I was never ruined but twice -- once when I lost a lawsuit, and once when I won one.
The layman's constitutional view is that what he likes is constitutional and that which he doesn't like is unconstitutional.
- Justice Hugo L. Black
The law is not the private property of lawyers, nor is justice the exclusive province of judges and juries. In the final analysis, true justice is not a matter of courts and law books, but of a commitment in each of us to liberty and mutual respect.
- President Jimmy Carter
"Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser - in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough."
- President Abraham Lincoln
The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
- Anatole France
A town that cannot support a lawyer can always support two. - President
- Lyndon Johnson
Since when do you have to agree with people to defend them from injustice? -
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six sharpening my axe.
- President Abraham Lincoln
Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
"A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer."
- Robert Frost
Experts are people who know a great deal about very little and who go along learning more and more about less and less until they know practically everything about nothing.
Lawyers, on the other hand, are people who know very little about many things and keep learning less and less about more and more until they know practically nothing about everything.
Judges are people who start out knowing everything about everything but end up knowing nothing about anything because of their constant association with experts and lawyers.
The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every other calling, is diligence. Leave nothing for to-morrow which can be done to-day.
- Abraham Lincoln
To me, a lawyer is basically the person that knows the rules of the country. We're all throwing the dice, playing the game, moving our pieces around the board, but if there is a problem the lawyer is the only person who has read the inside of the top of the box.
-- Jerry Seinfeld
I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five.
- Steven Wright
A lawyer is someone willing to spend every cent you own to prove he's right.
The vices of the rich and great are mistaken for error; and those of the poor and lowly, for crimes.
~Lady Marguerite Blessington (That is why rich people with drug problems go to the Betty Ford Clinic while poor people with drug problems go to prison.)
If the jury have no right to judge of the justice of a law of the government, they plainly can do nothing to protect the people against the oppressions of the government; for there are no oppressions which the government may not authorize by law.
~Lysander Spooner, Trial by Jury
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