God forbid that Judges upon their oath should make resolutions to enlarge jurisdiction.
The Constitution... meant that its coordinate branches should be checks on each other. But the opinion which gives to the judges the right to decide what laws are constitutional and what not, not only for themselves in their own sphere of action but for the Legislature and Executive also in their spheres, would make the Judiciary a despotic branch.thomas jefferson
Knowing that religion does not furnish grosser bigots than law, I expect little from old judges.thomas jefferson
The prestige of the Nobel Prize is due to many causes, but in particular to its twofold idealistic and international character: idealistic in that it has been designed for works of lofty inspiration; international in that it is awarded after the production of different countries has been minutely studied and the intellectual balance sheet of the whole world has been drawn up. Free from all other considerations and ignoring any but intellectual values, the judges have deliberately taken their place in what the philosophers have called a community of the mind.henri-louis bergson
The solemn fog; significant and budge; A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge.william cowper
Times before number, condemned criminals had waited for their last dawn. Yet until the very end they could hope for a reprieve; human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal.
Angelo : Thieves for their robbery have authority When judges steal themselves.william shakespeare
judges and senates have been bought for gold; Esteem and love were never to be sold.Alexander Pope
judges ought to be more learned than witty, more reverend than plausible, and more advised than confident. Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue.
The world at large does not judge us by who we are and what we know; it judges us by what we have.joyce brothers
No one was more sensitive than Mr. Justice Harlan to any suggestion that his approach to the Due Process Clause would lead to judges 'roaming at large in the constitutional field.'harlan, john marshall, ii
I had too many bad comments from the judges. Too many, too late, at this point in timesyesha mercado
All submit to them where they sit, inner, secure, unapproachable to analysis in the soul,Not traditions, not the outer authorities are the judges,They are the judges of outer authorities and of all traditions,They corroborate as they go only whatever corroborates themselves, and touches themselves;For all that, they have it forever in themselves to corroborate far and near without one exception.walt whitman
The Constitution doesn't belong to a bunch of judges and lawyers. It belongs to you.anthony kennedy
Of course, we need not be surprised if artistic excellence goes unrecognized on account of being unknown; but there should be the greatest indignation when, as often, good judges are flattered by the charm of social entertainments into an approbation which is a mere a pretence.vitruvius
The great tides and currents which engulf the rest of men do not turn aside in their course and pass the judges by.
Since twelve honest men have decided the cause, And were judges of fact, tho' not judges of laws.
He that judges without informing himself to the utmost that he is capable, cannot acquit himself of judging amiss.john locke
Decisions of the Irish Courts, though entitled to the highest respect. are not binding on English judges.
judges should be, and I believe generally are, careful not to allow proof of other acts of the prisoner besides those the subject of the indictment to be given, unless those acts have a clear bearing on some issue raised by the indictment.
Speaking for myself, I do not pay much attention to the dicta of modern judges, as I consider it my duty to decide for myself. This, of course, does not apply to decisions of modern judges, nor to old recognised dicta by eminent judges.
For the judges of the Court I feel the most sincere respect, esteem and affection. Never have there presided in Westminster Hall magistrates more devotedly anxious to perform in a satisfactory manner the duties of their high office.
Whatever doubts I had, I submit to the authority of the other judges.
In my opinion it is very important that one Judge should not attempt to draw fine distinctions between cases before him and similar cases decided by another Judge. Practitioners are much embarrassed by minute differences between the decisions of different judges, and it is very important to follow a line of procedure which has been already laid down.
I do exceedingly commend the judges that are curious and almost subtil, Astuti (which is the word used in the Proverbs of Solomon in a good sense, when it is to a good end) to invent reasons and means to make Acts, according to the just intent of the parties, and to avoid wrong and injury which by rigid rules might be wrought out of the Act.