Law and Lawyer quotes page 4
An unjust law is no law at all.
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.
Win your lawsuit and lose your money.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
My parents didn't want to move to Florida, but they turned sixty and that's the law.
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.
Where there is hunger, law is not regarded; and where law is not regarded, there will be
Revolt and terror pay a price. Order and law have a cost.
Law is like a telephone pool: you can't jump over it, but you can get around it.
The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.
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?"
The law turns on golden wheels.
Modesty forbids what the law does not.
With a young lawyer you lose your inheritance; with a young doctor your health.
A wise lawyer never goes to law himself.
Pray, v. To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner
A guy calls his lawyer. He says, "Can I ask you two questions?" Lawyer says, "What's the
Happiness is the final and perfect fruit of obedience to the laws of life.
Kick an attorney downstairs and he will stick to you for life.
The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom.
All prayers are basically a request: "Please break the laws of the physical universe for my
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
A lawyer is the larval stage of a politician.
The law of the city is the citizen's honor.
"Free competition enforced by law" is a grotesque contradiction in terms.
in absolute governments the king is law, so in free countries the law ought to be king
and there ought to be no other.
crime pay. Become a lawyer.
Criminal lawyer. Or is that redundant?
lawyer will do anything to win a case. Sometimes, he will even tell the truth.
lawyer is a person who writes a ten-thousand-word document and calls it a brief.
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.
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.
Lawyers believe a man is innocent until proven broke.