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All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.
Even if you believe a creator god invented the laws of physics, would you so insult him as to suggest that he might capriciously and arbitrarily violate them in order to walk on water, or turn water into wine as a cheap party trick at a wedding?
Employers who violate rules of fairness are punished by reduced productivity, and merchants who follow unfair pricing policies can expect to lose sales.
One cannot violate the promptings of one's nature without having that nature recoil upon itself.
Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect.
Don't violate your own code of values and ethics, but don't waste energy trying to make other people violate theirs.
If you violate Nature's laws you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman.
True republicanism is the sovereignty of the people. There are natural and imprescriptible rights which an entire nation has no right to violate.
Marquis de Lafayette
A lot of kids are bullied because of their sexual identity or expression. It's often the effeminate boys and the masculine girls, the ones who violate gender norms and expectations, who get bullied.
A license to practice law is not a license to violate it.
It's all very well for us to sit here in the West with our high incomes and cushy lives, and say it's immoral to violate the sovereignty of another state. But if the effect of that is to bring people in that country economic and political freedom, to raise their standard of living, to increase their life expectancy, then don't rule it out.
Trade wars aren't started by countries appealing to respected, independent trade authorities. Rather, trade wars begin when one country decides to violate international trade rules to undercut another country's industries.
You can not divorce religious belief and public service. I've never detected any conflict between God's will and my political duty. If you violate one, you violate the other.
Intelligence agencies keep things secret because they often violate the rule of law or of good behavior.
Most people are completely unaware of their breath. They violate your space, they have no idea that they have halitosis.
Weapons of mass destruction violate more than individual lives - they cross international borders and jeopardize all people. They also drain resources that could be used instead for medicines, schools and other life-saving supplies. We must come together with even greater determination to prevent a WMD nightmare.
It's not wise to violate rules until you know how to observe them.
T. S. Eliot
Satan would have you believe that happiness comes only as you surrender to his enticements, but one only needs to look at the shattered lives of those who violate God's laws to know why Satan is called the Father of Lies.
Ezra Taft Benson
But do I think that our actions in anyway violate the War Powers Resolution, the answer is no.
The whole order of things is as outrageous as any miracle which could presume to violate it.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Who will protect the public when the police violate the law?
The idea of cultural relativism is nothing but an excuse to violate human rights.
If two individuals enter into a contract to commit trespass, theft, robbery or murder upon a third, the contract is unlawful and void, simply because it is a contract to violate natural justice, or men's natural rights.
Legislators and judges are necessarily exposed to all the temptations of money, fame, and power, to induce them to disregard justice between parties, and sell the rights, and violate the liberties of the people. Jurors, on the other hand, are exposed to none of these temptations.
At least half the mystery novels published violate the law that the solution, once revealed, must seem to be inevitable.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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