the United States, and be the champions of liberty and of that constitution when its integrity shall be threatened."
- Lorenzo Snow
(Related: Constitution, Integrity, Laws, Liberty, states, United, Will)

"It is a base thing for a man among the people not to obey those in command. Never in a state can the laws be well administered when fear does not stand firm."
- Sophocles
(Related: People, Fear, Laws, Man, State)

"Just as the process of repealing national alcohol prohibition began with individual states repealing their own prohibition laws, so individual states must now take the initiative with respect to repealing marijuana prohibition laws."
- George Soros
(Related: Alcohol, Laws, Now, Prohibition, Respect, states)

"Actually lowering the cost of insurance would be accomplished by such things as making it harder for lawyers to win frivolous lawsuits against insurance companies."
- Thomas Sowell
(Related: Lawyers)

"You watched these people go through their lives and just had a feeling that they existed outside the usual laws of nature; that there was no other group so handsome, so engaged."
- Charles Spalding
(Related: Nature, People, Feeling, Laws)

"It is time for the world, the hemisphere and the region to make sure that relevant institutions of civil society and relevant laws are embedded in the mechanisms of governance."
- Baldwin Spencer
(Related: Society, Time, Laws, World)

"Each co-operative institution will become a school of business in which each member will acquire a knowledge of the laws of trade and commerce."
- Leland Stanford
(Related: Business, Knowledge, Commerce, Laws, School, Trade, Will)

"Our demands are simple, normal, and therefore they are difficult to satisfy. All we ask is that an actor on the stage live in accordance with natural laws."
- Konstantin Stanislavisky
(Related: Actor, Laws)

"To make laws that man cannot, and will not obey, serves to bring all law into contempt."
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Related: Contempt, Law, Laws, Man, Will)

"Surely the immutable laws of the universe can teach more impressive and exalted lessons than the holy books of all the religions on earth."
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Related: Books, Earth, Laws, Universe)

"It is the duty of the Umpire to determine all questions submitted to him according to these laws, when they apply, and according to his best judgment when they do not apply."
- Howard Staunton
(Related: Duty, Judgment, Laws, Questions, Umpire)

"You can have all the gun control laws in the country, but if you don't enforce them, people are going to find a way to protect themselves. We need to recognize that bad people are doing bad things with these weapons. It's not the law-abiding citizens, it's not the person who uses it as a hobby."
- Michael Steele
(Related: People, Control, Country, Law, Laws, Weapons)

"In 1933, the Nazis came to power and the more systematic persecution of the Jews followed quickly. Laws were enacted which excluded Jewish children from higher education in public schools."
- Jack Steinberger
(Related: Education, Power, Children, Laws, Persecution, Public, Schools)

"The benefit of this kind of outlining is that you discover a story's flaws before you invest a lot of time writing the first draft, and it's almost impossible to get stuck at a difficult chapter, because you've already done the work to push through those kinds of blocks."
- George Stephen
(Related: Time, Work, Draft, First, Flaws, Writing)

"It is not our job to apply laws that have not yet been written."
- John Paul Stevens
(Related: Job, Laws)

"Laws are never as effective as habits."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Habits, Laws)

"And we had our own laws. I mean, I wrote them. And we had our own customs, and traditions, and proprieties."
- James Stockdale
(Related: Laws, Traditions)

"How I wish we lived in a time when laws were not necessary to safeguard us from discrimination."
- Barbra Streisand
(Related: Time, Discrimination, Laws)

"However, when Java is promoted as the sole programming language, its flaws and limitations become serious."
- Bjarne Stroustrup
(Related: Flaws, Language, Limitations, Programming)

"Start with the idea that you can't repeal the laws of economics. Even if they are inconvenient."
- Larry Summers
(Related: Idea, Economics, Laws)

"There ought to be no laws to guarantee property against the folly of its possessors."
- William Graham Sumner
(Related: Folly, Laws, Property)

"Defining marriage is a power that should be left to the states. Moreover, no state should be forced to recognize a marriage that is not within its own laws, Constitution, and legal precedents."
- John Sununu
(Related: Legal, Marriage, Power, Constitution, Laws, Precedents, State, states)

"The employment laws are completely unrealistic. You cannot overcome that in only 10 years. It will take at least another generation before young people are properly qualified."
- Helen Suzman
(Related: People, Laws, Will, Years)

"Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Flies, Laws, May)

"I know my flaws before other people point them out to me."
- Taylor Swift
(Related: People, Flaws)

"Lastly, he must remember that he himself hath no exemption from the common lot, but that he is bound by the same laws of mortality, and liable to the same ailments and afflictions with his fellows."
- Thomas Sydenham
(Related: Laws, Mortality)

"Laws and constitutions ought to be weighed... to constitute that which is most conducing to the establishment of justice and liberty."
- Algernon Sydney
(Related: Justice, Laws, Liberty)

"The object of pure physics is the unfolding of the laws of the intelligible world; the object of pure mathematics that of unfolding the laws of human intelligence."
- James Joseph Sylvester
(Related: Intelligence, Laws, Mathematics, Physics, World)

"He who lives in solitude may make his own laws."
- Publilius Syrus
(Related: Laws, May, Solitude)

"The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws."
- Tacitus
(Related: Laws, State)

"In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous."
- Tacitus
(Related: Corruption, Laws, State)

"When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied."
- Tacitus
(Related: Laws, State)

"We live in a stage of politics, where legislators seem to regard the passage of laws as much more important than the results of their enforcement."
- William Howard Taft
(Related: Politics, Laws, Legislators, Results)

"I am not a promoter of more laws, just better ones."
- Lee Terry
(Related: Laws)

"In violent streets and broken homes, the cry of anguished souls is not for more laws but for more conscience and character."
- Cal Thomas
(Related: Character, Conscience, Laws)

"Unfortunately, the reality was that, for political reasons or whatever, there was a need to enforce antidiscrimination laws, or at least there was a perceived need to do that."
- Clarence Thomas
(Related: Laws, Reality)

"What is human warfare but just this; an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Nature, God, Effort, Laws, Party)

"As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Life, Laws, Poverty, Solitude, Universe, Weakness, Will)

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

"Insurrection is an art, and like all arts has its own laws."
- Leon Trotsky
(Related: Art, Laws)

"The British system denied any role for human creativity, and instead argued, that if man merely followed his hedonistic desires, pursuing pleasure and avoiding pain, objective laws would naturally guide society to achieve the best allocation of wealth."
- Robert Trout
(Related: Society, Creativity, Wealth, Laws, Man, Pain, Pleasure)

"I don't tend to have a favorite album; I tend to have favorite tracks. There are flaws in every album that spoil it for me."
- Robin Trower
(Related: Favorite, Flaws)

"Each state, so that it does not abridge the great fundamental rights belonging, under the Constitution, to all citizens, may grant or withhold such civil rights as it pleases; all that is required is that, in this respect, its laws shall be impartial."
- Lyman Trumbull
(Related: Civil rights, Constitution, Laws, May, Respect, State)

"That is to say, nature's laws are causal; they reveal themselves by comparison and difference, and they operate at every multivariate space/time point."
- Edward Tufte
(Related: Nature, Difference, Laws)

"My idea here is that, inasmuch as certain cognitive tasks and principles are tied to nature's laws, these tasks and principles are indifferent to language, culture, gender, or the particular mode of information that is provided."
- Edward Tufte
(Related: Nature, Idea, Culture, Gender, Information, Language, Laws, Principles)

"The speculative part of my work is that these particular cognitive tasks - ways of thinking analytically - are tied to nature's laws."
- Edward Tufte
(Related: Work, Nature, Laws, Thinking)

"In the end, nature is inexorable: it has no reason to hurry and, sooner or later, it takes what belongs to it. Unconsciously and inflexibly obedient to its own laws, it doesn't know art, just as it doesn't know freedom, just as it doesn't know goodness."
- Ivan Turgenev
(Related: Nature, Art, End, Freedom, Goodness, Laws, Reason)

"Laws control the lesser man... Right conduct controls the greater one."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Control, Laws, Man, Right)

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

"I had just won the lawsuit against Melrose Place."
- Hunter Tylo
"The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Laws, Order, Will)

"They rushed to move it forward, uh, and then a lawsuit was filed and we spent many months litigating, rather than trying to come up with legislation and move forward on that front."
- Tom Udall
(Related: Legislation, Months, Trying)

"As a part of preparing those lawsuits, learning about those lawsuits, I learned about the various nuclear issues in parts of the nuclear production process I guess you'd say."
- Tom Udall
(Related: Learning, Production)

"There's no question that we need tougher drunk-driving laws for repeat offenders. We need to take a lesson from European countries where driving isn't a right but a privilege."
- Jesse Ventura
(Related: Countries, Driving, Laws, Privilege, Question, Right)

"We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones."
- Jules Verne
(Related: Laws, May)

"Nature never breaks her own laws."
- Leonardo da Vinci
(Related: Nature, Laws)

"The sovereign is called a tyrant who knows no laws but his caprice."
- Voltaire
(Related: Laws)

"Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them."
- Voltaire
(Related: Virtue, Laws, Support)

"The program of our movement stems from the fundamental moral laws and order."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: Laws, Order)

"What we need are not prohibitory marriage laws, but a reformed society, an educated public opinion which will teach individual duty in these matters."
- Alfred Russel Wallace
(Related: Marriage, Society, Duty, Laws, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Will)

"As well might it be said that, because we are ignorant of the laws by which metals are produced and trees developed, we cannot know anything of the origin of steamships and railways."
- Alfred Russel Wallace
(Related: Laws, Trees)

"The great thing about irony is that it splits things apart, gets up above them so we can see the flaws and hypocrisies and duplicates."
- David Foster Wallace
(Related: Flaws, Irony)

"We're a nation of laws, but the good thing about America, is that laws reside in the people and people can change the laws."
- Rick Warren
(Related: Change, People, America, Laws, Nation)

"Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals."
- George Washington
(Related: Laws)

"Whatever government is not a government of laws, is a despotism, let it be called what it may."
- Daniel Webster
(Related: Government, Laws, May)

"The laws of this world are for children."
- Frank Wedekind
(Related: Children, Laws, World)

"What is crucial is there be laws."
- Andre Weil
(Related: Laws)

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

"There can be a true grandeur in any degree of submissiveness, because it springs from loyalty to the laws and to an oath, and not from baseness of soul."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Soul, Laws, Loyalty)

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

"Thus, the Archivist must display at all times scrupulous independence and a devotion to the laws and principles which govern the responsibilities of the office."
- Allen Weinstein
(Related: Devotion, Independence, Laws, Office, Principles)

"The head of every family will be what Abraham was, the patriarch, the priest and the unlettered lord of his family, and Reason will be the code of laws to all mankind."
- Adam Weishaupt
(Related: Family, Laws, Mankind, Reason, Will)

"There is no question but that the laws and principles which Solon laid down both foreshadowed and prepared the way for all republics of later ages, including our own."
- Robert Welch
(Related: Laws, Principles, Question)

"The laws and the stage, both are a form of exhibitionism."
- Orson Welles
(Related: Laws)

"Well, I think we need to have attrition by enforcement. We need to secure our borders. We need to enforce our laws."
- Allen West
(Related: Laws)

"Quite simply, federal laws already on the books aimed at stopping the flow of illegal immigration must be enforced. Furthermore, states must be given the resources necessary to confront the problem, which includes strengthening the border patrol."
- Allen West
(Related: Books, Laws, states)

"It ain't no sin if you crack a few laws now and then, just so long as you don't break any."
- Mae West
(Related: Laws, Now, Sin)

"Now to consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk. Such rules and laws are deduced from the accomplished fact; they are the products of reflection."
- Edward Weston
(Related: Consulting, Fact, Law, Laws, Now, Reflection, Rules)

"Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph, is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk."
- Edward Weston
(Related: Consulting, Gravity, Laws, Rules)

"Who of us knows or can by possibility arrive at a knowledge of the laws that govern our property and lives?"
- William H. Wharton
(Related: Knowledge, Possibility, Laws, Property)

"The law is constantly based on notions of morality, and if all laws representing essentially moral choices are to be invalidated under the due process clause, the courts will be very busy indeed."
- Byron White
(Related: Morality, Choices, Law, Laws, Will)

"It is easier for a man to be loyal to his club than to his planet; the bylaws are shorter, and he is personally acquainted with the other members."
- E. B. White
(Related: Man)

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

"The simplicities of natural laws arise through the complexities of the language we use for their expression."
- Eugene Wigner
(Related: Expression, Language, Laws)

"Wherever magistrates were appointed from among those who complied with the injunctions of the laws, Socrates considered the government to be an aristocracy."
- Xenophon
(Related: Government, Aristocracy, Laws)

"While Taliban fighters had an initial claim to protection under the conventions, they lost POW status by failing to obey the standards of conduct for legal combatants: wearing uniforms, a responsible command structure, and obeying the laws of war."
- John Yoo
(Related: Legal, War, Laws, Protection)

"Congress's definition of torture in those laws - the infliction of severe mental or physical pain - leaves room for interrogation methods that go beyond polite conversation."
- John Yoo
(Related: Congress, Conversation, Laws, Pain)

"In light of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, critics are arguing that abuses of Iraqi prisoners are being produced by a climate of disregard for the laws of war."
- John Yoo
(Related: War, Being, Climate, Laws, Light, Prison, Scandal)

"The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced."
- Frank Zappa
(Related: Nation, states, United)

"According to well-known electrodynamic laws, an electron moving in a magnetic field is acted upon by a force which runs perpendicular to the direction of motion of the electron and to the direction of the magnetic field, and whose magnitude is easily determined."
- Pieter Zeeman
(Related: Direction, Force, Laws)

"Bourgeois society is not fundamentally opposed to the bourgeois women's movement, which is proven by the fact that in various states reforms of private and public laws concerning women have been initiated."
- Clara Zetkin
(Related: Society, Women, Fact, Laws, Public, states)