Quotes of Code

“ Bad laws are the worst form of tyranny. ”

- Edmund Burke

“ Every aspect of Western culture needs a new code of ethics — a rational ethics — as a precondition of rebirth. ”

- Ayn Rand

“ If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers. ”

- Edward F. Halifax

“ I know of no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their strict execution. ”

- Ulysses S. Grant

“ 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 must to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous. ”

- Edmund Burke

“ One of the Seven was wont to say: "That laws were like cobwebs; where the small flies were caught, and the great brake through. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ Arms and laws do not flourish together. ”

- Gaius Julius Caesar

“ Laws are only felt when the individual comes in conflict with them. ”

- Suzanne La Follette

“ The modern period adds social ethics to religions agenda, for we now realize that social structures are not like laws of nature. They are human creations, so we are responsible for them. ”

- Huston Smith

“ I think ethics is always there; it's not always a very thoughtful or reflective ethics. ”

- Peter Singer

“ So the compromise itself is within ethics rather than between competing ethics, and I think that's true in geo-political concerns. ”

- Peter Singer

“ Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live. ”

- Martin Golding

“ The main foundations of every state, new states as well as ancient or composite ones, are good laws and good arms you cannot have good laws without good arms, and where there are good arms, good laws inevitably follow. ”

- Niccolo Machiavelli

“ Social confusion has now reached a point at which the pursuit of immorality turns out to be more exhausting than compliance with the old moral codes. ”

- Denis de Rougemont

“ The town where I grew up has a zip code of E-I-E-I-O. ”

- Martin Mull

“ A man has to have a code, a way of life to live by. ”

- John Wayne

“ Our heritage and ideals, our codes and standards - the things we live by and teach our children - are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings. ”

- Walt Disney

“ I cannot help thinking that the menace of Hell makes as many devils as the severe penal codes of inhuman humanity make villains. ”

- Lord Byron

“ I like the English. They have the most rigid code of immorality in the world. ”

- Malcolm Bradbury

“ Language is legislation, speech is its code. We do not see the power which is in speech because we forget that all speech is a classification, and that all classifications are oppressive. ”

- Roland Barthes

“ Moral codes adjust themselves to environmental conditions. ”

- William J. Durant

“ No man of honor ever quite lives up to his code, any more than a moral man manages to avoid sin. ”

- H. L. Mencken

“ The photographic image… is a message without a code. ”

- Roland Barthes

“ Thou hast a voice, great Mountain, to repeal. Large codes of fraud and woe; not understood by all, but which the wise, and great, and good interpret, or make felt, or deeply feel. ”

- Percy Bysshe Shelley

“ We all have the extraordinary coded within us… waiting to be released. ”

- Jean Houston

“ We are built to make mistakes, coded for error. ”

- Lewis Thomas

“ We must be physicists in order to be creative since so far codes of values and ideals have been constructed in ignorance of physics or even in contradiction to physics. ”

- Friedrich Nietzsche

“ We're given a code to live our lives by. We don't always follow it, but it's still there. ”

- Gary Oldman

“ I gave up on new poetry myself thirty years ago, when most of it began to read like coded messages passing between lonely aliens on a hostile world. ”

- Russell Baker

“ Congress shall also create a tax code weighing more than the combined poundage of the largest member of the House and the largest member of the Senate, plus a standard musk ox. ”

- Dave Barry
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