That the king can do no wrong, is a necessary and fundamental principle of the English constitution.
Sir William Blackstone (1723 - 1780)
Source: Commentaries on the Laws of England
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Time whereof the memory of man runneth not to the contrary.
Source: Commentaries. Chap. xviii. Section 472.
The royal navy of England hath ever been its greatest defence and ornament; it is its ancient and natural strength, - the floating bulwark of our island.
Source: Commentaries. Vol. i. Book i. Chap. xiii. Section 418.
It is better that ten guilty persons escape than one innocent suffer.
Mankind will not be reasoned out of the feelings of humanity.
It is better that ten guilty escape than one innocent suffer.
Source: Commentaries on the Laws of England, 1765
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