Lawyer Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old lawyer quotes, lawyer sayings, and lawyer proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


A good lawyer never give up, until he wants to, or until he gets what he wants.     

Tarun Singhal

Lawyers are: By law's dark by ways he has stored his mind with wicked knowledge on how to cheat mankind.     

George Crabbe

A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.     

Robert Frost

The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every calling, is diligence.     

Abraham Lincoln

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

David Mellor

Lawyers are: One skilled in the circumvention of the law.     

Ambrose Bierce

The main business of a lawyer is to take the romance, the mystery, the irony, the ambiguity out of everything he touches.     

Antonin Scalia

He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides.     

Charles Lamb

Lawyers are merchants of misery.     

Nancy Levit

Laws should be like clothes. They should be made to fit the people they serve.     

Clarence Darrow

Where there is a rift in the lute, the business of the lawyer is to widen the rift and gather the loot.     

Arthur G. Hays

A lawyer is a person who writes a 10,000-word document and calls it a brief.     

Franz Kafka

A very clever lawyer can create a lot of damage, we can only hope that lawyers never figure out how to manipulate physical law.     

R. A. Delmonico

Divorce lawyers stoke anger and fear in their clients, knowing that as long as the conflicts remain unresolved the revenue stream will keep flowing.     

Craig Ferguson

The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law.     

Jeremy Bentham

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

Arguing with a lawyer is not the hardest thing in the world; not arguing is.     

Raheel Farooq

I'm a lawyer. I go for due process; I go for fairness and equity these values mean a lot to me.     

Mohamed ElBaradei

There is never a deed so foul that something couldn't be said for the guy; that's why there are lawyers.     

Melvin Belli

A lawyer is a gentleman that rescues your estate from your enemies and then keeps it to himself.     

Henry P. Brougham

Lawyers are: One who defends you at the risk of your pocketbook, reputation and life.     

Eugene E. Brussell

A lawyer without books would be like a workman without tools.     

Thomas Jefferson

Miracles of Heaven: to believe lawyers.     

Anis Mansour

How lawyers make work for one another! You're all priests, worshipping the same god. No wonder you adore one another.     

Joyce Carol Oates

Lawyers were notorious for finding cases in the most unlikely places, especially ones with huge potential damagers awards.     

Jodi Picoult

Make crime pay. Become a lawyer.     

Will Rogers

As a lawyer who has dealt in defamation, I know that someone's reputation has to be lowered in the eyes of right-thinking people to sue.     

David Hunt

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

Jeremy Bentham

A lawyer will do anything to win a case, sometimes he will even tell the truth.     

Patrick Murray

A good lawyer is a bad Christian.     

John Lothrop Motley