A lawyer without books would be like a workman without tools.
No brilliance is required in law, just some common sense and relatively clean fingernails.
A good lawyer never give up, until he wants to, or until he gets what he wants.
It is better to be a mouse in a cat’s mouth than a man in a lawyer’s hands.
I don’t think you can make a lawyer honest by an act of legislature. You’ve got to work on his conscience. And his lack of conscience is what makes him a lawyer.
Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbours to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
Litigation: A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage.
The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every other calling, is diligence.
Leave nothing for to-morrow which can be done to-day.
The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law.
I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five.
If a person is not talented enough to be a novelist, not smart enough to be a lawyer, and his hands are too shaky to perform operations, he becomes a journalist.
A good lawyer makes you believe the truth but a great lawyer makes you believe in the lie.
The are three sides to every story 1. Your story 2. My story 3. And the True story
Lawyers. The legal thieves.
If you argue right, you’re never wrong.
What’s the difference between a good lawyer and a great lawyer? A good lawyer knows the law very well and a great lawyer knows the judge very well.
Laws are like spiderwebs. They catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.
It was so cold last winter that I saw a lawyer walking down the street with his hands in his own pockets.
A good lawyer knows the law. A better lawyer knows the judge, But the best lawyer knows the judge’s mistress.
If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.