For whatever is truly wondrous and fearful in man, never yet was put into words or books.
You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself.
I argue very well. Ask any of my remaining friends. I can win an argument on any topic, against any opponent. People know this, and steer clear of me at parties. Often, as a sign of their great respect, they don't even invite me.
Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it.
Edward W. Howe
The fellow that agrees with everything you say is either a fool or he is getting ready to skin you.
I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.
Dudley Field Malone
He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.
Michel de Montaigne
There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees.
A man never tells you anything until you contradict him.
George Bernard Shaw
It is a besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which masses of men exhibit their tyranny.
James Fenimore Cooper
The tendency of democracies is, in all things, to mediocrity.
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.
John Stuart Mill
Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they've told you what it is you want to hear.
Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy.
The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers
Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy.
Be happy while you're living, for you're a long time dead.
Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
William Makepeace Thackeray
If we do not maintain Justice, Justice will not maintain us.
It is better that ten guilty escape than one innocent suffer.
William Blackstone, 'Commentarie
Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.
The law isn't justice. It's a very imperfect mechanism. If you press exactly the right buttons and are also lucky, justice may show up in the answer. A mechanism is all the law was ever intended to be.
When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.
There is no such thing as justice--in or out of court.
A court is a place where what was confused before becomes more unsettled than ever.
Henry Waldorf Francis
A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.can be found attributed to: Herbert Spencer, Robert Frost, Michael Pritchard, John Fredericksen, humorous
Justice is incidental to law and order.
J. Edgar Hoover
The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.
H. L. Mencken
We have a criminal jury system which is superior to any in the world; and its efficiency is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve men every day who don't know anything and can't read.
Humanity has unquestionably one really effective weapon
Mark Twain, The Mysterious Stran
He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife.
I hope I never get so old I get religious.
Pray: To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.
Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
Jean de La Fontaine
One often has need of one, inferior to himself.
Every journalist owes tribute to the evil one.
To live lightheartedly but not recklessly; to be gay without being boisterous; to be courageous without being bold; to show trust and cheerful resignation without fatalism -- this is the art of living.
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