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“[you’ll acquire] A certain amount of cynicism. This business works on you. When you were in law school you had some noble idea what a lawyer should be. A champion of individual rights; a defender of the Constitution; a guardian of the oppressed; an advocate for your client’s principles. Then after you practice for six months you realize you were nothing but hired guns. Mouthpieces for sale to the highest bidder, available to anybody, any crook, any sleazebag with enough money to pay your outrageous fees. Nothing shocks you. It’s supposed to be an honorable profession, but you’ll meet so many crooked lawyers you’ll want to quit and find an honest job. Yeah Mitch, you’ll get cynical. And it’s sad, really.”
John Grisham, The Firm
“Any lawyer worth his salt knew the first offer had to be rejected.”
John Grisham, The Firm
“love yourself,.,.,.,for the sake of
your better future”
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“I'm being followed so much I'm causing traffic jams.”
John Grisham, The Firm
“You know, I have a very bad reputation.”
John Grisham, The Firm
“I've loved you all my life. Even before we met. Part of it wasn't even you. It was just a promise of you.”
John Grisham, The Firm
“if you don’t think about death, you don’t appreciate life.”
John Grisham, The Firm
“Some of our clients have not been saints, but no lawyer can dictate morals to his client.”
John Grisham, The Firm
“Billing was the”
John Grisham, The Firm
“Our clients are our only assets, so we kill ourselves for them.”
John Grisham, The Firm
“Billing was the lifeblood of the firm. Everything revolved around it.”
John Grisham, The Firm
“With a six-figure income guaranteed for the rest of his life, Lamar could enjoy the twelve-hundred-dollar tailored suits that hung so comfortably from his tall, athletic frame.”
John Grisham, The Firm
“It was simply unheard of for a member of the firm to ignore his billing.”
John Grisham, The Firm
“Capps earned over nine million last year and paid a pittance in taxes.”
John Grisham, The Firm
“The human body was not meant for such abuse. After about six months they lost steam.”
John Grisham, The Firm
“He was headed for Wall Street and had been sidetracked by the money. Only the money.”
John Grisham, The Firm
“(whom they could not find) and some sympathetic relatives. The poverty hurt, and they assumed, correctly, it had bred the intense desire to succeed.”
John Grisham, The Firm

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