Legal Quotes

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Thomas Szasz
“Is psychiatry a medical enterprise concerned with treating diseases, or a humanistic enterprise concerned with helping persons with their personal problems? Psychiatry could be one or the other, but it cannot--despite the pretensions and protestations of psichiatrists--be both.”
Thomas Szasz

Pooja Agnihotri
“The understanding of the environment - political, economic, social, technological, and legal is very crucial for the success of a business.”
Pooja Agnihotri, 17 Reasons Why Businesses Fail :Unscrew Yourself From Business Failure

Jesse Ventura
“We call our country home of the brave and land of the free, but it's not. We give a false portrayal of freedom. We're not free — if we were, we'd allow people their freedom. Prohibiting something doesn't make it go away. Prostitution is criminal, and bad things happen because it's run illegally by dirt-bags who are criminals. If it's legal, then the girls could have health checks, unions, benefits, anything any other worker gets, and it would be far better.”
Jesse Ventura

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
“Laws are always useful to those who possess and vexatious to those who have nothing.”
Rousseau

Gwenn Wright
“Whatever happened in those more than one hundred years, from the time my great-great-great grandfather studied law to the time when my own father took his bar exam in 1989, I may never know. Perhaps it was just greed and the good, old-fashion corruption that comes with power. The Drexlers have moved from the fight for human rights to the fight for corporations and wealthy individuals. We file their taxes, write their contracts, clean up their messes. As I see it, we have become little more than glorified Public Relations reps”
Gwenn Wright, The BlueStocking Girl

“THE ORGANIC FOODS MYTH

A few decades ago, a woman tried to sue a butter company that had printed the word 'LITE' on its product's packaging. She claimed to have gained so much weight from eating the butter, even though it was labeled as being 'LITE'. In court, the lawyer representing the butter company simply held up the container of butter and said to the judge, "My client did not lie. The container is indeed 'light in weight'. The woman lost the case.

In a marketing class in college, we were assigned this case study to show us that 'puffery' is legal. This means that you can deceptively use words with double meanings to sell a product, even though they could mislead customers into thinking your words mean something different. I am using this example to touch upon the myth of organic foods. If I was a lawyer representing a company that had labeled its oranges as being organic, and a man was suing my client because he found out that the oranges were being sprayed with toxins, my defense opening statement would be very simple: "If it's not plastic or metallic, it's organic."

Most products labeled as being organic are not really organic. This is the truth. You pay premium prices for products you think are grown without chemicals, but most products are. If an apple is labeled as being organic, it could mean two things. Either the apple tree itself is free from chemicals, or just the soil. One or the other, but rarely both. The truth is, the word 'organic' can mean many things, and taking a farmer to court would be difficult if you found out his fruits were indeed sprayed with pesticides. After all, all organisms on earth are scientifically labeled as being organic, unless they are made of plastic or metal. The word 'organic' comes from the word 'organism', meaning something that is, or once was, living and breathing air, water and sunlight.

So, the next time you stroll through your local supermarket and see brown pears that are labeled as being organic, know that they could have been third-rate fare sourced from the last day of a weekend market, and have been re-labeled to be sold to a gullible crowd for a premium price. I have a friend who thinks that organic foods have to look beat up and deformed because the use of chemicals is what makes them look perfect and flawless. This is not true. Chemical-free foods can look perfect if grown in your backyard. If you go to jungles or forests untouched by man, you will see fruit and vegetables that look like they sprouted from trees from Heaven. So be cautious the next time you buy anything labeled as 'organic'. Unless you personally know the farmer or the company selling the products, don't trust what you read. You, me, and everything on land and sea are organic.


Suzy Kassem,
Truth Is Crying”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Calvin Coolidge
“The Business of Our Firm is Business"
-Donald W. Hudspeth from:

"The Business of America is Business"
-Calvin Coolidge”
Calvin Coolidge

“But my considered opinion, after long reflection, is that, whilst in many places the effect of "Ulysses" on the reader undoubtedly is somewhat emetic, nowhere does it tend to be an aphrodisiac.”
John Munro Woolsey, United States v. One Book Called "Ulysses"

Rawi Hage
“What the fuck is legal in this universe? Stars eat each other, wolves eat the pigs, and Grandma fucks over Little Red Riding Hood.”
Rawi Hage, Carnival

Jodi Picoult
“Can you tell me what it means to waive your rights?"

I hold my breath as Jacob hesitates. And then slowly, beautifully, the right fist he's been banging against the wooden railing unfurls and is raised over his head, moving back and forth like a metronome.”
Jodi Picoult

“In respect of the recurrent emergence of the theme of sex in the minds of [Joyce's] characters, it must always be remembered that his locale was Celtic and his season spring.”
John Munro Woolsey, United States v. One Book Called "Ulysses"

Marguerite Yourcenar
“My purpose was simply to diminish that mass of contradictions and abuses which eventually turn legal procedure into a wilderness where decent people hardly dare venture, and where bandits abound.”
Marguerite Yourcenar, Memoirs of Hadrian

C.A.A. Savastano
“When any person attempts to force another human being how to speak or act without verifiable legal justification, they are tyrants. No matter how well-meaning tyrants they might be. Individual rights are more important than any groups feelings.”
C.A.A. Savastano

Francis P. Karam
“Recognize that the legal adversarial system us a flawed way to find the truth.”
Francis P. Karam, The Truth Engine: Cross-Examination Outside the Box

Francis P. Karam
“Recognize that the legal adversarial system is a flawed way to find the truth.”
Francis P. Karam, The Truth Engine: Cross-Examination Outside the Box

Steven Magee
“The legal system is a sham.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“What a disaster the murder of George Floyd has been for the global image of the USA.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“A corrupt legal system is a reflection of a corrupt government.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“You do not seriously think that your corrupt government is going to uphold your legal rights, do you?”
Steven Magee

“The devil is in the terms and conditions.”
Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

C.A.A. Savastano
“Equal freedom of legal speech for ourselves requires extending it to others.”
C.A.A. Savastano

Abhijit Naskar
“A truly civilized society has no use of law and government, it's only an uncivilized society that needs them.”
Abhijit Naskar, Time to End Democracy: The Meritocratic Manifesto

Lawrence Hartman
“Extreme Justice is Extreme Injustice."
- Marcus Cicero

"You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice."
- Bob Marley”
Lawrence Hartman, GUILTY TILL PROVEN INNOCENT: A Shocking Inside View Into America's Failing Justice System

E.L.  Ward
“If a law is to be unfair, then let it be unfair to all.”
E.L. Ward, The Chocolate Prophecy
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Monique Truong
“The law gave me an entirely new vocabulary, a language that non-lawyers derisively referred to as "legalese." Unlike the basic building blocks- the day-to-day words- that got me from the subway to the office and back, the words of my legal vocabulary, more often than not, triggered flavors that I had experienced after leaving Boiling Springs, flavors that I had chosen for myself, derived from foods that were never contained within the boxes and the cans of DeAnne's kitchen.
Subpoenakiwifruit.
InjunctionCamembert.
Infringementlobster.
Jurisdictionfreshgreenbeans.
Appellantsourdoughbread.
ArbitrationGuinness.
Unconstitutionalasparagus.
ExculpatoryNutella.
I could go on and on, and I did.
Every day I was paid an astonishing amount of money to shuffle these words around on paper and, better yet, to say them aloud. At my yearly reviews, the partners I worked for commented that they had never seen a young lawyer so visibly invigorated by her work. One of the many reasons I was on track to make partner, I thought.
There were, of course, the rare and disconnecting exceptions. Some legal words reached back to the Dark Ages of my childhood and to the stunted diet that informed my earlier words. "Mitigating," for example, brought with it the unmistakable taste of elementary school cafeteria pizzas: rectangles of frozen dough topped with a ketchup-like sauce, the hard crumbled meat of some unidentifiable animal, and grated "cheese" that didn't melt when heated but instead retained the pattern of a badly crocheted coverlet. I had actually looked forward to the days when these rectangles were on the lunch menu, slapped onto my tray by the lunch ladies in hairnets and comfortable shoes. Those pizzas (even the word itself was pure exuberance with the two z's and the sound of satisfaction at the end... ah!) were evocative of some greater, more interesting locale, though how and where none of us at Boiling Springs Elementary circa 1975 were quite sure. We all knew what hamburgers and hot dogs were supposed to look and taste like, and we knew that the school cafeteria served us a second-rate version of these foods. Few of us students knew what a pizza was supposed to be. Kelly claimed that it was usually very big and round in shape, but both of these characteristics seemed highly improbable to me. By the time we were in middle school, a Pizza Inn had opened up along the feeder road to I-85. The Pizza Inn may or may not have been the first national chain of pizzerias to offer a weekly all-you-can-eat buffet. To the folks of the greater Boiling Springs-Shelby area, this was an idea that would expand their waistlines, if not their horizons. A Sizzler would later open next to the Pizza Inn (feeder road took on a new connotation), and it would offer the Holy Grail of all-you-can-eat buffets: steaks, baked potatoes, and, for the ladies, a salad bar complete with exotic fixings such as canned chickpeas and a tangle of slightly bruised alfalfa sprouts.
Along with "mitigating," these were some of the other legal words that also transported me back in time:
Egressredvelvetcake.
PerpetuityFrenchsaladdressing.
Compensatoryboiledpeanuts.
ProbateReese'speanutbuttercup.
FiduciaryCheerwine.
AmortizationOreocookie.”
Monique Truong, Bitter in the Mouth

Mark M. Bello
“No one, and I mean no one escapes from this camp. Anyone who tries with be shot, along with many others, in order to teach a lesson no one will ever forget.”
Mark M. Bello, L'DOR V'DOR: From Generation to Generation

Mark M. Bello
“L’Dor v’dor, my son, from generation to generation. This is a Jewish tradition . . . It is our responsibility as Jews to pass traditions down from generation to generation, as well. We must keep these traditions alive, so I hope you will carry this with you always and remember your Zayde and his story of the Shoah.”
Mark M. Bello, L'DOR V'DOR: From Generation to Generation

Abhijit Naskar
“La justicia no es un asunto legal, es un asunto humano.”
Abhijit Naskar, Operation Justice: To Make A Society That Needs No Law

Abhijit Naskar
“Justiça não é uma questão legal, é uma questão humana.”
Abhijit Naskar, Operation Justice: To Make A Society That Needs No Law

Loren Weisman
“Just because it is legal to do, it does not make it an ethical, honorable, moral or professional choice.”
Loren Weisman

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