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LEGAL MAXIM
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A frivolous fear is not a legal excuse.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 256)
        [Legal Maxims]

They are not considered to consent who commit a mistake.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 262)
        [Legal Maxims]

Ignorance of those things which one is bound to know excuses not.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 267)
        [Legal Maxims]

A court is not at liberty to disregard the letter of a statute, in favor of supposed intention.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 268)
        [Legal Maxims]

Use your property in such a manner as not to injure that of another.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 268, 365)
        [Legal Maxims]

A derogatory clause does not impede things from being dissolved by the same power by which they are created.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 27)
        [Legal Maxims]

A personal injury does not receive satisfaction from a future course of proceeding.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 278)
        [Legal Maxims]

He does not appear to have retained consent, who has changed anything through menaces.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 278)
        [Legal Maxims]

No man can obtain an advantage by his own wrong.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 279)
        [Legal Maxims]

He vainly invokes the aid of the law who transgresses the law.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 279, 297)
        [Legal Maxims]

It is no new thing that prior statutes should give place to later ones.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 28)
        [Legal Maxims]

A later statute takes away the effect of a prior one.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 29)
        [Legal Maxims]

No one shall take advantage of his own wrong.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 290)
        [Legal Maxims]

No one maintains an action arising out of his own wrong.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 297)
        [Legal Maxims]

The intent and the act must both concur to constitute crime.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 306)
        [Legal Maxims]

Laws do not undertake to punish other than outward actions.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 311)
        [Legal Maxims]

The intention is to be taken for the deed.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 311)
        [Legal Maxims]

To write is to act.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 312, 967)
        [Legal Maxims]

A madman has no will.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 314)
        [Legal Maxims]

In nearly all penal judgments, immaturity of age and imbecility of mind are favored.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 314)
        [Legal Maxims]

Malice supplies age.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 316)
        [Legal Maxims]

In evil deeds regard must be had to the intention, and not to the result.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 324)
        [Legal Maxims]

That may excuse or palliate a wrongful act in capital cases which would not have the same effect in civil injuries.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 324)
        [Legal Maxims]

No man can change his purpose to another's injury.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 34)
        [Legal Maxims]

A new state of law ought to affect the future, not the past.
      - Broom's Legal Maxims (max. 34, 37)
        [Legal Maxims]


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