Edward Coke Quote
“For a man's house is his castle, et domus sua cuique est tutissimum refugium [and each man's home is his safest refuge].”
The Third Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England (1644), Chapter 73. Variant translation: "... and one's home is the safest refuge to everyone"
“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in that grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”
The Strenuous Life: Essays and Addresses (1900), Speech to Hamilton Club, Chicago, Ill., 10 Apr. 1899
“Being an artist means ceasing to take seriously that very serious person we are when we are not an artist.”
―Jose Ortega y Gasset
The Dehumanization of Art (1948)
Born: February 1, 1552
Died: September 3, 1634 (aged 82)
Bio: Sir Edward Coke SL PC was an English barrister, judge and politician considered to be the greatest jurist of the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras. Born into a middle-class family, Coke was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge before leaving to study at the Inner Temple, where he was called to the Bar on 20 April 1578.