Legal Quotes

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The majority of these legal quotes focus on lawyers. Some people say lawyers are like policemen. You don’t want to see one until you are in trouble.

The famous people speaking about lawyers in this collection offer an interesting take on lawyers. I am convinced that the world is a better place from a legal standpoint to have lawyers.

Some of these legal quotes are down right funny, straightforward and some are even a bit shocking.

If somebody invented cigarettes today, the government would not legalize them.
-Loni Anderson

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

It is legal because I wish it.
-Louis XIV

The more laws, the less justice.
-Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

I never saw a lawyer yet who would admit he was making money.
-Mary Roberts Rinehart

I used to want to be a lawyer, but I didn't want to have half my brain sucked out.
-Max Walker

I have a different approach. I don't file lawsuits because I really don't care.
-Nicole Kidman

People do not win people fights. Lawyers do.
-Norman Ralph Augustine

I'm trusting in the Lord and a good lawyer.
-Oliver North

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

Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens.
-Plato

To force a lawyer on a defendant can only lead him to believe that the law contrives against him.
-Potter Stewart

Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character.
-Robert E. Lee

A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman.
-Robert Frost

Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer.
-Robert Louis Stevenson

As for lawyers, it's more fun to play one than to be one.
-Sam Waterston

I have been committed to carrying out my duties... in accordance with both the letter and spirit of all applicable rules of ethics and canons of conduct.
-Samuel Alito

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In law, nothing is certain but the expense.
-Samuel Butler

A married woman has the same right to control her own body as does an unmarried woman.
-Sol Wachtler

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

Unfortunately, what many people forget is that judges are just lawyers in robes.
-Tammy Bruce

We are led by lawyers who do not understand either technology or balance sheets.
-Thomas Friedman

I'm afraid I talk a lot, too much, perhaps. I should have been a lawyer or a college professor or a windy politician, though I'm glad I am not any of these.
-Tom Glazer

Make crime pay. Become a lawyer.
-Will Rogers

People are getting smarter nowadays; they are letting lawyers, instead of their conscience, be their guide.
-Will Rogers

A lawyer who does not know men is handicapped.
-William Dunbar

Justice delayed is justice denied.
-William E. Gladstone

Lawyers are the first refuge of the incompetent.
-Aaron Allston

Ignorance of the law excuses no man from practicing it.
-Addison Mizner

Where there is a will there is a lawsuit.
-Addison Mizner

Judges are the weakest link in our system of justice, and they are also the most protected.
-Alan Dershowitz

Lawsuit: A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage.
-Ambrose Bierce

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

I'm not sure I can say there is a clean line between me as an individual and me as a lawyer.
-Anita Hill

These legal quotes can be used in a variety of ways. I use them in my writings and when I am speaking.

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