We must not regard political consequences, however formidable they may be. If rebellion was the certain consequence, we are bound to say,'Justitia fiat, ruat coelum' (Let Justice be done, though the skies may fall).' See Ferdinand I 320:1.
1768 Judgement against the sentence imposed on John Wilkes for publishing the anti-ministerial political newspaper North Briton, 28 Apr.
Every man who comes to England is entitled to the protection of the English law, whatever oppression he may heretofore have suffered, and whatever may be the colour of his skin, whether it is black or whether it is white.William Mansfield
An estimated value is a precarious measure of justice, compared with the specific thing.William Mansfield
The last end that can happen to any man, never comes too soon, if he falls in support of the law and liberty of his country: for liberty is synonymous to law and government.William Mansfield
Whatever is contrary, bonos mores est decorum, the principles of our law prohibit, and the King's Court, as the general censor and guardian of the public manners, is bound to restrain and punish.William Mansfield
A man wants no protection when his conduct is strictly right.William Mansfield
Tut, man, decide promptly, but never give any reasons for your decisions. Your decisions may be right, but your reasons are sure to be wrong.William Mansfield