Great Attorney Quotes Best Lawyer Quotations

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Lawyer, Law and Justice Quotes

Good lawyers know the law; great lawyers know the judge.

Author Unkown

I’ve never had a problem with drugs. I've had problems with the police.

Keith Richards

Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.

Edmund Burke

It ain't no sin if you crack a few laws now and then, just so long as you don’t break any.

Mae West

When there’s a single thief, it’s robbery. When there are a thousand thieves, it’s taxation.

Vanya Cohen

I’m convinced that every boy, in his heart, would rather steal second base than an automobile.

Tom Clark

When I see the Ten Most Wanted Lists… I always have this thought: If we’d made them feel wanted earlier, they wouldn't be wanted now.

Edie Cantor

Our government… teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.

Louis Dembitz Brandeis

Capital punishment turns the state into a murderer. But imprisonment turns the state into a gay dungeon-master.

Jesse Jackson

Men fight for freedom, then they begin to accumulate laws to take it away from themselves.

Author Unknown

The more corrupt the republic, the more numerous the laws.

Tacitus, Annals

The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.

Frank Zappa

Rather let the crime of the guilty go unpunished than condemn the innocent.

Justinian I, Law Code, A.D. 535

Laws: We know what they are, and what they are worth! They are spider webs for the rich and mighty, steel chains for the poor and weak, fishing nets in the hands of the government.

Pierre Joseph Proudhon, quoted in The Match!

There is no such thing as justice – in or out of court.

Clarence Darrow, 1936

The state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual crime.

Max Stirner, The Ego and His Own

Judges are but men, and are swayed like other men by vehement prejudices. This is corruption in reality, give it whatever other name you please.

David Dudley Field

Every crime is born of necessity. If you want less crime, you must change the conditions. Poverty makes crime. Want, rags, crusts, misfortune – all these awake the wild beast in man, and finally he takes, and takes contrary to law, and becomes a criminal. And what do you do with him? You punish him. Why not punish a man for having consumption? The time will come when you will see that that is just as logical. What do you do with the criminal? You send him to the penitentiary. Is he made better? Worse. The first thing you do is to try to trample out his manhood, by putting an indignity upon him. You mark him. You put him in stripes. At night you put him in darkness. His feeling for revenge grows. You make a wild beast of him, and he comes out of that place branded in body and soul, and then you won’t let him reform if he wants to.

Robert Ingersoll, A Lay Sermon

A Lawyer will do anything to win a case, sometimes he will even tell the truth.

Patrick Murry

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

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

Comedian Stephen Wright

The best Oakland County or Macomb County criminal defense lawyer is someone who treats his client like he would his own family.

Loren Dickstein