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Fountain of Wisdom: Law Enforcement
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Americans' favorite inspirational, motivational funny sayings, phrases and quotes from policemen, deputies and other law enforcement officers from all over the U.S.

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Walk tall and carry a big stick!
Walk the walk, and talk the talk.
Walk with God, but let him walk point.
Ward, I think you were a little hard on the Beaver last night.
Watch their hands.
Watch what you wish for. It just might come true...or backfire on you.
Watch your head.
We achieve inner health only through forgiveness… the forgiveness not only of others, but also of ourselves.
We are not all bad.
We defend and build a way of life, not for America alone, but for all humankind.
--- Franklin D. Roosevelt
We do things differently down here.
We don't do drive-by's, we stop.
We don't stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers! For he today that sheds his blood with me, shall be my brother.
We learn best during times of enjoyment.
We live for vacations.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
We still make house calls.
We're all guilty of something.
We’re the largest street gang in America. We’re the police!
We’re working on it.
Welcome to the savage garden.
What a job!
What a wonderful world we live in!
What did I do with my d@#% handcuffs?
What goes around comes around!
What happened?
What is popular is not always right. What is right is not always popular.
What lies behind the badge is human, just like you.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
What light? I'm still lookin' for the tunnel!
What makes you grow old is replacing hope with regret.
What part of NO don't you understand?  The N, the O, or the whole d@#% concept?
What the hell was she thinking when she put that on? What the hell were you thinking?
What we have here is a failure to communicate. --- Redneck sheriff in Cool Hand Luke
What would you say to me if I arrested you for committing a crime today? What would you say to me if I saved your life tomorrow?
What ya gonna do when I come for you?
What's causing all this?
What's Important? God, Family and your Job.
What's the problem here?
What's your point?
Whatever happens, take it like a man.
Whatever you believe and conceive, you can achieve.
When all else fails, blame the dog.
When all goes wrong, remember… This too shall pass.
When I die I want to go quietly in my sleep like my grandfather did...not crying and screaming in an airplane like his passengers did!
When in doubt, empty the magazine!
When it happens, I'll believe it!
When no one else can find you, I do.
When my ship comes in, I'll probably be at the airport.
When police arrest a mime, do they tell him he has the right to remain silent?
When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  When we walk to the edge of all the light we have, and take that step into the darkness of the unknown, we must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for us
to stand on, or we will learn how to fly!
When you’re in, you’re the best. When you’re out, you’re a pest.
When is the last time you saw a criminal walk away from a cemetery?
Where will it all end?
Wherever you go, you will always be there.
Wherever you go, make the world a little better place than it was before you got there.
Who me?
Who’s your Daddy?
Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster.
Why are all the homicides on my call week?
Why can't you shoot the gun out of his hand like on TV, detective?
Why check the weather? We're going anyway.
Why did you let me do that?
Why do I get older and the bad guys stay 18?
Why do I stay around?  Just to see what the h@!! will happen next!
  Why is it that when a police officer walks into a room on or off duty, the people inside throw up their hands and say "I didn't do it" and think it is funny and original?
Why not?
Will this matter tomorrow?
Wisdom is what you learn after you already know everything.
With all due respect, Sir!
Without fear and without favor, do what is right at all cost.
Women are like a parking lot. All the good ones are taken, and the rest are handicapped!
Women should rule the world.
  Work like you don't need the money. Dance like no one's watching. Play like you've never lost. 
And, LOVE like you've never been hurt.
Works for me!
Write injuries in sand and kindness in marble.
You don’t know, do you?
You never know!
Yep. You bet 'cha!
Yabba Dabba DO!
Yes ma'am. I know you pay my salary, and thank you for reminding me.
Yes ma’am. This is a breath test.
Yes, you can.
Yes, you do pay my salary. Yes, I do arrest real criminals sometimes. And yes, you will see me in court.
Yes, Honey. A full body strip search is normal for minor speeding violation.
Yes, I am prejudiced! I am prejudiced against anti-social behavior!
Yes, I do arrest real criminals, but only the guilty ones.
Yesterday is gone. Live today for your family. Tomorrow is yours alone.
You are burning daylight.
You are given no more than you can handle.
You are, what you do, when it counts.
You can accomplish more with a kind word and a gun than a kind word alone!
You can eat well, not drink, not smoke, and still get hit by a bus.
You can love somebody, but the hard part is finding somebody who will love you back.
You can make money, or excuses. You can't make both!
You can never have too many friends.
You can run, but you can’t hide. Ever wear a 75 pound fur coat?
You can run, but you'll just go to jail tired!
You can tell the true character of a person by what they do when nobody is looking.
You can warm your socks in the oven, but that don't make 'em biscuits.
You can't argue with a sick mind!
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do tomorrow.
You can't drop C-4 out of a chopper and expect it to fall where you want it.
You can't get chickens from hawk's eggs.
You cannot discover new oceans, unless you have the courage to loose sight of the shore.
You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here!
You don't have to like it. You've just got to do it!
You don’t know how you look, until you get your picture took!
You don't measure life by the breaths that you take, but by the moments that take your breath away.
You gonna bark all day, little doggy, or are you gonna bite?
You gonna do something or just stand there and bleed?
You got to be the police to be driving that fast, son.
You have got to stand for something, or you will fall for anything!
You have not lived until you have almost died. For those that have, life has a flavor the protected will never know!
You have nothing to fear, but fear itself.
You have the right to remain silent, but at AOL rates, I wouldn't.
You have the right to remain silent.
  You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court
of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford one, one will be appointed to you.
Do you understand these rights that I have read to you?
You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say will be misquoted, then used against you.
You have the right to remain silent. Use it!
You have to have a sense of humor to have ferrets.
You have to know yourself, before you can get to know others.
You haven't lost, until you quit trying.
You know, sir, this IS a free country and you ARE entitled to your opinion, and you've expressed it. Now watch your head.
You KNOW the position.
You may beat the rap, but you can't beat the ride!
  You may know where you are and what you're doing, and God may know where you are and what you're doing, but if your dispatcher doesn't know where you are and what you're doing, I hope you
and God are on very good terms.
You may not like it, but you're going to learn to love it!
You mess with the bull, you get the horns!
You might be able to outrun me, but you can’t outrun Motorola.
You never know, until you try.
You never learn anything while you are talking.
You say you don't care who I am, and you're not going to jail? Man, are you really that damn stupid?
You say you had how much to drink?
You shouldn't have to think twice to be nice.
You take life way too seriously.
You tell all the others the law's coming. You tell 'em I'm coming, and h@!!'s coming with me, you hear! H@!!'S COMING WITH ME!
You will never see a rainbow looking down!
You wish!
You won’t get a ticket if you don’t break the law, so don’t argue.
You're born cold, wet and naked...and then, things get worse.
You’re busted!
You’re under arrest.
Your cuffs or mine?
Your Honor, I didn’t mean to shoot him 37 times! Honest!
Your mission: Locate, close with, and destroy the enemy by fire and maneuver, or to repel
the enemy assault by fire and close combat.  A salute to those with 1*.
Your worst nightmare is seeing my left turn signal in your rear view mirror!

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