Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Law Quotes VIII

“Human nature, as we’ve explained, is never able to take complete control of all human affairs without being filled with arrogance and injustice. …We should run our private and private life, our homes and cities, in obedience to what little spark of immortality lies in us, and dignify this distribution of reason with the name law.”

“When the law is subject to some other authority and has none of its own the collapse of the state is not far off; but if law is the master of the government and the government is its servant then the situation is full of promise. . .”

“Laws which are not established for the good of the whole state are bogus laws…people who say these laws have a claim to be obeyed are wasting their breath.”

“Those who abandon divine law and seek to enact their own will instead are subject to the vengeance of justice.”

“God is preeminently the measure of all things.”

“To succeed in law or anything else, we must imitate God’s character.”

- Plato

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