„“Whatever is, is not,” is the maxim of the anarchist, as often as anything comes across him in the shape of a law which he happens not to like.“
— Richard Bentley English classical scholar and Master of Trinity College, Cambridge 1662 - 1742
Declaration of Rights. Compare: "Whatever is, is in its causes just", John Dryden, Œdipus, Act iii. Sc. 1.