Quotations on Laws

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

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

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
(Keywords: Change, Heart, Conformity, Contradiction, Laws, Man, Needs, Order)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Men, Laws, 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
(Keywords: Ability, Laws, Universe)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Legal, People, Fighting, Laws, World)

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
(Keywords: Government, Virtue, Laws, Nothing, Order, Slavery, states, Wrong)

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
(Keywords: Life, Laws, Property, Right, states, United, Want)

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
(Keywords: Thought, People, Laws, Will)

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
(Keywords: Nature, Laws, Liberty, Man, Will)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Beginning, Fight, Laws, Safety, Sanity)

It is difficult, if not impossible, to argue that laws written in the 1970s are adequate for today's intelligence challenges.
- Bob Barr
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Science, Example, Laws, Logic, World)

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

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
(Keywords: Men, Life, Fact, First, Laws, Liberty, Property)

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
(Keywords: Dream, Actions, Being, Children, Laws, Needs)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Marriage, Judges, Laws, State, states)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Society, Chaos, Laws, Network)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Government, America, Congress, Democracy, Laws, Want)

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Beauty, Nature, Time, Trust, Autumn, End, Laws, Spring)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Acting, Laws, Limits, states)

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
(Keywords: Power, People, Hope, Enemies, Law, Laws, Nothing, Will)

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
(Keywords: Life, End, Ending, Laws, Practice, Right, states)

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
(Keywords: Men, Being, Germany, Italy, Law, Laws, Majority, Motives, Nation)

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

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
(Keywords: Music, Laws, Light, Painting, Perspective, Rules, Writing)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Time, Sex, Crime, Laws, Past, Years)

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
(Keywords: Facts, Force, Laws, Physics, Reality)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Civil rights, Country, Difficulty, Law, Laws, Mind)

Attitude is your acceptance of the natural laws, or your rejection of the natural laws.
- Stuart Chase
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Money, Truth, Labor, Laws, Public, Workers)

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



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