Quotes 1 till 5 of 5.
American statesman 1743-18260
A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high virtues of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation.
James Russell Lowell
American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819-18910
Good luck is the willing handmaid of a upright and energetic character, and conscientious observance of duty.
American president 1872-19330
I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis on the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.
English playwright and poet 1564-16160
Suit the action to the world, the world to the action, with this special observance, that you overstep not the modesty of nature.
French philosopher 1713-1784-1
The possibility of divorce renders both marriage partners stricter in their observance of the duties they owe to each other. Divorces help to improve morals and to increase the population.