„I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis on the observance of the law than they do on its enforcement.“

—  Calvin Coolidge, 1930s, Context: I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis on the observance of the law than they do on its enforcement. It is a maxim of our institutions, that the government does not make the people, but the people make the government. From an address before the Women’s National Committee for Law Enforcement, as quoted in The New England historical and genealogical register, Volume 87, H. F. Waters, New England Historic & Genealogical Society (1933), p. 100.
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trigésimo Presidente de los Estados Unidos 1872 - 1933
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„Revolutions are usually a matter of people picking up the power of a state in disintegration, a government that has lost the will to enforce its laws.“

—  Brian Reynolds Myers American professor of international studies 1963
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„We live in a stage of politics, where legislators seem to regard the passage of laws as much more important than the results of their enforcement.“

—  William Howard Taft American politician, 27th President of the United States (in office from 1909 to 1913) 1857 - 1930
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—  Ziaur Rahman President of Bangladesh 1936 - 1981
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—  Freeman Dyson, libro Infinite in All Directions
Infinite in All Directions (1988), Context: There is no easy solution to the conflict between fundamentalist Christian dogma and the facts of biological evolution. I am not saying that the conflict could have been altogether avoided. I am saying only that the conflict was made more bitter and more damaging, both to religion and to science, by the dogmatic and self-righteousness of scientists. What was needed was a little more human charity, a little more willingness to listen rather than to lay down the law, a little more humility. Scientists stand in need of these Christian virtues just as much as preachers do. Ch. 1 : In Praise of Diversity

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