If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.
I then endeavoured to show that it is more especially in the thorough conformity with law which natural phenomena and natural products exhibit, and in the comparative ease with which laws can be stated, that this difference exists.
Nothing is too wonderful to be true if it be consistent with the laws of nature.
What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.
What is human warfare but just this; an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party.
We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.
It ain't no sin if you crack a few laws now and then, just so long as you don't break any.
There are grounds for cautious optimism that we may now be near the end ofthe search for the ultimate laws of nature.
Let who will boast their courage in the field, I find but little safety from my shield, Nature's, not honour's law we must obey: This made me cast my useless shield away.
The law in question asserts, that the quantity of force which can be brought into action in the whole of Nature is unchangeable, and can neither be increased nor diminished.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
It is evident that an acquaintance with natural laws means no less than an acquaintance with the mind of God therein expressed.
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.
The Artist is he who detects and applies the law from observation of the works of Genius, whether of man or Nature. The Artisan is he who merely applies the rules which others have detected.
The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God.
Stupidity is something unshakable; nothing attacks it without breaking itself against it; it is of the nature of granite, hard and resistant.
Thence, I suppose, my natural disposition to make fresh acquaintances, and to break with them so readily, although always for a good reason, and never through mere fickleness.
If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it.
We may not all break the Ten Commandments, but we are certainly all capable of it. Within us lurks the breaker of all laws, ready to spring out at the first real opportunity.
People must help one another; it is nature's law.
We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies - it is the first law of nature.
Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.
Cruelty is the law pervading all nature and society; and we can't get out of it if we would.
It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature.
Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator.