Quotes containing word "law"

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Sell also: jurisprudence, police

Definitions and meanings of word "law"

• Noun: legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity; example: "there is a law against kidnapping"

• Noun: the collection of rules imposed by authority; examples: "civilization presupposes respect for the law", "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

• Noun: a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature; example: "the laws of thermodynamics"

• Noun: a rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society

• Noun: the learned profession that is mastered by graduate study in a law school and that is responsible for the judicial system; example: "he studied law at Yale"

• Noun: the force of policemen and officers; example: "the law came looking for him"

• Noun: the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do

Featured authors with quotes containing word "law"

Randall Terry
10 quotes about law
American Celebrity, Activist
Born 1959
Floyd Abrams
7 quotes about law
American Lawyer
Born Thursday 9 July 1936
Martin Luther King, Jr.
6 quotes about law
American Leader, Clergyman, Activist
Tuesday 15 January 1929 - Thursday 4 April 1968
Marcus Tullius Cicero
9 quotes about law
Roman Statesman
106 B.C. - 43 B.C.
Sonia Sotomayor
6 quotes about law
American Judge
Born Friday 25 June 1954
Edmund Burke
3 quotes about law
Irish Statesman, Philosopher, Author
Wednesday 12 January 1729 - Sunday 9 July 1797
Mahatma Gandhi
6 quotes about law
Indian Leader
Saturday 2 October 1869 - Friday 30 January 1948
Earl Warren
6 quotes about law
American Politician, Judge
Thursday 19 March 1891 - Tuesday 9 July 1974
Norman Lamm
5 quotes about law
American Leader, Author, Educator, Scholar
Born 1927
George J. Mitchell
6 quotes about law
American Leader, Politician, Businessman
Born Sunday 20 August 1933
Ron Wyden
6 quotes about law
American Politician
Born Tuesday 3 May 1949
Louis D. Brandeis
4 quotes about law
American Judge
Thursday 13 November 1856 - Friday 3 October 1941

There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity - the law of nature and of nations.

Edmund Burke

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No great idea in its beginning can ever be within the law. How can it be within the law? The law is stationary. The law is fixed. The law is a chariot wheel which binds us all regardless of conditions or place or time.

Emma Goldman

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When I began we did not really have a lot of First Amendment law. It is really surprising to think of it this way, but a lot of the law - most of the law that relates to the First Amendment freedom of the press in America - is really within living memory.

Floyd Abrams

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Reason is the life of the law; nay, the common law itself is nothing else but reason - the law which is perfection of reason.

Edward Coke

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The end game is you change that law to making that law better, whichever law you're talking about.

Mike Lowry

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There is an orderliness in the universe, there is an unalterable law governing everything and every being that exists or lives. It is no blind law; for no blind law can govern the conduct of living beings.

Mahatma Gandhi

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I was training to be a lawyer... I was president of the law society at Glasgow University, and my bass guitarist was my secretary of my law society; the lead guitarist and writer worked at the law firm that I worked.

Gerard Butler

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Whenever men take the law into their own hands, the loser is the law. And when the law loses, freedom languishes.

Robert Kennedy

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The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom.

John Locke

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Who to himself is law, no law doth need, offends no law, and is a king indeed.

George Chapman

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I'm not called Jude Law, I have three names; I'm called 'Hunk Jude Law' or 'Heartthrob Jude Law'. In England anyway, that's my full name. That's the cheap language that's thrown around, that sums you up in one little bracket. It doesn't look at your life. But if one looks beyond, there is actually a little bit more.

Jude Law

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A quality is something capable of being completely embodied. A law never can be embodied in its character as a law except by determining a habit. A quality is how something may or might have been. A law is how an endless future must continue to be.

Charles Sanders Peirce

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The law is not a "light" for you or any man to see by; the law is not an instrument of any kind. The law is a causeway upon which so long as he keeps to it a citizen may walk safely.

Robert Bolt

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I give off rather mixed messages about the law. On the one hand, I can honestly say I don't miss working in a law office. On the other hand I do enjoy watching the law and while the profession may have its problems, I have sold zillions of books out of magnifying them.

John Grisham

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There is a higher law than the law of government. That's the law of conscience.

Stokely Carmichael

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I wouldn't approach the issue of judging in the way the president does. Judges can't rely on what's in their heart. They don't determine the law. Congress makes the law. The job of a judge is to apply the law.

Sonia Sotomayor

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Law grinds the poor, and rich men rule the law.

Oliver Goldsmith

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Wouldn't it be better to have a watertight law designed to catch the guilty, rather than a press release law designed to catch the headlines?

William Hague

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The law, in our case, seems to make the right; and the very reverse ought to be done - the right should make the law.

Maria Edgeworth

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The United States and the European Union do want to have a rule of law, and that rule of law should be for a fair trial. And that fair trial needs to have an impartial jury.

Maria Cantwell

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