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That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind.
The time is always right to do the right thing.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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It is not desirable to cultivate
a respect for the law,
so much as for the right.
- Henry David Thoreau

Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

The more laws and order are made prominent,
the more thieves and robbers there will be.
- Lao Tzu

 

The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world.
To be effective it demands the sacrifice
of the bravest and the most spotless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

For time and the world do not stand still.
Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

In matters of conscience,
the law of the majority has no place.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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The belief system is like a Book of Law that rules our mind.
Our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive.
Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others,
but we cannot accept and love ourselves.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Justice that love gives is a surrender,
justice that law gives is a punishment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time.
Hatred ceases through love.
This is an unalterable law.
- The Buddha

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

Have a talk with your mind
(it really is something separate from yourself).
Lay down the law.
"My life begins TODAY.
I am like a newborn.
I have what I have today;
I have my fingers, my toes,
some people in my life,
some material and financial state.
Yesterday is only a dream -
perhaps a nightmare,
perhaps a cherished memory,
but only a dream - nothing more.
I will make all decisions and actions based solely
on what I have today as a starting point."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is the first law of friendship
that it has to be cultivated.
The second is to be indulgent
when the first law is neglected.
- Voltaire

Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law.
- Boethius

Congress will pass a law restricting public comment
on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum
of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line.
- Andy Grove

Humor is always based on a modicum of truth.
Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law?
- Dick Clark

Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them.
- Edward W. Howe

To force a lawyer on a defendant can only lead him
to believe that the law contrives against him.
- Potter Stewart

Our government...
teaches the whole people by its example.
If the government becomes the lawbreaker,
it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to
become a law unto himself;
it invites anarchy.
- Louis D. Brandeis

One of the things I was taught in law school is that
I'd never be able to think the same again -
that being a lawyer is something that's part of who
I am as an individual now.
- Anita Hill

Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.
- Jeremy Bentham

In law, nothing is certain but the expense.
- Samuel Butler

Clarke's Third Law:
Any sufficiently advanced technology
is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Whenever men take the law into their own hands,
the loser is the law.
And when the law loses, freedom languishes.
- Robert Kennedy

To believe in a just law of cause and effect,
carrying with it a punishment or a reward,
is to believe in righteousness.
- Ernest Holmes

Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life:
in education,
medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art.
- Barry Commoner

Just got back from a pleasure trip: I took my mother-in-law to the airport.
- Henny Youngman

To hear some men talk of the government,
you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation,
and kept the planets in their places.
- Wendell Phillips

If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Ignorance of the law excuses no man from practicing it.
- Addison Mizner

It is impossible to tell where the law stops and justice begins.
- Bugs Baer

The law has no power over heroes.
- Charlotte Lennox

And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual,
it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival
of the fittest in every department.
- Andrew Carnegie

If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.
- Winston Churchill

The law has no compassion.
And justice is administered without compassion.
- Christopher Darden

Constant development is the law of life,
and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas
in order to appear consistent
drives himself into a false position.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

Music is a moral law.
It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
- Plato

The trouble with law is lawyers.
- Clarence Darrow

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

If a child lives with criticism,
he learns to condemn.
...
If a child lives with fear,
he learns to be apprehensive.
...
If a child lives with encouragement,
he learns to be confident.
...
If a child lives with acceptance,
he learns to love.
- Dorothy Law Nolte

If you do something once,
people will call it an accident.
If you do it twice, t
hey call it a coincidence.
But do it a third time, and
you've just proven a natural law.
- Grace Hopper

Big sisters are the crabgrass in the lawn of life.
- Linus Van Pelt in Charles M. Schulz' Peanuts cartoon

The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter,
taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn.
The Republicans are the party that says government
doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it.
- P. J. O'Rourke

My mom said the only reason men are alive is for lawn
care and vehicle maintenance.
- Tim Allen

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

The future has nothing in common with the past -
except natural laws and human nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Happiness is the final and perfect fruit
of obedience to the laws of life.
- Helen Keller

If the misery of the poor be caused
not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions,
great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

What is a miracle? To some, it is an act of God.
To others, something amazing, extraordinary, or unexpected.
To me, Life is a miracle.
Everything that happens is a miracle.
There is no reason for me to exist as I do -
no reason for humanity, the universe, or the laws of Nature.
Energy, mass, gravity and the rest of existence
are all so improbable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A miracle is nothing more or less than this...
Anyone who has come into a knowledge
of his true identity,
of his oneness with
the all-pervading wisdom and power,
this makes it possible for laws higher
than the ordinary mind knows of
to be revealed to him.
- Ralph Waldo Trine

Whose laws have priority in your life?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nature never breaks her own laws.
- Leonardo da Vinci

True friendship's laws are by this rule express'd,
Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest.
- Alexander Pope

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

Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.
- Otto von Bismarck

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

Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes her laws.
- Mayer Amschel Rothschild

If the laws could speak for themselves,
they would complain of the lawyers in the first place.
- Lord Halifax

It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution.
It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.
- Vladimir Lenin

Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass
and the little ones get caught.
- Honore de Balzac

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

The road to freedom lies not through
mysteries or occult performances,
but through the intelligent use
of natural forces and laws.
- Ernest Holmes

Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that
we are immune to their operations.
- David Gerrold

Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.
- Barbara Kingsolver

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

Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support
for their new works collaborate with the creator.
- Antonio Gaudi

The more laws, the less justice.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

If you violate Nature's laws you are your own prosecuting attorney,
judge, jury, and hangman.
- Luther Burbank

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


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