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Law to ourselves, our reason is our law.
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Sentence #22615

Law to ourselves, our reason is our law.
我々[われわれ] 自身[じしん] にとって[] の[] 法律[ほうりつ] は[] 、[] 我々[われわれ] の[] 理性[りせい] が[] 法律[ほうりつ] で[] ある[] 。[]


Nov 24th 2013, 01:46
"Law to ourselves, our reason is our law" -> "As law unto ourselves, our reason is our law"
Nov 24th 2013, 02:04

I don't think your suggestion matches the Japanese.
Nov 24th 2013, 02:15
The Japanese also seems rather strange. Perhaps Tommy could help make this a good sentence pair.
Nov 24th 2013, 03:06
> The Japanese also seems rather strange.

Yeah. I can't understand what it means.
Nov 24th 2013, 04:26
The line is from John Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’, Book 9:

Serpent, we might have spar'd our coming hither,
Fruitless to mee, though Fruit be here to excess,
The credit of whose vertue rest with thee,
Wondrous indeed, if cause of such effects.
But of this Tree we may not taste nor touch;
God so commanded, and left that Command
Sole Daughter of his voice; the rest, we live
Law to our selves, our Reason is our Law.

I would suggest either completing the quote or deleting both sentences.

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