Quotes of Decree

“ Written laws are like spider's webs; they will catch, it is true, the weak and the poor, but would be torn in pieces by the rich and powerful. ”

- Anacharsis

“ Bad laws are the worst form of tyranny. ”

- Edmund Burke

“ No man is above the law, and no man is below it. ”

- Theodore Roosevelt

“ Laws too gentle, are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ A law is valuable, not because it is a law, but because there is right in it. ”

- Henry Ward Beecher

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

- Ulysses S. Grant

“ Laws are not masters, but servants, and he rules them, who obeys them. ”

- Ward Becker

“ Zero-tolerance laws clearly go too far. ”

- Martha Mitchell

“ I think the motive is to establish in federal law the personhood from conception forward and try and alter the Constitution through statute. ”

- Zoe Lofgren

“ Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it. ”

- Georg C. Lichtenberg

“ Therefore shall ye observe all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: I am the LORD. ”

- Bible

“ Laws that do not embody public opinion can never be enforced. ”

- Elbert Hubbard

“ It is legal because I wish it. ”

- Louis XIV

“ Law and justice are not always the same. When they aren't, destroying the law may be the first step toward changing it. ”

- Gloria Steinem

“ A man's respect for law and order exists in precise relationship to the size of his paycheck. ”

- Adam Clayton

“ The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws. ”

- Tacitus

“ America is a country where, thanks to Congress, there are 40 million laws to enforce 10 commandments. ”

- Unknown

“ What frenzy dictates, jealousy believes. ”

- John Gay

“ Suicide is the role you write for yourself. You inhabit it and you enact it. All carefully staged — where they will find you and how they will find you. But one performance only. ”

- Philip Roth

“ To make laws that man cannot, and will not obey, serves to bring all law into contempt. ”

- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“ Here's the rule for bargains: "Do other men, for they would do you." That's the true business precept. ”

- Charles Dickens

“ 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

“ Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through. ”

- Jonathan Swift

“ Fate rules the affairs of mankind with no recognizable order. ”

- Seneca

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

- Edward F. Halifax

“ The more laws, the less justice. ”

- Charles Churchill

“ They can rule the world while they can persuade us our pain belongs in some order is death by famine worse than death by suicide, than a life of famine and suicide…? ”

- Adrienne Rich

“ Our demands are simple, normal, and therefore they are difficult to satisfy. All we ask is that an actor on the stage live in accordance with natural laws. ”

- Konstantin Stanislavisky

“ Necessity knows no law except to conquer. ”

- Publilius Syrus
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