50+ Best Lawyer Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Lawyer Quotes

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

If lawyers were to undertake no causes till they were sure they were just, a man might be precluded altogether from a trial of his claim, though, were it judicially examined, it might be found a very just claim. Samuel Johnson

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

The lawyer’s truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency. Henry David Thoreau

There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth. Jean Giraudoux

Of course, some would say if you have a performing inclination, then you should become a lawyer. That’s a platform we use, or a priest. You know, anywhere you lecture and pontificate to people. Rowan Atkinson

A lawyer is a person who writes a 10,000-word document and calls it a brief. Franz Kafka

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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

A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect. Sir Walter Scott

You cannot live without the lawyers, and certainly you cannot die without them. Joseph H. Choate

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

After 25-plus years as a lawyer, prosecutor, and defense attorney, I have developed a deep appreciation for both the wisdom of the law and the role that jurists play in framing the rights and responsibilities that define our society. Eliot Spitzer

Lawyers have a way of seeing that sets them apart from the rest of us. In some way this special vision makes them invaluable, and in other ways, repulsive. Lawyers are much more focused on rational, logical, and objective criteria to the exclusion of the emotional, subjective, and sometimes irrational responses to the world. Moreover, lawyers like to show no emotion, and possess a particular disdain for the emotions that are found in others, which has the quality of making them seem inhuman. Thane Rosenbaum

Law is an imperfect profession in which success can rarely be achieved without some sacrifice of principle. Thus all practicing lawyers — and most others in the profession — will necessarily be imperfect, especially in the eyes of young idealists. There is no perfect justice, just as there is no absolute in ethics. But there is perfect injustice, and we know it when we see it. Alan Dershowitz

Short Lawyer Quotes

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

Make crime pay. Become a lawyer. Will Rogers

How many lawyer jokes are there? One, the rest are true stories. Thomas F. Shubnell

Where there’s a will, there’s a lawyer. Robert Elliott Gonzales

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

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

Don’t misinform your Doctor nor your Lawyer. Benjamin Franklin

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

Running for office is similar to being a trial lawyer in a very long trial. It requires adrenaline and stamina; it requires being in shape mentally and emotionally. It’s a marathon. Kamala Harris

Finding a good barber is like finding a good lawyer — you gotta go to the same guy. Ronny Chieng

If you can manipulate news, a judge can manipulate the law. A smart lawyer can keep a killer out of jail, a smart accountant can keep a thief from paying taxes, a smart reporter could ruin your reputation — unfairly. Mario Cuomo

As the lawyer, I found most of it was a matter of research, which I was great at — that’s what I did to death — and then basically persuading people that you’re right, and they’re wrong… I found that the easiest of all the professions to impersonate. Frank Abagnale

A good lawyer knows how to shut up when he’s won his case. Alan Dershowitz

Proud To Be Lawyer Quotes

Whether you want to go into music, whether you want to be a lawyer, whether you want to be President of the United States, the bottom line for all of you is that you have got to get your education. Michelle Obama

I’m a lawyer. I go for due process; I go for fairness and equity – these values mean a lot to me. Mohamed ElBaradei

Law students are trained in the case method, and to the lawyer everything in life looks like a case. Edward Packard, Jr.

It is the lawyers who run our civilization for us — our governments, our business, our private lives. Most legislators are lawyers; they make our laws. Most presidents, governors, commissioners, along with their advisers and brain-trusters are lawyers; they administer our laws. All the judges are lawyers; they interpret and enforce our laws. There is no separation of powers where the lawyers are concerned. There is only a concentration of all government power — in the lawyers. Fred Rodell

The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law. Jeremy Bentham

Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer. Robert Louis Stevenson

After years as a civil rights lawyer, I rarely find myself speechless. Michelle Alexander

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

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

A lawyer’s dream of heaven: every man reclaimed his property at the resurrection, and each tried to recover it from all his forefathers. Samuel Butler

Lawyers are men who will swear black is white — if they are paid for it. Edward Counsel

I’m a soulless lawyer. Give me any opinion and I can argue it. Megyn Kelly

In the courtroom, it’s where a lawyer really becomes an actor. There’s a very fine line between delivering a monologue in a play and delivering a monologue to a jury. I’ve always felt that way — I’ve been in a lot of courtrooms. The best lawyers are really theatrical. Woody Harrelson

A lawyer wants to get his client off the hook. And even if he knows the client is guilty, he is going to find ways and means of getting him off the hook. Mahathir Mohamad

To me, a lawyer is basically the person that knows the rules of the country. We’re all throwing the dice, playing the game, moving our pieces around the board, but if there is a problem the lawyer is the only person who has read the inside of the top of the box. Jerry Seinfeld

Lawyers are operators of toll bridges which anyone in search of justice must pass. Jane Bryant Quinn

Lawyers are like professional wrestlers. They pretend to get mad and fight, but then they socialize after a trial is over. Robert Whitlow

A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer. Robert Frost

A lawyer without books would be like a workman without tools. Thomas Jefferson

Credentials are critical if you want to do something professional. If you want to become a doctor or lawyer or teacher or professor, there is a credentialing process. But there are a lot of other things where it’s not clear they’re that important. Peter Thiel

Most people ask questions because they want to know the answer; lawyers are trained never to ask questions unless they already know the answer. Lani Guinier

A lawyer is a gentleman that rescues your estate from your enemies and then keeps it to himself. Henry P. Brougham

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