Lawyer Quotes

Best selected lawyer quotes by some famous people of their times. These quotes about lawyers will motivate and inspire you and will make you much wiser about the subject.


If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers. Charles Dickens
Lawyers I suppose were children once. Charles Lamb
It is unfair to believe everything we hear about lawyers, some of it might not be true. Gerald F. Lieberman
A lawyer starts life giving $500 worth of law for $5 and ends giving $5 worth for $500. Benjamin Brewster
If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers. Edward F. Halifax
A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns. Mario Puzo
Lawyers enjoy a little mystery, you know. Why, if everybody came forward and told the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth straight out, we should all retire to the workhouse. Dorothy L. Sayers
When one wanted one's interests looking after whatever the cost, it was not so well for a lawyer to be over honest, else he might not be up to other people's tricks. George Eliot
Fools and obstinate men make lawyers rich. Proverb
The lawyer's truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency. Henry David Thoreau
Lawyers and painters can soon make what's black, white. Proverb
Amongst the learned the lawyers claim first place, the most self-satisfied class of people, as they roll their rock of Sisyphus and string together six hundred laws in the same breath, no matter whether relevant or not, piling up opinion on opinion and gloss on gloss to make their profession seem the most difficult of all. Anything which causes trouble has special merit in their eyes. Desiderius Erasmus
A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect. Sir Walter Scott
Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished. Jeremy Bentham
A lawyers dream of heaven; every man reclaimed his property at the resurrection, and each tried to recover it from all his forefathers. Samuel Butler
An incompetent attorney can delay a trial for years or months. A competent attorney can delay one even longer. Evelle Younger
Lawyers know life practically. A bookish man should always have them to converse with. Samuel Johnson
A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer. Herbert Spencer
The kind of lawyer you hope the other fellow has. Raymond Chandler
The trouble with law is lawyers. Clarence Darrow
Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect. Hunter S. Thompson
If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn't it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed. Virginia Ostman
The good lawyer is not the man who has an eye to every side and angle of contingency, and qualifies all his qualifications, but who throws himself on your part so heartily, that he can get you out of a scrape. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The first thing we do, lets kill the lawyers. [Henry Iv] William Shakespeare
Lawyers and woodpeckers have long bills. Proverb
It is the trade of lawyers to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour. Thomas Jefferson
Good men must not obey the laws too well. Ralph Waldo Emerson
A lawyer is a gentlemen that rescues your estate from your enemies and then keeps it to himself. Lord Henry P. Brougham
Lawyers -- a profession it is to disguise matters. Thomas More
A good lawyer is a bad neighbor. French Proverb
I think we may class the lawyer in the natural history of monsters. John Keats
God works wonders now and then; Behold a lawyer, an honest man. Benjamin Franklin
Young lawyers attend the courts, not because they have business there, but because they have no business. Washington Irving
Good laws make it easier to do right and harder to do wrong. William E. Gladstone
He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides. Charles Lamb
The jury consist of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer. Robert Frost
Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
A fox may steal your hens, Sir, a whore your health and pence, Sir, your daughter rob your chest, Sir, your wife may steal your rest, Sir, a thief your goods and plate. But this is all but picking, with rest, pence, chest and chicken; it ever was decreed, Sir, if lawyer's hand is fee d, Sir, he steals your whole estate. John Gay
Lawyers are like rhinoceroses: thick skinned, short-sighted, and always ready to charge. David Mellor

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