The Works of James Wilson, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States ...: Being His Public Discourses Upon Jurisprudence and the Political Science, Including Lectures as Professor of Law, 1790-2, Volumen2
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Página 102 - I thank God, there are no free schools nor printing, and I hope we shall not have these hundred years; for learning has brought disobedience, and heresy, and sects into the world, and printing has divulged them, and libels against the best government. God keep us from both!
Página 126 - Equity is a roguish thing : for law we have a measure, know what to trust to ; equity is according to the conscience of him that is chancellor, and as that is larger or narrower, so is equity. "Tis all one as if they should make the standard for the measure we call a foot...
Página 486 - Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren.
Página 251 - As for the philosophers, they make imaginary laws for imaginary commonwealths, and their discourses are as the stars, which give little light because they are so high.
Página 311 - Honour's a sacred tie, the law of kings, The noble mind's distinguishing perfection, That aids and strengthens virtue, where it meets her, And imitates her actions, where she is not; It ought not to be sported with.
Página 33 - Each House shall judge of the qualifications of its members. Contested elections shall be determined by a committee to be selected, formed and regulated in such manner as shall be directed by law.
Página 568 - The body politic is formed by a voluntary association of individuals. It is a social compact, by which the whole people covenants with each citizen, and each citizen with the whole people, that all shall be governed by certain laws for the common good.
Página 486 - And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together : for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.
Página 17 - The United States shall guaranty to every State in this Union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on application of the legislature, or of the executive (when the legislature cannot be convened) against domestic violence.