Lawyer Quotes and Sayings

Laws are like spiderwebs.They catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.

Submitted by: Kurisushyne

99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name

Submitted by: Attacus

Only painters and lawyers can change white to black.

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

Laws should be like clothes. They should be made to fit the people they serve.
Clarence Darrow

Whoever tells the best story wins.

America is the paradise of lawyers.
– Justice David J. Brewer

A countryman between two lawyers is just like a fish between two cats.
Benjamin Franklin

A good lawyer is a great liar.

A lawyer is a learned gentleman who rescues your estate from your enemies and keeps it himself.
– Henry Peter Brougham


It is always the best policy to tell the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.
– Jerome Klapka Jerome

The good lawyer is the great salesman.
– Janet Reno

If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers in the first place.

Sometimes even lawyers need lawyers.

If there wasn’t a penalty for laughing in court, the jury would never be able to hear the evidence.

Judge – A law student who marks his own examination papers.
– Henry Louis Mencken

Lawyers are always more ready to get a man into troubles than out of them.

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

No brilliance is required in law, just some common sense and relatively clean fingernails.
– John Mortimer

A good lawyer is a bad Christian.
– John Lothrop Motley

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