February 17: Holy Bible

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February 17
Holy Bible

For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?
~Mark 8:36

If you consent and obey, you will eat the best of the land.
~Isaiah 1:19


February 16: Law and Lawyers: Legal Maxims

February 16
Legal Maxims



Male verum exammat omrus

Corruptus judex.

A corrupt judge does not carefully search for the truth.

~Horace, Satires, II, 2, 8. Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65 B.C. – 8 B.C. ), known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus.


132.                 For a man’s house is his castle, et domus sua cuique tutissimum refugium.

~Third Institute [1644]


Learn that sacred law which is followed by men learned (in the Veda) and assented to in their hearts by the virtuous, who are ever exempt from hatred and inordinate affection.

~Anonymous author of The Laws of Manu, traditionally ascribed to Manu (or Brahma), as translated by F. Max Müller (1886), Ch. 2, p. 29