F. Lee Bailey Quotes

The worst men often give the best advice; our thoughts are better sometimes than our deeds.

F. Lee Bailey

The major flaw in the American justice system is that appeals focus only on procedural errors, and one's guilt or innocence is never again an issue after the original trial, even if that trial reached the wrong result.

F. Lee Bailey

The public regards lawyers with great distrust. They think lawyers are smarter than the average guy but use their intelligence deviously. Well, they're wrong. Usually they are not smarter.

F. Lee Bailey

I get paid for seeing that my clients have every break the law allows. I have knowingly defended a number of guilty men. But the guilty never escape unscathed. My fees are sufficient punishment for anyone.

F. Lee Bailey

I use the rules to frustrate the law. But I didnt set up the ground rules.

F. Lee Bailey

Those who think the information brought out at a criminal trial is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth are fools. Prosecuting or defending a case is nothing more than getting to those people who will talk for your side, who will say what you want said.

F. Lee Bailey

Can any of you seriously say the Bill of Rights could get through Congress today? It wouldnt even get out of committee.

F. Lee Bailey

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