„I'm not someone who usually sends out threats. I warn only once. The day they touch one of my men, the rule of law is over.“

Speech (17 April 1989), quoted in " Las frases para el bronce de Pinochet http://www.lanacion.cl/prontus_noticias/site/artic/20061210/pags/20061210221221.html" (2006-12-11) La Nación
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„My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.
Our Constitution works; our great Republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here the people rule.“

—  Gerald Ford American politician, 38th President of the United States (in office from 1974 to 1977) 1913 - 2006

1970s, First Presidential address (1974)
Context: My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.
Our Constitution works; our great Republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here the people rule. But there is a higher Power, by whatever name we honor Him, who ordains not only righteousness but love, not only justice but mercy.
As we bind up the internal wounds of Watergate, more painful and more poisonous than those of foreign wars, let us restore the golden rule to our political process, and let brotherly love purge our hearts of suspicion and of hate.

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„The rule of law must prevail over the rule of the mob“

—  Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013

Remarks http://www.margaretthatcher.org/document/105691 on Orgreave picketing (30 May 1984)
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Context: You saw the scenes that went on in television last night. I must tell you that what we have got is an attempt to substitute the rule of the mob for the rule of law, and it must not succeed. It must not succeed. There are those who are using violence and intimidation to impose their will on others who do not want it... Ladies and Gentlemen we need the support of everyone in this battle which goes to the very heart of our society. The rule of law must prevail over the rule of the mob.

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„Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law.“

—  Oliver Goldsmith Irish physician and writer 1728 - 1774

Source: The Traveller (1764), Line 386.

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„Great God! I thought to myself, how my heart swells out out to such magnanimous touch of humanity. Why do men fight who were born to be brothers?“

—  James Longstreet Confederate Army general 1821 - 1904

The New York Times http://www.granthomepage.com/intlongstreet.htm (24 July 1885)

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„In that day there shall be neither kings nor Americans — only Men; over the whole earth, MEN.“

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

Anarchism & American Traditions (1908)
Context: As to the American tradition of non-meddling, Anarchism asks that it be carried down to the individual himself. It demands no jealous barrier of isolation; it knows that such isolation is undesirable and impossible; but it teaches that by all men's strictly minding their own business, a fluid society, freely adapting itself to mutual needs, wherein all the world shall belong to all men, as much as each has need or desire, will result.
And when Modern Revolution has thus been carried to the heart of the whole world — if it ever shall be, as I hope it will — then may we hope to see a resurrection of that proud spirit of our fathers which put the simple dignity of Man above the gauds of wealth and class, and held that to be an American was greater than to be a king.
In that day there shall be neither kings nor Americans — only Men; over the whole earth, MEN.

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„The law sends us to Christ to be justified, and Christ sends us to the law to be regulated.“

—  John Flavel English Presbyterian clergyman 1627 - 1691

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„Well, that's it. Two days ago I was a law student. Today I'm an untitled nobody. Thanks, Jim, for the intercession on my behalf. Don't let up. And brother, I'm really praying for you too as you're making preparation to leave. I only wish I were going with you.“

—  Ed McCully American Christian missionary 1927 - 1956

Letter to Jim Elliot during his time as a law student and working as a hotel night clerk (22 September 1950) http://toeverytribeblog.com/2010/09/whats-with-the-name-of-this-blog.

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