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As to the realistic conception of debt, I should have thought the identity in form of the writ of debt with the writ of right was sufficient proof of antiquity, though perhaps you might not have to go many centuries back to find the time when debts could not be recovered at all by secular process.
Quotation of Frederick Pollock
As to the Scottish statute it is presumably abrogated by desuetude, which is recognized in Scots law though not by the Common Law as a real and effectual mode of repeal.
Quotation of Frederick Pollock
But it is strange how many rational beings believe the ultimate truths of the universe to be reducible to patterns on a blackboard.
Quotation of Frederick Pollock
Consider the Essay as a political pamphlet on the Revolution side, and the fact that it was the Whig gospel for a century, and you will see its working merit.
Quotation of Frederick Pollock
Crabbed and obscure definitions are of no use beyond a narrow circle of students, of whom probably every one has a pet one of his own.
Quotation of Frederick Pollock
Have you ever found any logical reason why mutual promises are sufficient consideration for one another (like the two lean horses of a Calcutta hack who can only just stand together)? I have not.
Quotation of Frederick Pollock
Having read Rousseau you must certainly read Locke's Essay on Civil Government to observe the contrast of method.
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I have not heard that even the New York abortion has done very much in the States where it has been enacted.
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If you deny that any principles of conduct at all are common to and admitted by all men who try to behave reasonably - well, I don't see how you can have any ethics or any ethical background for law.
Quotation of Frederick Pollock
In the Middle Ages natural law was regarded as the senior branch of the divine law and therefore had to be treated as infallible (but there was no infallible way of knowing what it was).
Quotation of Frederick Pollock
It cannot be assumed that equity was following common law whenever they agreed, any more than the converse.
Quotation of Frederick Pollock
It is odd how learned persons fail to see that new terms and definitions are apt to mean new doubts and litigation.
Quotation of Frederick Pollock
It is strange how little harm bad codes do.
Quotation of Frederick Pollock
Medieval justice was a quaint thing.
Quotation of Frederick Pollock
Not knowing what he says I cannot fully appreciate your criticism, but if you mean to imply that no one can accept natural law ( = natural justice = reason as understood in the Common Law) without maintaining it as a body of rules known to be absolutely true, I do not agree.
Quotation of Frederick Pollock
Not that pleading can be taken as a test, for the forms of action, notably Debt, ignore the fundamental difference between duties imposed by law and duties created by the will of the parties.
Quotation of Frederick Pollock
Now and then I mumble over a chapter of Montaigne: an author who has for a lazy reader one great merit, that it is no matter where one takes him up.
Quotation of Frederick Pollock
Our lady the Common Law is a very wise old lady though she still has something to learn in telling what she knows.
Quotation of Frederick Pollock
People in the 12th - 13th century could of course think and talk about promises, and even about agreement (pactum) as creating some kind of duty.
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So far I go with the Socialists as to think it a pretty general rule that, where monopoly is necessary, it is better in public hands.
Quotation of Frederick Pollock
The lawyer has not reached the height of his vocation who does not find therein... scope for a peculiar but genuine artistic function.
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The oldest theory of contract is I think negative.
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The practice of the law is a perfectly distinct art.
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The Roman lawyers made no such assertions about ius gentium, which was simply general custom and for most purposes equivalent to ius naturale.
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The supposed principle of no liability without fault is certainly not to be found in the medieval Common Law, nor do I see how it can be arguable in any jurisdiction where Rylands v. Fletcher is received.
Quotation of Frederick Pollock
When you missed the right criminal you found reasons for fining the jurymen and suitors all round and consoled yourself by thinking that anyhow you had collected a little revenue for the King.
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Yet when one suspects that a man knows something about life that one hasn't heard before one is uneasy until one has found out what he has to say.
Quotation of Frederick Pollock