-"Although men are accused of not knowing their
own weakness, yet perhaps few know their own
strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes
there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not
-"Human brutes, like other beasts, find snares and poison
in the provision of life, and are allured by their
appetites to their destruction."
-"It is a maxim among these
lawyers, that whatever hath been done before, may
legally be done again: and therefore they take
special care to record all the decisions formerly
made against common justice and the general
reason of mankind."
-"The latter part of a
wise person's life is occupied with curing the follies,
prejudices and false opinions they contracted