“Sir Thomas More: There's no law against that.William Roper: There is: God's law.Sir Thomas More: Then God can arrest him.”Sir Thomas More and William Roper
“William Roper: So, now you give the Devil the benefit of law!Sir Thomas More: Yes! What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?William Roper: Yes, I'd cut down every law in England to do that!Sir Thomas 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 is 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, do 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!”Sir Thomas More and William Roper
“Margaret: But in reason! Haven't you done as much as God can reasonably want?More: Well...finally...it isn't a matter of reason; finally it's a matter of love.”Margaret and Sir Thomas More
“Norfolk: Can't you do what I did, and come with us, for fellowship?More: And when we stand before God, and you are sent to Paradise for doing according to your conscience, and I am damned for not doing according to mine, will you come with me, for fellowship?”Duke of Norfolk and Sir Thomas More
“Some men think the Earth is round, others think it is flat; it is a matter capable of question. But if it is flat, will the King's command make it round? And if it is round, will the King's command flatten it? No, I will not sign.”Sir Thomas More
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