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Organizational structures can be found throughout nature. Monkeys form troops, birds form
flocks, fish form schools, intestinal parasites form law firms.
Dave Barry

A good lawyer makes a bad neighbour.
English proverb

If you must break the law, do it to seize power. In all other cases observe it.
Julius Caesar

I urge you to study law. A man who never graduated from school might steal from a freight
car. But a man who graduates as a lawyer might steal the whole railroad.
Theodore Roosevelt

99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
Steven Wright

We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the
lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for
his actions.
Ronald Reagan

He that goes to law holds a wolf by the ears.
English proverb

As fast as laws are devised, their evasion is contrived.
German proverb

The law is reason unaffected by desire.
Aristotle

If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law.
Sir Winston Churchill

Law is costly; shake hands and be friends.
Irish proverb

Resolve to be honest at all events; and if, in your own judgement, you cannot be an honest
lawyer, resolve to be honest without being a lawyer. Choose some other occupation.
Abraham Lincoln

Propriety governs the superior man; law, the inferior man.
Chinese proverb

God wanted to chastise man so he sent lawyers.
Russian proverb

I broke a mirror in my house, which is supposed to be seven years of bad luck. My lawyer
thinks he can get me five.
Steven Wright

Laws are like sausages: It's better not to see them being made.
Otto von Bismarck

Law cannot persuade where it cannot punish.
English proverb

And God said: "Let there be Satan, so people don't blame everything on me. And let there be
lawyers, so people don't blame everything on Satan."
George Burns

When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.
Benjamin Disraeli

Show me a Jewish boy who doesn't go to medical school and I'll show you a lawyer.
Milton Berle

Law and justice are not always the same. When they aren't, destroying the law may be the
first step toward changing it.
Gloria Steinem

Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
Edmund Burke

One legislator accused me of having a nineteenth-century attitude on law and order. That is
a totally false charge. I have an eighteenth-century attitude. That is when the Founding
Fathers made it clear that the safety of law-abiding citizens should be one of the
government's primary concerns.
Ronald Reagan

A country man between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
Benjamin Franklin

Laws are generally not understood by three sorts of persons, viz. by those who make them,
by those who execute them, and by those who suffer, if they break them.
George Savile

Fear not the law, but the judge.
Russian proverb

Restraint is the law of our being. For highest perfection is unattainable without highest
restraint.
Mahatma Gandhi

Have you ever noticed that the lawyer always smiles more than the client?
George Carlin

You can tell an attorney by all the books of equal height on his shelf.
Dave Barry

When there are too many policemen, there can be no liberty. When there are too many
soldiers, there can be no peace. When there are too many lawyers, there can be no justice.
Lin Yutang

Man, when perfected, is the best of animals, but when separated from law and justice, he is
the worst of all.
Aristotle

Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed.
American proverb

It is impossible to obtain a conviction for sodomy from an English jury. Half of them don't
believe that it can physically be done, and the other half is doing it.
Sir Winston Churchill

It is better to enter the mouth of a tiger than a court of law.
Chinese proverb

Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.
Jonathan Swift

- You're a high-priced lawyer! If I gave you 500$, will you answer two questions for me?
- Absolutely. What's the second question?
Hal Burton

When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who
weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.
Norm Crosby

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