It is easy to write laws, but difficult to rule....
Different laws apply in different jurisdictions.
"I don't want to know what you did to rewrite the mating laws," Wynn said.
There are ancient laws that forbid it.
From the height of the Kremlin--yes, there is the Kremlin, yes--I will give them just laws; I will teach them the meaning of true civilization, I will make generations of boyars remember their conqueror with love.
He'd chosen to stay with her that long, and she'd broken Immortal laws to take her place as his mate.
Was what she felt for Gabriel nothing more than destiny and Immortal laws she knew nothing about?
What kind of deal did she make with Darkyn to rewrite the mating laws of the time-before-time?
"Some laws from the time-before-time cannot be broken," Fate replied.
You show up on your in-laws' doorstep with your friend in tow?
There are laws to protect women if a husband is abusive.
A slight burst of tears followed from Martha until Dean rendered a speech on survival of the fittest, the laws of the jungle, the food chain and supply and demand.
It's one of the few Wartime laws I agreed with.
There are laws against that sort of thing, you know.
Give us a few days to learn what sort of laws you will make for us, and then we will say whether we can submit to them or not.
"No use to make laws," said another, "for they will never be needed."
They form a union and get laws passed that no burgers can be flipped except by a union member.
They codify laws regarding libel and slander.
Here in Dr. Bell's laboratory, or in the fields on the shore of the great Bras d'Or, I have spent many delightful hours listening to what he had to tell me about his experiments, and helping him fly kites by means of which he expects to discover the laws that shall govern the future air-ship.
The necessity of laws and penalties had to be explained to her.
Between times we made plans for a trip to Iowa where I'd meet my in-laws for the first time and we'd firm up plans for our October wedding, to be held on Betsy's home turf.
The laws from the time-before-time are absolute.
The dread and guilt at the pit of her stomach were countered by the confusion of knowing that she'd fallen into the grip of the Immortal laws first with Gabriel then with Darkyn.
He might at least explain what these laws were that condemned her to Darkyn.
She's his mate by Immortal laws, and we both know how seriously he takes his duty.
Accepting, loving, trusting someone – even if bonded – was beyond Immortal Laws to dictate.
It gave her a little bit of peace, knowing she wasn't solely at the mercy of the outlaw.
The mating bond of the Immortals and deities and the blood bond of the demons were the two oldest bonds, unbreakable under the Immortal Code and from the laws older than the Code.
He used to frown at her when she acted outside the Immortal Laws, unable to appreciate that a deity charged with managing a domain often had to take steps outside the rules to protect one's underworld.
He began to think more and more that raising Andre was worth breaking the thousands of Immortal Laws it cost.
Maybe Gabe was right; maybe this was partially her fault for breaking too many Immortal Laws at once.
Immortal Laws be damned.
Gabriel's matter-of-fact talk of magic and laws older than time hadn't clarified much, except that he believed she belonged to him.
You didn't quit because you wanted to, but because you had to after breaking those laws to spare me and Hazel, Katie added, patting her stomach.
He was stuck with her by their laws, a daily reminder of someone who used to hurt him.
The deity you were in a past life started the chain of events that put us here by breaking laws from the time-before-time.
I created you and broke laws older than time to do it!
I suppose letting someone into a guest's room is against a bunch of innkeeper laws but considering the circumstances, I'll stick my neck out.
My sainted daddy used to say there are two things in life you don't want to see, sausage being made and laws being passed.
The mechanical laws, to which external things were subject, were conceived as being valid only in the inorganic world; in the organic and mental worlds these mechanical laws were conceived as being disturbed or overridden by other powers, such as the influence of final causes, the existence of types, the work of vital and mental forces.
The laws which govern particles of matter in the inorganic world govern them likewise if they are joined into an organism.
One of the results of these investigations was to extend the meaning of the word mechanism, and comprise under it all laws which obtain in the phenomenal world, not excepting the phenomena of life and mind.
To comprehend the real position we are forced to the conviction that the world of facts is the field in which, and that laws are the means by which, those higher standards of moral and aesthetical value are being realized; and such a union can again only become intelligible through the idea of a personal Deity, who in the creation and preservation of a world has voluntarily chosen certain forms and laws, through the natural operation of which the ends of His work are gained.
We have already mentioned the final conception in which Lotze's speculation culminates, that of a personal Deity, Himself the essence of all that merits existence for its own sake, who in the creation and government of a world has voluntarily chosen certain laws and forms through which His ends are to be realized.
That of a system of laws which governs the many things?
Fortunately, the compounds at first examined by the chemists engaged in verifying these laws were comparatively simple, so that the whole numbers referred to above were small.
Then he told them what laws he would require them to obey.
They were men who made the laws, and much depended upon their wisdom.
The people of his country had made him their king; but as soon as he had made good laws for them he gave up his crown.
The harp is the travelling patterer for the Universe's Insurance Company, recommending its laws, and our little goodness is all the assessment that we pay.
Though the youth at last grows indifferent, the laws of the universe are not indifferent, but are forever on the side of the most sensitive.
After that they took his right hand, placed it on something, and told him to hold a pair of compasses to his left breast with the other hand and to repeat after someone who read aloud an oath of fidelity to the laws of the Order.
You say: join our brotherhood and we will show you the aim of life, the destiny of man, and the laws which govern the world.
There are many laws but no one to carry out the old ones.
Nowadays everybody designs laws, it is easier writing than doing.
All the complex laws of man centered for her in one clear and simple law--the law of love and self-sacrifice taught us by Him who lovingly suffered for mankind though He Himself was God.
Pfuel and his adherents demanded a retirement into the depths of the country in accordance with precise laws defined by a pseudo-theory of war, and they saw only barbarism, ignorance, or evil intention in every deviation from that theory.
In seeking the laws of historical movement just the same thing happens.
To understand the laws of this continuous movement is the aim of history.
What was the cause of this movement, by what laws was it governed? asks the mind of man.
To that I must entirely change my point of view and study the laws of the movement of steam, of the bells, and of the wind.
To study the laws of history we must completely change the subject of our observation, must leave aside kings, ministers, and generals, and study the common, infinitesimally small elements by which the masses are moved.
But there are laws directing events, and some of these laws are known to us while we are conscious of others we cannot comprehend.
The discovery of these laws is only possible when we have quite abandoned the attempt to find the cause in the will of some one man, just as the discovery of the laws of the motion of the planets was possible only when men abandoned the conception of the fixity of the earth.
In both cases his personal activity, having no more force than the personal activity of any soldier, merely coincided with the laws that guided the event.
One of the most obvious and advantageous departures from the so-called laws of war is the action of scattered groups against men pressed together in a mass.
And by bringing variously selected historic units (battles, campaigns, periods of war) into such equations, a series of numbers could be obtained in which certain laws should exist and might be discovered.
But the mysterious forces that move humanity (mysterious because the laws of their motion are unknown to us) continued to operate.
The historical figures at the head of armies, who formerly reflected the movement of the masses by ordering wars, campaigns, and battles, now reflected the restless movement by political and diplomatic combinations, laws, and treaties.
She felt he had a world apart, which he loved passionately and which had laws she had not fathomed.
You won't escape!--from that moment this conversation began, contrary to all the laws of logic and contrary to them because quite different subjects were talked about at one and the same time.
If in a thousand years even one man in a million could act freely, that is, as he chose, it is evident that one single free act of that man's in violation of the laws governing human action would destroy the possibility of the existence of any laws for the whole of humanity.
But learning just as certainly that his will is subject to laws, he does not and cannot believe this.
The actions of men are subject to general immutable laws expressed in statistics.
Man in connection with the general life of humanity appears subject to laws which determine that life.
In the first case, if inevitability were possible without freedom we should have reached a definition of inevitability by the laws of inevitability itself, that is, a mere form without content.
We should in fact have reached those two fundamentals of which man's whole outlook on the universe is constructed--the incomprehensible essence of life, and the laws defining that essence.
Reason gives expression to the laws of inevitability.
All that we know of the external world of nature is only a certain relation of the forces of nature to inevitability, or of the essence of life to the laws of reason.
All knowledge is merely a bringing of this essence of life under the laws of reason.
So also in history what is known to us we call laws of inevitability, what is unknown we call free will.
Free will is for history only an expression for the unknown remainder of what we know about the laws of human life.
The recognition of man's free will as something capable of influencing historical events, that is, as not subject to laws, is the same for history as the recognition of a free force moving the heavenly bodies would be for astronomy.
That assumption would destroy the possibility of the existence of laws, that is, of any science whatever.
If there is even a single body moving freely, then the laws of Kepler and Newton are negatived and no conception of the movement of the heavenly bodies any longer exists.
The more this field of motion spreads out before our eyes, the more evident are the laws of that movement.
To discover and define those laws is the problem of history.
From the standpoint from which the science of history now regards its subject on the path it now follows, seeking the causes of events in man's freewill, a scientific enunciation of those laws is impossible, for however man's free will may be restricted, as soon as we recognize it as a force not subject to law, the existence of law becomes impossible.
Immortal Laws be damned.
Agree to obey the laws that I shall make for you.
The system was revised in the 1830s because it was viewed as discouraging work by interfering with the laws of supply and demand relating to labor.
This makes a great deal of sense: If nutrition isn't governed by universal laws (as physics is) and instead affects different people differently, then the way you will know certain things is by learning through trial and error, through your own experience.
Republics consist of codified laws that apply to everyone, regardless of public sentiment.
Courts of law are now the norm in the world, with laws being democratically established and widely published.
In our individual countries, sets of laws are created by the citizenry and are designed to protect life, liberty, and property.
These laws provide recourse in the event that one citizen infringes on the rights of another.
We have a police force and a court system to apply the laws equally to all.
No such system of laws controls relations among nations, no significant world police force exists, and the world court system is very weak.
The fact that small nations can adopt standard treaties, laws, currencies, and international practices of larger countries means that a small economic unit can be viable.
Yet laws and culture changed dramatically.
Next to us the grandest laws are continually being executed.
But though comparatively disregarded now, when his day comes, laws unsuspected by most will take effect, and masters of families and rulers will come to him for advice.
Now we know only a few laws, and our result is vitiated, not, of course, by any confusion or irregularity in Nature, but by our ignorance of essential elements in the calculation.
Our notions of law and harmony are commonly confined to those instances which we detect; but the harmony which results from a far greater number of seemingly conflicting, but really concurring, laws, which we have not detected, is still more wonderful.
The particular laws are as our points of view, as, to the traveller, a mountain outline varies with every step, and it has an infinite number of profiles, though absolutely but one form.
I seek rather, I may say, even an excuse for conforming to the laws of the land.