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LEGAL MAXIM
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What otherwise is good and just, if it be aimed at by fraud or violence, becomes evil and unjust.
      - [Force]

When the death of a human being may be the consequence, no delay that is afforded is long.
      - [Delay]

When the foundation fails, all fails.
      - [Legal Maxims]

Where the law is uncertain, there is no law.
      - [Legal Maxims]

You are not to do evil that good may come of it.
  [Lat., Non faciat malum, ut inde veniat bonum.]
      - [Crime : Legal Maxims]

The people is the greatest master of error.
      - Bacon [Legal Maxims]

The power of law is suspended during war.
      - Bacon [Legal Maxims]

An exception affirms the rule in cases not excepted.
      - Bacon's Aphorisms (17) [Legal Maxims]

An exception proves an opposite rule.
      - Bacon's Aphorisms (17) [Legal Maxims]

The exception also declares the rule.
      - Bacon's Aphorisms (17) [Legal Maxims]

When the law fails to serve as a rule, almost everything ought to be suspected.
      - Bacon's Aphorisms (25) [Legal Maxims]

Beware of fragments.
      - Bacon's Aphorisms (26) [Legal Maxims]

That law is best which leaves least discretion of the judge; that judge is the best who leaves least to his own.
      - Bacon's Aphorisms (46) [Legal Maxims]

That law is the best which leaves the least discretion to the judge; and this is an advantage which results from certainty.
      - Bacon's Aphorisms (8) [Legal Maxims]

A court has nothing to do with what is not before it.
      - Bacon's Maxims [Legal Maxims]

Necessity excuses or extenuates a delinquency in capital cases, which has not the same operation in civil cases.
      - Bacon's Maxims [Legal Maxims]

That which is first in intention is last in operation.
      - Bacon's Maxims [Legal Maxims]

That which is otherwise not permitted, necessity permits; and necessity makes a privilege as to private rights.
      - Bacon's Maxims [Legal Maxims]

The consequence of a consequence exists not.
      - Bacon's Maxims [Legal Maxims]

True identity is collected from a multitude of signs.
      - Bacon's Maxims [Legal Maxims]

Words are to be received with effect, so that they may product effect.
      - Bacon's Maxims [Legal Maxims]

From a great number of signs or marks, true identity is gathered or made up.
      - Bacon's Maxims (103, reg. 25)
        [Legal Maxims]

Words are to be taken most strongly against him who uses them.
      - Bacon's Maxims (11, reg. 3) [Legal Maxims]

The law will not intend a wrong.
      - Bacon's Maxims (17, reg. 3) [Legal Maxims]

The words are to be so understood, that the subject-matter may rather be of force than perish.
      - Bacon's Maxims (17, reg. 3) [Legal Maxims]


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