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  • "It is better that ten guilty escape than one innocent suffer."
    — William Blackstone


    gryhnd51
    February 9, 2014, 7:38 pm
    Sir William Blackstone KC SL was an English jurist, judge and Tory politician of the eighteenth century. He is most noted for writing the Commentaries on the Laws of England. Wikipedia (1723-1780)

    Allen
    March 15, 2014, 2:39 am
    Yes, and one of his quotes appears in Cryptograms.

    LLapp
    February 10, 2015, 12:18 pm
    I understand he was very popular with the Guilty Party.

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    • "Neurology and psychiatry should be treating the same organ."
      — Alice Weaver Flaherty

      badbob
      August 23, 2018, 1:14 am
      is this dirty?
      Eureka
      February 21, 2019, 12:46 pm
      No, I just washed it.
      "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." -- Albert Einstein

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      • "I hope that after I die, people will say of me 'That guy sure owed me a lot of money.'"
        — Jack Handey

        LLapp
        May 21, 2015, 1:53 pm
        (This was an overheard conversation in a college hallway, seen at overheardinny.com.)
        Student 1: "What do you want people to say about you at your funeral?"
        Student 2: "Look! He moved!"

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        • (Here's to all the timid men out there.)

          "Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty. "
          — Thomas Jefferson

          LLapp
          July 16, 2015, 12:41 pm
          Why would anyone turn down the tempestuous sex of liberty?

          montyb
          October 15, 2015, 8:36 am
          Probably she is as cold as her copper skin, standing out there in the harbor like that.

          Deanna48
          October 25, 2018, 12:15 am
          I was stuck on tempestuous sex, too! But the remaining letters just didn't make sense!!

          skeeter
          March 7, 2019, 7:43 pm
          Ooh, LLapp, the tempestuous sex of liberty! What a concept!

          Persephone59
          April 8, 2019, 8:41 pm
          Folks, there's nothing to sea here. Move on.

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