„Law. Law. That is what saves nations from the most imminent dangers.“

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„The rule of law does not have to win, it does not have to lose, but it has to exist!“

—  Helmut Schmidt Chancellor of West Germany 1974-1982 1918 - 2015
DIE ZEIT http://www.zeit.de/2007/36/Interview-Helmut-Schmidt?page=all, nr. 36/2007, 30. August 2007

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

—  Elizabeth Cady Stanton Suffragist and Women's Rights activist 1815 - 1902
Address to the Tenth National Women's Rights Convention on Marriage and Divorce, New York City, May 11, 1860; as published in Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Feminist as Thinker: A Reader in Documents and Essays edited by Ellen Carol DuBois and Richard Cándida Smith.

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„What's going on? … What you are doing is not allowed in Islamic law [halal]. What you are doing is forbidden in Islam [haraam]! … Do you know right from wrong?“

—  Muammar Gaddafi Libyan revolutionary, politician and political theorist 1942 - 2011
Remarks to captors minutes before death, quoted in msnbc.com (2011 October 21) "Even stashed in a meat locker, Gadhafi divides Libya" http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/44986347/ns/today-today_news/t/battle-over-body-delays-gadhafis-burial/

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„Self-determination is now recognized as a principle of legitimacy underlying modern international law.“

—  Alfred de Zayas American United Nations official 1947
Report of the Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order on the right of self determination http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/IntOrder/Pages/Reports.aspx.

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James Beattie Foto

„What is a law, if those who make it
Become the forwardest to break it?“

—  James Beattie Scottish poet, moralist and philosopher 1735 - 1803
The Wolf and Shepherds (1776).

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„Oh Paddy dear, and did you hear
The news that's going round?
The shamrock is forbid by law
To grow on Irish ground.“

—  Dion Boucicault Irish actor and dramatist 1820 - 1890
Boucicault's version of The Wearing of the Green , a traditional Irish ballad, as rendered in his play Arragh na Pogue, or the Wicklow Wedding (1864)

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„Law, the king of all mortals and immortals.“

—  Pindar Ancient Greek poet -522 - -446 a.C.
As quoted in Plato's Gorgias, 484b.

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„Laws are never as effective as habits.“

—  Adlai Stevenson mid-20th-century Governor of Illinois and Ambassador to the UN 1900 - 1965
Speech in New York City (28 August 1952)

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„In the first place, it is not improper to observe, that the law of cases of necessity is not likely to be well furnished with precise rules; necessity creates the law, it supersedes rules; and whatever is reasonable and just in such cases, is likewise legal; it is not to be considered as matter of surprise, therefore, if much instituted rule is not to be found on such subjects.“

—  William Scott, 1st Baron Stowell British politician 1745 - 1836
The Gratitudine (18 December 1801); as published in Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Admiralty, Commencing with the Judgments of the Right Hon. Sir William Scott, Michaelmas Term, 1798, Vol. III (1802) http://books.google.com/books?id=-vcvAAAAYAAJ, p. 266.

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