A difficult form of virtue is to try in your own life to obey what you believe to be God's will.
Law grows, and though the principles of law remain unchanged, yet (and it is one of the advantages of the common law) their application is to be changed with the changing circumstances of the times. Some persons may call this retrogression, I call it progression of human opinion.
I am sure from my experience of juries that, in a criminal case especially, they will obey the law as declared by the Judge; they will take the law from the Judge, whether they like it or do not like it, and apply it honestly to the facts before them.
Fellows of colleges in the universities are in one sense the recipients of alms, because they receive funds which originally were of an eleemosynary character.
I think there should be no occasion on which it is absolutely, as a point or rule of law, impossible for a man to redeem his character.
What is one man's gain is another's loss.
It is the duty of the Judge in criminal trials to take care that the verdict of the jury is not founded upon any evidence except that which the law allows.
It would not be correct to say that every moral obligation involves a legal duty; but every legal duty is founded on a moral obligation.
We are now Courts of equity, and must decide the thing according to all the rights.
A Court has no right to strain the law because it causes hardship.
Persecution is a very easy form of virtue.