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    We should not be surprised that we find meaningless noises in the foundation of many old ‘philosophies’, and that from them arise most of the old ‘philosophical’ fights and arguments.

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Any law that takes hold of a man's daily life cannot prevail in a community, unless the vast majority of read more

Any law that takes hold of a man's daily life cannot prevail in a community, unless the vast majority of the community are actively in favor of it. The laws that are the most operative are the laws which protect life.

by Henry Ward Beecher Found in: Law Quotes,
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No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature.

No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature.

by Ralph Waldo Emerson Found in: Law Quotes,
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Men would be great criminals did they need as many laws as they break.

Men would be great criminals did they need as many laws as they break.

by Charles John Darling Found in: Law Quotes,
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Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good
or for ill, it teaches the whole people by read more

Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good
or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example. Crime is
contagious. If the government becomes a law-breaker, it breeds
contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto
himself; it invites anarchy.

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

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

by Elizabeth Cady Stanton Found in: Law Quotes,
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A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.

A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.

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Thus, we see that one of the obvious origins of human disagreement lies in the use of noises for words.

Thus, we see that one of the obvious origins of human disagreement lies in the use of noises for words.

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It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching read more

It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important.

by Martin Luther King, Jr. Found in: Law Quotes,
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The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state.

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

by Tacitus Found in: Law Quotes,
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