- Decet tamen principem, servare leges, quibus ipse solutus est
- Yet it becomes a prince to protect those laws from which he himself is exempt. This was a rule of the Roman law which "is at once laying down the principle of despotic power, and at the same time acknowledging its absurdity." See 1 Bl Comm 239.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.