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    law Quotes

    Lev (Léon) Shestov, a Russian Jew who later became a French Jew and even converted to Catholicism, defined God not by His power to create the laws of universe, but His ability to break them at will - the capacity for miracles. God could cancel the past! For instance, God could decide retrospectively, that Socrates was never poisoned... Assimilation demanded a miracle: that you stop having been somebody else before... But only God can do it.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: power  law  miracle  god  universe 
    The sanction of force stands behind the medley of personal orders and regulations of Martial Law. The sanction of the people's consent stands behind the hierarchy of laws. In one situation, the population is regimented into acquiescence. In the other, the population voluntarily establishes a contract with Parliament.
    — Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
    tags: personal  law 
    A regime which puts in a bunker the highest law in the land does not have the moral authority to say that nobody is above the law.
    — Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
    tags: law  authority  morals 
    A righteous government is of all the most to be wished for,Bearing of blessing and good fortune in the highest.Guided by the law of Truth, supported by dedication and zeal,It blossoms into the Best of Order, a Kingdom of Heaven!To effect this I shall work now and ever more.
    — Zoroaster
    tags: truth  work  law  blessing  government 
    That which is good for all and any one,For whomsoever- that is good for me. . .What I hold good for self, I should for all.Only Law Universal is true law.
    — Zoroaster
    tags: self  law  true 
    The laws of morals and the laws of music are the same
    — Zoltan Kodaly
    tags: law  music  morals 
    The Grocery Manufacturers Association is behind the bills which have been trying to pre-empt states' labeling laws in the Senate. And they have a lot of money and power in Washington. So it's a classic David versus Goliath story, where corporate lobbying outweighs consumers' rights.
    — Zoe Lister-Jones
    tags: power  law  right  stories  money 
    The parliament is the supreme decision-making and legislative body in any democracy. It reflects the collective desires of the citizens and makes laws.
    — Ziauddin Sardar
    tags: desires  law  body  democracy 
    Nations with too many laws, endless regulations, just cannot grow or generate enough jobs. Wake up.
    — Ziad K. Abdelnour
    tags: law  job 
    I was given life because it was my time, and now I take leave of it according to the same law. Content with the natural sequence of these events, I am touched neither by joy nor by grief. I am simply hanging in the air ... incapable of freeing myself, tied by the threads of things.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: time  joy  grief  law 
    Beneath multiple specific and individual distinctions, beneath innumerable and incessant transformations, at the bottom of the circular evolution without beginning or end, there hides a law, a unique nature participated in by all beings, in which this common participation produces a ground of common harmony.
    — Zhuangzi
    What I see increasingly is that companies are playing political roles. We should actually have our research and our laws map that.
    — Zephyr Teachout
    I'm not from the arts, I'm a law professor. But I think we need more poetry in politics.
    — Zephyr Teachout
    tags: law  politics  poetry 
    There is no justice, no law, and no God in heaven, only a single law which decides and supersedes all-[Jewish] settlement [of the land].
    — Ze'ev Jabotinsky
    tags: justice  law  god  heaven 
    Where I was raised a woman's word was law. I ain't quite outgrowed that yet.
    — Zane Grey
    tags: law 
    Historically speaking, religious and conservative groups always wanted the control over the private sphere that impacts women most, as reflected by family law and women's access to resources and mobility. And often secular groups traded this for economic incentives and trade.
    — Zainab Salbi
    It is important for me, as a popular artist, to make clear to the governments of the United States and Mexico that despite the strategy of fear and intimidation to foreigners, despite their weapons, despite their immigration laws and military reserves, they will never be able to isolate the Zapatista communities from the people in the United States.
    — Zack de la Rocha
    A friend of ours said if the same laws were applied to U.S. Presidents as were applied to the Nazis after WWII, that every single one of them, every last rich white one of them, from Truman on would be hung to death and shot. And this current administration is no exception. They should be hung and tried and shot as war criminals.
    — Zack de la Rocha
    tags: death  friends  law  war  criminal 
    People always ask me what I think, if Edward Snoden is a hero, if he's a villain. I don't really tend to moralize it so much as I feel like he's a whistleblower. He's someone who saw a wrongdoing and in order to shine a light on that wrongdoing had to bend some rules and break some laws along the way.
    — Zachary Quinto
    tags: people  law  hero  rules 
    I'm not versed enough in constitutional law to run for office. I'd have to go back to school or something.
    — Zach Galifianakis
    tags: law  school 
    There's a lot of gray area in the law. Who can say, without a doubt, that I was in the wrong?
    — Zach Braff
    tags: law  doubt 
    The lack of insight to reality, life and history as well as into God's ways, or sunan in His creation, some people will continue to seek or demand the impossible. They will imagine what does not or cannot happen, misunderstand occurrences and events, and interpret them on the basis of cherished illusions which in no way reflect God's sunan or the essence of Islamic law.
    — Yusuf al-Qaradawi
    It has been determined by Islamic law that the blood and property of people of Dar Al-Harb (non Muslims) is not protected. Because they fight against and are hostile towards the Muslims, they annulled the protection of his blood and his property.
    — Yusuf al-Qaradawi
    Nothing will stop us. The road to the stars is steep and dangerous. But we're not afraid . . . Space flights can't be stopped. This isn't the work of one man or even a group of men. It is a historical process which mankind is carrying out in accordance with the natural laws of human development.
    — Yuri Gagarin
    Our laws and institutions are excellent, but the population is not yet ready. They must develop their views and need to be provided with the right information. We now also have private broadcasters and many are very critical of me, hostile even, yet they operate freely.
    — Yoweri Museveni
    tags: law  right 
    It is my interpretation from the Koran that all people have equal rights. That means men and women, Muslims and non-Muslims too. Oppression doesn't exist in Islam. And in a society where all people have equal rights, that means all people should make decisions equally... This doesn't mean that we're changing God's law, It just means we're reinterpreting laws according to the development of science - and the realities of the times.
    — Yousef Saanei
    Here, in the Land of Israel, we returned and built a nation. Here, in the Land of Israel, we established a State. The Land of the prophets, which bequeathed to the world the values of morality, law and justice, was after two thousand years, restored to its lawful owner - the members of the Jewish People, On its Land, we have built an exceptional national Home and State.
    — Yitzhak Rabin
    tags: justice  people  world  morality  law  value  year 
    There ought to be a law against necessity.
    — Yip Harburg
    tags: law 
    I will do everything by apply with all the legal and apply with the rule of law. And the main important thing that I have to be fairness to everyone, not just only one person.
    — Yingluck Shinawatra
    tags: people  law  rules 
    Every artist of importance creates his own world, with its own laws - creates and shapes it in his own shape and image, and no one else's. This is why it is difficult to fit the artist into a world that has already been created, a seven-day, fixed and solidified world: he will inevitably slip out of the set of laws and paragraphs, he will be a heretic.
    — Yevgeny Zamyatin
    tags: world  law  artist 
    Revolution is everywhere, in everything. It is infinite. There is no final revolution, no final number. The social revolution is only one of an infinite number of numbers: the law of revolution is not a social law, but an immeasurably greater one. It is a cosmic, universal law - like the laws of the conservation of energy and of the dissipation of energy (entropy).
    — Yevgeny Zamyatin
    tags: law  energy  revolution 
    We triggered a discussion in society about the connection between church and state as well as our justice system. Putin is the leader, the icon and the guarantor of an authoritarian system that crushes Kremlin critics along with the help of the secret police and ever changing methods and laws.
    — Yekaterina Samutsevich
    tags: justice  secret  society  law  help  church  leader 
    Cities originally surrounded by a wall can produce an urban population cut off from the surrounding fields and from agriculture altogether. At the same time, the greenbelt laws eliminate the possibility of the unchecked expansion of a city into a monstrous megalopolis. If there is a need for additional homes, a new city must be established.
    — Yehuda Levi
    tags: time  law  urban  possibility 
    Our law is a Jordanian law that we inherited, which applies to both the West Bank and Gaza, and sets the death penalty for those who sell land to Israelis.
    — Yasser Arafat
    tags: death  law  sell 
    I would like to see a law legalising women's shelters in Iraq. I would like to see our radio being opened again as a result of the pressure that we're putting on the governmental body that could allow this.
    — Yanar Mohammed
    tags: law  body 
    In the very first part of the constitution there is the article that refuses any law or any article in discrepancy with Sharia. We Iraqis feel it was imposed on us. It wasn't a local thing. Iraqis have led a sort of secular life for almost 50 years.
    — Yanar Mohammed
    tags: law  year 
    In America, you break law. In Soviet Russia, law breaks you! In America, you watch Big Brother. In Soviet Russia, Big Brother watch you!
    — Yakov Smirnoff
    tags: law  america  russia 
    There are laws about personal protection so it's rare to see a politician criticized. Normally, according to the law, there's a judicial problem with calling people by their real names.
    — Xavier Durringer
    NoH8 on the Hill, NoH8 anywhere. No American, regardless of who they love, should be denied equal protection under the law. History is on our side and our march towards justice will prevail.
    — Xavier Becerra
    I fight because international law recognises my right.
    — Xanana Gusmao
    tags: law  fight  right 
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