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Every generation gets the Constitution that it deserves. As the central preoccupations of an era make their way into the legal system, the Supreme Court eventually weighs in, and nine lawyers in robes become oracles of our national identity.
I'd grown up fearing the lynch mobs of the Ku Klux Klan; as an adult I was starting to wonder if I'd been afraid of the wrong white people all along - where I was being pursued not by bigots in white robes, but by left-wing zealots draped in flowing sanctimony.
A lot of people have asked me whether I am a cynic or take a cynical view of politics and are often surprised when I say that I consider myself an optimist, but an optimist dressed in the robes of a realist.
Every successful revolution puts on in time the robes of the tyrant it has deposed.
Unfortunately, what many people forget is that judges are just lawyers in robes.
In heaven we shall appear, not in armour, but in robes of glory. But here these are to be worn night and day; we must walk, work, and sleep in them, or else we are not true soldiers of Christ.
Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, and robes the mountain in its azure hue.
One puts on black robes to scare the hell out of white people, while the other puts on white robes to scare the hell out of blacks.
Few Indians only had breech cloths, most being wrapped in buffalo robes, otherwise quite naked.
I've got headdresses and robes from all over: I am the mystery of everybody's story.
Through tattered clothes, small vices do appear. Robes and furred gowns hide all.
The trappings of a religious cult tend to fall into candlelit ceremonies and robes and group chanting and singing and prayer.
Naked need is the occasion for God's giving, not a need adorned with the clean, elegant robes of respectability and good works.
I always designed my robes and how I would present myself at every fight.
Sugar Ray Leonard
You see in the streets of London, great and little boys running about in long blue coats, which, like robes, reach quite down to the feet, and little white bands, such as the clergy wear.
Karl Philipp Moritz
There are some in black robes sitting on federal benches all across this country. They're Democrats, Republicans, liberals, and even conservatives that pervert the Constitution.
Wherever you find 'men together' - writing the rules, as at exclusive golf or other men's clubs, businesses, and lodges where they wear elaborate robes and funny hats - women are kept completely outside if possible and, when grudgingly admitted, to highly restricted areas or token status.
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