134 Lawyer Quotes To Help You See The Truth, The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth

Short Lawyers Quotes

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  • People often tell me I could be a great man. I'd rather be a good man. — John F. Kennedy Jr.
  • If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers. — Charles Dickens
  • Judges,lawyers an politicians have a license to steal.We don't need one. — Carlo Gambino
  • In the old days all you needed was a handshake. Nowadays you need forty lawyers. — Jimmy Hoffa
  • Lawyers are like beavers: They get in the mainstream and damn it up. — John Naisbitt
  • A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns. — Mario Puzo
  • Justice is doing for others what we would want done for us. — Gary Haugen
  • Do not demand love. Begin to love. You will be loved. — C. Rajagopalachari
  • Whoever tells the best story wins. — John Quincy Adams
  • A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for his client. — English Proverbs

Young Lawyer Quotes

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When I was starting out, young actresses had the studio system to protect them. Now you have a host of sharks, from your agent to your publicist to your lawyer. — Francesca Annis

I began wearing hats as a young lawyer because it helped me to establish my professional identity. Before that, whenever I was at a meeting, someone would ask me to get coffee. — Bella Abzug

Blues is a natural fact, is something that a fellow lives. If you don't live it you don't have it. Young people have forgotten to cry the blues. Now they talk and get lawyers and things. — Big Bill Broonzy

The young bloods of the South: sons of planters, lawyers about towns, good billiard-players and sportsmen, men who never did any work and never will... They are splendid riders, first-rate shots and utterly reckless. These men must all be killed or employed by us before we can hope for peace. — William Tecumseh Sherman

Had there not been a Mary Todd, there would not have been an Abraham Lincoln. She found him when he was a young lawyer and really a bumpkin. No one knew of him, but she recognized his brilliance. — Sayings

I'm too young to play lawyers. But I've been really lucky because I never got labeled. I never did the John Hughes thing. I did adult movies. I'm not bragging or anything, but I think that I've chosen really good roles. I've played different people and showed that I have a little bit of range. — Winona Ryder

Young lawyers attend the courts, not because they have business there, but because they have no business. — Washington Irving

I get letters from kids, teenagers and young girls who just want to be Mac. I've had quite a few people actually say that they're going to become a Marine or a JAG lawyer because of me... the character. I think that's pretty cool! — Catherine Bell

I was blessed throughout my entire career. I had people rooting for me. It started with my parents, but it extended to almost every teacher that I had. Even when I was a young lawyer, there were other women and men in the firm who took me under their wing. — Michelle Obama

Let no young man choosing the law for a calling for a moment yield to the popular belief -- resolve to be honest at all events; and if in your own judgment you cannot be an honest lawyer, resolve to be honest without being a lawyer. — Abraham Lincoln

Criminal Lawyer Quotes

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I ask nothing of the Jews except that they should disappear. — Hans Frank

I wanted to be a prosecutor - a criminal lawyer - because there's nowhere where the stakes are higher, where you can wake up every day and believe in what you're doing. — Preet Bharara

Criminal law is one of the few professions where the client buys someone else's luck. The luck of most people is strictly non-transferrable. But a good criminal lawyer can sell all his luck to a client, and the more luck he sells the more he has to sell. — William S. Burroughs

There is a legitimate argument over whether the death penalty effectively deters violent crime, although my personal observation is that not one of the criminals who have been executed over the years has ever killed again. — Dinesh D'Souza

I'm real bent on dialogue. I'm just a little bit crazy and when you put that along with 20 years as a criminal lawyer, it's pretty easy to come up with some interesting plots. — Christopher Darden

Obviously if you are an accountant, a criminal lawyer, a president, or a senator, or if you work in a funeral parlor, you have to wear a tie, but more and more people are wearing very casual clothes. — Jean Pigozzi

The key thing is to ensure that we give the criminal-justice system the tools it needs, so that women's rights are turned into reality. It is not enough to say domestic violence is a crime ?- in order for the laws to be successful, lawyers and courts must have the necessary means to prosecute it. — Jon Kyl

Criminal court is where bad people are on their best behavior. It's much more dangerous for lawyers and judges in family court, where good people are at their worst. — Richard Dooling

When a criminal breaks into your home I'll let the liberals call the lawyer. I'm going to call Smith & Wesson. — Rick Perry

Good Lawyer Quotes

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People often tell me I could be a great man. I'd rather be a good man. — John F. Kennedy Jr.

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If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers. — Charles Dickens

A lawyer is never entirely comfortable with a friendly divorce, anymore than a good mortician wants to finish his job and then have the patient sit up on the table. — Jean Kerr

And God said 'Let there be Satan, so people don't blame everything on me. And let there be lawyers, so people don't blame everything on Satan.' — George Burns

People expect Byzantine, Machiavellian logic from politicians. But the truth is simple. Trial lawyers learn a good rule: 'Don't decide what you don't have to decide.' That's not evasion, it's wisdom. — Mario Cuomo

Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it's less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you've lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that's good. — Elizabeth Edwards

You cannot make men good by law: and without good men you cannot have a good society. — C. S. Lewis

The good lawyer knows the law, the clever one knows the judge. — American Proverbs

In my culture, shoes are more or less the first thing women look at. Women look at the build, and then they look at the shoes. If you don't have nice shoes, you don't have money. When I meet a lawyer, the first thing I look at are his shoes. If he has good shoes, he's getting my money. — Method Man

The good lawyer is the great salesman. — Janet Reno

Divorce Lawyers Quotes

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A lawyer is never entirely comfortable with a friendly divorce, anymore than a good mortician wants to finish his job and then have the patient sit up on the table. — Jean Kerr

In Palm Springs, they think homelessness is caused by bad divorce lawyers. — Garry Trudeau

It is ironic that most guy will ‘never’ have enough time to spend with their wives, but they always have time to visit the divorce lawyer. — Corey Wayne

A divorce lawyer is a chameleon with a law book. — Marvin Mitchelson

Divorce is a game played by lawyers. — Cary Grant

A 99-year-old man is filing for divorce from his 96-year-old wife, making them the world's oldest divorced couple. It's got to be weird when a divorce lawyer is fighting for your kids to get custody of you. — Jimmy Fallon

How I Love Lucy was born? We decided that instead of divorce lawyers profiting from our mistakes, we'd profit from them. — Lucille Ball

The happiest time of anyone's life is just after the first divorce. — John Kenneth Galbraith

There is no better lawyer than Cristiano Ronaldo. — Didier Deschamps

Lawyers know how to take isolated complaints in a divorce case and build them into one big one. — Hedy Lamarr

Trial Lawyers Quotes

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People expect Byzantine, Machiavellian logic from politicians. But the truth is simple. Trial lawyers learn a good rule: 'Don't decide what you don't have to decide.' That's not evasion, it's wisdom. — Mario Cuomo

I'm sure I took some licks at the system, and at trials and lawyers in general. I've seen enough of them for so many years both as a cop and a defendant in defamation cases. — Joseph Wambaugh

The trial lawyer does what Socrates was executed for: making the worse argument appear the stronger. — Irving Kaufman

In recent years personal injury attorneys and trial lawyers have attacked the food industry with numerous lawsuits alleging that these businesses should pay monetary damages to those who, of their own accord, consume too much of a legal, safe product. — Bob Ney

I view myself primarily as a trial lawyer who happens to be writing, as opposed to a writer who happens to be a trial lawyer, so the audience is like a jury to me. — Vincent Bugliosi

Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect. — Hunter S. Thompson

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

In fact, various lawyers' groups - to some extent in the U.S. but mostly in England and Canada and elsewhere - are bringing demands for a war crimes trial for the crime of aggression. However, though the invasion of Iraq was plainly an act of aggression, it doesn't break any records. — Noam Chomsky

Lawyers should not be charged with the same crimes as their clients. Trials related to political charges are not in accordance with human rights. — Shirin Ebadi

Only a very foolish lawyer will dare guess the outcome of a jury trial. — Jerome Frank

Lawyer Professionalism Quotes

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While I have served in public office for 30 years, my professional training is as a pharmacist, not a lawyer or an accountant. — George Ryan

I began wearing hats as a young lawyer because it helped me to establish my professional identity. Before that, whenever I was at a meeting, someone would ask me to get coffee. — Bella Abzug

We educated, privileged lawyers have a professional and moral duty to represent the underrepresented in our society, to ensure that justice exists for all, both legal and economic justice. — Sonia Sotomayor

Why has the Democratic Party become so arrogantly detached from ordinary Americans? Though they claim to speak for the poor and dispossessed, Democrats have increasingly become the party of an upper-middle-class professional elite, top-heavy with journalists, academics and lawyers. — Camille Paglia

I sang in a rock band when I was training as a lawyer. You know, not professional, we just did it for fun. We just did gigs all over Edinburgh and some in Glasgow and some at festivals. — Gerard Butler

Our record number of teenagers must become our record number of high school and college graduates and our record number of teachers, scientists, doctors, lawyers, and skilled professionals. — Ruben Hinojosa

The doctor gets you when you're born, The preacher, when you marry, And the lawyer lurks with costly clerks If too much on you carry. Professional men, they have no cares; Whatever happens, they get theirs. — Ogden Nash

I began wearing hats as a young lawyer because it helped me to establish my professional identity. Before that, whenever I was at a meeting, someone would ask me to get coffee... — Bella Abzug

There are some lawyers who think of themselves as basically instruments of whoever their clients are, and they pride themselves on their professional craft. — Cass Sunstein

What's quote-unquote a 'good' lawyer, doctor, or whatever the profession is. And if you're a male who grew up professionally in a male-dominated profession, then your image of what a good lawyer is a male image. — Sonia Sotomayor

Successful Lawyer Quotes

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The way to be successful is through preparation. It doesn't just happen. You don't wake up one day and discover you're a lawyer any more than you wake up as a pro football player. It takes time. — Alan Page

No matter how successful I become as a playwright, my mother would be thrilled to hear me tell her that I'd just lost twenty pounds, gotten married and become a lawyer. — Wendy Wasserstein

No wonder lawyers, who control the legal system, have fought so hard, and with great success, against "no fault" insurance. No fault, no lawsuits. No lawsuits, no lunch. — Andrew Tobias

Sheer egoism... Writers share this characteristic with scientists, artists, politicians, lawyers, soldiers, successful businessmen - in short, with the whole top crust of humanity. — George Orwell

The Department of Justice is committed to asking one central question of everything we do: What is the right thing to do? Now that can produce debate, and I want it to be spirited debate. I want the lawyers of America to be able to call me and tell me: Janet, have you lost your mind? — Janet Reno

The thing about commuting internationally is that you have to be a lawyer or an airline steward to do it successfully. — Joan Juliet Buck

How fortunate I was to be alive and a lawyer when, for the first time in United States history, it became possible to urge, successfully, before legislatures and courts, the equal-citizenship stature of women and men as a fundamental constitutional principle. — Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I think sports has done a disservice for a lot of black kids thinking they can only be successful through athletics and entertainment. I want them to know they can be doctors, lawyers, teachers, fireman, police officers, etc. — Charles Barkley

I was a litigation lawyer. That's all very logical. Become a litigation lawyer. Become successful. Have a nice office. But there was some pull inside of me saying, self-publish this book. I followed that intuition and it's been a great choice for me in my life. — Robin S. Sharma

I was a litigation lawyer, working in downtown Toronto. I was successful, yet I was very unfulfilled. I had the sense that I really wasn't living according to my values, and I didn't have the passion or sense of mission I was looking for. — Robin S. Sharma

Attorney Quotes

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To be an effective criminal defense counsel, an attorney must be prepared to be demanding, outrageous, irreverent, blasphemous, a rogue, a renegade, and a hated, isolated, and lonely person - few love a spokesman for the despised and the damned. — Clarence Darrow

The attorney general would call at 5 o'clock in the evening and say: 'Tomorrow morning we are going to try to integrate the University of Mississippi. Get us a memo on what we're likely to do, and what we can do if the governor sends the National Guard there.' — Harold H. Greene

I hate politics, hate deals, and deal-making, hate meeting with attorneys and agents. — Kathie Lee Gifford

The physicians are the natural attorneys of the poor, and the social problems should largely be solved by them. — Rudolf Virchow

I was a prosecutor in Brooklyn in the homicide division and then as a senior assistant district attorney. — Star Jones

The political status legislation which emerged in Congress in 1990 and 1991 did not receive the support needed for enactment into law during my tenure as Attorney General. — Dick Thornburgh

The defendant wants to hide the truth because he's generally guilty. The defense attorney's job is to make sure the jury does not arrive at that truth. — Alan Dershowitz

I have always had an attorney on retainer, and now I believe I will have to put him to work. — Jeff Gannon

Unfortunately, from what I can see from my vantage point as the U.S. Attorney here, illegal insider trading is rampant and may even be on the rise. — Preet Bharara

The attorney general will not cast aspersions on my asparagus. — Louie Gohmert

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More Lawyers Quotes

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Lawyers quote by John F. Kennedy Jr.

People often tell me I could be a great man. I'd rather be a good man. — John F. Kennedy Jr.

Lawyers quote by Charles Dickens

If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers. — Charles Dickens

Lawyers quote by Carlo Gambino

Judges,lawyers an politicians have a license to steal.We don't need one. — Carlo Gambino

Lawyers quote by Mario Puzo

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

Lawyers quote by Gary Haugen

Justice is doing for others what we would want done for us. — Gary Haugen

Lawyers quote by C. Rajagopalachari

Do not demand love. Begin to love. You will be loved. — C. Rajagopalachari

Lawyers quote by Will Rogers

Make crime pay. Become a lawyer. — Will Rogers

Lawyers quote by Shirin Ebadi

Lawyers have a dangerous job in Iran. — Shirin Ebadi

Lawyers quote by Hans Frank

I ask nothing of the Jews except that they should disappear. — Hans Frank

Lawyers quote by John Keats

I think we may class the lawyer in the natural history of monsters. — John Keats

The real reason that we can’t have the Ten Commandments in a courthouse: You cannot post “Thou shalt not steal,” “Thou shalt not commit adultery,” and “Thou shalt not lie” in a building full of lawyers, judges, and politicians. It creates a hostile work environment. — George Carlin

All love is expansion, all selfishness is contraction. Love is therefore the only law of life. He who loves lives, he who is selfish is dying. Therefore love for love's sake, because it is the only law of life, just as you breathe to live. — Swami Vivekananda

Doctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too. — Anton Chekhov

A man cannot govern a nation if he cannot govern a city; he cannot govern a city if he cannot govern a family; he cannot govern a family unless he can govern himself; and he cannot govern himself unless his passions are subject to reason — Hugo Grotius

If one really wishes to know how justice is administered in a country, one does not question the policemen, the lawyers, the judges, or the protected members of the middle class. One goes to the unprotected - those, precisely, who need the law's protection most! - and listens to their testimony. — James A. Baldwin

The terrible, tragic fallacy of the last hundred years has been to think that all man's troubles are due to his environment, and that to change the man you have nothing to do but change his environment. That is a tragic fallacy. It overlooks the fact that it was in Paradise that man fell. — Martyn Lloyd-Jones

A lawyer’s either a social engineer or … a parasite on society … A social engineer [is] a highly skilled, perceptive, sensitive lawyer who [understands] the Constitution of the United States and [knows] how to explore its uses in the solving of problems of local communities and in bettering conditions of the underprivileged citizens. — Charles Hamilton Houston

In the old days all you needed was a handshake. Nowadays you need forty lawyers. — Jimmy Hoffa

When I don't make a decision, it's not that I don't think about it. I think about it and make a decision not to make a decision. — P. V. Narasimha Rao

A lawyer is never entirely comfortable with a friendly divorce, anymore than a good mortician wants to finish his job and then have the patient sit up on the table. — Jean Kerr

Lawyers are like beavers: They get in the mainstream and damn it up. — John Naisbitt

It is impossible to enslave, mentally or socially, a bible-reading people. The principles of the bible are the groundwork of human freedom. — Horace Greeley

Science is the engine of prosperity. But you'd never know it, listening to some of the politicians. They're lawyers and businessmen, not scientists. Lawyers and businessmen massage wealth; they don't create it. — Michio Kaku

The victims of injustice in our world do not need our spasms of passion; they need our long obedience in the same direction - our legs and lungs of endurance; And we need sturdy stores of joy. — Gary Haugen

While I have served in public office for 30 years, my professional training is as a pharmacist, not a lawyer or an accountant. — George Ryan

Reduce the number of lawyers. They are like beavers - they get in the middle of the stream and dam it up. — Donald Rumsfeld

I knew well that the only way I could get that door open was to knock it down; because I knocked all of them down. — Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander

Rich people, they stay out of jail not just because they have more money but because they grew up in a culture where they're educated by people to say, "I don't have to talk to the cops. If I get arrested, I'm not going to say a word to them. I'm just going to wait until my family lawyer gets here". — Immortal Technique

And God said 'Let there be Satan, so people don't blame everything on me. And let there be lawyers, so people don't blame everything on Satan.' — George Burns

We come from an inconceivable nothingness. We stay a while in something which seems equally inconceivable, only to vanish again into the inconceivable nothingness. — Peter Wessel Zapffe

To get your name well enough known that you can run for a public office, some people do it by being great lawyers or philanthropists or business people or work their way up the political ladder. I happened to become known from a different route. — John Glenn

We're talking about the lawyers for the United States of America. And I think it's very, very important that the lawyers be comfortable being very candid and open about their views on very sensitive issues affecting the United States. — Alberto Gonzales

Iowa is home to teachers, farmers, lawyers, factory workers, and many others who work hard every day to provide the best for their families and their future. — Leonard Boswell

Whoever tells the best story wins. — John Quincy Adams

Man is a tragic animal. Not because of his smallness, but because he is too well endowed. Man has longings and spiritual demands that reality cannot fulfill. We have expectations of a just and moral world. Man requires meaning in a meaningless world. — Peter Wessel Zapffe

AI means a brilliant doctor on your phone. Who can diagnose you instantly, for free, privately, using only your locally stored medical records. Do you think the doctors will be happy about that? Or the lawyers? The artists? The others that AI disrupts? They’ll fight it. Hard. — Balaji Srinivasan

In almost any salaried job, even at one that’s paying a lot per hour like a lawyer, or a doctor, you’re still putting in the hours, and every hour you get paid. So, what that means is when you’re sleeping, you’re not earning. When you’re retired, you’re not earning. When you’re on vacation, you’re not earning. And you can’t earn non-linearly. — Naval Ravikant

Unless we take action on climate change, future generations will be roasted, toasted, fried and grilled. — Christine Lagarde

I treat people and I deal with my fighters and I deal with the fans like a real person. I don't come out and read canned statements written by our lawyers. — Dana White

People expect Byzantine, Machiavellian logic from politicians. But the truth is simple. Trial lawyers learn a good rule: 'Don't decide what you don't have to decide.' That's not evasion, it's wisdom. — Mario Cuomo

A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for his client. — English Proverbs

It is the women who are the leaders in change and without their participation poverty can never be removed. — Ela Bhatt

Well, I don't know as I want a lawyer to tell me what I cannot do. I hire him to tell how to do what I want to do. — John Pierpont Morgan

In violation of the Habeas Corpus Act and the fundamental laws of our constitution these men have never been brought to trail or even allowed to see a lawyer. — John Amery

Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it's less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you've lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that's good. — Elizabeth Edwards

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