[W]e cannot hold that it is unconstitutional for the State to extend a benefit to a defendant who, in turn, extends a substantial benefit to the State and who demonstrates by his plea that he is ready and willing to admit his crime and to enter the correctional system in a frame of mind that affords hope for success in rehabilitation over a shorter period of time than might otherwise be necessary.
It is so hard for an evolutionary biologist to write about extinction caused by human stupidity. […] Let me then float an unconventional plea, the inverse of the usual argument. […] The extinction of Partula is unfair to Partula . That is the conventional argument, and I do not challenge its primacy. But we need a humanistic ecology as well, both for the practical reason that people will always touch people more than snails do or can, and for the moral reason that humans are legitimately the measure of all ethical questions for these are our issues, not nature's.stephen jay gould
Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.
Just as I am, without one plea But that Thy blood was shed for me, And that Thou bid'st me come toThee, O Lamb of God, I come!Charlotte Elliott
I come to you tonight with a plea that we stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight. I am suggesting that as we go through life we try to "accentuate the positive." I am asking that we look a little deeper for the good, that we still our voices of insult and sarcasm, that we more generously compliment virtue and effort.gordon b. hinckley
In all "benedictions", be they expressing plea or thanksgiving, we affirm that God is the "source" of every bounty we enjoy and of every favour we seek.immanuel jakobovits
A scientist said, making a plea for exchange scholarships between nations, "The very best way to send an idea is to wrap it up in a person." That was what happened at Christmas. The idea of divine love was wrapped up in a Person.halford e. luccock
I do not presume to preach to anyone; I do not consider myself a preacher or a teacher. Were it not that I am responsible for the book, I would prefer that my personality be not named as its author. The greatness of the subjects about which I offer information, relieves and frees me from self-conceit and forbids the plea of modesty.harold w. percival
The greatest, strongest, mightiest plea for the church of God in the world is the existence of the Spirit of God in its midst, and the works of the Spirit of God are the true evidences of Christianity. They say miracles are withdrawn, but the Holy Spirit is the standing miracle of the church of God to-day.charles haddon spurgeon
If I could have those sixty seconds within Bradypus ... would I not receive a plea for humans to pause, reassess - and above all, slow down?stephen jay gould
Sperry's thinking about subjective experience, consciousness, the mind, and human values makes a powerful plea for a new scientific examination of ethics in the workings of consciousness. These ideas were crystallized in his paper "The Impact and Promise of the Cognitive Revolution" (1993).roger wolcott sperry
Throughout Bakounin's writings there appears again and again the plea for "terrible, total, inexorable, and universal destruction.
A scientist said, making a plea for exchange scholarships between nations , "The very best way to send an idea is to wrap it up in a person ." That was what happened at Christmas . The idea of divine love was wrapped up in a Person.
In presenting the Divine promises at the throne of grace, we present the best of names at a bank that is solvent. Let us, when we would pray, consider well whether we have a promise for our plea.
Is not this insanity plea becoming rather common? Is it not so common that the reader confidently expects to see it offered in every criminal case that comes before the courts? [...] Really, what we want now, is not laws against crime, but a law against insanity .
[T]he process of plea bargaining is not one which any student of the subject regards as an ornament to our system of justice.
Each plea must stand or fall by itself.
Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.john milton
We must accord great respect and consideration to the judgments of the military authorities who are on the scene and who have full knowledge of the military facts.... At the same time, however, it is essential that there be definite limits to military discretion.... Individuals must not be left impoverished of their constitutional rights on plea of military necessity that has neither substance nor support.
This will be the issue of that darling plea, of being one and not two; it will be turned upon the Scots with a Vengeance; and their 45 Scots Members may dance round to all Eternity, in thisTrap of their own making.Andrew Fletcher (of Saltoun)
It was Mr. Salt's book, A plea for Vegetarianism, which showed me why, apart from hereditary habit, and apart from my adherence to a vow administered to me by my mother, it was right to be a vegetarian. He showed me why it was a moral duty incumbent on vegetarians not to live upon fellow-animals.henry stephens salt
Farrell’s other eleven defenses are The PMS Defense:;; The Husband Defense (Warren, I don’t quite know how to summarize this one not sure I get it); The ‘Battered Woman Syndrome’ Defense, aka Learned Helplessness; ‘The Depressed Mother’ Defense:;; The ‘Mothers Don’t Kill’ Defense:;; The ‘Children Need Their Mother’ Defense:;; The ‘Blame-The-Father, Understand-The-Mother’ Defense:;; The ‘My Child, My Right To Abuse It’ Defense:;; The plea Bargain Defense:;; The Svengali Defense:;; and The Contract Killing Defense.warren farrell
You can't be a rascal for 40 years and then cop a plea the last minute. God keeps better books than that.wilson mizner