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The real reason that we can't have the Ten Commandments in a courthouse: You cannot
post "Thou shalt not steal," "Thou shalt not commit adultery," and "Thou shalt not lie" in a
building full of lawyers, judges, and politicians. It creates a hostile work environment.
George Carlin

We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
Cicero

Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal.
Arthur C. Clarke

Lawyers are bad Christians.
German proverb

Bad facts make bad law, and people who write bad laws are in my opinion more dangerous
than songwriters who celebrate sexuality.
Frank Zappa

Shakespeare wrote, "Kill all the lawyers." That was before agents.
Robin Williams

The average newspaper, especially of the better sort, has the intelligence of a hillbilly
evangelist, the courage of a rat, the fairness of a prohibitionist boob-jumper, the information
of a high school janitor, the taste of a designer of celluloid valentines, and the honor of a
police-station lawyer.
H. L. Mencken

Don't take every ill to the doctor, or every quarrel to the lawyer, or every thirst to the
tavern.
Uruguayan proverb

Laws, like houses, lean on one another.
Edmund Burke

The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when
there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime
that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
Ayn Rand

He who has a lawsuit should go to a judge.
Jewish proverb

The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be.
Lao Tzu

There are written laws - they perish. But there are also unwritten laws - they are eternal.
Mark Twain

A self-willed man obeys a different law, the one law I, too, hold absolutely sacred - the
human law in himself, his own individual will.
Bruce Lee

Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.
Charles Lamb

Though annoyed to death, do not file a lawsuit.
Chinese proverb

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

There are so many laws that no one is safe from hanging.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Law is a flag, and gold is the wind that makes it wave.
Russian proverb

I've had ample contact with lawyers, and I'm convinced that the only fortune they ever leave
is their own.
Wilson Mizner

Wherever law ends, tyranny begins.
John Locke

The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law that states that Chuck Norris
couldn't beat your wife with anything smaller than his thumb.
Chuck Norris jokes

Where every man has a vote, brutal laws are impossible.
Mark Twain

The law says what the king pleases.
French proverb

The highways are crowded with people who drive as if their sole purpose in getting behind
the wheel is to avenge every wrong done them by man, beast or fate. The only thing that
keeps them in line is their fear of death, jail and lawsuits.
Hunter S. Thompson

Divorce is a game played by lawyers.
Cary Grant

He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't. This is an inexorable,
indisputable law.
Pablo Picasso

To know the law and do the right are two things.
Danish proverb

The contempt for law and the contempt for the human consequences of lawbreaking go from
the bottom to the top of American society.
Margaret Mead

Lawyers play thunder with lives and property trusted to them.
American proverb

Laws do not persuade because they threaten.
Seneca

I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is a disgrace, that two become a
lawfirm, and that three or more become a congress.
John Adams

Self-preservation is the first law of nature.
Japanese proverb

Laws are like medicine: They generally cure an evil by a lesser or a passing evil.
Otto von Bismarck

My definition of total waste is a coach load of lawyers going over a cliff with three empty seats.
Lamar Hunt

Lawyers are like rhinoceroses - thick-skinned, short-sighted, and always ready to charge.
David Mellor

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