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An unjust law is no law at all.
Saint Augustine

A government must govern, must prescribe and enforce laws within its sphere or cease to be
a government. Moreover, the individual must be independent and free within his own sphere
or cease to be an individual. The fundamental question is now, and always will be through
what adjustments, by what actions, these principles may be applied.
Calvin Coolidge

Win your lawsuit and lose your money.
Chinese proverb

If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
Charles Dickens

My parents didn't want to move to Florida, but they turned sixty and that's the law.
Jerry Seinfeld

Only lawyers and mental defectives are automatically exempt from jury duty.
George Bernard Shaw

As soon as laws are necessary for men, they are no longer fit for freedom.
Pythagoras

Where there is hunger, law is not regarded; and where law is not regarded, there will be
hunger.
Benjamin Franklin

Revolt and terror pay a price. Order and law have a cost.
Carl Sandburg

Law is like a telephone pool: you can't jump over it, but you can get around it.
Russian proverb

The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.
Frank Zappa

Children ask better questions than adults. "May I have a cookie?" "Why is the sky blue?" and
"What does a cow say?" are far more likely to elicit a cheerful response than "Where's your
manuscript?", "Why haven't you called?" and "Who's your lawyer?"
Fran Lebowitz

The law turns on golden wheels.
Rumanian proverb

Modesty forbids what the law does not.
Seneca

With a young lawyer you lose your inheritance; with a young doctor your health.
Swedish proverb

A wise lawyer never goes to law himself.
English proverb

Pray, v. To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner
confessedly unworthy.
Ambrose Bierce

A guy calls his lawyer. He says, "Can I ask you two questions?" Lawyer says, "What's the
second one?"
Henry Youngman

Happiness is the final and perfect fruit of obedience to the laws of life.
Helen Keller

Kick an attorney downstairs and he will stick to you for life.
English proverb

The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom.
John Locke

All prayers are basically a request: "Please break the laws of the physical universe for my
convenience. Amen."
Emo Philips

One minute I'm robbing a dope house. Next minute I'm the youngest heavyweight champion of
the world. I'm only 20, 19, with a lot of money. Who am I? What am I? I don't even know who
I am. I'm just a dumb child who's being abused and robbed by lawyers. I'm just a dumb
pugnacious fool. I'm just a fool who thinks he's someone. Then you tell me I should be
responsible.
Mike Tyson

A lawyer is the larval stage of a politician.
Ambrose Bierce

The law of the city is the citizen's honor.
Greek proverb

"Free competition enforced by law" is a grotesque contradiction in terms.
Ayn Rand

For as in absolute governments the king is law, so in free countries the law ought to be king
and there ought to be no other.
Thomas Paine

Make crime pay. Become a lawyer.
Will Rogers

Criminal lawyer. Or is that redundant?
Will Durst

A lawyer will do anything to win a case. Sometimes, he will even tell the truth.
Patrick Murray

A lawyer is a person who writes a ten-thousand-word document and calls it a brief.
Franz Kafka

I hate lawyers, but they do make excellent psychiatric patients. They have excellent health
insurance, and they never get better.
Niles Crane, Frasier

In Washington DC, there are more lawyers than people.
Jed Larson

The Scottish verdict "not proven" means, "guilty, but don't do it again."
J. C. Morton

Justice must not only be seen to be done but has to be seen to be believed.
J. C. Morton

The only real difference between a dead skunk lying in the road and a dead lawyer lying in the
road is that there are skid marks around the skunk.
Anon

Lawyers believe a man is innocent until proven broke.
Robin Hall

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