The Works of Jeremy Bentham, Nide 6

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Sivu 142 - The discretion of a judge is the law of tyrants: it is always unknown ; it is different in different men; it is casual, and depends upon constitution, temper, and passion. In the best, it is oftentimes caprice ; in the worst, it is every vice, folly, and passion to which human nature is liable.
Sivu 251 - For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Sivu 325 - ... much more the effect of use and practice. I do not deny that natural disposition may often give the first rise to it; but that never carries a man far without use and exercise, and it is practice alone that brings the powers of the mind as well as those of the body to their perfection.
Sivu 89 - The deposition of a party to an action pending in a court of record or of a person who expects to be a party to an action about to be brought in such a court...
Sivu 38 - Committee of the House of Commons, appointed to inquire into the Bankrupt Laws ; and i This and the two preceding motions were lost by large majorities.
Sivu 351 - On the other hand ; suppose the proceedings to be completely secret, and the -court, on the occasion, to consist of no more than a single judge, — that judge will be at once indolent and arbitrary: how corrupt soever his inclination may be, it will find no check, at any rate no tolerably efficient check, to oppose it. Without publicity, all other checks are insufficient : in comparison of publicity, all other checks are of small account. Recordation, appeal, whatever other institutions might present...
Sivu 238 - I was not writing a scientific treatise on politics, I was writing an argument for parliamentary reform." He treated Macaulay's argument as simply irrational; an attack upon the reasoning faculty; an example of the saying of Hobbes, that When reason is against a man, a man will be against reason.
Sivu 351 - Environed as he sees himself by a thousand eyes, contradiction, should he hazard a false tale, will seem ready to rise up in opposition to it from a thousand mouths. Many a known face, and every unknown countenance, presents to him a possible source of detection, from whence the truth he is struggling to suppress may, through some unsuspected connexion, burst forth to his confusion.
Sivu 393 - Court may deem it right to relax the rule against leading questions, and allow the examination in chief to assume something of the form of a cross-examination.
Sivu 312 - The perjuries, indeed," quoth he, " were sundry: one in the witnesses and compurgators ; another in the jury, compounded of clerks and laymen ; and of the third, the judge himself was not clear, all turning the solemn trial of truth by oath, into a ceremonious and formal lie.

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