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Quotations From WILLIAM BLACKSTONE


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  • The Royal Navy of England hath ever been its greatest defence and ornament; it is its ancient and natural strength; the floating bulwark of the island.
    William Blackstone (1723-1780), British jurist. Commentaries on the Laws of England, bk. 1, ch. 13 (1765-1769).

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  • It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer.
    William Blackstone (1723-1780), British jurist. Commentaries on the Laws of England, vol. 4, ch. 27 (1765-1769).
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