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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:1008
AUTHOR:Alfred Edward Housman (1859–1936)
QUOTATION:The laws of God, the laws of man,
He may keep that will and can;
Not I: let God and man decree
Laws for themselves and not for me;
And if my ways are not as theirs
Let them mind their own affairs.
ATTRIBUTION:A. E. HOUSMAN, “The laws of God, the laws of man,” line 1–6, Last Poems, in The Collected Poems, p. 79 (1967).
SUBJECTS:Law
WORKS:A. E. Housman Collection
 
 
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