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I am well aware that there are prisoners of conscience in the Soviet Union, including some who have said they have chosen to resist the law because of religious reasons.
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.
The law condemns and punishes only actions within certain definite and narrow limits; it thereby justifies, in a way, all similar actions that lie outside those limits.
Law, without force, is impotent.
I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.
In terms of the legal matter of creating a contract between two people that's called marriage, and allowing them to live together with the protection of law, it seems to me is the way we should be moving in this country.
Prisons are built with stones of Law. Brothels with the bricks of religion.
I do think that Magna Carta and international law are worth paying some attention to.
Let's make a law that gay people can have birthdays, but straight people get more cake - you know, to send the right message to kids.
In societies that profess some respect for law, suspects are apprehended and brought to fair trial. I stress 'suspects.'
Some international law specialists compare the invasion of Iraq to the 'crimes against the peace' for which Nazi leaders were indicted at Nuremberg.
The precepts of the law are these: to live honestly, to injure no one, and to give everyone else his due.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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.
Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.
The laws of the marketplace are physical laws, and they don't become suspended in a crisis any more than the law of gravity does.
P. J. O'Rourke
Some may remember, if you have good memories, that there used to be a concept in Anglo-American law called a presumption of innocence, innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Now that's so deep in history that there's no point even bringing it up, but it did once exist.
Opinion is like a pendulum and obeys the same law. If it goes past the centre of gravity on one side, it must go a like distance on the other; and it is only after a certain time that it finds the true point at which it can remain at rest.
Buddhism has in it no idea of there being a moral law laid down by somekind of cosmic lawgiver.
Nicaragua dealt with the problem of terrorism in exactly the right way. It followed international law and treaty obligations. It collected evidence, brought the evidence to the highest existing tribunal, the International Court of Justice, and received a verdict - which, of course, the U.S. dismissed with contempt.
In law, nothing is certain but the expense.
In the case of Yugoslavia v. NATO, one of the charges was genocide. The U.S. appealed to the court, saying that, by law, the United States is immune to the charge of genocide, self-immunized, and the court accepted that, so the case proceeded against the other NATO powers, but not against the United States.
Decency is the least of all laws, but yet it is the law which is most strictly observed.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Law; an ordinance of reason for the common good, made by him who has care of the community.
Freedom is the only law which genius knows.
James Russell Lowell
George Zimmerman is a foot soldier in a rapidly privatizing country. He is a new centurion of 21st-century America. Law enforcement is tied down by the strictures of, well, the law. There is only 'so much they can do' to take care of the 'problem.'
Leonardo da Vinci
John F. Kennedy
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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