Legislation Quotes

President Kennedy understood the importance of equal pay for equal work and signed historic legislation that gave women around the country hope that one day their wages would be on par with that of their male counterparts.

Rosa DeLauro

My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing will begin in five minutes. - During radio microphone test.

Ronald Reagan

Once you attempt legislation upon religious grounds, you open the way for every kind of intolerance and religious persecution.

William Butler Yeats

The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation.

Jeremy Bentham

All the legislation in the world will not abolish kissing.

Elinor Glyn

Inflation is the one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.

Milton Friedman

One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation.

Thomas Brackett Reed

Legislation to apply the principle of equal pay for equal work without discrimination because of sex is a matter of simple justice.

Dwight David Eisenhower

Language is legislation, speech is its code. We do not see the power which is in speech because we forget that all speech is a classification, and that all classifications are oppressive.

Roland Barthes

The wise know that foolish legislation is a rope of sand, which perishes in the twisting.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Government does not intend these things to happen, the Commission on whose report the Bill was founded did not intend these things to happen, but in legislation intention is nothing, and the letter of the law everything, and no government has the.

William Butler Yeats

It is one of the finest problems in legislation, what the state ought to take upon itself to direct and what it ought to leave, with as little interference as possible, to individual discretion.

Edmund Burke

When a judge assumes the power to decide which distinctions made in a statute are legitimate and which are not, he assumes the power to disapprove of any and all legislation, because all legislation makes distinctions.

Robert Bork

We should not use special budget procedures to jam through legislation to drill in the Arctic Refuge.

Russ Feingold

We do not regard it as acceptable that those of us who regard it as our duty to challenge any legislation which may have the effect of detracting from the civil rights and individual liberties if any citizen if the UK should be traduced in this way.

Sir Menzies Campbell

These findings underscore the need to pass legislation in the US that makes electronics producers responsible for managing their products at disposal time and bans the exporting of e-waste to developing countries.

Ted Smith

Prohibition goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes crimes out of things that are not crimes.

Abraham Lincoln

A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, 'Huh. It works. It makes sense.

Barack Obama

You can't legislate intelligence and common sense into people.

Will Rogers

As the 109th Congress continues to debate legislation that will affect the lives of immigrants, it is important for us to remember that we are a nation of immigrants.

Jose Serrano

Having yet another vote on refinery legislation that uses high oil prices as an excuse to weaken environmental protections and to give more legislative gifts to the oil industry is misguided in the extreme.

Sherwood Boehlert

It is a rare piece of legislation indeed where there is so much agreement about the goals.

Mike Pence

It is admitted by everybody that rights and privileges enjoyed by the Roman Catholic minority in Manitoba down to 1890, were taken away by legislation of 1890.

Charles Tupper

Party leads to vicious, corrupt and unprofitable legislation, for the sole purpose of defeating party.

James F. Cooper

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Updated On : November 18, 2013
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