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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1643
AUTHOR: Sir William Blackstone (1723–80)
QUOTATION: The public good is in nothing more essentially interested, than in the protection of every individual’s private rights.
ATTRIBUTION: SIR WILLIAM BLACKSTONE, Commentaries on the Laws of England, 9th ed., book 1, chapter 1, section 3, p. 139 (1783, reprinted 1978).