One may go wrong in many different ways, but right only in one, which is why it is easy to fail and difficult to succeed.
It would then be most admirably adapted to the purposes of justice, if laws properly enacted were, as far as circumstances admitted, of themselves to mark out all cases, and to abandon as few as possible to the discretion of the judge.
.. for desire is like a wild beast, and anger perverts rulers and the very best of men. Hence law is intelligence without appetition.
Equity is that idea of justice which contravenes the written law.
Of mankind in general, the parts are greater than the whole.