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How long soever it hath continued, if it be against reason, it is of no force in law.
– Edward Coke
You should trust any man in his own art provided he is skilled in it.
So use your own property as not to injure that of another.
Magna Charta is such a fellow, that he will have no sovereign.
Though the bribe be small, yet the fault is great.
Reason is the life of the law; nay, the common law itself is nothing else but reason – the law which is perfection of reason.
Certainty is the mother of quiet and repose, and uncertainty the cause of variance and contentions.
One threatens the innocent who spares the guilty.
Things are worth what they will fetch at a sale.
Corporations cannot commit treason, nor be outlawed, nor excommunicated, for they have no souls.
The cause ceasing, the effect ceases also.
Success in crime always invites to worse deeds.
Those who consent to the act and those who do it shall be equally punished.
We have a maxim in the House of Commons, and written on the walls of our houses, that old ways are the safest and surest ways.
The home to everyone is to him his castle and fortress, as well for his defence against injury and violence, as for his repose.
Where there are many counsellors there is safety.