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Behold the child, by nature's kindly law, pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw. - Alexander Pope


The Law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich, as well as the poor, to sleep under the bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread. - Anatole France


The consummate leader cultivates the moral law, and strictly adheres to method and discipline; thus it is in his power to control success. (The Art of War) - Sun Tzu [Sunzi]


Oath: In law, a solemn appeal to the deity, made binding upon the conscience by a penalty for perjury. (The Devil's Dictionary) - Ambrose Bierce


Beauty is but the sensible image of the infinite. Like truth and justice, it lives within us; like virtue and the moral law, it is a companion of the soul. - George Bancroft


There is all the difference in the world between the criminal's avoiding the public eye and the civil disobedience's taking the law into his own hands in open defiance. This distinction between an open violation of the law, performed in public, and a clandestine one is so glaringly obvious that it can be neglected only by prejudice or ill will. - Hannah Arendt


Rite: A religious or semi-religious ceremony fixed by law, precept or custom, with the essential oil of sincerity carefully squeezed out of it. (The Devil's Dictionary) - Ambrose Bierce


Man perfected by society is the best of all animals; he is the most terrible of all when he lives without law, and without justice. - Aristotle [Aristoteles]