Posts Tagged ‘laws’

Quote of the day, April 27

April 28, 2017

John Adams, on government

“A government of laws and not of men.”

Quote of the day, Feb. 2

February 2, 2017

John W. Gardner, on laws

“All laws are an attempt to domesticate the natural ferocity of the species.”

Quote of the day, April 13

April 13, 2014

Primo Levi, on civilization

“A country is considered the more civilised the more the wisdom and efficiency of its laws hinder a weak man from becoming too weak and a powerful one too powerful.” 

Quote of the day, Aug. 1

August 1, 2013

Plato, on innovation

“Musical innovation is full of danger to the State, for when modes of music change, the laws of the State always change with them.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 20

August 19, 2010

David McCullough, on not taking freedom for granted (2008)

“The laws that govern us, the freedoms we enjoy, the institutions that we often unfortunately take for granted, represent the hard work of others stretching back far into the past. (more…)