William Murray, 1st Earl Of Mansfield Quotes

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Rules of property ought to be generally known, and not to be left upon loose notes, which rather serve to confound principles, than to confirm them.
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The air of England is too pure for a slave to breathe, and so everyone who breathes it becomes free. Everyone who comes to this island is entitled to the protection of English law, whatever oppression he may have suffered and whatever may be the colour of his skin.

— William Murray, 1st Earl Of Mansfield

Consider what you think justice requires, and decide accordingly. But never give your reasons; for your judgment will probably be right, but your reasons will certainly be wrong.

— William Murray, 1st Earl Of Mansfield

Let justice be done, though the heavens fall.

— William Murray, 1st Earl Of Mansfield

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.

— William Murray, 1st Earl Of Mansfield

Rules of property ought to be generally known, and not to be left upon loose notes, which rather serve to confound principles, than to confirm them.

— William Murray, 1st Earl Of Mansfield

Possession is nine-tenths of the law.

— William Murray, 1st Earl Of Mansfield

An estimated value is a precarious measure of justice, compared with the specific thing.

— William Murray, 1st Earl Of Mansfield

God help the patient.

— William Murray, 1st Earl Of Mansfield

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