„People crushed by law, have no hopes but from power. If laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to laws; and those who have much to hope and nothing to lose, will always be dangerous.“
— Edmund Burke Anglo-Irish statesman 1729 - 1797
Letter to Charles James Fox (8 October 1777)
— 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
— 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.
„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/
„The Labour party is intent on turning law-abiding and decent citizens into criminals by banning hunting - and we marched to stop that.“
— Theresa May Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1956
„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.
— James Beattie Scottish poet, moralist and philosopher 1735 - 1803
The Wolf and Shepherds (1776).
„I am only too aware that I am open to Rees's Second Law of Quotation: "However sure you are that you have attributed a quotation correctly, an earlier source will be pointed out to you."“
— Nigel Rees British writer and broadcaster 1944
Brewer's Quotations (London: Cassell, 1994), p. x.
„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)
„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.
„In Australia there are not limits on what you can believe but there are limits on how you can behave. It's called the law, and no one is above it.“
— Nick Xenophon Australian politician 1959
From 2009 November 17 speech on Scientology in Australia Senate, cited in
„Sitting in a Court of law, I can receive no evidence but what comes under the sanction of an oath.“
— Lloyd Kenyon, 1st Baron Kenyon British Baron 1732 - 1802
Wright v. Barnard (1797), 2 Esp. 701.