A Quote by unknown on children, day, decisions, doubt, food, heart, jealousy, jobs, laws, life, order, rest, sex, suspicion, and time

You know, everyday I get out of bed and drag myself to the next cup of coffee. I take a sip and the caffeine kicks in. I can focus my eyes again. My brain starts to order the day. I'm up, I'm alive. I'm ready to rock. But the time is coming when I wake up and decide that I'm not getting out of bed. Not for coffee, or food, or sex. If it comes to me, fine. If it won't, fine. No more expectations. The longer I live the less I know. I should know more, I should know the coffee's killing me. You're suspicious of your suspicions? I'm jealous. I'm so jealous. You still have the heart to have doubts. Me? I'm going to lock up a 14 year old kid for what could be the rest of his natural life. I got to do this. This is my job. This is the deal. This is the law. This is my day. I have no doubts or suspicions about it. Heart has nothing to do with it anymore. It's all in the coffee.


Source: the TV show, Homicide: Life on the Street

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A Quote by Ulysses S. Grant on laws and people

The will of the people is the best law.

Ulysses S. Grant (1822 - 1885)

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A Quote by Ulysses S. Grant on execution, laws, and security

I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution.

Ulysses S. Grant (1822 - 1885)

Source: Inaugural Address, 4 March 1869

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A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on army, faith, and laws

Upon the glazen shelves kept watch Matthew and Waldo, guardians of the faith The army of unalterable law.

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Cousin Nancy, 1917

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A Quote by Tryon Edwards on assumptions, facts, faith, inconsistency, laws, and science

Science has sometimes been said to be opposed to faith, and inconsistent with it. But all science, in fact, rests on a basis of faith, for it assumes the permanence and uniformity of natural laws-a thing which can never be demonstrated.

Tryon Edwards (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Truman Capote on justice, laws, learning, music, painting, perspective, rules, and writing

Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.

Truman Capote (1924 - 1984)

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A Quote by Thucydides on achievement, authority, constitution, control, democracy, excellence, funerals, justice, laws, life, obedience, oppression, play, privacy, reason, security, shame, spirit, and talent

Our constitution is named a democracy, because it is in the hands not of the few but of the many. But our laws secure equal justice for all in their private disputes, and our public opinion welcomes and honors talent in every branch of achievement, not for any sectional reason but on grounds of excellence alone. And as we give free play to all in our public life, so we carry the same spirit into our daily relations with one another. . . . Open and friendly in our private intercourse, in our public acts we keep strictly within the control of law. We acknowledge the restraint of reverence; we are obedient to whomsoever is set in authority, and to the laws, more sepecially to those which offer protection to the oppressed and those unwritten ordinances whose transgression brings admitted shame. lb. II, Funeral Oration of Pericles, 37

Thucydides (c.460 - 400 BC)

Source: The History of the Peloponnesian War, 431—413 BC., bk. II, Funeral Oration of Pericles, 37

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on belief, engineering, enthusiasm, laws, machines, men, order, principles, science, and world

It can't be done, engineers might tell him. It has to be done, Watson would order, and often it could be. With this approach Watson brought out the best in his men-in his engineers, for example. He believed that engineering, like salesmanship, depended not only on laws but on will. For him the first principle of science, as well as the first principle of the world of men, was enthusiasm. Build it, he would order his engineers arbitrarily. And when they did, the machine often seemed to be a triumph of Dale Carnegie over Newton.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

Source: Thomas and Marva Belden in The Life of Thomas J. Watson, 1962, Little, Brown and Co.

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A Quote by Thomas S. Monson on blessings, death, fear, god, guidance, heaven, justice, laws, obedience, popularity, preparation, responsibility, and world

We have the right to choose, but, likewise, we have the responsibility to choose. We cannot be neutral. There is no middle ground. The Lord knows this; Lucifer knows this. So there is a great campaign being waged today. On the one hand, Lucifer has attractively painted his road signs. You have read them; you have seen them. They are bright; they are attractive. They read something like this: "Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die." Another may read: "It's the popular thing to do." Another one may read: "Just this once won't matter." On the other hand, the Lord has prepared His road signs for our guidance. They read: "Fear God and keep his commandments." See II Kings 17:36-39. Another one may read: "As ye sow, so shall ye reap." See Galatians 6:7. Another one: "There is a law, irrevocably decreed in heaven before the foundations of this world, upon which all blessings are predicated- And when we obtain any blessing from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it is predicated." (D&C 130:20-21) Thus we have two roads to follow, and we have the responsibility to choose.

Thomas S. Monson (1927 -)

Source: at BYU, November 5, 1963, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Thomas Paine on laws, order, and world

Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property....Horrid mischief would ensue were [the law-abiding] deprived of the use of them.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

Source: Thoughts on Defensive War, 1775

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