God forbid that Judges upon their oath should make resolutions to enlarge jurisdiction.
Reeves v. Buttler (1715), Gilbert, Eq. Ca. 196; reported in James William Norton-Kyshe, The Dictionary of Legal Quotations (1904), p. 137.
It is a general rule of Judgment, that a mischief should rather be admitted than an inconvenience.Cowper, William, 1st Earl Cowper