The Dictionary of Legal Quotations: Or, Selected Dicta of English Chancellors and Judges from the Earliest Periods to the Present Time. Extracted Mainly from Reported Decisions, and Embracing Many Epigrams and Quaint Sayings

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Sweet and Maxwell, 1904 - Law - 344 pages

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Page 75 - More especially, we pray for the good estate of the Catholic Church; that it may be so guided and governed by Thy good Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life.
Page 111 - I wish popularity; but it is that popularity which follows, not that which is run after ; it is that popularity which, sooner or later, never fails to do justice to the pursuit of noble ends by noble means.
Page 57 - And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldst not eat? And the man said, The Woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did cat. And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
Page 227 - Let the soldier be abroad if he will; he can do nothing in this age. There is another personage abroad — a personage less imposing — in the eyes of some perhaps insignificant. The schoolmaster is abroad, and I trust to him, armed with his primer, against the soldier in full military array.
Page 82 - ... and acquiesced for a great length of time. Nothing can call forth this court into activity but conscience, good faith, and reasonable diligence.
Page 108 - III. c. 2.Ч, enacted at the earnest recommendation of the King himself from the throne, the Judges are continued in their offices during their good behaviour, notwithstanding any demise of the Crown, (which was formerly held immediately to vacate their seats,) and their full salaries are absolutely secured to them during the continuance of their commissions...
Page 69 - The discretion of a judge is the law of tyrants: it is always unknown ; it is different in different men; it is casual, and depends upon constitution, temper, and passion. In the best, it is oftentimes caprice ; in the worst, it is every vice, folly, and passion to which human nature is liable.
Page 138 - Publicity is the very soul of justice. It is the keenest spur to exertion and the surest of all guards against improbity. It keeps the judge himself while trying under trial.
Page 101 - When people understand that they must live together, except for a very few reasons known to the law, they learn to soften by mutual accommodation that yoke, which they know they cannot shake off — they become good husbands and good wives from the necessity of remaining liusbands and wives, for necessity is a powerful master in teaching the duties which it imposes.
Page 101 - ... they become good husbands, and good wives, from the necessity of remaining husbands and wives; for necessity is a powerful master in teaching the duties which it imposes. If it were once understood, that upon mutual disgust married persons might be legally separated, many couples, who now pass through the world with mutual comfort, with attention to their common offspring and to the moral order of civil society, might have been at this moment living in a state of mutual unkindness, in a state...

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