Lawyer Quotes And Sayings


Lawyer Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of lawyer quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by for you to read and enjoy.

“A lawyer with a briefcase can steal more than a thousand men with guns.”
– Mario Puzo

“You win some and you lose some, but you get paid for all of them.”
– Anonymous

“I don’t think you can make a lawyer honest by an act of legislature. You’ve got to work on his conscience. And his lack of conscience is what makes him a lawyer.”
– Will Rogers

“The good lawyer is not the man who has an eye to every side and angle of contingency, and qualifies all his qualifications, but who throws himself on your part so heartily, that he can get you out of a scrape.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You cannot live without the lawyers, and certainly you cannot die without them.”
– Joseph H. Choate

“A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers.”
– H.L. Mencken

“To me, a lawyer is basically the person that knows the rules of the country. We’re all throwing the dice, playing the game, moving our pieces around the board, but if there is a problem the lawyer is the only person who has read the inside of the top of the box.”
– Jerry Seinfeld

“Insofar as manifestations of functional deficiencies are agreed by any and all concerned parties to be imperceivable, and are so stipulated, it is incumbent upon said heretofore mentioned parties to exercise the deferment of otherwise pertinent maintenance procedures.”
– Anonymous

“I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five.”
– Stephen Wright

“In America, an acquittal doesn’t mean you’re innocent, it means you beat the rap. My clients lose even when they win.”
– F. Lee Bailey

“Lawyers are just like physicians: what one says, the other contradicts.”
– Sholom Aleichem

“A lawyer is a person who writes a 10,000-word document and calls it a “brief.”
– Franz Kafka

“The minute you read something that you can’t understand, you can almost be sure that it was drawn up by a lawyer”.
– Will Rogers

“A Lawyer will do anything to win a case, sometimes he will even tell the truth.”
– Patrick Murray

“Law students are trained in the case method, and to the lawyer everything in life looks like a case.”
– Edward Packard Jr.

“Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.”
– Jeremy Bentham

“In the Halls of Justice the only justice is in the halls.”
– Lenny Bruce

“You’re a friend, a really strong shoulder to cry on and a doctor of my sick company. Thank you, attorney.”
– Anonymous

“If there were no bad people there would be no good lawyers.”
– Charles Dickens

“When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.”
– Cicero

“He who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client.”

“In England, justice is open to all – like the Ritz Hotel.”
– Sir James Mathew

“You are remembered for the rules you break.”
– Douglas MacArthur

“Don’t misinform your Doctor nor your Lawyer.”
– Benjamine Franklin

“The lawyer’s truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency.”
– Henry David Thoreau

“A lawyer without books would be like a workman without tools.”
Thomas Jefferson

“The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law.”
– Jeremy Bentham

“A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect.”
– Sir Walter Scott

“Only lawyers and painters can turn white to black.”
Japanese Proverb

“A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.”
– Robert Frost

“If you are resolutely determined to make a lawyer of yourself, the thing is more than half done already.”
Abraham Lincoln

“There is no better way to exercise the imagination than the study of the law. No artist ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth.”
– Jean Giradoux

“True, we build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men’s burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.
– John W. Davis

“It is an honorable calling that you have chosen. Some of you will soon be defending poor, helpless insurance companies who are constantly being sued by greedy, vicious widows and orphans trying to collect on their policies. Others will work tirelessly to protect frightened, beleaguered oil companies from being attacked by depraved consumer groups.”
Art Buchwald

“Law: the only game where the best players get to sit on the bench.”
– Anon

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