Famous quotes by Judges


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"A healthy democracy requires a decent society; it requires that we are honorable, generous, tolerant and respectful"
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"Free men have arms; slaves do not"
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"It is better that ten guilty escape than one innocent suffer"
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"Ben Franklin may have discovered electricity- but it is the man who invented the meter who made the money"
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"It seems to me that at this time we need education in the obvious more than the investigation of the obscure"
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"Our legislation addresses broadcasts over the public airwaves, but I hope the cable and satellite industries see the importance of this issue and voluntarily create a family tier of programming and offer culturally responsible products"
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"If a catastrophic event wipes out a large portion of House members, America needs to know this body, elected by the people, will be quickly and legally reconstituted and will continue to function"
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"Media corporations have a civic responsibility not only to prevent fraud and financial abuse, but also to not corrupt or degrade our culture"
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"In addition to fines, violators of decency standards could be required to air public service announcements serving educational and informational needs of children"
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"The House is rooted in the principle of direct elections and is unique among all branches and bodies of the federal government as without exception, the people's voice"
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"America does not want vulgarity and sexual exploitation to be our values and we do not want the world to think those are our standards. We want to be a better nation and a better people, with better standards"
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"The public airwaves provide a chance to affirm we want to be a good, decent people; a good, decent nation"
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"Lawsuit abuse is a major contributor to the increased costs of healthcare, goods and services to consumers"
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"So great moreover is the regard of the law for private property, that it will not authorize the least violation of it; no, not even for the general good of the whole community"
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"No enactment of man can be considered law unless it conforms to the law of God"
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"Men was formed for society, and is neither capable of living alone, nor has the courage to do it"
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"The husband and wife are one, and that one is the husband"
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"That the king can do no wrong is a necessary and fundamental principle of the English constitution"
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"The law, which restrains a man from doing mischief to his fellow citizens, though it diminishes the natural, increases the civil liberty of mankind"
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"The Royal Navy of England hath ever been its greatest defense and ornament; it is its ancient and natural strength; the floating bulwark of the island"
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"The public good is in nothing more essentially interested, than in the protection of every individual's private rights"
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"The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism"
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"You sit up there, and you see the whole gamut of human nature. Even if the case being argued involves only a little fellow and $50, it involves justice. That's what is important"
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"The censor's sword pierces deeply into the heart of free expression"
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"Legislatures represent people, not acres or trees"
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"In mid-life the man wants to see how irresistible he still is to younger women. How they turn their hearts to stone and more or less commit a murder of their marriage I just don't know, but they do"
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"I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more"
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"I always turn to the sports pages first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures"
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"All provisions of federal, state or local law requiring or permitting discrimination in public education must yield"
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"The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism"
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