Law quotes

Q What do you do if you are in a room with a rattlesnake, a lion and a lawyer and you have a gun with two bullets?   A Shoot the lawyer twice.  Joke

Law is founded not on theory but upon nature. Cicero

Good men must not obey the laws too well. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Laws are like spiders’ webs: if some poor weak creature come up against them, it is caught; but a bigger one can break through and get away. Solon

It is better that ten guilty persons escape than one innocent suffer. William Blackstone British jurist.

I have come to regard the law courts not as a cathedral but rather as a casino. Richard Ingrams

Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Louis D. Brandeis U.S. judge.

In England, Justice is open to all, like the Ritz hotel. James Mathew, British judge.

Some men are heterosexual and some men are bisexual and some men don’t think

about sex at all, you know, they become lawyers. Woody Allen in Love and Death

I’m no ambulance chaser. I always get there before the ambulance arrives. Melvin Belli, lawyer

Common-law, n. The will and pleasure of the judge. Ambrose Bierce

There’s no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth. Jean Giraudoux, French writer


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