Edward Coke

(Sir Edward Coke)

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And therefore, every subject of this realme, for injury done to … by any other subject, be he ecclesiasticall, or temporall, free, or bond, man, or woman, old, or young, or be he outlawed, excommunicated, or any other without exception, may take his remedy by the course of the law, and have justice, and right for the injury done to him, freely without sale, fully without any deniall, and speedily without delay. Justice & Injustice
Every libel … is made either against a private man, or against a public person. If it be against a private man, it deserves a severe punishment.. Freedom & Liberty
False informers and misguiders of good kings are much more perilous than if princes themselves were evil.
For a man's house is his castle. Privacy, Abortion & Family Planning
Fraud and deceit abound in these days more than in former times. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
How long soever it hath continued, if it be against reason, it is of no force in law. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
It is therefore necessary that memorable things should he committed to writing, and not wholly betaken to slippery memory which seldom yields a certain reckoning. Management & Managing Government
Magna Carta is such a fellow that he will have no sovereign. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
Not that I distrust the King, but that I cannot give trust except in a parliamentary way. Legislating & Legislative Process
Reason is the life of the law; nay, the common law itself is nothing else but reason.... Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
They [corporations] cannot commit treason, nor be outlawed, nor excommunicated, for they have no souls. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
Thou [Sir Walter Raleigh] art a monster; thou hast an English face but a Spanish heart.... Thou art the most vile and execrable traitor that ever lived.... There never lived a viler viper upon the face of the earth than thou. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Though the bribe be small, yet the fault is great. Corruption
Was it ever known that general words were a sufficient satisfaction for particular grievances …. When grievances are complained of, the parliament is to redress them. Justice & Injustice
We have a maxim in the House of Commons, and written on the walls of our house, that old ways are safest and surest ways. Slogans & Mottoes
We should speak as the populace, think as the learned. Oratory, Discussion & Debate
We stand at present on the confines between the liberty of the subject and the prerogatives of the king. Miscellaneous
When a mad man is executed, it is a miserable spectacle, both against law, and of extreme inhumanity and cruelty, and can be no example to others. Capital Punishment, Dealth Penalty & State Execution
Certainty is the mother of quiet and repose, and uncertainty the cause of variance and contentions.
Corporations cannot commit treason, nor be outlawed, nor excommunicated, for they have no souls.
Magna Charta is such a fellow, that he will have no sovereign.
One threatens the innocent who spares the guilty.
Reason is the life of the law; nay, the common law itself is nothing else but reason - the law which is perfection of reason. Life
So use your own property as not to injure that of another.
Success in crime always invites to worse deeds. Success
The cause ceasing, the effect ceases also.
The home to everyone is to him his castle and fortress, as well for his defence against injury and violence, as for his repose.
Things are worth what they will fetch at a sale.
Those who consent to the act and those who do it shall be equally punished.
We have a maxim in the House of Commons, and written on the walls of our houses, that old ways are the safest and surest ways.
Where there are many counsellors there is safety.
You should trust any man in his own art provided he is skilled in it. Trust ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle