The first duty of a government is to maintain law and order so that the life, property, and religious beliefs of its subjects are fully protected by the State.
From the day of the Declaration, the people of the North American union, and of its constituent states, were associated bodies of civilized men and Christians, in a state of nature, but not of anarchy.
I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison.
Complacency is a state of mind that exists only in retrospective: it has to be shattered before being ascertained.
In the end, abortion is an issue of fundamental human rights. To force women to undergo pregnancy and childbirth against their will is to deprive them of the right to make basic decisions about their lives and well-being, and to give that power to the state.
A thousand years may scare form a state. An hour may lay it in ruins.
When the mind is empty, silent, when it is in a state of complete negation — which is not blankness, nor the opposite of being positive, but a totally different state in which all thought has ceased — only then is it possible for that which is unnameable to come into being.
Have you not noticed that love is silence? It may be while holding the hand of another, or looking lovingly at a child, or taking in the beauty of an evening. Love has no past or future, and so it is with this extraordinary state of silence.
The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.
President Bush's emergency declaration for the State of Texas is great news for the people and communities that have experienced the devastating wildfires firsthand. Already, communities have rallied to help neighbors in need.
State — quotes and aphorisms
I meant that the Chinese people are not aware of their own entrapment. They believe they live in a free society, but don't realize how much they are being monitored and controlled, how much the information they receive is restricted and warped, until they step out of line, that is, and feel the heavy hand of the state fall on them.
Our young people are patriots and heroes whom we can be proud of before the world; that they have a large contingent of such trustworthy young people is a great blessing for the Workers' Party of Korea and a source of pride for Korea, and this assures the great strength of our dignified state and its bright future.
Our republic is a responsible nuclear state that, as we made clear before, will not use nuclear weapons first unless aggressive hostile forces use nuclear weapons to invade on our sovereignty.
You are free; you are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place or worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed — that has nothing to do with the business of the State.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
If we want to make this great State of Pakistan happy and prosperous, we should wholly and solely concentrate on the well-being of the people, and especially of the masses and the poor.
Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence.
Musicians can run this state better than politicians. We won't get a lot done in the mornings, but we'll work late and be honest.
You are free to go to your mosques or to any other place of worship in this State of Pakistan.
The black family survived centuries of slavery and generations of Jim Crow, but it has disintegrated in the wake of the liberals' expansion of the welfare state.