Quotes with laid
Common sense is nothing more than a deposit of prejudices laid down by the mind before you reach eighteen.
It is the customer, and the customer alone, who casts the vote that determines how big any company should be.... The regulations laid down by the consuming public are far more potent and far less flexible than any code of law, merely through the exercise of the natural forces of trade.
From his lengthy testimony before house committee on monopoly power, November 15, 1949.
There we were in the middle of a sexual revolution wearing clothes that guaranteed we wouldn't get laid.
No Cure for Cancer
Our country has been influenced by France more than most people have any idea. Our capital city was laid out by a Frenchman, the size of the country more than doubled when France sold us the Louisiana territory; the French helped in the Revolution; French names of cities, towns and rivers are scattered all across the country.
The greatest of all cunning is to seem blind to the snares which we know to be laid for us. Men are never so easily deceived as while they are endeavoring to deceive others.
They all laid their heads together like as many lawyers when they are gettin' ready to prove that a man's heirs ain't got any right to his property.
Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass letter, Keokuk Saturday Post, Nov. 1, 1856
In this topsy-turvy, crazy, illogical world, Man has made laws for himself. He has fenced himself round with them, mainly with the idea of keeping communities together, and gain for the strongest. No woman was consulted in the making of laws. And nine-tenths of the people who are daily obeying--or fighting against--Nature's laws, have no real opinion. Opinion means deduction, after weighing the matter, and deep thought upon it. They simply echo feeling, because for generations forbears have laid something down as an axiom. They do not investigate or weigh for themselves. The axiom of the forbears was, 'It is immoral to follow God's law, unless bound by man's law and a wedding ring.'
quoted in Mark Twain on Three Weeks, Elinor Glyn