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Man for All Seasons, A - 1966 Movie Quotes


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5142 Roper: So now you'd give the Devil benefit of law! More: Yes. What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil? Roper: I'd cut down every law in England to do that! More: Oh? And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned round on you--where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country's planted thick with laws from coast to coast--Man's laws, not God's--and if you cut them down--and you're just the man to do it--d'you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I'd give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety's sake. (full quote)
  I die the King's good servant, but God's first. (full quote)
9297 I'll give your daughter the same one I'd give my own - a fair one, quickly. (full quote)
11352 Cromwell: This silence was not silence. It was most elequenet denial. more: Not so. No so, Master Secretary. The maxim is ``Qui tacet consentiret``: The maxim of the law is ``Silence gives consent.`` If, therefore, yyou wish to construe what my silence betokened, you must construe that I consented, not that I denied.Cromwell: Is that in fact what the world construes from it? Do you pretend that is what you wish the world to construe from it?The world must consrue according to its wits; this court must construe according to the law. (full quote)
11352 The Duke of Norfolk: Oh Confound all this, I'm not a scholar. I don't know if the marriage is lawful or not, but damn it, Thomas, look at the names! Why can't you do what I have done and come with us... for fellowship? more: And when we die, and you are sent to Heaven for doing your conscious, and I am sent to Hell for doing mine will you come with me for fellowship? (full quote)
10929 --Thomas, I chose the right man for chancellor! --I should in fairness add that my taste in music is reputedly deplorable. --Your taste in music is excellent. It exactly coincides with my own! (full quote)
10929 I trust I make myself obscure. (full quote)
10929 Then God can arrest him. (full quote)