- A subsequent ratification has a retrospective affect, and be equivalent to a prior command.
- Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
- Fairness and justice in a jurisdiction are realized case by case being settled properly.
- Give a thief enough rope and he’ll hang himself.
- Good order is the foundation of all things.
- Ignorance of law excuses no one.
- In a healthy legal system the values of order and justice are not normally at cross-purposes.
- In doubt, the milder course is to be followed.
- Infancy is a shield, not a sword.
- It is an important step to replace the rule of men with the rule of law in China’s justice reforms.
- It is better to fight for justice than to rail at the ill.
- Justice must not only be done, but must be seen to be done.
- Let right be done, though the heavens fall.
- Like reason makes like law.
- No man should benefit from his own injustice.
- Nobody has a more sacred obligation to obey the law than those who make the law.
- She who comes to equity come with clean hands.
- State ways cannot change folkways.
- Suppression of the thuth is the expression of what is false.
- The history of liberty has largely been the history of the observance of procedural safeguards.
- The place governs the act.
- The rules must not be constantly changing.
- The same transaction give rise to both a civil and a criminal action.
- The spoken word flies; the written word remains.
- Though few are punished, the fear of punishment affects all.
- Truth is afraid of nothing but concealment.
- We must follow a strict interpretation of the rules.
- Who pardons the bad. injures the good.
- Without judicial review. statutory limits would be naught but empty words.
- Wrong laws makes short government.