It is better that ten guilty escape than one innocent suffer.
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
No enactment of man can be considered law unless it conforms to the law of God
It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer.
The law, which restrains a man from doing mischief to his fellow citizens, though it diminishes the natural, increases the civil liberty of mankind.
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.
The husband and wife are one, and that one is the husband.
Herein indeed consists the excellence of the English government, that all parts of it form a mutual check upon each other.
The public good is in nothing more essentially interested, than in the protection of every individual's private rights
In all tyrannical governments the supreme magistracy, or the right both of making and of enforcing the laws, is vested in one and the same man, or one and the same body of men; wherever these two powers are united together, there can be no public lib
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.
Time whereof the memory of man runneth not to the contrary.
Men was formed for society, and is neither capable of living alone, nor has the courage to do it.
Man was formed for society.
Free men have arms; slaves do not.