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William Blackstone Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Feb 2021
William Blackstone Topics
Law And Lawyers
The Royal Navy of England hath ever been its greatest defense and ornament; it is its ancient and natural strength; the floating bulwark of the island.
The public good is in nothing more essentially interested, than in the protection of every individual's private rights.
The law, which restrains a man from doing mischief to his fellow citizens, though it diminishes the natural, increases the civil liberty of mankind.
The husband and wife are one, and that one is the husband.
That the king can do no wrong is a necessary and fundamental principle of the English constitution.
No enactment of man can be considered law unless it conforms to the law of God.
Men was formed for society, and is neither capable of living alone, nor has the courage to do it.
It is better that ten guilty escape than one innocent suffer.
Free men have arms; slaves do not.
So great moreover is the regard of the law for private property, that it will not authorize the least violation of it; no, not even for the general good of the whole community
Law And Lawyers quotes
If [the legislature] will positively enact a thing to be done, the judges are not at liberty to reject it, for that were to set the judicial power above that of the legislature, which would be subversive of all government.
Herein indeed consists the excellence of the English government, that all parts of it form a mutual check upon each other.
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