Quotations by Edward Coke

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Born: Friday, February 1, 1552
Died: Sunday, September 3, 1634 (82 years old)
Profession: Businessman
Nationality: English


Certainty is the mother of quiet and repose, and uncertainty the cause of variance and contentions.
- Edward Coke
(Keywords: Mother, Cause, Certainty, Quiet, Uncertainty)

Corporations cannot commit treason, nor be outlawed, nor excommunicated, for they have no souls.
- Edward Coke
(Keywords: Corporations, Treason)

How long soever it hath continued, if it be against reason, it is of no force in law.
- Edward Coke
(Keywords: Force, Law, Reason)

Magna Charta is such a fellow, that he will have no sovereign.
- Edward Coke
(Keywords: Will)

One threatens the innocent who spares the guilty.
- Edward Coke

Reason is the life of the law; nay, the common law itself is nothing else but reason - the law which is perfection of reason.
- Edward Coke
(Keywords: Life, Law, Nothing, Perfection, Reason)

So use your own property as not to injure that of another.
- Edward Coke
(Keywords: Property)

Success in crime always invites to worse deeds.
- Edward Coke
(Keywords: Success, Crime, Deeds)

The cause ceasing, the effect ceases also.
- Edward Coke
(Keywords: Cause, Effect)

The home to everyone is to him his castle and fortress, as well for his defence against injury and violence, as for his repose.
- Edward Coke
(Keywords: Home, Injury, Violence)

Things are worth what they will fetch at a sale.
- Edward Coke
(Keywords: Will, Worth)

Those who consent to the act and those who do it shall be equally punished.
- Edward Coke
(Keywords: Act)

Though the bribe be small, yet the fault is great.
- Edward Coke
(Keywords: Fault)

We have a maxim in the House of Commons, and written on the walls of our houses, that old ways are the safest and surest ways.
- Edward Coke
(Keywords: Houses, Maxim, Old)

Where there are many counsellors there is safety.
- Edward Coke
(Keywords: Safety)

You should trust any man in his own art provided he is skilled in it.
- Edward Coke
(Keywords: Art, Trust, Man)







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