Henry James Sumner Maine Quotes

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Born: August 15, 1822, Kelso, Scottish Borders, UK
Birth Country: Scotland, UK
Died: Cannes, February 3, 1888
Occupation: Author, Historian

It is true that the aristocracies seem to have abused their monopoly of legal knowledge and at all events their exclusive possession of the law was a formidable impediment to the success of those popular movements which began to be universal in the western world.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

Law is stable the societies we are speaking of are progressive. The greater or less happiness of a people depends on the degree of promptitude with which the gulf is narrowed.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

Our authorities leave us no doubt that the trust lodged with the oligarchy was sometimes abused, but it certainly ought not to be regarded as a mere usurpation or engine of tyranny.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

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