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Law And Lawyers Quotes

Those laws, being forged for universal application, are in perpetual conflict with personal interest, just as personal interest is always in contradiction with the general interest. Good for society, our laws are very bad for the individuals whereof it is composed; for, if they one time protect the individual, they hinder, trouble, fetter him for three quarters of his life.
Marquis De Sade
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Henry David Thoreau
The lawyer's truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency.
Henry David Thoreau
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Fish die when they are out of water, and people die without law and order.
The Talmud
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Niccolo Machiavelli
Because just as good morals, if they are to be maintained, have need of the laws, so the laws, if they are to be observed, have need of good morals
Niccolo Machiavelli
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Robert Frost
A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
Robert Frost
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Charles De Montesquieu,
The severity of the laws prevents their execution.
Charles De Montesquieu,
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The United States is the greatest law factory the world has ever known.
Charles Hughes
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Our human laws are more or less imperfect copies of the external laws as we see them.
James Froude
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Henry David Thoreau
It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for law, so much as a respect for right.
Henry David Thoreau
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
Good men must not obey the laws too well.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The robes of lawyers are lined with the obstinacy of clients
Proverb
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Alexis de Tocqueville, ,
The best laws cannot make a constitution work in spite of morals; morals can turn the worst laws to advantage. That is a commonplace truth, but one to which my studies are always bringing me back. It is the central point in my conception. I see it at the end of all my reflections.
Alexis de Tocqueville, ,
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Hunter S. Thompson
Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect.
Hunter S. Thompson
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We enact many laws that manufacture criminals, and then a few that punish them
Allen Tucker
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Abraham Lincoln
A jury too often has at least one member more ready to hang the panel than to hang the traitor.
Abraham Lincoln
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I consider women who are authors, lawyers and politicians are monsters
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
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If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers in the first place.
George Savile
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Samuel Johnson
I would be loath to speak ill of any person who I do not know deserves it, but I am afraid he is an attorney.
Samuel Johnson
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Laws are like spiders' webs which, if anything small falls into them they ensnare it, but large things break through and escape
Solon
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Fools and obstinate men make rich lawyers
Spanish Proverb
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A lawyer with a briefcase can steal more than a thousand men with guns.
Mario Puzo
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He who goes to law for a sheep loses his cow.
Spanish Proverb
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It is unfair to believe everything we hear about lawyers, some of it might not be true.
Gerald Lieberman
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Laws are the sovereigns of sovereigns.
Louis XIV
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T.S. Eliot
When one wanted one's interests looking after whatever the cost, it was not so well for a lawyer to be over honest, else he might not be up to other people's tricks.
T.S. Eliot
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Edmund Burke
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
Edmund Burke
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Lawyers and woodpeckers have long bills.
Proverb Proverbs
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All our work, our whole life is a matter of semantics, because words are the tools with which we work, the material out of which laws are made, out of which the Constitution was written. Everything depends on our understanding of them.
Felix Frankfurter
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
The good lawyer is not the man who has an eye to every side and angle of contingency, and qualifies all his qualifications, but who throws himself on your part so heartily, that he can get you out of a scrape.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The only road to the highest stations in this country is that of the law.
William Joyce
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