How can he [today’s writer] be honored, when he does not honor himself; when he loses himself in the crowd; when he is no longer the lawgiver, but the sycophant, ducking to the giddy opinion of a reckless public.
I hold that we have a very imperfect knowledge of the works of nature till we view them as works of God, not only as works of mechanism, but works of intelligence, not only as under laws, but under a Lawgiver, wise and good.
The mystery of the universe, and the meaning of God's world, are shrouded in hopeless obscurity, until we learn to feel that all laws suppose a Lawgiver, and that all working involves a Divine energy.alexander maclaren
Of all the emperors, one there was whom I recall from boyhood bold in war, a Lawgiver, far-famed in word and deed; he cared much for his country, but cared not for the true faith, and loved a host of gods. False to the Lord, although true to the world.