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Must the citizen ever for a moment, or in the least degree, resign his conscience to the legislator? I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward. (Quote by - Henry David Thoreau )

The acknowledged legislators of the world take the world as given. They dislike mysteries, for mysteries cannot be coded, or legislated, and wonder cannot be made into law. And so these legislators police the accepted frontiers of things.(Quote by - Ben Okri)

Nothing is more common than to find men, whose works are now totally neglected, mentioned with praises by their contemporaries as the oracles of their age, and the legislators of science. (Quote by - Samuel Johnson)

In all forms of government the people is the true legislator. (Quote by - Edmund Burke )

Music, of all the liberal arts, has the greatest influence over the passions, and it is that to which the legislator ought to give the greatest encouragement. (Quote by - Napoleon Bonaparte)

Legislators represent people, not trees or acres. Legislators are elected by voters, not farms or cities or economic interests. (Quote by - Earl Warren)

A child can go only so far in life without potty training. It is not mere coincidence that six of the last seven presidents were potty trained, not to mention nearly half of the nation's state legislators. (Quote by - Dave Barry)

For eighteen hundred years, though perchance I have no right to say it, the New Testament has been written; yet where is the legislator who has wisdom and practical talent enough to avail himself of the light which it sheds on the science of legislation. (Quote by - Henry David Thoreau)

In a constitutional democracy the moral content of law must be given by the morality of the framer or legislator, never by the morality of the judge. (Quote by - Robert Bork)

Punishment is the last and the least effective instrument in the hands of the legislator for the prevention of crime. (Quote by - John Ruskin )

Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact. (Quote by - William S. Burroughs)

What I have absolutely no sympathy with is the legislator, the man who seeks, for his own profit, to exploit the weaknesses of those who are unable to help themselves and then to fasten some moral superscription upon it. This I loathe so much that I cannot conceivably explain how much it is. (Quote by - Malcolm Lowry)

We live in a stage of politics, where legislators seem to regard the passage of laws as much more important than the results of their enforcement.(Quote by - William Howard Taft)

If she had lived, Mary Jo Kopechne would be 62 years old. Through his tireless work as a legislator, Edward Kennedy would have brought comfort to her in her old age.(Quote by - Charles Pierce )

No man's life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session. (Quote by - Gideon J. Tucker)


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