William Blackstone - Quotes

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The husband and wife are one, and that one is the husband. ---->>>

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

Free men have arms; slaves do not. ---->>>

No enactment of man can be considered law unless it conforms to the law of God. ---->>>

Men was formed for society, and is neither capable of living alone, nor has the courage to do it.

Men was formed for society, and is neither capable of living alone, nor has the courage to do it.

The law, which restrains a man from doing mischief to his fellow citizens, though it diminishes the natural, increases the civil liberty of mankind. ---->>>

The public good is in nothing more essentially interested, than in the protection of every individual's private rights. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

That the king can do no wrong is a necessary and fundamental principle of the English constitution. ---->>>

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.

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.

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: July 10, 1723
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Die: February 14, 1780
Occupation: Judge
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Sir William Blackstone SL KC (10 July 1723 – 14 February 1780) was an English jurist, judge and Tory politician of the eighteenth century. He is most noted for writing the Commentaries on the Laws of England. Born into a middle-class family in London, Blackstone was educated at Charterhouse School before matriculating at Pembroke College, Oxford in 1738 (wikipedia)