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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1173
AUTHOR: Sir Edward Coke (1552–1634)
QUOTATION: It is therefore necessary that memorable things should be committed to writing, (the witness of times, the light and the life of truth,) and not wholly betaken [i.e., committed] to slippery memory which seldom yields a certain reckoning.
ATTRIBUTION: SIR EDWARD COKE, Les Reports de Edward Coke, vol. 1, p. 3 (1660). Spelling modernized.