laws

A Quote by Niccoló Machiavelli on difficult, doubtful, success, dangerous, initiate, new order, reformer, enemies, profit, old order, defenders, fear, adversaries, laws, incredulity, mankind, believe, and experience

There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things.  For the reformer has enemies in all those who profit by the old order, and only lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit by the new order, this lukewarmness arising partly from fear of their adversaries, who have the laws in their favour; and partly from the incredulity of mankind, who do not truly believe in anything new until they have had the actual experience of it.

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527)

Source: The Prince (Dover Thrift Editions)

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A Quote by Bob Seidensticker on kranzberg, laws, technology, and science

Kranzberg’s First Law helps to clarify this situation: Technology is neither good nor bad—nor is it neutral. At the risk of spoiling its Zenlike nature, let me propose an interpretation: a technology isn’t inherently good or bad, but it will have an impact, which is why it’s not neutral. Almost every applied technology has a good side and a bad side. When you think of transportation technologies, do you think of how they enable a delightful vacation or get the family back together during the holidays—or do you think of traffic jams and pollution? Are books a source of wisdom and spirituality or a way to distribute pornography and hate? Do you applaud medical technology for curing plagues or deplore transportation technology for spreading them? Does encrypted e-mail keep honest people safe from criminals or criminals safe from the police? Are plastics durable conveniences or everlasting pollutants? Counterfeiting comes with money, obscene phone calls come with the telephone, spam comes with e-mail, and pornography comes with the Internet. Every law creates an outlaw.

Bob Seidensticker

Source: Future Hype: The Myths of Technology Change, Pages: 10

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on constitution, good, laws, names, nature, and sacred

No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature. Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this. The only right is what is after my constitution; the only wrong what is against it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Jesus on god, heart, jesus, laws, love, mind, neighbors, soul, and teachers

Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Jesus

Source: The Bible

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Dan Millman on change, death, laws, life, mind, pain, reality, and suffering

If you don't get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don't want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can't hold on to it forever. Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be free of change. Free of pain, free of the obligations of life and death. But change is a law, and no amount of pretending will alter that reality.

Dan Millman

Source: The Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Aristotle on laws and change

Even when the laws have been written down, they ought not always remain unchanged.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Winthrop Williams Aldrich on action, character, christianity, democracy, economics, freedom, knowledge, laws, people, and time

If we can implant in our people the Christian virtues which we sum up in the word character, and, at the same time, give them a knowledge of the line which should be drawn between voluntary action and governmental compulsion in a democracy, and of what can be accomplished within the stern laws of economics, we will enable them to retain their freedom, and at the same time, make them worthy to be free.

Winthrop Williams Aldrich (1885 - 1974)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on action, falsehood, generations, god, injustice, justice, laws, lies, life, men, oppression, propaganda, soul, time, truth, and words

Laws just or unjust may govern men's actions. Tyrannies may restrain or regulate their words. The machinery of propaganda may pack their minds with falsehood and deny them truth for many generations of time. But the soul of man thus held in trance or frozen in a long night can be awakened by a spark coming from God knows where and in a moment the whole structure of lies and oppression is on trial for its life.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on destruction, laws, and respect

If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Wordsworth on conflict and laws

And through the heat of conflict keeps the law In calmness made, and sees what he foresaw.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Character of the Happy Warrior.

Contributed by: Zaady

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