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Letter "J" » Judges
«Judges don't age; time decorates them.»
«If once the people become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges and Governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions.»
Author: Thomas Jefferson
, general assembly
, General Public
, governors and
, Public affairs
«Judges rule on the basis of law, not public opinion, and they should be totally indifferent to pressures of the times.»
«If [the legislature] will positively enact a thing to be done, the judges are not at liberty to reject it, for that were to set the judicial power above that of the legislature, which would be subversive of all government.»
«Let judges secretly despair of justice: their verdicts will be more acute. Let generals secretly despair of triumph; killing will be defamed. Let priests secretly despair of faith: their compassion will be true.»
Author: Leonard Cohen
, Song Writer
, General will
, The Verdict
«Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime, / And as since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel, and have caused thee to rest from all thine enemies. Also the LORD telleth thee that he will make thee an house.»
, dwelling house
, House of Lords
, Judges of Israel
«If any ask me what a free government is, I answer, that, for any practical purpose, it is what the people think so, - and that they, and not I, are the natural, lawful, and competent judges of this matter»
«Judges ought to be more leaned than witty, more reverent than plausible, and more advised than confident. Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue.»
Author: Francis Bacon, Sr.
«Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture than that of laws.»
«kudos to the educators, athletes, dancers, judges, janitors, politicians, artists, actors, writers, singers, poets, and social activist, to all who dare to look at like with humor, determination and respect»