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A Quote by C. S. Lewis on right, wrong, law, human nature, nature, good, evil, and humankind

Now this Law or Rule about Right and Wrong used to be called the Law of Nature.  Nowadays, when we talk of the 'laws of nature' we usually mean things like gravitation, or heredity, or the laws of chemistry.  But when the older thinkers called the Law of Right and Wrong the 'Law of Nature', they really meant the Law of Human Nature. The idea was that, just as all bodies are governed by the law of gravitation, and organisms by biological laws, so the creature called man also had his law--with this great difference, that a body could not choose whether it obeyed the law of gravitation or not, but a man could choose either to obey the Law of Human Nature or to disobey it.

C. S. Lewis

Source: Mere Christianity

Contributed by: Crissy

A Quote by John Adams on men, law, lawyers, congress, government, and fools

I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is called a disgrace, two useless men are called a law firm, and three or more become a Congress.

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Source: attributed to one of America's founders, John Adams, in the play 1776

Contributed by: blue dragon

A Quote by Christian Michel on democracy, violence, law, government, coercion, power, liberty, and freedom

Democratic law does not say, "Thou shalt not kill". Instead, it designates certain people who have the right to kill -- soldiers and State police. Democratic law does not order, "Thou shalt not steal". It says that only certain people have the right to steal -- tax and customs agents. What does "power to the people" mean when the people enjoy fewer rights than their supposed servants?

Christian Michel

Source: http://bastiat.net/en/Bastiat2001/christian.michel.html

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by sunshiine on rich, law, poverty, and inequality

While rich men make the laws, there will always be poverty

Wendy Slee

Contributed by: sunshiine

A Quote by Hazrat Inayat Khan on life, harmony, wisdom, love, and law

Life is a place where it is necessary to move gently. Whether it be in thought, speech, or action, the rhythm must be controlled; the law of harmony must be observed in all that one does.

If there is anything that will bring satisfaction it is diving deep into Love, and then we shall realize that there is nothing which is not just; we shall never again say that anything is unjust. This is the point the wise reach, and they call it the culmination of wisdom.

Hazrat Inayat Khan

Contributed by: Spiritual Heart

A Quote by Terry Goodkind on law and reason

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Reason and reality are the only means to just laws; mindless wishes, if given sovereignty, become deadly masters.

Terry Goodkind

Source: Faith of the Fallen (Sword of Truth, Book 6)

Contributed by: Melanie

A Quote by Bret on god, authority, law, illusion, psyche, collective consciousness, and soul

Man created god in Man's own image as the surrogate authority for Man's law. This illusion, held in the collective psyche, is both wondrous and terrible: take from it what serves you, what brings you joy and teaches you. And, remember always that your Soul knows the true God that dwells beyond the illusion.

Bret Huggins

Contributed by: Bret

A Quote by Dr Kevorkian on civil disobedience, law, and rebellion

 

"You think I'm going to obey the law? You're crazy,"  -Dr. Kevorkian

Dr Kevorkian

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by unknown on terror of tomorrow, shambhala, edwin firmage, law, weapons, exterior, interior, control, left-hand quadrants, right-hand technologies, difficult, and destiny with death

    "Edwin Firmage, a recognized authority on constitutional and international law, who has worked for several decades on the control of nuclear weapons, has written that 'Law [exterior legal control] can help, but it leaves you hopelessly short of where we must be. Even if by law you could eliminate all nuclear weapons from the earth by fiat, you don't lobotomize a generation of physicists. You could begin the whole process of arms racing again. How do you change the souls of human beings? You have to go where law can't get you....'22 You have to go, that is, to the interior quadrants and the growth of the soul, the growth of wisdom, the growth of consciousness, an interior growth in the Left-Hand quadrants that will keep pace with the growth in Right-Hand technologies. 23 And it simply does not matter that this is an impossibly difficult task; the alternative is painfully clear.

    Whatever the solutions to these problems, the discussion must surely shift to an integral platform, because anything less than that leaves out fundamental dimensions of the crisis, which will then more likely speed out of control on its merry way to a destiny with death."

unknown

Source: http://wilber.shambhala.com/html/books/terror_tomorrow.cfm/

Contributed by: Whitewave

A Quote by Walter Russell on mankind, god, law, love, truth, balance, beauty, beautiful, power, giving, give, cycle, nature, universe, universal, creation, warfare, and war

Man has free right to choose his own actions, but he must balance those actions with equal and opposite reactions until he learns that God’s one law must be obeyed. This God holds inviolate.
The whole purpose of life is to learn how to manifest God in Truth and the Law. The lesson is a hard one but man, himself, makes it hard by his unknowing of the law. As man gradually knows his purpose and the law by knowing God in him, life becomes more and more beautiful, and man more powerful in his manifestation of power.
Man’s power lies in giving. He must learn to give as Nature gives. Each half of a cycle eternally gives to the other half for re-giving. Nature forever unfolds into many for the purpose of refolding into one. Each individual must manifest this universal law.
The desire of some so-called “apron string” parents to run their children’s lives for them, often claiming that they have sacrificed their very own lives for them, are taking from their children – not giving. They are taking away the initiative children need to complete their own cycles: they must live their own lives for themselves.
Man must know the principle of Creation: giving between each interchanging opposite half of each cycle for the purpose of repeating its giving. This is universal law and each individual must manifest this law.
Man will forever war with man until he learns to give his all with the full expectation of equal receiving, and never taking that which is not given as an earned reward for his giving.

Walter Russell

Source: The Secret of Light

Contributed by: esaruoho

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