A Quote by Jónas Hallgrímsson on earth, laws, intelligence, time, space, solar system, and mother

Ancient poets and sages have called the earth the mother of all things. They could hardly have chosen a more attractive name, or one that was more appropriate. From her lap springs everything that possesses life and motion, everything that flourishes, fades, and has its fated day, and she tirelessly provides material for the countless varied bodies that are created --- and then abandoned --- by the life force in its unending, hidden progress through nature. And meanwhile the earth itself is running its race around the sun with incredible speed, obedient to fixed, immutable laws. Human intelligence has succeeded in understanding these laws, and it is now possible to determine earth's position in time and space, relative to the sun and other heavenly bodies, at any point in the future, just so long as the present frame of our solar system is not disturbed by any unusual, large-scale events.

Jónas Hallgrímsson

Source: On the Nature and Origin of the Earth

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A Quote by Van Jones on change, economy, green, environment, affluence, democracy, and laws

To change our laws and culture, the green movement must attract and include the majority of all people, not just the majority of affluent people.

Van Jones

Source: The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems

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A Quote by Louise Nevelson on greatness and laws

Greatness breaks laws.

Louise Nevelson

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A Quote by Paul Richards on needs, people, messages, positivity, laws, love, and life

No one is exempt from nature's mandate to be both a sender and receiver of positive messages.

Paul Richards

Source: Wild Attraction, a Ruthlessly Practical Guide to Extraordinary Relationship, Pages: 210

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A Quote by Odysseas Elytis on legal, code, laws, skin, resiliency, stretching, and rules

We need a legal code that develops like our skin during our growing years.  Something both youthful and strong... So what we humans birth might surpass without oppressing us.

Odysseas Elytis

Source: Eros, Eros, Eros: Selected & Last Poems, Pages: 71 (The Little Mariner)

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A Quote by Al Gore on facts and laws


When you have the facts on your side, argue the facts.
When you have the law on yor side, argue the law.
When you have neither, holler.

Al Gore (1948 -)

Source: Albert Gore, Jr.

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A Quote by Kedar on astrology, jyotish, destiny, fatalism, laws, nature, universe, superultramodern, and nstp theory

They often say, “What’s the point in astrology if you can’t change your destiny?”. Well, it’s true that you can’t change your destiny, but still it helps knowing about gravity.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on trial by jury, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, habeas corpus, laws, standing army, and liberty

"It astonishes me to find... [that so many] of our countrymen... should be contented to live under a system which leaves to their governors the power of taking from them the trial by jury in civil cases, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of commerce, the habeas corpus laws, and of yoking them with a standing army. This is a degeneracy in the principles of liberty... which I [would not have expected for at least] four centuries." --Thomas Jefferson to William Stephens Smith, 1788. (*) FE 5:3

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by George Washington on politics, laws, freedom, and liberty

It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive someone of their natural liberty upon the supposition they might abuse it. [gender-netural wording added.]

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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A Quote by George Washington on government, freedom, liberty, history, and laws

The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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