He who molds the public sentiment... makes statues and decisions possible or impossible to make.
— Abraham Lincoln

It is good for me that I was afflicted that I may learn Thy statutes. Psalms 119:71
Bible statute quote

The flaw in the statute is that in all its applications, it operates on a fundamentally mistaken premise that high solicitation costs are an accurate measure of fraud.
— Harry A. Blackmun

Here was buried Thomas Jefferson author of the Declaration of American Independence of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, and Father of the University of Virginia.
— Thomas Jefferson

Genial manners are good, and power of accommodation to any circumstance, but the high prize of life, the crowning fortune of a man is to be born with a bias to some pursuit, which finds him in employment and happiness, -- whether it be to make baskets, or broadswords, or canals, or statutes, or songs. I doubt not this was the meaning of Socrates, when he pronounced artists the only truly wise, as being actually, not apparently so.
— statute quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson