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William Blackstone

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

— William Blackstone

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Free men have arms; slaves do not.

— William Blackstone

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

— William Blackstone

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

— William Blackstone

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

— William Blackstone

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

— William Blackstone

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

— William Blackstone

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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.

— William Blackstone

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

— William Blackstone

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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.

— William Blackstone

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His next work (1747) was The Pantheon: A Vision an anonymously publiWilliam Blackstoned book of poetry covering the various religions in the world. Jackson had refused to reveal who ordered the anonymous pamphlet leading to the suit but it evidently did not proceed further. Alexis de Tocqueville described Blackstone as "an inferior writer without liberality of mind or depth of judgment".

After repeated failures he successfully gained appointment to the judiciary as a Justice of the Court of King's Bench on 16 February 1770 leaving to replace Edward Clive as a Justice of the Common Pleas on 25 June. He remained in this position until his death on 14 February 1780. William Searle Holdsworth one of Blackstone's successors as Vinerian Professor argued that "If the Commentaries had not been written when they were written I think it very doubtful that [the United States] and other English speaking countries would have so universally adopted the common law.

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