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LEGAL MAXIMS
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[ Also see Law ]

He who takes the profit ought also to take the labour.
      - Legal Maxim

It is better to go to the fountain head than to follow little streamlets.
      - Legal Maxim

It is not to be argued that the abuse of a thing proves that it is useless.
      - Legal Maxim

Law does not suffer that the same thing be twice paid.
      - Legal Maxim

Laws are made to prevent the stronger from having the power to do everything.
      - Legal Maxim

Let no one be relieved or gain an advantage by his own fraud.
      - Legal Maxim

Let the punishment be proportioned to the crime.
      - Legal Maxim

No injury can be complained of by a consenting party.
      - Legal Maxim

No man ought to be twice tried for the same offence.
      - Legal Maxim

No one is bound to do the impossible.
      - Legal Maxim

Possession is nine-tenths of the law.
      - Legal Maxim

That is necessary which cannot be otherwise.
      - Legal Maxim

The company of wicked men makes me also wicked.
      - Legal Maxim

The naming of one man amounts to the exclusion of another.
      - Legal Maxim

What a man does by the agency of another is his own act.
      - Legal Maxim

When the foundation fails, all fails.
      - Legal Maxim

Where the law is uncertain, there is no law.
      - Legal Maxim

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

The people is the greatest master of error.
      - Legal Maxim, Bacon

The power of law is suspended during war.
      - Legal Maxim, Bacon

An exception affirms the rule in cases not excepted.
      - Legal Maxim, Bacon's Aphorisms (17)

An exception proves an opposite rule.
      - Legal Maxim, Bacon's Aphorisms (17)

The exception also declares the rule.
      - Legal Maxim, Bacon's Aphorisms (17)

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

Beware of fragments.
      - Legal Maxim, Bacon's Aphorisms (26)


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