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Quotes About Legal And Law




The good lawyer is the great salesman.
Janet Reno

Justice? You get justice in the next world, in this world you have the law.
William Gaddis

I'm not sure I can say there is a clean line between me as an individual and me as a lawyer.
Anita Hill

I'm trusting in the Lord and a good lawyer.
Oliver North

Fairness is what justice really is.
Potter Stewart

Yes, there's such a thing as luck in trial law but it only comes at 3 o'clock in the morning. You'll still find me in the library looking for luck at 3 o'clock in the morning.
Louis Nizer

Common sense often makes good law.
William O. Douglas

A jury is composed of twelve men of average ignorance.
Herbert Spencer


All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.
Joseph Conrad

I say the law should be blind to race, gender and sexual orientation, just as it claims to be blind to wealth and power. There should be no specially protected groups of any kind, except for children, the severely disabled and the elderly, whose physical frailty demands society's care.
Camille Paglia

It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law.
Thomas Hobbes

Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.
Honore de Balzac

Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer.
Robert Louis Stevenson

One with the law is a majority.
Calvin Coolidge

There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity - the law of nature and of nations.
Edmund Burke

Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
Edmund Burke

Punishment is justice for the unjust.
Saint Augustine


It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one.
Voltaire

Taste cannot be controlled by law.
Thomas Jefferson

I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five.
Steven Wright

Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens.
Plato

The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.
Abraham Lincoln

It is legal because I wish it.
Louis XIV

Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.
George Washington

People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to the law; and those who have most to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous.
Edmund Burke

The safety of the people shall be the highest law.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.
Calvin Coolidge

As for lawyers, it's more fun to play one than to be one.
Sam Waterston

It is impossible to tell where the law stops and justice begins.
Arthur Baer

A good lawyer is a bad Christian.
John Lothrop Motley

If Moses had gone to Harvard Law School and spent three years working on the Hill, he would have written the Ten Commandments with three exceptions and a saving clause.
Charles Morgan

Potentially, a government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
Ayn Rand

Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is right to give every man his due.
Plato

They don't need a lawyer, they need a toastmaster.
Edward Bennett Williams


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