Most popular lawyers quotes
The trouble with law is lawyers.
He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides.
The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.
Lawyers are men who hire out their words and anger.
A lawyer's opinion is worth nothing unless it is paid for.
If there were no bad people there would be no good lawyers.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
You cannot live without the lawyers, and certainly you cannot die without them.
If a man dies and leaves his estate in an uncertain condition, the lawyers become his heirs.
If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers in the first place.
I don't want a lawyer to tell me what I cannot do. I hire him to tell me how to do what I want to do.
What's the first excellence in a lawyer? Tautology. What the second? Tautology. What the third? Tautology.
Most lawyers who win a case advise their clients that "we have won" and, when justice has frowned upon their cause, that "you have lost."
What we lawyers want to do is to substitute courts for carnage, dockets for rockets, briefs for bombs, warrants for warheads, mandates for missiles.
I know you lawyers can, with ease, Twist words and meanings as you please; That language by your skill made pliant, Will bend to favor ev'ry client.
There's no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth.
There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth.
What most impresses us about great jurists is not their tenacious grasp of fine points, honed almost to invisibility; it is the moment when we are suddenly aware of the sweep and direction of the law and its place in the lives of men.
Even an attorney of moderate talent can postpone doomsday year after year, for the system of appeals that pervades American jurisprudence amounts to a legalistic wheel of fortune, a game of chance, somewhat fixed in favor of the criminal, that the participants play interminably.