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 downright funny, straightforward and some are even a bit shocking.
If somebody invented cigarettes today, the government would not legalize them.
If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers in the first place.
It is legal because I wish it.
The more laws, the less justice.
-Marcus Tullius Cicero
A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.
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.
I have a different approach. I don't file lawsuits because I really don't care.
People do not win people fights. Lawyers do.
-Norman Ralph Augustine
I'm trusting in the Lord and a good lawyer.
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.
To force a lawyer on a defendant can only lead him to believe that the law contrives against him.
Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character.
-Robert E. Lee
A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman.
Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer.
-Robert Louis Stevenson
As for lawyers, it's more fun to play one than to be one.
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.
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In law, nothing is certain but the expense.
A married woman has the same right to control her own body as does an unmarried woman.
I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five.
Unfortunately, what many people forget is that judges are just lawyers in robes.
We are led by lawyers who do not understand either technology or balance sheets.
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.
Make crime pay. Become a lawyer.
People are getting smarter nowadays; they are letting lawyers, instead of their conscience, be their guide.
A lawyer who does not know men is handicapped.
Justice delayed is justice denied.
-William E. Gladstone
Lawyers are the first refuge of the incompetent.
Ignorance of the law excuses no man from practicing it.
Where there is a will there is a lawsuit.
Judges are the weakest link in our system of justice, and they are also the most protected.
Lawsuit: A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage.
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.
I'm not sure I can say there is a clean line between me as an individual and me as a lawyer.
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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