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"Bad laws make bad customs." - Jane Aiken Hodge

"Good laws have their origins in bad morals." - Ambrosius Macrobius

"Bad facts make bad law, and people who write bad laws are in my opinion more dangerous than songwriters who celebrate sexuality." - Frank Zappa

"Good laws are produced by bad actions." - Ambrosius Theodosius Macrobius

"Many laws as certainly make bad men, as bad men make many laws." - Walter Savage Landor

"The U.S. immigration laws are bad - really, really bad. I'd say treatment of immigrants is one of the greatest injustices done in our government's name." - Bill Gates

"Bad laws are the worst form of tyranny." - Edmund Burke

"Good laws are the offspring of bad actions." - Charles Macklin

"Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny." - Edmund Burke

"A country is in a bad state, which is governed only by laws; because a thousand things occur for which laws cannot provide, and where authority ought to interpose." - Samuel Johnson

"That we should obey laws whether good or bad is a new-fangled notion. There was no such thing in former days. The people disregarded those laws they did not like and suffered the penalties for their breach." - Mahatma Gandhi

"A poem generated by its own laws may be unrealized and bad in terms of so-called objective principles of taste, judgement, deduction." - A R Ammons

"In effect, Hillary Clinton would be abolishing the lawmaking powers of Congress in order to write her own laws from the Oval Office. And you see what bad judgment she has. She has seriously bad judgment." - Donald Trump

"Laws are inoperative in war" - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Institutionalized discrimination is bad for people and for societies. Widespread discrimination is also bad for economies. There is clear evidence that when societies enact laws that prevent productive people from fully participating in the workforce, economies suffer." - Jim Yong Kim

"The best use of good laws is to teach men to trample bad laws under their feet." - Wendell Phillips

"With bad laws and good civil servants it's still possible to govern. But with bad civil servants even the best laws can't help." - Otto Von Bismarck

"We do not need to get good laws to restrain bad people. We need to get good people to restrain us from bad laws." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Bad facts make bad law, and people who write bad laws are in my opinion more dangerous than songwriters who celebrate sexuality. Freedom of speech, freedom of religious thought, and the right to due process for composers, performers and retailers are imperiled if the PMRC and the major labels consummate this nasty bargain." - Frank Zappa

"Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"Some of us do not accept the Establishment myth that bad laws must be obeyed." - Tom Driberg

"Contradictions.-...The eternal law-changed. The eternal covenant-a new covenant. Good laws-bad precepts." - Blaise Pascal

"Those laws, being forged for universal application, are in perpetual conflict with personal interest, just as personal interest is always in contradiction with the general interest. Good for society, our laws are very bad for the individuals whereof it is composed; for, if they one time protect the individual, they hinder, trouble, fetter him for three quarters of his life." - Marquis De Sade

"Laws without morals are in vain." - Benjamin Franklin

"Laws are silent in time of war." - Cicero

"But silenced now Are laws in war." - Marcus Annaeus Lucanus

"Laws are silent in times of war." - Cicero

"Laws are silent in time of war." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Things that are in "bad taste" are often renegade and rebellious. They go against the status quo, and the laws of decorum and modesty. And that can be really thrilling." - Margaret Cho

"History can show you that it was one pile of bad stuff after another. It can also show you that there's been tremendous progress in knowledge, behaviour, laws, civilisation. It cannot show you that there was a meaning behind it." - Tony Judt

"I maintain that the existing corn laws are bad, because they have given a monopoly of food to the landed interest over every other class and over every other interest in the kingdom." - Joseph Hume

"Let me not be understood as saying that there are no bad laws, nor that grievances may not arise for the redress of which no legal provisions have been made. I mean to say no such thing. But I do mean to say that although bad laws, if they exist, should be repealed as soon as possible, still, while they continue in force, for the sake of example they should be religiously observed." - Abraham Lincoln

"Probably all laws are useless; for good men do not want laws at all, and bad men are made no better by them." - Demonax

"Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws." - Plato

"When I so pressingly urge a strict observance of all the laws, let me not be understood as saying there are no bad laws, nor that grievances may not arise, for the redress of which, no legal provisions have been made. I mean to say no such thing. But I do mean to say, that, although bad laws, if they exist, should be repealed as soon as possible, still while they continue in force, for the sake of example, they should be religiously observed." - Abraham Lincoln

"Debunking bad science should be constant obligation of the science community, even if it takes time away from serious research or seems to be a losing battle. One takes comfort from the fact there is no Gresham's laws in science. In the long run, good science drives out bad." - Martin Gardner

"Hillary Clinton`s plan would trigger a constitutional crisis unlike almost anything we have ever seen before. In effect, she would be abolishing the law-making powers of Congress in order to write her own laws from the Oval Office. And you see what bad judgment she has. She has seriously bad judgment." - Donald Trump

"What stands out to me in America was all the police vs. citizens turmoil. It's decades of bad policing, bad schooling, racism, bigotry and other factors finally spilling into mainstream culture. I would like to see America evolve on how the laws are enforced on the streets." - Henry Rollins

"You can have all the gun control laws in the country, but if you don't enforce them, people are going to find a way to protect themselves. We need to recognize that bad people are doing bad things with these weapons. It's not the law-abiding citizens, it's not the person who uses it as a hobby." - Michael Steele

"The function of the creative artist consists of making laws, not in following laws already made." - Ferruccio Busoni

"Manners are the root, laws only the trunk and branches. Manners are the archetypes of laws. Manners are laws in their infancy; laws are manners fully grown, - or, manners are children, which, when they grow up, become laws." - Horace Mann

"Manners are the root, laws only the trunk and branches. Manners are the archetypes of laws. Manners are laws in their infancy; laws are manners fully grown,-or, manners are children, which, when they grow up, become laws." - Horace Mann

"I know of no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their strict execution." - Ulysses S Grant

"Laws had a bad habit of being ignored or abrogated when societal push came to totalitarian shove." - Dan Simmons

"I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution." - Ulysses S Grant

"Like wars, forest fires and bad marriages, really stupid laws are much easier to begin than they are to end." - Matt Taibbi

"The laws were not made so much for the direction of good men, as to circumscribe the bad." - Samuel Richardson

"It may be said that the power of preventing bad laws includes that of preventing good ones; and may be used to the one purpose as well as to the other. But this objection will have little weight with those who can properly estimate the mischiefs of that inconstancy and mutability in the laws, which form the greatest blemish in the character and genius of our governments." - Alexander Hamilton

"Laws made in Alaska, which is known for its lawlessness, are as valid as laws made in Pennsylvania, which invented laws." - Kevin Bleyer

"It is bad enough to be bad, but to be bad in bad taste is unpardonable." - Agnes Repplier

"Laws, in their most general signification, are the necessary relations arising from the nature of things. In this sense all beings have their laws: the Deity His laws, the material world its laws, the intelligences superior to man their laws, the beasts their laws, man his laws." - Baron de Montesquieu

"We're a nation of laws, but the good thing about America, is that laws reside in the people and people can change the laws." - Rick Warren

"Everything in nature is the result of fixed laws." - Charles Darwin

"In time of war the laws are silent." - Cicero

"There is no justice in following unjust laws." - Aaron Swartz

"Laws are dumb in the midst of arms." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"If marriage were outlawed, only outlaws would have in-laws." - Anonymous

"In this house, we obey the laws of thermodynamics!" - Dan Castellaneta

"In time of war the laws are silent." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"He who lives in solitude may make his own laws." - Publilius Syrus

"Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature." - C S Lewis

"I suppose, mother-in-laws are frightening figures. Especially, more so for mother-in-laws to be." - Sonia Gandhi

"Every single person in the government swears an oath to the very same constitution, to abide by the laws in pursuance of this constitution, and they all have the responsibility to follow its plain words....If a judge makes a ruling that is contrary to the plain words of the Constitution, then it's not law, it's just his bad opinion!" - Jim Babka

"Forcing your spouse to stop doing that bad habit that drives you crazy, or making your kid be better at math or at art or at swimming, or making your parents or your in-laws not be annoying in the way that they're annoying, these are sometimes doomed goals." - Ian Bogost

"One of the things that has happened is that our drug laws have been institutionalized now. If you want to say that somebody's a bad person in a movie or in a television show or something about that, you say they sell drugs or they use drugs." - Carl Hart

"My mother was from Mississippi, or is from 'Mississippi;' my father was from Alabama. He speaks about conditions in Mississippi and Alabama. They were really the poster children for the bad public laws that segregated, according to race, in our country." - Faye Wattleton

"We cannot, by total reliance on law, escape the duty to judge right and wrong... There are good laws and there are occasionally bad laws, and it conforms to the highest traditions of a free society to offer resistance to bad laws, and to disobey them." - Alexander Bickel

"We cannot, by total reliance on law, escape the duty to judge right and wrong.... There are good laws and there are occasionally bad laws, and it conforms to the highest traditions of a free society to offer resistance to bad laws, and to disobey them." - Alexander Bickel

"The best laws cannot make a constitution work in spite of morals; morals can turn the worst laws to advantage." - Alexis De Tocqueville

"The laws in this city are clearly racist. All laws are racist. The law of gravity is racist." - Marion Berry

"The laws of thought are also the laws of things: of things in the remotest space and the remotest time." - C S Lewis

"Government and cooperation are in all things the laws of life. Anarchy and competition, the laws of death." - John Ruskin

"Government and cooperation are in all things the laws of life; anarchy and competition the laws of death." - John Ruskin

"Government and co-operation are in all things the laws of life; anarchy and competition the laws of death." - John Ruskin

"A Subject and born to obey laws...The trial of all laws only consisteth in honest and probable witness." - Thomas Cromwell

"Immigration laws are the only laws that are discussed in terms of how to help people who break them." - Thomas Sowell

"The laws in this city are clearly racist. All laws are racist. The law of gravity is racist." - Marion Barry

"Have you noticed that the people who actually make the laws, the people in power, never make laws for themselves?" - William Powell

"As all those have shown who have discussed civil institutions, and as every history is full of examples, it is necessary to whoever arranges to found a Republic and establish laws in it, to presuppose that all men are bad and that they will use their malignity of mind every time they have the opportunity." - Niccolo Machiavelli

"This is' a game, human. Listen to the Skotos and go. We"re not bound by the laws of the Oneroi. Killing humans is nothing for us. (Dolophoni) Well, are' you all scary in black. Ooo. What are you two masquerading as? Evil Man and his trusty sidekick Bad Boy? (Geary)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"This isn't a game, human. Listen to the Skotos and go. We're not bound by the laws of the Oneroi. Killing humans is nothing for us. (Dolophoni) Well, aren't you all scary in black. Ooo. What are you two masquerading as? Evil Man and his trusty sidekick Bad Boy? (Geary)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"If the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted . . . . If a republican government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the Divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws." - Noah Webster

"A certain kind of methodologically-minded philosopher of science is quick to read off metaphysical conclusions from features of scientific practice. Chemists don't derive their laws from fundamental physics, so reductive physicalism must be false. Biologists refer to natural numbers in some of their explanations, so numbers must exist. I think that this kind of thing makes for bad philosophy." - David Papineau

"alone, adj. In bad company." - Ambrose Bierce

"Heroism in a bad cause." - Karel Reisz

"The greatest praise government can win is, that its citizens know their rights, and dare to maintain them. The best use of good laws is to teach men to trample bad laws under their feet." - Wendell Phillips

"Laws are to govern all alike - those opposed as well as those who favor them. I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution." - Ulysses S Grant

"Wouldst thou know if a people be well governed, or if its laws be good or bad, examine the music it practices." - Confucius

"The injury which may possibly be done by defeating a few good laws, will be amply compensated by the advantage of preventing a number of bad ones." - Alexander Hamilton

"Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws." - Douglas Adams

"Oh, judge, your damn laws: the good people don't need them and the bad people don't follow them so what good are they?" - Ammon Hennacy

"Nothing travels faster than the speed of light, with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws." - Douglas Adams

"It is difficult to make our material condition better by the best law, but it is easy enough to ruin it by bad laws." - Theodore Roosevelt

"I believe that the Laws of Karma do not apply to show business, where good things happen to bad people on a fairly regular basis." - Chuck Lorre

"The ideal to which John Adams subscribed-that we would be a nation of laws, not of men-was quickly subverted when the churches forced upon everyone, through supposedly neutral and just laws, their innumerable taboos on sex, alcohol, gambling. We are now indeed a nation of laws, mostly bad and certainly antihuman." - Gore Vidal

"The policy or advantage of [immigration] taking place in a body (I mean the settling of them in a body) may be much questioned; for, by so doing, they retain the language, habits, and principles (good or bad) which they bring with them. Whereas by an intermixture with our people, they, or their descendants, get assimilated to our customs, measures, and laws: in a word, soon become one people." - George Washington

"God does not cause our misfortunes. Some are caused by bad luck, some are caused by bad people, and some are simply an inevitable consequence of our being human and being mortal. living in a world of inflexible natural laws. The painful things that happen to us are not punishments for our misbehavior, nor are they in any way part of some grand design on God's part. Because the tragedy is not God's will, we need not feel hurt or betrayed by God when tragedy strikes. We can turn to Him for help in overcoming it, precisely because we can tell ourselves that God is as outraged by it as we are." - Harold S. Kushner

"In a world in which there is so much to interest, so much to enjoy, and so much also to correct and improve, everyone who has this moderate amount of moral and intellectual requisites is capable of an existence which may be called enviable; and unless such a person, through bad laws, or subjection to the will of others, is denied the liberty to use the sources of happiness within his reach, he will not fail to find the enviable existence" - John Stuart Mill

"When conservative judges strike down laws, it's because of what's in the Constitution. When liberal judges strike down laws (or impose new laws), it's because of what's in the New York Times" - Ann Coulter

"Now there are laws in many parts of the world which reflect the best of human nature. These laws treat people touched by HIV with compassion and acceptance. These laws respect universal human rights and they are grounded in evidence." - Shereen El Feki

"I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions, but laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind." - Thomas Jefferson

"The previous Governments took pride in making laws, but I am happier removing laws. Let's open the windows, let some fresh air come in." - Narendra Modi

"Then a lawyer said, But what of our laws, master? And he answered: 'You delight in laying down laws. Yet you delight more in breaking them." - Khalil Gibran

"It is absolutely impossible to transcend the laws of nature. What can change in historically different circumstances is only the form in which these laws expose themselves." - Karl Marx

"For stories teach us, that liberty sought out of season, in a corrupt and degenerate age, brought Rome itself to a farther slavery: for liberty hath a sharp and double edge, fit only to be handled by just and virtuous men; to bad and dissolute, it becomes a mischief unwieldy in their own hands: neither is it completely given, but by them who have the happy skill to know what is grievance and unjust to a people, and how to remove it wisely; what good laws are wanting, and how to frame them substantially, that good men may enjoy the freedom which they merit, and the bad the curb which they need." - John Milton

"Since the early days, [the church] has thrown itself violently against every effort to liberate the body and mind of man. It has been, at all times and everywhere, the habitual and incorrigible defender of bad governments, bad laws, bad social theories, bad institutions. It was, for centuries, an apologist for slavery, as it was an apologist for the divine right of kings." - H L Mencken

"As things get worse and the State seems powerless to help, the State will seem less and less legitimate. People will lose their moral connection to it. Laws will seem more like revenue traps and shakedowns. The state will start to seem more like another extortion racket, and, as in Mexico, people will have a harder time telling the good guys from the bad guys." - Jack Donovan

"When a people, having become free, establish wise laws, their revolution is complete... Peace and prosperity, public virtue, victory, everything is in the vigor of the laws. Outside of the laws, everything is sterile and dead." - Louis Antoine de Saint-Just

"I'm not religious in the normal sense. I believe the universe is governed by the laws of science. The laws may have been decreed by God, but God does not intervene to break the laws." - Stephen Hawking

"The idea that laws decide what is right or wrong is mistaken in general. Laws are, at their best, an attempt to achieve justice; to say that laws define justice or ethical conduct is turning things upside down." - Richard Stallman

"Laws always lose in energy what the government gains in extent." - Immanuel Kant

"Chastity always takes its toll. In some it produces pimples; in others, sex laws." - Karl Kraus

"As in laws or in war, the longest purse finally wins." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The libel laws in Australia are a lot tougher than they are in America." - Jacki Weaver

"Laws which are consistent in theory often prove chaotic in practice." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"All electoral laws in Europe are more democratic than they are in the United States." - Peter Camejo

"The laws of probability, so true in general, so fallacious in particular." - Edward Gibbon

"In the Illinois State Capitol, in Springfield, farmer-legislators write the agriculture laws." - Bill Dedman

"In any civilized society, it is every citizen's responsibility to obey just laws. But at the same time, it is every citizen's responsibility to disobey unjust laws." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Laws against things like drugs are inhumane, and create an inhumane society and inhumane law enforcement. I know whats causing violence in America - the damn drug laws." - Michael Moriarty

"That it really began in the days when the Love Laws were made. The laws that lay down who should be loved, and how. And how much." - Arundhati Roy

"The laws of God work in the same way as the laws of Science. You cannot break them - you can only break yourself against them." - Maude Royden

"Nor is it of much Importance to us to know the Manner in which Nature executes her laws; 'tis enough to know the Laws themselves." - Benjamin Franklin

"In the supposed state of nature, all men are equally bound by the laws of nature, or to speak more properly, the laws of the Creator." - Samuel

"Father! no prophet's laws I seek, - Thy laws in Nature's works appear;- I own myself corrupt and weak, Yet will I pray, for thou wilt hear." - Lord Byron

"Thou art Justice - ne'er for gold May thy righteous laws be sold As laws are in England - thou Shield'st alike the high and low." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Laws are maintained in credit, not because they are essentially just, but because they are laws. It is the mystical foundation of their authority; they have none other." - Michel De Montaigne

"Each poem in becoming generates the laws by which it is generated: extensions of the laws to other poems never completely take." - A R Ammons

"A fair question could be posed in this fashion: If people are not obeying existing laws, what makes us think they would obey any new laws?" - J D Hayworth

"As long as it's a world, it has laws. Why, I don't know, it's just the way it is. In Nirvana, there are no laws." - Frederick Lenz

"Laws against things like drugs are inhumane, and create an inhumane society and inhumane law enforcement. I know what's causing violence in America - the damn drug laws." - Michael Moriarty

"Thou art Justice ne'er for gold May thy righteous laws be sold As laws are in England thou Shield'st alike the high and low." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"The laws of the marketplace are physical laws, and they don't become suspended in a crisis any more than the law of gravity does." - P J Orourke

"There are no bad haircuts in cyberspace." - Dave Barry

"I played every bad guy in Shakespeare." - Alton Brown

"Generally, I get bad reviews in Turkey." - Orhan Pamuk

"There is good and bad in everyone." - Paul Mccartney

"Better be alone than in bad company." - Thomas Fuller

"There is no bad in good." - Douglas Horton

"Where every man in a state has a vote, brutal laws are impossible." - Mark Twain

"Marry an orphan: you'll never have to spend boring holidays with the in-laws." - George Carlin

"Minimum-wage laws are one of the most powerful tools in the arsenal of racists." - Walter E. Williams

"Laws of Nature are God's thoughts thinking themselves out in the orbs and the tides." - Charles Henry Parkhurst

"In the light of fuller day, Of purer science, holier laws." - Charles Kingsley

"Arms, like laws, discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order..." - Thomas Paine

"Laws aren't ghosts in this country, they walk around with the smell of earth on them." - John Updike

"The laws of gravity cannot be held responcible for people falling in love." - Albert Einstein

"Only the man who lives in the laws of GOD is free" - Abd-ru-shin

"One of the advantages of having laws is the pleasure one may take in breaking them." - Iain Banks

"In Islam, the legislative power and competence to establish laws belong exclusively to God Almighty." - Ruhollah Khomeini



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