Wherefore they are no more
Matthew 19:6, King James Version
twain, but one flesh. What there-
fore God hath joined together,
let not man put asunder.
For I was an hungred,
and ye gave me meat: I was
thirsty, and ye gave me drink:
I was a stranger, and ye took
Naked, and ye clothed
Matthew 25:35-36, King James Version
me: I was sick, and ye visited
me: I was in prison, and ye
came to me.
Imperfect though it may be, the Beijing Platform for Action is the strongest statement of
consensus on women's equality, empowerment and justice ever produced by governments.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.
KTVI-TV interview on August 19, 2012.
Instead of receiving the help that she had hoped for, Mr. Cain instead decided to provide her with his idea of a stimulus package.
Herman Cain's alleged sexual harassment of her client on November 7, 2011.
Definition of a philosopher: a philosopher is a blind man in a dark cellar at midnight looking for a black
cat that isn't there. He is distinguished from a theologian, in that the theologian finds the cat. He is also
distinguished from a lawyer, who smuggles in a cat in his overcoat pocket, and emerges to produce it in triumph.
Cornell Law Quarterly
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.
For man's greatest crime is to have been born.
Pedro Calderón de la Barca
I was ... court-martialled in my absence, sentenced to death in my absence. So I said, right, you can shoot me in my absence.
Under current law, on January 1st, 2013, there is going to be a massive fiscal cliff of large spending cuts and tax increases.
House Committee on Financial Services on February 29, 2012.
Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law.
Globalization has much potential. It could be the answer to many of the world's seemingly intractable
problems. But this requires strong democratic foundations based on a political will to ensure equity and justice.
Our wrangling lawyers ... are so litigious and busy here on earth, that I think they will plead their clients' causes hereafter, some of them in hell.
For Justice, though she's painted blind,
Samuel Butler (Poet)
Is to the weaker side inclin'd,
Tax laws also benefit those who have the best lobbying efforts ... and the larger the corporations are, the smaller proportion they pay in taxes.
Crime isn't a disease, it's a symptom. Cops are like a doctor that gives you aspirin for a brain tumour.
Doctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you, too.
I would rather a thousand times be a free soul in jail than to be a sycophant and coward in the streets ... If it had not
been for the men and women who, in the past, have had the moral courage to go to jail, we would still be in the jungles.
Eugene V. Debs
He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since
for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless
brutality, deplorable love-of-country stance, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to
shreds than be part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
Money, which represents the prose of life, and which is hardly spoken of in
parlors without an apology, is, in its effects and laws, as beautiful as roses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When the meek inherit the earth, lawyers will be there to work out the deal.
I'm just as wicked and nasty as Ted Bundy. I believe if I had not been arrested, I would have ended up being another Ted Bundy against homosexuals.
The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
Inflation is one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.
My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.
Statement dictated to granddaughter Clara Spera, September, 2020.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets truth.
[The] city of New York and the United States of America is much stronger than any group of barbaric terrorists, that
our democracy, that our rule of law, that our strength and our willingness to defend ourselves will ultimately prevail.
The Prime Minister's advice to Her Majesty was unlawful, void and of no effect.
Judgment in case of R (Miller) v. The Prime Minister, September 24, 2019.
Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law,
no court can save it; no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it.
A good team is a great place to be, exciting, stimulating, supportive, successful. A bad team is horrible, a sort of human prison.
A long line of cases shows that it is not merely of some importance, but is of fundamental
importance that justice should not only be done, but should manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done.
Being in jail is by far the hardest thing I have ever done. During the past several days, I have had a lot of time to think
and I believe that I am learning and growing from this experience ... I would hope going forward that the public and the media
will focus on more important things like the men and women serving our country in Iraq and other places around the world.
If this is justice, I am a banana.
The life of the law has not been logic; it has been experience.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Act only on that maxim which you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law.
In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.
It's interesting to speculate how it developed that in two of the most
anti-feminist institutions, the church and the law court, the men are wearing the dresses.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to
overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.
Martin Luther King Jr.
We will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.
News briefing on December 21, 2012.
I never thought the day would come when I wished I had some of my scruffy, sometimes ill-disciplined, sometimes
loud-mouthed American police by my side in this country, and some of the curious ways of the law to back them up.
Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.
Prohibition makes you want to cry in your beer, and denies you the beer to cry into.
In England, Justice is open to all, like the Ritz hotel.
It's too easy only to blame the militarists, racists, sexists and other pushers of violence for the mess we're in. What
is harder is self-examination, moving beyond caring by looking inward to ask the personal question: What more should I be
doing everyday to bring about a peace and justice based world, whether across the ocean or across the living room?
Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.
If the parties will at my hands call for justice, then, all were it my father stood on the
one side, and the devil on the other, his cause being good, the devil should have right.
No brilliance is needed in the law. Nothing but common sense, and relatively clean finger nails.
If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.
Remarks made at the Department of Justice, May 29, 2019.
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
People sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
What I say is that
right means nothing but what is in the interest of the stronger party.
Where there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same income.
Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed.
Wages should be left to the fair and free competition of the market, and should never be controlled by the interference of the legislature.
I just fired the head of the FBI. He was crazy, a real nut job. I faced great pressure because of Russia. That's taken off.
As reported by The New York Times, explaining the firing of James Comey to visiting Russian officials, May 10, 2017.
It is a free press ... There are laws to protect the freedom of the press's
speech, but none that are worth anything to protect the people from the press.
For certain people, after fifty, litigation takes the place of sex.
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
I give you my love
More precious than money,
I give you myself before preaching or law;
Will you give me yourself?
Will you come travel with me?
Shall we stick by each other
As long as we live?
All the things I really like to do are either illegal, immoral or fattening.