„Hauer looks for laws. Good. But he looks for them where he will not find them.“

—  Arnold Schönberg, "Hauer's Theories" (Notes of 9 May 1923), in Style and Idea (1985), p. 209
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„Where there are laws, he who has not broken them need not tremble.“

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„Thinking that what he saw were men living under the natural law, and that the Lord had sent him to teach them the Divine law, he preached the gospel to them.“

—  Anatole France French writer 1844 - 1924
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„You find out more about God from the Moral Law than from the universe in general just as you find out more about a man by listening to his conversation than by looking at a house he has built.“

—  Clive Staples Lewis Christian apologist, novelist, and Medievalist 1898 - 1963
Context: We have two bits of evidence about the Somebody. One is the universe He has made. If we used that as our only clue, I think we should have to conclude that He was a great artist (for the universe is a very beautiful place), but also that He is quite merciless and no friend to man (for the universe is a very dangerous and terrifying place.)... The other bit of evidence is that Moral Law which He has put in our minds. And this is a better bit of evidence than the other, because it is inside information. You find out more about God from the Moral Law than from the universe in general just as you find out more about a man by listening to his conversation than by looking at a house he has built. Book I, Chapter 5, "We Have Cause to Be Uneasy"

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„Islam looks like a religion but in reality it is a dangerous totalitarian ideology which wants to bring the whole world under Shariah law. Islam means submission… It's either submit or die and I suggest that we will do neither of them.“

—  Geert Wilders Dutch politician 1963
"Geert Wilders: I Won’t Stop Warning the West About Islam" by Matthew Vadum, FrontPage Magazine (5 May 2015) http://www.frontpagemag.com/2015/matthew-vadum/geert-wilders-i-wont-stop-warning-the-west-about-islam/

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