55 Magistrates Quotes To Inspire You

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  • Any institution which does not suppose the people good, and the magistrate corruptible, is evil. — Maximilien Robespierre
  • Society is well governed when its people obey the magistrates, and the magistrates obey the law. — Solon
  • Kings and magistrates are invested with no more power than the people entrust to them. — Roger Williams
  • Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate, exercises a public trust. — Grover Cleveland
  • Obscenity is whatever happens to shock some elderly and ignorant magistrate. — Bertrand Russell
  • A magistrate is not a father; he must be just and severe. Only tyrants are fathers. — Napoleon Bonaparte
  • The magistrate is the servant not of his own desires, not even of the people, but of his God — John Quincy Adams
  • To make an empire durable, the magistrates must obey the laws and the people the magistrates. — Solon
  • Mercy more becomes a magistrate than the vindictive wrath which men call justice. — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • One must be stark mad, to believe that mankind can subsist without magistrates. — Pierre Bayle

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We want women leaders today as never before. Leaders who are not afraid to be called names and who are willing to go out and fight. I think women can save civilization. Women are persons. — Emily Murphy

Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins. Republics and limited monarchies derive their strength and vigor from a popular examination into the action of the magistrates. — Benjamin Franklin

When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or in the same body of magistrates, there can be no liberty; because apprehensions may arise, lest the same monarch or senate should enact tyrannical laws, to execute them in a tyrannical manner. — Montesquieu

When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or in the same body of magistrates, there can be no liberty; because apprehensions may arise, lest the same monarch or senate should enact tyrannical laws, to execute them in a tyrannical manner. — Baron de Montesquieu

Any institution which does not suppose the people good, and the magistrate corruptible, is evil. — Maximilien Robespierre

Baptists are very strong believers that the civil magistrate is ordained by God to punish those who do evil. — Richard Land

The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world were all considered by the people as equally true; by the philosopher as equally false; and by the magistrate as equally useful. — Edward Gibbon

Society is well governed when its people obey the magistrates, and the magistrates obey the law. — Solon

I do not judge you. The magistrate sits in your heat that judges you. I never thought you but a good man, John-only somewhat bewildered. — Elizabeth Proctor

The Establishment Clause stands as an expression of principle on the part of the Founders of our Constitution that religion is too personal, too sacred, too holy, to permit its 'unhallowed perversion' by a civil magistrate. — Hugo Black

In Belgium, the magistrate has the dignity of a prince, but by Bacchus, it is true that the brewer is king. — Emile Verhaeren

Kings and magistrates are invested with no more power than the people entrust to them. — Roger Williams

This whole society, up to now, has been very violent with the individual. It does not believe in the individual; it is against the individual. It tries in every possible way to destroy you for its own purposes. It needs clerks, it needs stationmasters, deputy-collectors, policemen, magistrates, it needs soldiers. It does not need human beings. — Osho

Recalling an old magistrate's words to a young attorney, The rain it raineth on the just And also on the unjust fella; But chiefly on the just, because The unjust steals the just's umbrella. — Sam Ervin

It depends on the consent of the people to decide whether kings or consuls or other magistrates are to be established in authority over them, and if there is legitimate cause, the people can change a kingdom into an aristocracy, or an aristocracy into a democracy, and vice versa, as we read was done in Rome. — Robert Bellarmine

Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate, exercises a public trust. — Grover Cleveland

That these are our grievances which we have thus laid before his majesty, with that freedom of language and sentiment which becomes a free people claiming their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate. — Thomas Jefferson

Obscenity is whatever happens to shock some elderly and ignorant magistrate. — Bertrand Russell

All power is vested in, and consequently derived from, the people; [...] magistrates are their trustees and servants, and at all times amenable to them. — George Mason

A free people [claim] their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate. — Thomas Jefferson

The power of Kings and Magistrates is nothing else, but what is only derivative, transferrd and committed to them in trust from the People, to the Common good of them all, in whom the power yet remaines fundamentally, and cannot be takn from them, without a violation of thir natural birthright. — John Milton

A magistrate is not a father; he must be just and severe. Only tyrants are fathers. — Napoleon Bonaparte

When the supreme magistrate will not execute the judgment of the Lord, those who made him supreme magistrate, under God, who have under God, sovereighn liberty to dispose of crowns and kingdoms, are to execute the judgment of the Lord, when wicked men make the law of God of none effect. — Samuel Rutherford

But the Jews are so hardened that they listen to nothing; though overcome by testimonies they yield not an inch. It is a pernicious race, oppressing all men by their usury and rapine. If they give a prince or magistrate a thousand florins, they extort twenty thousand from the subjects in payment. We must ever keep on guard against them. — Martin Luther

It is so difficult to draw a clear line of separation between the abuse and the wholesome use of the press, that as yet we have found it better to trust the public judgment, rather than the magistrate, with the discrimination between truth and falsehood. And hitherto the public judgment has performed that office with wonderful correctness. — Thomas Jefferson

I'm a schizophrenic mix of wannabe glamourpuss and absolute slob, and my style is very much magistrate-meets-barmaid. — Jenny Eclair

When the magistrate says 'That's not a good enough reason my man.' He said 'Excuse me, could I ask you? Have you taken an oath of allegiance to the Monarch?' — Anthony Holden

No true believer could be intolerant or a persecutor. If I were a magistrate and the law carried the death penalty against atheists, I would begin by sending to the stake whoever denounced another. — Jean-Jacques Rousseau

This scripture [Romans 13:1-6] is wrested from the scope of God's Spirit, and the nature of the place, and cannot truly be interpreted to mean that the power of the civil magistrate may be exercised in spiritual or soul matters. — Roger Williams

The magistrate is the servant not of his own desires, not even of the people, but of his God — John Quincy Adams

The magistrates are the ministers for the laws, the judges their interpreters, the rest of us are servants of the law, that we all may be free. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

A man who is a politician at forty is a statesman at three score and ten. It is at this age, when he would be too old to be a clerk or a gardener or a police-court magistrate, that he is ripe to govern a country. — W. Somerset Maugham

To make an empire durable, the magistrates must obey the laws and the people the magistrates. — Solon

O human creature,you are the investigator without knowledge, the magistrate without jurisdiction, and all in all, the fool of the farce. — Michel de Montaigne

... we have gratefully to receive from the hand of God the institution of the state with its magistrates as a means of preservation.... On the other hand ... by virtue of our natural impulse, we must ever watch against the danger which lurks for our personal liberty in the power of the state. — Abraham Kuyper

The perfect life: to live in a world of peace in a lake district where the magistrate is good and honest, and to have an understanding wife and bright children. — Zhang Zhao

Once more: there are three offices according to whose directions the highest magistrates are chosen in certain states - guardians of the law, probuli, councilors - of these, the guardians of the law are an aristocratical, the probuli an oligarchical, the council a democratical institution. — Aristotle

Mercy more becomes a magistrate than the vindictive wrath which men call justice. — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Timid and cowardly soldiers cause the loss of a nation's independence; but pusillanimous magistrates destroy the empire of the laws, the rights of the throne, and even social order itself. — Napoleon Bonaparte

Religion in a magistrate strengthens his authority, because it procures veneration, and gains a reputation to it. In all the affairs of this world, so much reputation is in reality so much power. — John Tillotson

For as the law is set over the magistrate, even so are the magistrates set over the people. And therefore, it may be truly said, "that the magistrate is a speaking law, and the law is a silent magistrate. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

Our magistrates discharge their duties best at the beginning; and fall off toward the end. [Lat., Initia magistratuum nostrorum meliora, ferme finis inclinat.] — Tacitus

If I had forty wives in the United States, they did not know it, and could not substantiate it, neither did I ask any lawyer, judge, or magistrate for them. I live above the law, and so do this people. — Brigham Young

One must be stark mad, to believe that mankind can subsist without magistrates. — Pierre Bayle

There was a state without king or nobles; there was a church without a bishop; there was a people governed by grave magistrates which it had selected, and by equal laws which it had framed. — Rufus Choate

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