Lawyers Quotes

Change from below, the formulation of demands from the populace to end unacceptable injustice, supported by direct action, has played a far larger part in shaping British democracy than most constitutional lawyers, political commentators, historians or statesmen have ever cared to admit. Direct action in a democratic society is fundamentally an educational exercise.

Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn

With all due respect to lawyers, it's wonderful that you have this intricate knowledge. You break down words to the nth degree. And sometimes I find it rather disgusting. And it goes on and on.

Sonny Bono

It is a maxim among these lawyers, that whatever hath been done before, may legally be done again: and therefore they take special care to record all the decisions formerly made against common justice and the general reason of mankind.

Jonathan Swift

Maxims are like lawyers who must need to see but one side of the case.

Frank Gelett Burgess

It is unfair to believe everything we hear about lawyers. Some of it might not be true.

Gerald F. Lieberman

Lawyers know life practically. A bookish man should always have them to converse with.

Samuel Johnson

If there were no bad people there would be no good lawyers.

Charles Dickens

The robes of lawyers are lined with the obstinacy of clients.


It is the trade of lawyers to question everything, yield nothing, and to talk by the hour

Thomas Jefferson

Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

God wanted to chastise mankind, so he sent lawyers

Russian Proverb

Only Lawyers and mental defectives are automatically exempt for jury duty.

George Bernard Shaw

The trouble with law is lawyers.

Clarence Darrow

On every full moon, rituals ... take place on hilltops, beaches, in open fields and in ordinary houses. Writers, teachers, nurses, computer programmers, artists,lawyers, poets, plumbers, and auto mechanics -- women and men from many backgrounds come together to celebrate the mysteries of the Triple Goddess of the Dance of Life. The religion they practise is called Witchcraft.


Doctors are the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.

Anton Chekhov
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