early 3rd century Roman jurist
- The sovereign is not bound by the laws.
(Princeps legibus solutus est.)
- What pleases the prince has the force of law.
(Quod principi placuit legis habet vigorem.)
- Alternative translation: “What pleases the emperor becomes enforceable law.”
- Justice is the constant and perpetual will to render to every man his due.
(Iustitia est constans et perpetua voluntas ius suum cuique tribuendi.)