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Our favorite quotes: William Blackstone

blackstone.jpegSo 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.

Sir William Blackstone (1723–1780): Commentaries on the Laws of England, 9th ed., book 1, chapter 1, section 3, p. 139 (1783, reprinted 1978).