— Elizabeth Cady Stanton Suffragist and Women's Rights activist 1815 - 1902
Address to the Tenth National Women's Rights Convention on Marriage and Divorce, New York City, May 11, 1860; as published in Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Feminist as Thinker: A Reader in Documents and Essays edited by Ellen Carol DuBois and Richard Cándida Smith.
— Brian W. Aldiss, Hothouse
Hothouse (1962), Chapter 1 (first line)
— Algernon Sidney British politician and political theorist 1623 - 1683
Discourses Concerning Government (1689), Ch. 3, Sect. 11 http://www.constitution.org/as/dcg_311.htm
„We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature, and the means perhaps of its conservation.“
— Edmund Burke Anglo-Irish statesman 1729 - 1797
1790s, Letter to Sir Hercules Langrishe (1792)
„[I am] A Subject and born to obey laws…The trial of all laws only consisteth in honest and probable witness.“
— Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Essex English statesman and chief minister to King Henry VIII of England 1485 - 1540
Merriman, ii. p. 223.
— Christopher Hitchens, god is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
— Dag Hammarskjöld Swedish diplomat, economist, and author 1905 - 1961
Context: The breaking wave and the muscle as it contracts obey the same law. Delicate line gathers the body's total strength in a bold balance. Shall my soul meet so severe a curve, journeying on its way to form? Statement inspired by the work of British sculptor Barbara Hepworth, quoted in The Christian Science Monitor (18 Jun 1964)
— Kathy Acker, Pussy, King of the Pirates
„They tell us of the fixed laws of nature! but who dares maintain that He who fixed these laws cannot use them for the purpose of answering His people's prayers?“
— William Mackergo Taylor American theologian 1829 - 1895
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 473.
„Henceforth there are to be no fixed or inviolable principles of law at all—only an endlessly changing legal response to the fashionable causes of the moment.“
— Theodore Dalrymple English doctor and writer 1949
City Journal (1998 - 2008), All Our Pomp of Yesterday http://www.city-journal.org/html/9_3_oh_to_be.html (Summer 1999).
— Kevin Kelly American author and editor 1952
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995), New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
— Jack London, Index:London - White Fang, 1906.djvu
— Emil M. Cioran, History and Utopia
History and Utopia (1960)