Quotation Explorer - 'Courts'

It is obvious that 'obscenity' is not a term capable of exact legal definition; in the practice of the Courts, it means 'anything that shocks the magistrate.' - Bertrand Russell
There are not enough jails, not enough policemen, not even enough courts too enforce a law not supported by the people. - Hubert H. Humphrey
Peoples do not judge in the same way as courts of law; they do not hand down sentences, they throw thunderbolts; they do not condemn kings, they drop them back into the void; and this justice is worth just as much as that of the courts. - Maximilien de Robespierre
Laws are a dead letter without courts to expound and define their true meaning and operation. - Alexander Hamilton
You know, the courts may not be working any more, but as long as everyone is videotaping everyone else, justice will be done. - Matt Groening
The decisions of the courts on economic and social questions depend on their economic and social philosophy. - Theodore Roosevelt
We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution. - Abraham Lincoln
It is honor that makes commerce possible, dear brother. And the law courts, when men lack it. - Edward Cline
Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men is primarily based on mutual trust and only secondarily on institutions such as courts of justice and police. - Albert Einstein
TRUST, n. In American politics, a large corporation composed in greater part of thrifty working men, widows of small means, orphans in the care of guardians and the courts, with many similar malefactors and public enemies. - Ambrose Bierce
The [Interstate Commerce] commission, as its functions have now been limited by the courts is, or can be made, of great use to the railroads. It satisfies the public clamor for a government supervision of railroads, at the same time that that supervision is almost entirely nominal.
Our safety, our liberty, depends upon preserving the Constitution of the United States as our fathers made it inviolate. The people of the United States are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution. - Abraham Lincoln
...legal procedure has always tacitly been concerned with human relations, rather than abstract justice, and that consequently in spite of the legal codes it is really the human relations underneath that determine the verdicts in the courts. - James Jones
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