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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1001
AUTHOR: Sir Edward Coke (1552–1634)
QUOTATION: There is no jewel in the world comparable to learning; no learning so excellent both for Prince and subject, as knowledge of laws; and no knowledge of any laws (I speak of human) so necessary for all estates and for all causes, concerning goods, lands or life, as the common laws of England.
ATTRIBUTION: SIR EDWARD COKE, Le Second Part Des Reportes Del Edward Coke, p. vi (1600–1659). Spelling modernized.