The accessory does not lead but follows its principal.
A personal right of action dies with the person.
An act of the court; hurts no one.
The act of God or of law is prejudicial to no one.
The act itself does not constitute guilt unless done with a guilty intent.
The laws are adapted to those cases which most frequently occur.
To questions of fact judges do not answer: to questions of law the jury do not answer.
Alienation of property is favored by the law rather than accumulation.
Contrary allegations are not to be heard.
Latent ambiguity of words may be supplied by evidence ; for ambiguity arising upon the deed is removed by proof of the deed.
An argument from inconvenience avails much in law.
That which is assigned takes with it for its use the rights of the assignor.
Liberal constructions of written documents are to be made, because of the simplicity of the laity, and with a view to carry out the intention of the parties and uphold the document ; and words ought to be made subservient, not contrary to the intention.
A good judge will, -when necessary, extend the limits of his jurisdiction.
Let a purchaser beware; no one ought in ignorance to buy that which is the right of another.
That is certain which is able to be rendered certain.
The reason of the law ceasing, the law itself ceases.
Common error makes right.
Consent, and not concubinage, constitutes marriage; and they are not able to consent before marriageable years.
Consent takes away error.
A contemporaneous exposition is the best and strongest in law.
The grantor of anything to another grants that also without which the thing granted would be useless.
23. Cuilibet in sua arte perito est credendum. Whosoever is skilled in his profession is to be believed.
Whose is the land, his is also that which is above and below it.
Where two clauses in a will are repugnant one to the other, the last in order shall prevail.
26. Cursus curiae est lex curiae. The practice of the court is the law of the court.
27. De fide et officio jndicis non recipitur qusestio ; sed de scientia, sive error sit juris aut facti. Of the good faith and intention of a judge, a question cannot be entertained ; but it is otherwise as to his knowledge or error, be it in law or in fact.
Of trifles the law does not concern itself.
Of things which do not appear and things which do not exist, the rule in legal proceedings is the same.
The Lord's day (Sunday) is not juridical, or a day for legal proceedings.
To every one, his house is his surest refuge ; or, every man's house is his castle.