Edward Coke — English Businessman born on February 01, 1552, died on September 03, 1634

Sir Edward Coke SL PC was an English barrister, judge and, later, opposition politician, who is 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. As a barrister he took part in several notable cases, including Slade's Case, before earning enough political favour to be elected to Parliament, where he served first as Solicitor General and then as Speaker of the House of Commons. Following a promotion to Attorney General he led the prosecution in several notable cases, including those against Robert Devereux, Sir Walter Raleigh, and the Gunpowder Plot conspirators. As a reward for his services he was first knighted and then made Chief Justice of the Common Pleas... (wikipedia)

You should trust any man in his own art provided he is skilled in it.
Reason is the life of the law; nay, the common law itself is nothing else but reason - the law which is perfection of reason.
Though the bribe be small, yet the fault is great.
Things are worth what they will fetch at a sale.
Certainty is the mother of quiet and repose, and uncertainty the cause of variance and contentions.