quote by V. R. Krishna Iyer

Law is not a trade, not briefs, not merchandise, and so the heaven of commercial competition should not vulgarize the legal profession.

— V. R. Krishna Iyer

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When dictators and tyrants seek to destroy the freedoms of men, their first target is the legal profession and through it the rule of law.


Legal profession quote Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.

When anarchy is declared, the first thing we do, let's kill all the anarchists.

Legal profession quote Advertising is legalized lying.
Advertising is legalized lying.

The legal profession, politics and acting are very closely tied: the whole point is to have an idea and get it across to a listener, whether it is one person or five thousand in a hall.

The legal profession is a business with a tremendous collection of egos.

Few people who are not strong egotistically gravitate to it.

My decision to become a lawyer was irrevocably sealed when I realized my father hated the legal profession.


I don't want to make vast generalizations about people who go into legal professions, but there are similarities in the barristers that I met and interacted with, in the sense that they tend to be highly eloquent, highly analytical, thinking people who have a very rapid-fire think-before-they-speak button, as it were.

Laws to suppress tend to strengthen what they would prohibit.

This is the fine point on which all legal professions of history have based their job security.

I never thought I would live long enough to see the legal profession change to the extent it has.

I think the legal profession is getting somewhat corrupted.

When it comes to lawyers, I think it's kind of a Catch-22. On one hand, there's so much process, procedure and mess caused by the legal profession. But on the other hand, the only way to sort through all that process, procedure and mess is through the legal profession.

In high school, I discovered myself. I was interested in race relations and the legal profession. I read about Lincoln and that he believed the law to be the most difficult of professions.


Lawyers are necessary in a community.

Some of you...take a different view; but as I am a member of that legal profession, or was at one time, and have only lost standing in it to become a politician, I still retain the pride of the profession. And I still insist that it is the law and the lawyer that make popular government under a written constitution and written statutes possible.

Extrapolating from the statistical growth of the legal profession, by the year 2035 every single person in the United States will be a lawyer, including newborn infants.