It is better that ten guilty persons escape than one innocent suffer.
Sir William Blackstone (1723 - 1780)
Source: Commentaries on the Laws of England
Contributed by: Zaady
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
That the king can do no wrong, is a necessary and fundamental principle of the English constitution.
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.
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