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legal quotes (70)

I have been committed to carrying out my duties... in accordance with both the letter and spirit of all applicable rules of ethics and canons of conduct.
Samuel Alito   Category: Legal

Lawyers are the first refuge of the incompetent.
Aaron Allston   Category: Legal

If somebody invented cigarettes today, the government would not legalize them.
Loni Anderson   Category: Legal

People do not win people fights. Lawyers do.
Norman Ralph Augustine   Category: Legal

It is impossible to tell where the law stops and justice begins.
Bugs Baer   Category: Legal

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

Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.
Jeremy Bentham   Category: Legal

Lawsuit: A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage.
Ambrose Bierce   Category: Legal

Unfortunately, what many people forget is that judges are just lawyers in robes.
Tammy Bruce   Category: Legal

Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property.
Jean de la Bruyere   Category: Legal

It costs a lot to sue a magazine, and it's too bad that we don't have a system where the losing team has to pay the winning team's lawyers.
Carol Burnett   Category: Legal

In law, nothing is certain but the expense.
Samuel Butler   Category: Legal

The more laws, the less justice.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Legal

I decided I wanted to be a lawyer when I was 11 years of age.
Johnnie Cochran   Category: Legal

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

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

The events of the day inspired me to become a lawyer.
Christopher Darden   Category: Legal

The law has no compassion. And justice is administered without compassion.
Christopher Darden   Category: Legal

The trouble with law is lawyers.
Clarence Darrow   Category: Legal

Judges are the weakest link in our system of justice, and they are also the most protected.
Alan Dershowitz   Category: Legal

A lawyer who does not know men is handicapped.
William Dunbar   Category: Legal

To some lawyers, all facts are created equal.
Felix Frankfurter   Category: Legal

We are led by lawyers who do not understand either technology or balance sheets.
Thomas Friedman   Category: Legal

A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman.
Robert Frost   Category: Legal

Justice delayed is justice denied.
William E. Gladstone   Category: Legal

I'm afraid I talk a lot, too much, perhaps. I should have been a lawyer or a college professor or a windy politician, though I'm glad I am not any of these.
Tom Glazer   Category: Legal

I would say that IQ is the strongest predictor of which field you can get into and hold a job in, whether you can be an accountant, lawyer or nurse, for example.
Daniel Goleman   Category: Legal

If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers in the first place.
Lord Halifax   Category: Legal

From your confessor, lawyer and physician, hide not your case on no condition.
John Harington   Category: Legal

Cagey trial lawyers have figured out there's a pretty good likelihood their case - no matter what its merit - will literally get its day in court because of favorable judges.
Dennis Hastert   Category: Legal

Lawsuits should not be used to destroy a viable and independent distribution system. The solution lies in the marketplace and not the courtroom.
Don Henley   Category: Legal

A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit.
George Herbert   Category: Legal

Deceive not thy physician, confessor, nor lawyer.
George Herbert   Category: Legal

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

One of the things I was taught in law school is that I'd never be able to think the same again - that being a lawyer is something that's part of who I am as an individual now.
Anita Hill   Category: Legal

All the libel lawyers will tell you there's no libel any more, that everyone's given up.
Ian Hislop   Category: Legal

Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.   Category: Legal

You can't learn everything you need to know legally.
John Irving   Category: Legal

I have a different approach. I don't file lawsuits because I really don't care.
Nicole Kidman   Category: Legal

Frivolous lawsuits are booming in this county. The U.S. has more costs of litigation per person than any other industrialized nation in the world, and it is crippling our economy.
Jack Kingston   Category: Legal

He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides.
Charles Lamb   Category: Legal

Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.
Charles Lamb   Category: Legal

Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character.
Robert E. Lee   Category: Legal

It is legal because I wish it.
Louis XIV   Category: Legal

Ignorance of the law excuses no man from practicing it.
Addison Mizner   Category: Legal

Where there is a will there is a lawsuit.
Addison Mizner   Category: Legal

A good lawyer is a bad Christian.
John Lothrop Motley   Category: Legal

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

Lawsuit abuse is a major contributor to the increased costs of healthcare, goods and services to consumers.
Charles W. Pickering   Category: Legal

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   Category: Legal

A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.
Mario Puzo   Category: Legal

Misery is the company of lawsuits.
Francois Rabelais   Category: Legal

I have been surrounded by some of the smartest, brightest, most caring lawyers, by agents who are willing to risk their lives for others, by support staff that are willing to work as hard as they can.
Janet Reno   Category: Legal

The good lawyer is the great salesman.
Janet Reno   Category: Legal

I never saw a lawyer yet who would admit he was making money.
Mary Roberts Rinehart   Category: Legal

I come from a profession which has suffered greatly because of the lack of civility. Lawyers treat each other poorly and it has come home to haunt them. The public will not tolerate a lack of civility.
James E. Rogers   Category: Legal

Make crime pay. Become a lawyer.
Will Rogers   Category: Legal

People are getting smarter nowadays; they are letting lawyers, instead of their conscience, be their guide.
Will Rogers   Category: Legal

The only people who benefit from lawsuits are lawyers. I think we made a couple of them rich.
Gavin Rossdale   Category: Legal

As a private lawyer, I could bill $750 an hour, but I don't.
Jay Alan Sekulow   Category: Legal

I wouldn't pretend to tell you we don't pay our lawyers well.
Jay Alan Sekulow   Category: Legal

Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer.
Robert Louis Stevenson   Category: Legal

To force a lawyer on a defendant can only lead him to believe that the law contrives against him.
Potter Stewart   Category: Legal

A married woman has the same right to control her own body as does an unmarried woman.
Sol Wachtler   Category: Legal

I used to want to be a lawyer, but I didn't want to have half my brain sucked out.
Max Walker   Category: Legal

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

Advertising is legalized lying.
H. G. Wells   Category: Legal

As a rule lawyers tend to want to do whatever they can to win.
Bill Williams   Category: Legal

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

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