William Scott, 1st Baron Stowell

William
Scott, 1st Baron Stowell
1745
1836

English Jurist

Author Quotes

A dinner lubricates business.

Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.

In the first place, it is not improper to observe, that the law of cases of necessity is not likely to be well furnished with precise rules; necessity creates the law, it supersedes rules; and whatever is reasonable and just in such cases, is likewise legal; it is not to be considered as matter of surprise, therefore, if much instituted rule is not to be found on such subjects.

The elegant simplicity of the three per cents.

The law of cases of necessity is not likely to be well furnished with precise rules; necessity creates the law, it supersedes rules; and whatever is reasonable and just in such cases, is likewise legal; it is not to be considered as matter of surprise, therefore, if much instituted rule is not to be found on such subjects.

Real valour consists not in being insensible to danger, but in being prompt to confront and disarm it.

It is wonderful what strength of purpose and boldness and energy of will are roused by the assurance that we are doing our duty.

To the timid and hesitating everything is impossible because it seems so.

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First Name
William
Last Name
Scott, 1st Baron Stowell
Birth Date
1745
Death Date
1836
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English Jurist