Quotations on Law

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We have one authority and one law and everyone has the responsibility to follow that law and that authority.
- Mahmoud Abbas
(Keywords: Authority, Law, Responsibility)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is no law that says a man who earned a hundred million dollars in his first half-dozen years on the job has to be a decent human being, but Mike Eisner is that and more.
- Joseph Barbera
(Keywords: Being, First, Job, Law, Man, Years)

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

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

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
(Keywords: Country, Facts, Law, Laws, Rest, states, World)

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

So we want an Islamic state where Islamic law is not just in the books but enforced, and enforced with determination. There is no space and no room for democratic consultation. The Shariah is set and fixed, so why do we need to discuss it anymore? Just implement it!
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Keywords: Determination, Books, Law, Space, State, Want)

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

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

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

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

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

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



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