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1. "The fact is that Chinese parents can do things that would seem unimaginable-even legally actionable-to Westerners. Chinese mothers can say to their daughters, "Hey fatty-lose some weight." By contrast, Western parents have to tiptoe around the issue, talking in terms of "health" and never ever mentioning the f-word, and their kids still end up in therapy for eating disorders and negative self image."
Author: Amy Chua
2. "He would much rather hear a piano being demolished by illegal bulldozers than a Mozart concerto"
Author: Andy Stanton
3. "Story Content Warning: There will be angst, sex, a little rough language and rampant lesbianism. If this is not your cup of tea, don't drink it. If you are not old enough to read this, you will be soon. It might be in your best interest to wait until you are older. If you live in a place where this is not legal... why are you still living there? Maybe it's time for you to move on."
Author: BadSquirrel
4. "If America is the land of opportunity, a country where perseverance and hard work is rewarded by recognition, then an illegal harbors the opposite ambitions. His greatest reward us anonymity, invisibility. Aided and abetted by market forces and the laws of supply and demand, he hones his skill to stand up but make sure he's never counted."
Author: Bella Pollen
5. "The media response to unusual weather is as ritualized and predictable as the stages of grief. First comes denial: "I can't believe there's so much snow." Then anger: "Why can't I drive my car, why are the trains not running?" Then blame: "Why haven't the local authorities sanded the roads, where are the snowplows, and how come the Canadians can deal with this and we can't?" This last stage goes on the longest and tends to trail off into a mumbled grumbling moan, enlivened by occasional ILLEGALS ATE MY SNOWPLOW headlines from the *Daily Mail....*"
Author: Ben Aaronovitch
6. "Everyone says you've got to do a foundation and legal structure to finance social change. What nonsense!"
Author: Bill Drayton
7. "America should meet its obligations in the form of Social Security, Medicare, our ability to pay our military, legally binding legislation that allows unemployment compensation, the judiciary, the federal court system, the federal prison system, all those kinds of things have to be paid for."
Author: Bill Johnson
8. "Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery."
Author: Calvin Coolidge
9. "But I guess the nice thing about driving a car is that the physical act of driving itself occupies a good chunk of brain cells that otherwise would be giving you trouble overloading your thinking. New scenery continually erases what came before; memory is lost, shuffled, relabeled and forgotten. Gum is chewed; buttons are pushed; windows are lowered and opened. A fast moving car is the only place where you're legally allowed to not deal with your problems. It's enforced meditation and this is good."
Author: Douglas Coupland
10. "I used to brag that I can hold up any eviction - even if the landlord had legal rights, I could hold it up for a year."
Author: Ed Lee
11. "Love is moral even without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love."
Author: Ellen Key
12. "In addition, California spends nearly $1 billion a year in Medi-Cal services for an average of 780,000 illegal immigrants a month, over and above emergency health services."
Author: Elton Gallegly
13. "If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal."
Author: Emma Goldman
14. "Sempre haverá alguém mais bonito que você, sempre haverá alguém mais inteligente que você, sempre haverá alguém mais legal que você; mas nunca, nunca haverá alguém mais você do que você."
Author: Filipe Russo
15. "There has appeared in our time a particular class of books and articles which I sincerely and solemnly think may be called the silliest ever known among men... these things are about nothing; they are about what is called Success. On every bookstall, in every magazine, you may find works telling people how to succeed. They are books showing men how to succeed in everything; they are written by men who cannot even succeed in writing books. To begin with, of course, there is no such thing as Success. Or, if you like to put it so, there is nothing that is not successful. That a thing is successful merely means that it is; a millionaire is successful in being a millionaire and a donkey in being a donkey... I really think that the people who buy these books (if any people do buy them) have a moral, if not a legal, right to ask for their money back."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
16. "[T]he horrible thing about all legal officials, even the best, about all judges, magistrates, barristers, detectives, and policeman, is not that they are wicked (some of them are good), not that they are stupid (several of them are quite intelligent), it is simply that they have got used to it. Strictly they do not see the prisoner in the dock; all they see is the usual man in the usual place. They do not see the awful court of judgment; they only see their own workshop."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
17. "The war mentality represents an unfortunate confluence of ignorance, fear, prejudice, and profit. ... The ignorance exists in its own right and is further perpetuated by government propaganda. The fear is that of ordinary people scared by misinformation but also that of leaders who may know better but are intimidated by the political costs of speaking out on such a heavily moralized and charged issue. The prejudice is evident in the contradiction that some harmful substances (alcohol, tobacco) are legal while others, less harmful in some ways, are contraband. This has less to do with the innate danger of the drugs than with which populations are publicly identified with using the drugs. The white and wealthier the population, the more acceptable is the substance. And profit. If you have fear, prejudice, and ignorance, there will be profit."
Author: Gabor Maté
18. "An estimated 7 million illegal immigrants were residing in the United States in January 2000. This is double the size of the illegal immigrant population in January 1990 and constitutes 2.5 percent of the total U.S. population of just over 281 million."
Author: Gary Miller
19. "But black people fall for that same argument, and they go around talking about law breakers. We did not make the laws in this country. We are neither morally nor legally confined to those laws. Those laws that keep them up, keep us down."
Author: H. Rap Brown
20. "It was also my idea that the advisory committees of the Academy should replace the legal committees of the German Reichstag, which was gradually fading into the background in the Reich."
Author: Hans Frank
21. "Parents have this twisted belief that anyone under the age of about twenty simply can't know what love is, like the age to love is assessed in the same way the law assesses the legal age to drink. They think that the ‘emotional growth' of a teenager's mind is too underdeveloped to understand love, to know if it's ‘real' or not."
Author: J.A. Redmerski
22. "Marriage is an honorable estate and should not be used simply as an excuse for legal intercourse."
Author: Jasper Fforde
23. "Ott szeretnék lenni, ahol o, márpedig az egyetlen közeg, ahol együtt lehetünk, a múlt: az élo nemlét. O már a múlt, én pedig még a jelen vagyok. Ha én is múlt lennék, akkor legalább hasonulhatnék hozzá abban a valamiben, és nem kellene hiányolnom ot, és emlékeznem rá. Egy síkon lehetnénk, egyazon dimenzióban vagy idoben, és nem itt, ezen a kétes világon, amely elveszi tolünk a szokásainkat. De ha bennünket vesz el az útból, akkor már nem vehet el tolünk semmit. Semmi sem érhet véget, ha egyszer már végünk."
Author: Javier Marías
24. "Once Upon A Time" I began. We made it through three stories before she was in a deep sleep. In the end, she probably didn't have a better grasp on our legal system, racism, or social complexity. However, she now knew that sometimes the most loyal friend you could have was a mouse, that sometimes people weren't always who they seemed, even if their eyes were allegedly only bigger to see you with, and that everyone had the capacity to live happily ever after. It wasn't in her lesson plan, and maybe it wasn't all true, but it was important."
Author: Jessica Fortunato
25. "Once the attacks occur, as we learned on Sept. 11, it is too late. It makes little sense to deprive ourselves of an important, and legal, means to detect and prevent terrorist attacks while we are still in the middle of a fight to the death with al Qaeda."
Author: John Yoo
26. "Some would call it tolerance, I said. Yes he replied, the same tolerance that overtook ancient Israel..a tolerance for everything opposed to God, a growing tolerance for immorality and a growing intolerance for the pure-a tolerance that mocked, marginalized and condemned those who ramined faithful to the values now being discarded. Innocence was ridiculed and virtue was vilified. Children were taught of sexual immorality in public schools while the Word of God was banned. It was a tolerance that put the profane on public display and removed nativity scenes from public sight..contraband, as if somehow they had become a threat-a strangely intolerant tolerance. "But still, I countered, how does all that compare to what happened in ancient Israel? America does'nt offer its children on altars of sacrifice? "Does it not? he said. Ten years after removing prayer and Scripture from its public schools, the nation legalized the illing of its unborn."
Author: Jonathan Cahn
27. "It shouldn't be the consumer's responsibility to figure out what's cruel and what's kind, what's environmentally destructive and what's sustainable. Cruel and destructive food products should be illegal. We don't need the option of buying children's toys made with lead paint, or aerosols with chlorofluorocarbons, or medicines with unlabeled side effects. And we don't need the option of buying factory-farmed animals."
Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
28. "I'm for anything that lets people come here to work legally. There are more protections for workers who are here legally than for those who are not. It's also safer for the workers and employers have a more consistent pool of workers."
Author: Larry Craig
29. "Actually just recently I came up with that idea, watching the movie 'Legally Blonde' and I was like, 'Cool, that's something I want to do.'"
Author: Lisa Leslie
30. "A kétségbeesés fenekére dönt, hogy képem kitörlodött lelkedbol, s bizony, neked is szégyened. Igazán a legkevesebb, amit elvárhatok toled, hogy legalább azt viseld el, ha felpanaszolom szenvedéseimet. Éreztem én, elore éreztem, mennyi gyötrelem vár rám, mikor láttam, hogy elhatároztad: elhagysz engem."
Author: Mariana Alcoforado
31. "We all learned in kindergarten that the beginning is a very good place to start. As we have this debate on illegal immigration and illegal entry into this country, let's begin at the very beginning by sealing the borders to this great Nation."
Author: Marsha Blackburn
32. "God gave Moses a calendar that began in spring. (Ex 12:2) God Himself emphasized the importance of Israel's new calendar at Ex 23:16; Le 23:34 and De 16:13. God's calendar was for marking, and keeping, God's holy days. Using a foreign calendar became illegal. Ignoring Israel's new calendar could cost an Israelite their life. (Nu 15:32-35) Yet, the Jewish calendar is not the only calendar. There are plenty of calendars to choose from: Assyrian; Egyptian; Iranian; Armenian; Ethiopian; Hindu; Coptic; Mayan; Chinese; Julian; Byzantine; Islamic and Gregorian; just to mention a few. Has the Seventh Day Adventists settled on any one of these calendars? Which one?pg 5"
Author: Michael Ben Zehabe
33. "She paused and saw him tense in expectation. He wouldn't like to hear this, but better from her than one of the others. "You aren't the only pilot I have in my service. And you aren't the only person with a dark past, though the illegal things that you did, you were forced to do by the Core. But I will tell you what I've told the others. This is your last chance. You screw up with me and you get shipped up river. I don't offer second chances—I offer last chances."Nope, he didn't like it. She saw the hand not holding the bottle of beer curl into a fist.Sin and Del, from Sunscapes Trilogy, Book 1: Last Chance"
Author: Michelle O'Leary
34. "Sadly, embryonic stem cell research is completely legal in this country and has been going on at universities and research facilities for years."
Author: Mike Pence
35. "If government were a product, selling it would be illegal."
Author: P.J. O'Rourke
36. "She's fifteen!"Nash shrugged. "That's just a number. It doesn't say anything about her.""It says something pretty damn funny about your IQ!" I said, and he opened his mouth to retort, but I spoke over him. "Fifteen is too young to drive, too young to get a legal job, too young to sign a lease, and obviously too young to pick a boyfriend with half a brain."
Author: Rachel Vincent
37. "Things happened there that I don't think are the finest hours for anybody, whether it was a journalist, the legal system or, in that case of the political system, who would say that was an example of when Washington worked best."
Author: Rahm Emanuel
38. "A legalist is not someone who places divine law above all else. A legalist is someone who places human law above all else."
Author: Rob Rienow
39. "I was no fool; I was aware that when another man is too anxious to force money on one, it is time to examine the cards, for there is almost certainly something illegal, or dangerous, or both, involved in the matter."
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
40. "A day like this ... is almost too perfect to be legal."
Author: Robert Michael Pyle
41. "Some bosses believe they can't afford to employ someone legitimately - so they employ them illegally."
Author: Ross Kemp
42. "In The Bloudy Tenent, Williams points out that Constantine "did more to hurt Christ Jesus than the raging fury of the most bloody Neroes." at least under the Christian persecutor Nero, who was rumored to have had the Apostle Paul beheaded and Saint Peter crucified upside down, Christianity was a pure (if hazardous) way of life. But when Constantine himself converted to Christianity, that's when the Church was corrupted and perverted by the state. Williams explains that under Constantine, "the gardens of Christ's churches turned into the wildernesss of national religion, and the world (under Constantine's dominion) to the most unchristian Christendom." Legalizing, legitimizing the Church turned Christianity into just another branch of government enforced by "the sword of civil power," i.e., through state-sponsored violence."
Author: Sarah Vowell
43. "I object to a legal approach when settling questions of science or scientific behavior."
Author: Serge Lang
44. "When I joined the military it was illegal to be homosexual, then it became optional, and now it's legal. I'm getting out before the Democrats make it mandatory."
Author: Sgt. Harry Berres
45. "Most suits made the man. Gideon did things to a three-piece suit that should've been illegal."
Author: Sylvia Day
46. "It should be illegal to look this good in public. He should be confined to a museum and never let out in real life. His looks are distracting. They could cause an accident one day."
Author: T. Torrest
47. "Bear! Bear! Bear!I've something to say! Don' be scared!Bacon is bad! Beef is wrong!Mad Cow Disease stays with you for a time that's long!I want you to be mine, can't you see?That's why I am down, down on my knee!It may not yet be legal!But it's better than eating a beagle.So won't you please marry me?"
Author: T.J. Klune
48. "… you were so worried about legal and illegal that you never stopped to think about whether it was right or wrong."
Author: Terry Pratchett
49. "Our border patrol does a great job under these very dangerous conditions. They use very sophisticated equipment, including gamma rays, to detect drugs and illegal immigrants as they enter the U.S."
Author: Timothy Murphy
50. "The ironic thing about legalism is that it not only doesn't make people work harder, it makes them give up. Moralism doesn't produce morality; rather, it produces immorality."
Author: Tullian Tchividjian

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