Lawyer Quotes

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Edmund Burke
“It is not, what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice, tell me I ought to do.”
Edmund Burke, Speech on Conciliation with America

H.L. Mencken
“Lawyer: one who protects us against robbery by taking away the temptation.”
H. L. Mencken

Harper Lee
“Jen and I were accustomed to our father's last-will-and-testament diction, and were at times free to interrupt Atticus for a translation when it was beyond our understanding.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Roberto Bolaño
“I’m seventeen years old, my name is Juan García Madero, and I’m in my first semester of law school. I wanted to study literature, not law, but my uncle insisted, and in the end I gave in. I’m an orphan, and someday I’ll be a lawyer. That’s what I told my aunt and uncle, and then I shut myself in my room and cried all night.”
Roberto Bolaño, The Savage Detectives

Penelope Marzec
“That made love—not grace—the magic ingredient. Then a
new thought hit her. Perhaps love was grace. A shiver went
up her spine. What did that make anger? The antithesis of
Penelope Marzec, A Rush of Light

Mallika Nawal
“A good lawyer, just like a good poker player, must always keep his cards close to his chest.”
Mallika Nawal, I'm a Woman & I'm on SALE

Daniel Amory
“I remember when I was twenty-five,” he said. “No client comes to you when you’re twenty-five. It’s like when you are looking for a doctor. You don’t want the new one that just graduated. You don’t want the very old one, the one shaking, the one twenty years past his prime. You want the seasoned one who has done it so many times he can do it in his sleep though. Same thing with attorneys.”
Daniel Amory, Minor Snobs

Howard Tayler
“Is it really 'pro bono' if a lawyer takes your case in exchange for explosives?
-Captain Hartung”
Howard Tayler, Emperor Pius Dei

Reece Hirsch
“During the years of struggling to make partner, he had sometimes entertained the comical notion that making partner would imbue him with new powers, like a budding superhero who had been bitten by a radioactive spider. It appeared that any superpowers he had gained did not include the ability to pick up women in bars.”
Reece Hirsch, The Insider

“The facts were strongly behind his client. But the legal battle could be drawn out for months; no one stood to gain except the lawyers. Ghandi was not interested in making a profit out of legal briefs and empty arguments. He was determined to serve the best interests of both sides. Dada Abdulla and his opponent were blood relations, and every day the case dragged on only drove in deeper the wedge that was splitting their family in two. With much talking Ghandi persuaded both sides to submit to arbitration and settle out of court. Even more talking was necessary to get Dada Abdulla to agree on terms which would not bankrupt the loser, but in the end both sides were satisfied. Ghandi was ecstatic. "I had learnt," he exclaimed, "the true practice of law. I had learnt to find out the better side of human nature and to enter men's hearts. I realized that the true function of a lawyer was to unite parties riven asunder.”
Ghandi Palanithurai

“The sun don't shine on the same dog's tail all the time; either the sun moves or the dog moves!”
Murray M. Silver

Natalya Vorobyova
“I cross-examined him and he double-crossed me but that's fine; I'll prosecute him one day and he'll be sentenced to life without parole…with me.”
Natalya Vorobyova, Better to be able to love than to be loveable

Daniel Amory
“You know, sometimes I think this is just not it,” he said, his glasses flashing from the early night’s light.
He turned toward me in a thoughtful pause.
“You know what I mean, Tom?” he asked. “It’s just not.”
Daniel Amory, Minor Snobs

Rebecca McNutt
“Someday I’ll be a lawyer… someday I’ll bring justice to people who need it. Lawyers are either legalized liars… or saviors of the truth.”
Rebecca McNutt, Bittersweet Symphony

Mary Stanton
“Forget the garden rake. Remember that time you dived over the desk at that guy in moot court? Had him by the throat in two seconds flat, that's what I heard."
"You heard wrong."
"And they suspended you for how long?" Antonia innocently asked.
"A day. And I apologized. Actually I crawled like a slug and ate dirt," Bree said ruefully. "But that was years ago, and have I pulled a stunt like that again? No, I have not.”
Mary Stanton, Defending Angels

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Natalya Vorobyova
“He aimed at the lawyer's heart but missed it. It was a mistrial.”
Natalya Vorobyova, Better to be able to love than to be loveable

Steven Magee
“You can get married for a few hundred dollars and divorced for the bulk of your assets.”
Steven Magee

Meg Harding
“As a lawyer Travis was a fan of arguing—arguing till the original argument had been lost so far back in the tangle of discussion that it became irrelevant and all that mattered was that he was clearly right”
Meg Harding, The Lawyer Under the Tree

David Rosenfelt
“Judge Walter Henderson, better known as Hatchet Henderson, is a large, imposing hulk of a man who stays in shape by adhering to a no-carbohydrate, no-fat, all-lawyer diet. Open and Shut, 2003”
David Rosenfelt

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Leonard H Burgess

Natalya Vorobyova
“When I pass the bar, you'll be barred from bars but put behind them.”
Natalya Vorobyova, Better to be able to love than to be loveable

Oscar Wilde
“I am afraid that there is not much to be said in favour of either the lawyer or the journalist.”
Oscar Wilde, Beautiful and Impossible Things - Selected Essays of Oscar Wilde

A.   White
“When speaking of heritage. Not all of it is good and nor all of it is bad; for some people it isn’t all bad but for some of us; it’s all bad. But often not of the ancestors’ creation. But it’s your job as a person of your ancestors’ future is to evaluate it and select the good fruits and hold them dear but it’s also your responsibility to know when to have enough common sense to cast the bad ones out.~Bea Preston, from the book "Long May The Story Bea Told.”
A. White

“...our objective at trial is not the ultimate truth but an opinion in our favour.”
Keith Evans, The Golden Rules of Advocacy

“There is a sincere way of conducting every case. Find it.”
Keith Evans, The Golden Rules of Advocacy

“The Golden Rule is clear: do not sound like a lawyer any more than is absolutely necessary.
Keith Evans, The Golden Rules of Advocacy

“As any lawyer knows, the four stages of crime are intention, preparation, attempt, and commission. Nowhere does our law punish the (evil) intentions of an individual since it’s not explicitly seen. Ironically every crime/wrong primarily begins with a (mala-fide) intention. Jesus of Nazareth captured it succinctly when he pointed “What comes out of a person is what defiles them. For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and defile a person.”
Royal Raj S

“Instead of pointing fingers at ‘criminals’ like Gun wielding terrorists, cold-blooded murders, gruesome rapists, juvenile delinquents (by the way they are mere humans akin to you and me!)…let’s see where we stand with regard to the question of our own moral standing before the moral law giver”
Royal Raj S

“A simple act of deviating from the set moral standard established by the moral lawgiver is an offense, suffice to make us culpable.”
Royal Raj S

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