John Fortescue Quote

One would much rather that twenty guilty persons should escape the punishment of death, than that one innocent person should be condemned and suffer capitally.


De laudibus legum Angliae (c. 1470), reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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One would much rather that twenty guilty persons should escape the punishment of death, than that one innocent person should be condemned and suffer...

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One would much rather that twenty guilty persons should escape the punishment of death, than that one innocent person should be condemned and suffer...

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One would much rather that twenty guilty persons should escape the punishment of death, than that one innocent person should be condemned and suffer...

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One would much rather that twenty guilty persons should escape the punishment of death, than that one innocent person should be condemned and suffer...