The public good is in nothing more essentially interested, than in the protection of every individuals private rights.
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Source Notes: Source: SIR WILLIAM BLACKSTONE, Commentaries on the Laws of England, 9th ed., book 1, chapter 1, section 3, p. 139 .
Sir William Blackstone, (July 10, 1723 February 14, 1780) was an English jurist and professor who produced the historical treatise on the common law called Commentaries on the Laws of England, first published in four volumes over 17651769. It had an extraordinary success, said to have brought the author 14,000, and still remains the best general history of the subject.