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Letter "L" » Legislatures
«I come to present the strong claims of suffering humanity. I come to place before the Legislature of Massachusetts the condition of the miserable, the desolate, the outcast. I come as the advocate of helpless, forgotten, insane men and women; of beings sunk to a condition from which the unconcerned world would start with real horror.»
Author: Dorothea Dix
, The Advocate
«The legislature's job is to write law. It's the executive branch's job to interpret law.»
«The way to secure liberty is to place it in the people's hands, that is, to give them the power at all times to defend it in the legislature and in the courts of justice»
«Now and then an innocent man is sent to the legislature.»
«I think I can say, and say with pride, that we have some legislatures that bring higher prices than any in the world»
«In my experience, only third-rate intelligence is sent to Legislatures to make laws, because the first-rate article will not leave important private interests go unwatched to go and serve the public for a beggarly four or five dollars a day, and a mi»
«Man is the only animal that laughs and has a state legislature.»
«I served with General Washington in the Legislature of Virginia... and... with Dr. Franklin in Congress. I never heard either of them speak ten minutes at a time, nor to any but the main point.»
Author: Thomas Jefferson
at a time
, point in time
«The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people.»
Author: Walt Whitman
, common people
, The Ambassadors
, The Genius
, the inventor
«I don't think you can make a lawyer honest by an act of legislature. You've got to work on his conscience. And his lack of conscience is what makes him a lawyer.»