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Edward Coke 1552–1634
English jurist 

  1. How long soever it hath continued, if it be against reason, it is of no force in law.
    The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England (1628) bk. 1, ch. 10, sect. 80
  2. Reason is the life of the law, nay the common law itself is nothing else but reason.
    The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England (1628) bk. 2, ch. 6, sect. 138
  3. Law…is the perfection of reason.
    The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England (1628) bk. 2, ch. 6, sect. 138
  4. For a man's house is his castle, et domus sua cuique est tutissimum refugium [and each man's home is his safest refuge].
    The Third Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England (1628) ch. 73
  5. They [corporations] cannot commit treason, nor be outlawed, nor excommunicate, for they have no souls.
    The Reports of Sir Edward Coke (1658) vol. 5, pt. 10 ‘The case of Sutton's Hospital’; see Thurlow
  6. Magna Charta is such a fellow, that he will have no sovereign.
    on the Lords' Amendment to the Petition of Right, 17 May 1628
    J. Rushworth Historical Collections (1659) vol. 1