„The only thing lawful is non-violence. Violence can never be lawful in the sense meant here, i. e., not according to man-made laws, but according to the laws made by Nature for man.“

Harijan (27 October 1946) p. 369
1940s

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Mahatma Gandhi fénykép
Mahatma Gandhi127
indiai politikai, spirituális vezető 1869 - 1948

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Corneliu Zelea Codreanu fénykép
Robert Burns fénykép

„Nature's law,
That man was made to mourn.“

—  Robert Burns Scottish poet and lyricist 1759 - 1796

Man Was Made to Mourn, st. 4 (1786)

Immanuel Kant fénykép
John Coleridge, 1st Baron Coleridge fénykép
Antisthenes fénykép

„Antisthenes … used to say that the wise man would regulate his conduct as a citizen, not according to the established laws of the state, but according to the law of virtue.“

—  Antisthenes Greek philosopher -444 - -365 i.e.

§ 5
From Lives and Opinions of the Eminent Philosophers by Diogenes Laërtius
Eredeti: (el) τὸν σοφὸν οὐ κατὰ τοὺς κειμένους νόμους πολιτεύσεσθαι, ἀλλὰ κατὰ τὸν τῆς ἀρετῆς.

John D. Rockefeller, Jr. fénykép
Buckminster Fuller fénykép

„Nature never “fails.” Nature complies with its own laws. Nature is the law. When Man lacks understanding of Nature’s laws and a Man-contrived structure buckles unexpectedly, it does not fail. It only demonstrates that Man did not understand Nature’s laws and behaviors. Nothing failed. Man’s knowledge or estimating was inadequate.“

—  Buckminster Fuller American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor and futurist 1895 - 1983

In "How Little I Know", in Saturday Review (12 Nov 1966), 152. Excerpted in Buckminster Fuller and Answar Dil, Humans in Universe (1983), 31.
"The Comprehensive Man", Ideas and Integrities: A Spontaneous Autobiographical Disclosure (1963), 75-76.
1960s

Nisargadatta Maharaj fénykép
Derek Walcott fénykép
Martin Luther King, Jr. fénykép
Voltairine de Cleyre fénykép

„I would rather, much rather, be illegitimate according to the statutes of men, than illegitimate according to the unchanging law of Nature.“

—  Voltairine de Cleyre American anarchist writer and feminist 1866 - 1912

Sex Slavery (1890)
Kontextus: O height and depth of purity, which fears so much that the children will not know who their fathers are, because, forsooth, they must rely upon their mother's word instead of the hired certification of some priest of the Church, or the Law! I wonder if the children would be improved to know what their fathers have done. I would rather, much rather, not know who my father was than know he had been a tyrant to my mother. I would rather, much rather, be illegitimate according to the statutes of men, than illegitimate according to the unchanging law of Nature.

Mahatma Gandhi fénykép

„An unjust law is itself a species of violence.“

—  Mahatma Gandhi pre-eminent leader of Indian nationalism during British-ruled India 1869 - 1948

Non-Violence in Peace & War (1962) Vol. 2, edited by Mahadev Haribhai Desai, p. 144
Posthumous publications (1950s and later)
Kontextus: An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so. Now the law of nonviolence says that violence should be resisted not by counter-violence but by nonviolence. This I do by breaking the law and by peacefully submitting to arrest and imprisonment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson fénykép

„There are two laws discrete
Not reconciled,
Law for man, and law for thing.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

Ode Inscribed to W.H. Channing http://www.emersoncentral.com/poems/ode_inscribed_to_william_h_channing.htm, st. 9
1840s, Poems (1847)

P. D. Ouspensky fénykép

„To hope to find in the world of causes anything logical from our standpoint is just as useless as to think that the world of things can exist in accordance with the laws of a world of shadows or stereometry according to the laws of planimetry.“

—  P. D. Ouspensky, könyv Tertium Organum

Forrás: Tertium Organum (1912; 1922), Ch. XXI
Kontextus: The logical formula: A is both A and Not-A, corresponds to the mathematical formula: A magnitude can be greater or less than itself.
The absurdity of both these propositions shows that they cannot refer to our world. Of course absurdity, as such, is indeed not an index of the attributes of noumena, but the attributes of noumena will certainly be expressed in what are absurdities to us. To hope to find in the world of causes anything logical from our standpoint is just as useless as to think that the world of things can exist in accordance with the laws of a world of shadows or stereometry according to the laws of planimetry.
To master the fundamental principles of higher logic means to master the fundamentals of the understanding of a space of higher dimensions, or of the world of the wondrous.
In order to approach to a clear understanding of the relations of the multi-dimensional world, we must free ourselves from all the "idols" of our world, as Bacon calls them, i. e., from all obstacles to correct receptivity and reasoning. Then we shall have taken the most important step toward an inner affinity with the world of the wondrous.

Dwight D. Eisenhower fénykép

„These are the laws that truly declare the eternal equality of all men, of all races, before the man-made laws of our land“

—  Dwight D. Eisenhower American general and politician, 34th president of the United States (in office from 1953 to 1961) 1890 - 1969

1950s, Address at the Philadelphia Convention Hall (1956)
Kontextus: So it is that the laws most binding us as a people are laws of the spirit—proclaimed in church and synagogue and mosque. These are the laws that truly declare the eternal equality of all men, of all races, before the man-made laws of our land. And we are profoundly aware that—in the world—we can claim the trust of hundreds of millions of people, across Africa and Asia—only as we ourselves hold high the banner of justice for all.

Sir Henry Hobart, 1st Baronet fénykép
Martin Luther King, Jr. fénykép
John Dryden fénykép

„I am as free as Nature first made man,
Ere the base laws of servitude began“

—  John Dryden, The Conquest of Granada

Part 1, Act I, scene i.
The Conquest of Granada (1669-1670)
Kontextus: I am as free as Nature first made man,
Ere the base laws of servitude began,
When wild in woods the noble savage ran.

Max Stirner fénykép

„The State’s behavior is violence, and it calls its violence “law”; that of the individual, “crime.”“

—  Max Stirner, könyv The Ego and Its Own

The state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual, crime.
As quoted in The Great Quotations (1960) by George Seldes, p. 664
The Ego and Its Own (1845)

Alan Paton fénykép

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