Sir William Blackstone

1723 - 1780

A Quote by Sir William Blackstone on guilt, innocence, and suffering

It is better that ten guilty persons escape than one innocent suffer.

Sir William Blackstone (1723 - 1780)

Source: Commentaries on the Laws of England

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A Quote by Sir William Blackstone on feeling, humanity, and mankind

Mankind will not be reasoned out of the feelings of humanity.

Sir William Blackstone (1723 - 1780)

Source: Commentaries on the Laws of England

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A Quote by Sir William Blackstone on guilt, innocence, and suffering

It is better that ten guilty escape than one innocent suffer.

Sir William Blackstone (1723 - 1780)

Source: Commentaries on the Laws of England, 1765

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A Quote by Sir William Blackstone on constitution and principles

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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A Quote by Sir William Blackstone on memory and time

Time whereof the memory of man runneth not to the contrary.

Sir William Blackstone (1723 - 1780)

Source: Commentaries. Chap. xviii. Section 472.

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A Quote by Sir William Blackstone on strength

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.

Sir William Blackstone (1723 - 1780)

Source: Commentaries. Vol. i. Book i. Chap. xiii. Section 418.

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