2. "CHALLANED! Santa was caught for speeding and was produced before the magistrate. Magistrate: ‘What’ll you take? 30 days or Rs 3,000?’ Santa: ‘I think I’ll take the money.’ Contributed by Vijay Sharma, Dharmashala"
- Khushwant Singh, Khushwant Singh's Joke Book 9
3. "Magistrate: What do you propose to do then, pray? Lysistrata: You ask me that! Why, we propose to administer the treasury ourselves Magistrate: You do? Lysistrata: What is there in that a surprise to you? Do we not administer the budget of household expenses? Magistrate: But that is not the same thing. Lysistrata: How so – not the same thing? Magistrate: It is the treasury supplies the expenses of the War. Lysistrata: That's our first principle – no War!"
- Aristophanes, Lysistrata
6. "religions of the Roman Empire were all considered by the people, as equally true, by the philosopher, as equally false, and by the magistrate, as equally useful.8"
- Steven Weinberg, To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science
7. "The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world were all considered by the people as equally true; by the philosopher as equally false; and by the magistrate as equally useful."
- Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
8. "De minimis non curat praetor (The magistrate does not consider trifles) said the Roman law almost two thousand years ago—but many decision-makers still need to learn it."
- Peter F. Drucker, Management: Tasks
9. "You can’t marry her, Araminta insisted. Benedict turned to his mother. Is there any reason I need to consult Lady Penwood about this? None that I can think of, Lady Bridgerton replied. She is nothing but a whore, Araminta hissed. Her mother was a whore, and blood runs— urp! Benedict had her by the throat before anyone was even aware that he had moved. Don’t, he warned, make me hit you. The magistrate tapped Benedict on the shoulder. You really ought to let her go. Might I muzzle her? The magistrate looked torn, but eventually he shook his head."
- Julia Quinn, An Offer From a Gentleman
10. " 'Dear me, dear me,' replied a testy voice, 'I am very sorry for it, but what am I to do? I can't build it up again. The chief magistrate of the city can't go and be a rebuilding of people's houses, my good sir. Stuff and nonsense!' 'But the chief magistrate of the city can prevent people's houses from having any need to be rebuilt, if the chief magistrate's a man, and not a dummy—can't he, my lord?' cried the old gentleman in a choleric manner."
- Charles Dickens, Barnaby Rudge