238 Wise Lawyers Quotes and Sayings

Best Lawyers Quotes and Sayings

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Best Lawyers Quotes and Sayings


  1. Man, I just feel blessed… I was in a situation where the only way I could come out of it was by putting my faith in God. No matter how good my lawyers were, no matter how much celebrity I had, everything was just stacked up against me.Sean Combs

  2. At its core, bitcoin is a smart currency designed by very forward-thinking engineers. It eliminates the need for banks, gets rid of credit card fees, currency exchange fees, money transfer fees, and reduces the need for lawyers in transitions… all good things.Peter Diamandis

  3. I don’t know why his lawyers didn’t tell him, ‘You don’t have to answer any questions about your private life, Mr. President. Let them sue you. Take the heat. You don’t have to answer.’Chris Matthews

  4. Reduce the number of lawyers. They are like beavers – they get in the middle of the stream and dam it up.Donald Rumsfeld

  5. Civilizations are not remembered by their business people, their bankers or lawyers. They’re remembered by the arts.Eli Broad

  6. Every generation gets the Constitution that it deserves. As the central preoccupations of an era make their way into the legal system, the Supreme Court eventually weighs in, and nine lawyers in robes become oracles of our national identity.Noah Feldman

  7. That D.C. grand jury investigation of Abramoff can’t go on forever. Eventually the lawyers at the Public Integrity Section will go to their bosses with some decisions about just who they want to indict. That’s when Al Gonzales will have to show his cards.Joshua Micah Marshall

  8. How is it that, in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence, there are still some who would deny the dangers of climate change? Not surprisingly, the loudest voices are not scientific, and it is remarkable how many economists, lawyers, journalists and politicians set themselves up as experts on the science.Nicholas Stern

  9. I represent poor people, I represent working people. I represent senior citizens. I represent family businesses. I represent people who don’t have the wherewithal to hire overpriced Washington lobbyists and lawyers. I want to send the powers back to the states and the people.Paul Broun

  10. I see more people taking on the cloak of accountability, more people tiring of the blame game. If we are all connected and our actions in Australia affect us in Istanbul, then we are all to blame and all to be healers. We can’t blame lawyers anymore for the ‘liability’ vs. common sense imbalance.Jane Siberry

  11. I think you’ve got good people and bad people in everything you do. If you start making a big deal of it, then it’s a problem. It’s like in life. We’ve got bad doctors and lawyers. We’ve got bad priests! We don’t target every priest and say he’s bad. You have to go to church and you have to go see some doctors. Some people have to be good.Master P

  12. The Democratic Party is made up of trial lawyers, labor unions, government employees, big city political machines, the coercive utopians, the radical environmentalists, feminists, and others who want to restructure society with tax dollars and government fiat.Grover Norquist

  13. There has to be some limit to what lawyers can take from their clients. Otherwise, cagey attorneys end up with the lion’s share of the settlement and the victims end up with little more than scraps.Dennis Hastert

  14. Jurors want courtroom lawyers to have some compassion and be nice.Johnnie Cochran

  15. Of course I’ve got lawyers. They are like nuclear weapons, I’ve got em ’cause everyone else has. But as soon as you use them they screw everything up.Danny DeVito

  16. I don’t sell enough books to pay for the lawyers, however. And these various problems finally became too much.Peter Sotos

  17. The only way you can beat the lawyers is to die with nothing.Will Rogers

  18. I was trained to be an actor, not a star. I was trained to play roles, not to deal with fame and agents and lawyers and the press.Gene Hackman

  19. The only people who benefit from lawsuits are lawyers. I think we made a couple of them rich.Gavin Rossdale

  20. The billable hours is a classic case of restricted autonomy. I mean, you’re working on – I mean, sometimes on these six-minute increments. So you’re not focused on doing a good job. You’re focused on hitting your numbers. It’s one reason why lawyers typically are so unhappy. And I want a world of happy lawyers.Daniel H. Pink

  21. I am really impressed by lawyers who write books and tell us that they never lost a case. Most lawyers who have never lost a case have not had enough hard cases. But there are very difficult cases out there.Floyd Abrams

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  22. I’m trying to get the record that I made at my birthday party last year, trying to get that out, and the lawyers are diddling around with it and it probably won’t be out until next year. I don’t know.Marian McPartland

  23. As for lawyers, it’s more fun to play one than to be one.Sam Waterston

  24. As a rule lawyers tend to want to do whatever they can to win.Bill Williams

  25. In Palm Springs, they think homelessness is caused by bad divorce lawyers.Garry Trudeau

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  26. The study of history and philosophy, accompanied by some acquaintance with art and literature, should be for lawyers and engineers as well as for those who study in arts faculties.Terry Eagleton

  27. The more lawyers there are, the more people are out there to encourage others not to go to law school.David E. Kelley

  28. Lawyers are the first refuge of the incompetent.Aaron Allston

  29. The largest number of jobs likely to be created by the JOBS Act will be for lawyers needed to clean up the mess that it will create.Steven Rattner

  30. It has something to do with the facts and the law and who the judges are. So I think lawyers sometimes exaggerate their role in winning and losing. Lawyers do have a role, and a major role, but they’re not the only players in this game.Floyd Abrams

  31. People do not win people fights. Lawyers do.Norman Ralph Augustine

  32. Nobody wants to read about the honest lawyer down the street who does real estate loans and wills. If you want to sell books, you have to write about the interesting lawyers – the guys who steal all the money and take off. That’s the fun stuff.John Grisham

  33. I come from a profession which has suffered greatly because of the lack of civility. Lawyers treat each other poorly and it has come home to haunt them. The public will not tolerate a lack of civility.James E. Rogers

  34. We have a massive system to regulate creativity. A massive system of lawyers regulating creativity as copyright law has expanded in unrecognizable forms, going from a regulation of publishing to a regulation of copying.Lawrence Lessig

  35. I think that lawyers are terrible at admitting that they’re wrong. And not just admitting it; also realizing it. Most lawyers are very successful, and they think that because they’re making money and people think well of them, they must be doing everything right.Alan Dershowitz

  36. I was very lucky because hanging out at a golf course was much better than being on the streets. Golf taught me a great deal. I grew up surrounded by people who were professionals – lawyers, doctors, engineers. Around them, I learned how to behave, speak, eat, dress. I had nothing at home. The club was my home.Angel Cabrera

  37. Doctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.Anton Chekhov

  38. I’ve never worked on a lawyer show for a long time, but I imagine the actors all start acting like lawyers.Katey Sagal

  39. All the libel lawyers will tell you there’s no libel any more, that everyone’s given up.Ian Hislop

  40. Young lawyers attend the courts, not because they have business there, but because they have no business.Washington Irving

  41. The south produced statesmen and soldiers, planters and doctors and lawyers and poets, but certainly no engineers and mechanics. Let Yankees adopt such low callings.Margaret Mitchell

  42. Asian people are very practical and come from a conservative world. The parents want their kids to be doctors and lawyers. There are casting calls for Asian children, but once the parents find out the children might miss school, they’re opposed to it.BD Wong

  43. Lawyers claim that their clients have been grossly mistreated, which is what criminal defense lawyers are paid to do.Ken Starr

  44. You may not win the Super Bowl. Your kids may not go on to be doctors and lawyers and everything may not go perfectly. That doesn’t mean it was a bad plan or the wrong thing. It’s just like a football season. Everything’s not going to go perfect.Tony Dungy

  45. We educated, privileged lawyers have a professional and moral duty to represent the underrepresented in our society, to ensure that justice exists for all, both legal and economic justice.Sonia Sotomayor

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  46. I’ve always had an affinity for lawyers. My dad is a lawyer. He’s retired now. My brother is a lawyer.Scott Bakula

  47. Unfortunately, what many people forget is that judges are just lawyers in robes.Tammy Bruce

  48. I mean the word proof not in the sense of the lawyers, who set two half proofs equal to a whole one, but in the sense of a mathematician, where half proof = 0, and it is demanded for proof that every doubt becomes impossible.Carl Friedrich Gauss

  49. In the courtroom, it’s where a lawyer really becomes an actor. There’s a very fine line between delivering a monologue in a play and delivering a monologue to a jury. I’ve always felt that way – I’ve been in a lot of courtrooms. The best lawyers are really theatrical.Woody Harrelson

  50. I am being embezzled by a monstrous ring of accountants, estate planners and lawyers who are mercilessly slandering me and trying to kill my career and, I believe, murder me in order to gain control of my royalties.Randy Quaid

  51. It is good to see women doctors and lawyers and executives. I can visualize a woman president. If I were British, I would have supported Margaret Thatcher. But no benefit to anyone can come from women serving in combat.Jim Webb

  52. Our priests and presidents, our surgeons and lawyers, our educators and newscasters need worry less about satisfying the demands of their discipline than the demands of good showmanship.Neil Postman

  53. We are led by lawyers who do not understand either technology or balance sheets.Thomas Friedman

  54. To find a pool of lawyers from whom to choose, solicit referrals from other professionals you know or deal with – an accountant, banker or business leader. Check out Bar Association listings as well, and don’t neglect Internet research.Laura Wasser

  55. Everyone wants to say they hate lawyers, and yet I’ve never met a parent who didn’t want their kid to be a lawyer.Jessi Klein

  56. My grandfather was a lawyer, my dad was a lawyer, my mum was a lawyer, I got an uncle who’s a lawyer, I got cousins that are lawyers.Benicio Del Toro

  57. If you’re watching a film on your television, is it no longer a film because you’re not watching it in a theatre? If you watch a TV show on your iPad, is it no longer a TV show? The device and the length are irrelevant; the labels are useless, except perhaps to agents and managers and lawyers, who use these labels to conduct business deals.Kevin Spacey

  58. You know, I remember Career Day in high school. I remember plumbers and lawyers… I don’t remember a booth where you could sign up to learn how to shoot chickens out of a cannon at the windshield of an airplane, ’cause there would have been a line at my school to do that!Jeff Foxworthy

  59. The new industries are brainy industries and so-called knowledge workers tend to like to be near other people who are the same. Think of the City of Hollywood. People cluster. This means you have winning regions, such as London and Cambridge, and losing regions. The people who want to be top lawyers in Sunderland are hoovered up by London.Evan Davis

  60. If the public can’t see justice being done, or afford the costs of justice, then the entire system becomes little more than a cozy club solely for the benefit of judges, lawyers and their lackeys, a sort of care in the community for the upper middle classes.Heather Brooke

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  61. It is unfair to believe everything we hear about lawyers, some of it might not be true.Gerald F. Lieberman

  62. I spend a lot more time than any person should have to talking with lawyers and thinking about intellectual property issues.Linus Torvalds

  63. Lawyers didn’t seriously get involved in the Watergate stories until quite late, when we realized we were on to something.Bob Woodward

  64. We didn’t have lawyers and accountants. No one was watching out for our money. We’d go to the office and get money and go on our way. I was 19-20 years old then. I was stupid. I didn’t know any better. We weren’t getting our fair share of the money. That happens to young musicians all the time. It makes me mad when I think how stupid we were.Steve Jones

  65. I have been surrounded by some of the smartest, brightest, most caring lawyers, by agents who are willing to risk their lives for others, by support staff that are willing to work as hard as they can.Janet Reno

  66. Lawyers have a dangerous job in Iran.Shirin Ebadi

  67. There aren’t more lady songwriters for the same reason that there aren’t more lady doctors or lady accountants or lady lawyers; not enough women have the time for careers.Dorothy Fields

  68. Lawyers are like rhinoceroses: thick skinned, short-sighted, and always ready to charge.David Mellor

  69. Protect IP (PIPA) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) are a step towards a different kind of Internet. They are a step towards an Internet in which those with money and lawyers and access to power have a greater voice than those who don’t.Ron Wyden

  70. As a society we’re always so quick and able to spend money on lawyers for someone for incarceration, but we don’t make the corresponding commitment to the preventative components of it.Matt Gonzalez

  71. That’s the thing about us lawyers – if at all possible, we will consume each other.Christopher Darden

  72. But nothing is better than the market, where the customer and the business deal directly with each other, because if you rip people off, word gets out. That business eventually loses its customers, and the good ones that serve people well get the business. You get government in there, and it’s just more money for the lawyers who write the bills.John Stossel

  73. Lawyers are very, very good at keeping you out of prison, but they will sacrifice your reputation and credibility to do so.Barney Frank

  74. I remember in high school thinking that I wanted to be a lawyer, and now I realize I saw that movie ‘And Justice for All’ when I was a kid and thought, ‘That’s what lawyers do, and I want to get up and yell and scream in the middle of a courtroom.’Aaron Douglas

  75. Culturally, I have always been part of the proletariat. I lived side by side with the sons of glassblowers, fishermen and smugglers. The stories they told were shaper satires about the hypocrisy of authority and the middle classes, the two-facedness of teachers and lawyers and politicians. I was born politicized.Dario Fo

  76. I’m unique for a suspense author in that I don’t have a specialty background. A lot of suspense writers used to be lawyers or crime beat reporters. I didn’t even know a cop when I started out. I finally figured out that I could visit prisons – I just had to be willing to make the phone calls.Lisa Gardner

  77. I hate second-guessing other lawyers because I know that I’ve tried and lost cases, and somebody could sit there and say, ‘Should have done it this way,’ and they’d have been right.Scott Turow

  78. My biggest fear in writing ‘Gossip Girl’ was that the characters would sound like stereotypical rich, air-headed heiresses. These were my friends. They were smart and multifaceted. They had interests and passions. They wanted to become lawyers and doctors and writers and filmmakers.Cecily von Ziegesar

  79. You don’t need lawyers making laws. Regular citizens can make laws. Let the lawyers work under the laws.Jesse Ventura

  80. I think that lawyers are terrible at admitting that they’re wrong. And not just admitting it – also realizing it.Alan Dershowitz

  81. We’re seeing a much larger ministry here for the general community. Not just Catholics, but others are calling us too. They’re not looking for lawyers or suing their grandfathers, but counseling and healing.Roger Mahony

  82. Lawyers are predators in grey worsted.Tom Holt

  83. Lawyers and other professionals are using Quora to build their reputation and build their bonafides.Adam D’Angelo

  84. Today, lawyers are attacking more; they’re attacking everything. A good example is the O.J. Simpson case.Joseph Wambaugh

  85. Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.Charles Lamb

  86. The only thing scarier than Godzilla is Godzilla’s lawyers.Paul Watson

  87. Our record number of teenagers must become our record number of high school and college graduates and our record number of teachers, scientists, doctors, lawyers, and skilled professionals.Ruben Hinojosa

  88. Marriage is really tough because you have to deal with feelings… and lawyers.Richard Pryor

  89. One of the main arguments that I make in my new book, ‘The Great Degeneration,’ is that the rule of law in the U.S. is becoming the rule of lawyers.Niall Ferguson

  90. Sometimes film is just the family business. Some families are generations of carpenters or farmers, or they make clothes, or they’re all lawyers. I’m in the family business.Danny Huston

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  91. The Nixon years were trying. They honed my judgment for everything I did later on. The experience also illustrated for me the importance of training young lawyers properly.Fred F. Fielding

  92. I think that the difference between ‘The Sopranos’ and the shows that came before it was that it was really personal. There had been a lot of dramas, a lot of really good ones, a lot of really bad ones, but they were always franchise shows about cops, or doctors, or lawyers. They weren’t about the writer himself.David Chase

  93. Certainly, when I was a boy, people liked to believe that lawyers were kind of pillars of goodness of the likes of Atticus Finch in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’Scott Turow

  94. Cagey trial lawyers have figured out there’s a pretty good likelihood their case – no matter what its merit – will literally get its day in court because of favorable judges.Dennis Hastert

  95. If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.Charles Dickens

  96. I’ve always had an affinity for lawyers. My dad is a lawyer. He’s retired now. My brother is a lawyer. It’s always been easy, the legalese.Scott Bakula

  97. I have decided not to appeal the ruling that took my law license. My accusers, the Board of Supervisors, once again have fired my lawyers, ensuring I cannot properly defend myself or my anti-corruption efforts.Andrew Thomas

  98. It is a maxim among these lawyers, that whatever hath been done before, may legally be done again: and therefore they take special care to record all the decisions formerly made against common justice and the general reason of mankind.Jonathan Swift

  99. Up until 35 I had a slightly skewed world view. I honestly believed everybody in the world wanted to make abstract paintings, and people only became lawyers and doctors and brokers and things because they couldn’t make abstract paintings.Frank Stella

  100. In recent years personal injury attorneys and trial lawyers have attacked the food industry with numerous lawsuits alleging that these businesses should pay monetary damages to those who, of their own accord, consume too much of a legal, safe product.Bob Ney

  101. You know that big government doesn’t hurt big corporations. They’ve got the best lawyers and accountants in the world. You know who gets destroyed by big government? It’s the little guys.Marco Rubio

  102. Most financiers, corporate lawyers, lobbyists, and management consultants are competing with other financiers, lawyers, lobbyists, and management consultants in zero-sum games that take money out of one set of pockets and put it into another.Robert Reich

  103. Last century we needed lawyers; this century we need big, broad coalitions. When extremists decide to attack all our communities, they must hope that there will be infighting. But we have stood all for one and one for all. That is how we will win.Benjamin Todd Jealous

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  104. We plan to pick up another five seats in the Senate and hold the House through redistricting through 2012. And rather than negotiate with the teachers’ unions and the trial lawyers and the various leftist interest groups, we intend to break them.Grover Norquist

  105. Drugs are in every walk of life – doctors, lawyers, preachers, the guy who works for IBM, teenagers on the street, teenagers in school.Smokey Robinson

  106. It is a different genre – a show about something other than doctors, lawyers and cops. Teachers are something completely different. I think it makes for very interesting television.Chi McBride

  107. People are getting smarter nowadays; they are letting lawyers, instead of their conscience, be their guide.Will Rogers

  108. Everything bad that has ever happened to me has been caused by agents or lawyers.Orson Welles

  109. Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.Jeremy Bentham

  110. Lawyers enjoy a little mystery, you know. Why, if everybody came forward and told the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth straight out, we should all retire to the workhouse.Dorothy L. Sayers

  111. When I was at school, most people were planning on going to university and becoming doctors or lawyers. I wanted to be a singer, and I was laughed at. It was tough, but I never let anything stop me.Mollie King

  112. Why in the world would you have it interpreted by nine lawyers?Antonin Scalia

  113. The wars of the future will be fought by computer technicians and by lawyers and high-altitude specialists, and that may mean war will be increasingly abstract, hard to think about and hard to control.Michael Ignatieff

  114. My family are not sporty – they are all doctors or lawyers.Marion Bartoli

  115. My greatest reward is knowing for certain, as I do with many other acts and artistes, that without Jonathan King being alive and involved, Genesis would not exist, and the guys would have had careers as intended – as accountants and lawyers!Jonathan King

  116. Americans have grown a great deal more realistic about lawyers and the law. I think that’s all for the good. A lot of people will say to you these days, ‘If you are looking for justice, don’t go to a courtroom.’ That’s just a more realistic perspective on what happens in the legal process.Scott Turow

  117. I think the lawyers are such incredible actors. Can you imagine the performance they have to do every day?Monica Bellucci

  118. What do lawyers learn in law school? They learn to win… What we’ve got to start thinking about is how do we solve problems.Ben Carson

  119. In law, as in every other branch of knowledge, the truths given by induction tend to form the premises for new deductions. The lawyers and the judges of successive generations do not repeat for themselves the process of verification any more than most of us repeat the demonstrations of the truths of astronomy or physics.Benjamin N. Cardozo

  120. This might seem impossible to believe, but some lawyers actually like lawyering.Charles Soule

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  121. It was really weird, when this thing started, to hear lawyers and MTV people calling me and actually saying ‘ButtHead.’ People tried to avoid it too.Mike Judge

  122. Lawyers (are) operators of the toll bridge across which anyone in search of justice has to pass.Jane Bryant Quinn

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  123. Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke.Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  124. Why has the Democratic Party become so arrogantly detached from ordinary Americans? Though they claim to speak for the poor and dispossessed, Democrats have increasingly become the party of an upper-middle-class professional elite, top-heavy with journalists, academics and lawyers.Camille Paglia

  125. Most Muslims do not ‘choose’ Islam in the way that they choose to become doctors or lawyers, nor even in the way that they choose to become fans of Coldplay or Radiohead. Most Muslims, like people of any faith, are born into their religion.Mohsin Hamid

  126. Unfortunately, music devolved instead of evolved. The music business got into the hands of lawyers and accountants rather than the entrepreneurial creative people, and that’s when the beginning of the end started. It’s all based on money instead of art and creativity.Gary Wright

  127. If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send one hundred and fifty lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour?Thomas Jefferson

  128. Actually lowering the cost of insurance would be accomplished by such things as making it harder for lawyers to win frivolous lawsuits against insurance companies.Thomas Sowell

  129. A lot of lawyers are set to tell me that it’s not my fault I like to eat.Neil Cavuto

  130. With a face like this, there aren’t a lot of lawyers or priest roles coming my way. I’ve got a face that was meant for a mug shot, and that’s what I’ve been doing for the past thirty years.M. C. Gainey

  131. If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers.George Savile

  132. If you think about it, every single species is endangered. Homo sapiens at the front of the line, mosquitoes and lawyers at the back.Henry Rollins

  133. Where there are too many policemen, there is no liberty. Where there are too many soldiers, there is no peace. Where there are too many lawyers, there is no justice.Lin Yutang

  134. Despite the generous rewards that state juries dole out, in many cases, victims receive less than 50 cents on the dollar in settlements with the lawyers taking the rest. This is not justice.Pat Roberts

  135. I wouldn’t pretend to tell you we don’t pay our lawyers well.Jay Alan Sekulow

  136. For the year after I left government service, I worked as a consultant to the Republican National Committee because the lawyers advised that was the proper way for me to comply with ethics regulations and continue to advise the President.Karen Hughes

  137. If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers in the first place.George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax

  138. In architecture, you arrive so late. I look at doctors, lawyers I know, and they’re all buying boats and bailing out at 62. My career is just getting started.Thom Mayne

  139. There are several authors who are also lawyers – and not only the ones who write legal thrillers. There are other attorneys who write romantic fiction, and I know of at least one who writes young adult books.Candace Camp

  140. I think when you have lawyers arguing over whether you can keep a detainee at 46 degrees… for two hours, that’s not torture. It may be unpleasant, it may be coercive… but let’s say what torture actually is, and that’s not it.Alex Berenson

  141. Teachers, social workers, public lawyers who bring companies to justice, government accountants who try to make sure money is spent as it should be – all need at least four years of college.Robert Reich

  142. We were just a one-room bookstore; we didn’t have any money for lawyers.Lawrence Ferlinghetti

  143. I can be really silly, but I never get to do that. I’m always playing on-the-nose characters, professionals – lawyers, a serious news anchor, people with a really focused energy, which can become a cliched type.Nicole Ari Parker

  144. If we’re picking people to draw out of their own conscience and experience a ‘new’ Constitution, we should not look principally for good lawyers. We should look to people who agree with us. When we are in that mode, you realize we have rendered the Constitution useless.Antonin Scalia

  145. You see, some lawyers have the talent, have the charisma, but no discipline. They come into court unprepared, without having done their research.Nancy Grace

  146. Lawyers know how to take isolated complaints in a divorce case and build them into one big one.Hedy Lamarr

  147. It costs a lot to sue a magazine, and it’s too bad that we don’t have a system where the losing team has to pay the winning team’s lawyers.Carol Burnett

  148. Every game designer should make one explicitly world-changing game. Lawyers do pro bono work, why can’t we?Jane McGonigal

  149. The politicians think the journalists have power, the journalists think bankers have power, bankers think lawyers have power. The truth is, nobody has power.Rory Stewart

  150. Lawyers have to make a living, and can only do so by inducing people to believe that a straight line is crooked.Alfred Nobel

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  151. How I Love Lucy was born? We decided that instead of divorce lawyers profiting from our mistakes, we’d profit from them.Lucille Ball

  152. My father and his brothers were all lawyers, so I think that the expectation was probably for me to grow up to be an attorney, but it never really fascinated me that much. I was more interested in building things.Steve Case

  153. To some lawyers, all facts are created equal.Felix Frankfurter

  154. I don’t have any friends; I just have lawyers.Mike Oldfield

  155. Our first concern is the security of the lawyers because without security you can’t possibly have a fair trial, if trial at all, and that’s not been adequately attended to.Ramsey Clark

  156. I retire to make way for an abler man. In my four years as attorney general I have aged about ten years, but when I have get back to the practice of law, I hope to show those lawyers that I still have some vitality left.Alexander Henry

  157. I think the advice, regardless of gender, is always be open to conversations with people who do things differently than you do. If you’re starting to work in tech, talk to the artists, talk to the lawyers, talk to the people who are interested in other things.Beth Simone Noveck

  158. The only thing I like more than my wife is my money, and I’m not about to lose that to her and her lawyers, that’s for damn sure.Jon Bon Jovi

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  159. We have taken God out of our education system. We have taken Him out of government. You have lawyers that sue you every time you mention the name of Jesus Christ in any public forum.Franklin Graham

  160. The really clever people now want to be lawyers or journalists.A. N. Wilson

  161. I think lawyers have a fidelity to the system itself that’s always got to be with them, and indeed, most of the defense lawyers I know observe that.Scott Turow

  162. Blues is a natural fact, is something that a fellow lives. If you don’t live it you don’t have it. Young people have forgotten to cry the blues. Now they talk and get lawyers and things.Big Bill Broonzy

  163. I met with my lawyers. They gave me all the wrong advice. For a long time I refused to accept the child was mine. I should have met her, arranged a DNA test and accepted my responsibility.Boris Becker

  164. Government lawyers have a duty to disclose evidence of wrongdoing in the government.Ken Starr

  165. Everyone I used to work with is still alive and can afford expensive lawyers.Alexei Sayle

  166. Several of my favorite cousins and some of my best friends are lawyers, and I find the profession endlessly fascinating.Luanne Rice

  167. I’ve had ample contact with lawyers, and I’m convinced that the only fortune they ever leave is their own.Wilson Mizner

  168. Having lost both my parents as a teenager, family is so important to me, and I cherish my time with my children and grandchildren. I have four children, and they all became lawyers – as I was myself before I got into music.Clive Davis

  169. Iowa is home to teachers, farmers, lawyers, factory workers, and many others who work hard every day to provide the best for their families and their future.Leonard Boswell

  170. We have all kinds of government compensation systems that are much more efficient than the lawyers.John Stossel

  171. The Indian diaspora is not a capital-accumulating diaspora. The Indian diaspora is doctors, lawyers, professors. Or newspaper sellers. They are basically trade- or profession-oriented, and so they’re not major investors in their home country.Jairam Ramesh

  172. When I started Cove, I spoke to three immigration lawyers who gave me a long checklist of things to do before my company could hire immigrants.Ruchi Sanghvi

  173. Our home had many books due principally to the educational interests of my sister and two brothers, all of whom where serious students engaged in professional studies; my sister became a doctor of medicine and my brothers became lawyers.Frederick Reines

  174. I’m sure I took some licks at the system, and at trials and lawyers in general. I’ve seen enough of them for so many years both as a cop and a defendant in defamation cases.Joseph Wambaugh

  175. As any opera fan knows, lawyers and judges do not fare well in most operas. Just consider the productions of ‘Andrea Chenier,’ ‘Aida, Norma,’ ‘Billy Budd,’ ‘Peter Grimes,’ ‘The Crucible,’ ‘Lost in the Stars,’ ‘The Marriage of Figaro,’ ‘The Makropulos Case’ and Wagner’s ‘Ring’ cycle. Around 1810, the theme of justice emerged in opera.Karen DeCrow

  176. I was raised in Austin, Texas, around trial lawyers. My friend and I – we were 14 – would go and watch her father try cases. I also heard of lot of Baptist preachers in little churches saying crazy things with such conviction.Julie White

  177. You look at the pillars of the state: politics, the media, police, lawyers – they’ve all got their formal role, and then nestling above that is that power elite who are networked in through soft, social links, that are actually running the show. Why didn’t I know that 10 years ago, and why didn’t I rail against it? Why did I become part of it?Tom A. Watson

  178. Lawyers are men who hire out their words and anger.Horace

  179. By not trying the small cases, the lawyers don’t get the courtroom experience. So when the huge, bet-the-company cases come along, there are only a handful of trial lawyers who can handle it. That’s why these big corporations still call us old-timers every day.Joe Jamail

  180. Lawyers are like beavers: They get in the mainstream and dam it up.John Naisbitt

  181. Sadly the job security of lawyers has been ruined, so they are less willing to defend political defendants.Shirin Ebadi

  182. I’d probably say to my younger self, get yourself a whole collection of lawyers. Which is what I have now.Mike Oldfield

  183. The question arises whether all lawyers are the same. This is like asking whether everything that gets into a sewer is garbage.Florynce Kennedy

  184. There are some lawyers who think of themselves as basically instruments of whoever their clients are, and they pride themselves on their professional craft.Cass Sunstein

  185. I come from a family of bankers and lawyers, and they joked that they can’t believe I’m the one that gets to go to the White House.Thom Browne

  186. From the beginning, Mandela and Tambo was besieged with clients. We were not the only African lawyers in South Africa, but we were the only firm of African lawyers. For Africans, we were the firm of first choice and last resort.Nelson Mandela

  187. There is never a shortage anywhere of lawyers eager to attack the First Amendment, as though it were nothing more than a clause in a lease from a crooked slumlord.Kurt Vonnegut

  188. One of the rookie mistakes first-time entrepreneurs often make is to be too guarded about their idea – in fact, many will actually spend their first $25,000 on patent lawyers without ever fully vetting their product.Scott Weiss

  189. We were a very politically active family. My father was one of the first lawyers in South Africa to have a black partner, so I grew up very aware of the struggle going on. Coming from that background, it really gave me chills to have my music be a part of the election of the first black American president.Trevor Rabin

  190. We got dragged through a system and got burned by crooked lawyers, and the list goes on and on.Jerry Only

  191. I’d be bored to death if I spent all my time with other businesspeople, bankers and lawyers.Eli Broad

  192. Nothing important is done in the United States without lawyers.Jean Monnet

  193. I played a lawyer once, and I had about three or four weeks before we shot, so I was able to go to court and watch lawyers at work. Some were good lawyers and some were bad lawyers, but it was essential. The more time you have to prepare, the better. Always.Ben Bass

  194. The problem with copyright enforcement is that when the parameters aren’t incredibly well defined, it means big corporations, who have deeper pockets and better lawyers, can bully people.Shepard Fairey

  195. No matter how many lawyers and lawsuits Obama throws at Arizona, we will have the American people and the Constitution on our side.Russell Pearce

  196. Lawyers advocate more so than state their own positions.Arlen Specter

  197. Since I’m not a fashion model, there’s a limit to how nice I can make myself. I don’t regard myself as an ugly person, but I don’t think of myself as someone who would choose to be a model. I’m somebody who might be, I’d like to think, a role model for people who want to become lawyers.Cherie Blair

  198. Divorce is a game played by lawyers.Cary Grant

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  199. We like to engage in a normal publishing effort, which is to act in a responsible manner and make sure the material is not likely to harm anyone, that it is properly investigated by quality news organizations, and by lawyers and human rights groups and so on.Julian Assange

  200. Now record companies are run by lawyers and accountants. The shift from the one to the other was definitely related to when the takes started to get big.David Crosby

  201. This week I was proud to join with my colleagues to help pass two important, common-sense pieces of legislation that will limit the frivolous lawsuits by trial attorneys and personal injury lawyers that clog our courts and hurt our small businesses.Bob Ney

  202. My parents lived in a poor rural community on the Eastern Shore, and schools were still segregated. And I remember when lawyers came into our community to open up the public schools to black kids.Bryan Stevenson

  203. There’s lots of stuff about me being a fan of Cliff but not being gay. Which suggests that he is, but he’s not. Anyway, this is Channel 4, let their lawyers sort it out.Johnny Vegas

  204. If businesses don’t know from state to state what the requirements are for taxes, they have to waste a lot of money on accountants and lawyers before deciding to expand their business into the state next door.Bob Goodlatte

  205. We’re talking about the lawyers for the United States of America. And I think it’s very, very important that the lawyers be comfortable being very candid and open about their views on very sensitive issues affecting the United States.Alberto Gonzales

  206. Lawyers don’t run sales forces.Jeff Raikes

  207. With all due respect to lawyers, it’s wonderful that you have this intricate knowledge. You break down words to the nth degree. And sometimes I find it rather disgusting. And it goes on and on.Sonny Bono

  208. She seemed to mean what she said. She said pretty much this: I retained some lawyers, I have to move on with my life, I am divorcing you, and then she added, I need money.Dennis Kozlowski

  209. I have mended fences with both my sisters. But do I have their families on my side? Not easily. My one sister, Florence, has two lawyers in the family and two doctors. Of course, I couldn’t win that battle.Manuel Moroun

  210. A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.Benjamin Franklin

  211. When I was growing up, so many of the important changes for African-Americans were being made in the United States Supreme Court and were being made by lawyers. I followed the court very intensely and wanted to do that for my life.Leah Ward Sears

  212. As a youngster, I had friends who became lawyers and doctors, and I was as idealistic as anybody. When I was in the Army, I read a book by Adlai Stevenson. He said law was as noble as saving a person’s life. So at one point, I felt that way, too. But after a while, I said, ‘Let me just finish the degree. I’m getting the G.I. Bill.’William Sanderson

  213. Lawyers should not be charged with the same crimes as their clients. Trials related to political charges are not in accordance with human rights.Shirin Ebadi

  214. Vicars, MPS and lawyers were amont those who considered me to be the best hostess in London.Cynthia Payne

  215. From the law firm’s perspective, billing by the hour has a certain appeal: it shifts risk from the firm to the client in case the work takes longer than expected. But from a client’s perspective, it doesn’t work so well. It gives lawyers an incentive to overstaff and to overresearch cases.Robert Pozen

  216. When it all started, record companies – and there were many of them, and this was a good thing – were run by people who loved records, people like Ahmet Ertegun, who ran Atlantic Records, who were record collectors. They got in it because they loved music… Now, record companies are run by lawyers and accountants.David Crosby

  217. Slash, Axl, Duff, Izzy and I are all brothers. Axl and his lawyers cannot take away what we had. As long as we are alive, we have it. We are brothers and what do brothers do? We fight. I may not like them all the time, but I will always love them.Steven Adler

  218. Doctors are the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.Anton Chekhov

  219. As an actor, if I just did sci-fi, I think it would get limiting, like if you just play lawyers or doctors, over and over. It’s a lot more fun, if you get to play lots of different types of characters.Tricia Helfer

  220. Listen, we all have to agree that there is too much litigation going on in this world. But every year it seems to multiply tenfold. Why can’t we stop it? Well, it’s because the lawmakers in Congress and the Senate are almost all lawyers, too!James Belushi

  221. You can, if you wish, think of it like the universe: Each case is a sun, and all the judges, lawyers and administrative personnel represent planets revolving around the case in fixed orbit, never getting closer.Sol Wachtler

  222. We shouldn’t have to be burdened with all the technicalities that come up from time to time with shrewd, smart lawyers interpreting what the laws or what the Constitution may or may not say.Dan Quayle

  223. We are Americans. We – we – we are – we are doctors. We are investment bankers. We are taxi drivers. We are store keepers. We are lawyers. We are – we are part of the fabric of America. And the way that America today treats its Muslims is being watched by over a billion Muslims worldwide.Feisal Abdul Rauf

  224. ‘The Cosby Show’ – no one thought there’s doctors and lawyers who are married and live in brownstones! Back then no one would have thought we would have an African-American president. They would have laughed in your face.Keshia Knight Pulliam

  225. Tell the trial lawyers to get out of your state and to quit costing businessmen and women.Rick Perry

  226. When I look at 55 percent of our black men dropping out of school, how bad off are we going to be when we need some lawyers?Bill Cosby

  227. The only difference between doctors and lawyers is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you, too.Anton Chekhov

  228. Our lawyers had their chat with the Supreme Court Justice, and promised to repast the chat to other members of the Supreme Court to find out whether they wanted to hear us out.Dashiell Hammett

  229. There are all these scripts where the women, if they’re working, are prostitutes and lawyers with an angry streak who’ll kill you. It’s a reaction to women leaving their men and men being angry about it and saying it on some subconscious level.Parker Posey

  230. After ‘Entourage,’ it completely opened up my casting within the industry. People saw me for a lot of roles that I hadn’t been seen for before. Older roles. I went out this pilot season for a lot of lawyers and doctors. And cops – which I haven’t quite mastered yet; I find that quite difficult.Autumn Reeser

  231. I think with every successful consumer Internet business, there will be lawyers that are interested in going after your company, especially when they think that there’s a financial incentive.Jeremy Stoppelman

  232. It took man thousands of years to put words down on paper, and his lawyers still wish he wouldn’t.Mignon McLaughlin

  233. That the decision is taken away from the voters, and as in 2000 turned over to the lawyers and the courts.John Fund

  234. When ‘The Cosby Show’ came out, and everyone was up in arms about ‘The Cosby Show’ and that it was reflecting a world that didn’t exist – but I knew black doctors. And I knew black lawyers. And I knew families that, you know, had a mother and a father and kids that were well-behaved.Gina Prince-Bythewood

  235. What’s great about stand-up is that you can say whatever you want and go around the country, and sometimes the world, and work on it and see how people react. You don’t need Standards & Practices or notes from lawyers or producers to tell you what’s funny.Natasha Leggero

  236. My taxes alone keep eight lawyers busy, and when I finally get my money, it’s only one-third of what I earn. With the kids in school and my other responsibilities, I get no change back from the first million dollars. The money flows out like water.Robert Shaw

  237. Man, I just feel blessed… I was in a situation where the only way I could come out of it was by putting my faith in God. No matter how good my lawyers were, no matter how much celebrity I had, everything was just stacked up against me.Sean Combs

  238. At its core, bitcoin is a smart currency designed by very forward-thinking engineers. It eliminates the need for banks, gets rid of credit card fees, currency exchange fees, money transfer fees, and reduces the need for lawyers in transitions… all good things.Peter Diamandis

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