Judges Proverbs

Sayings about Judges

It is the law that judges, not the judge. ~ Norwegian Proverb

The belly is like a judge that is silent yet still asks questions. ~ Russian Proverb

The good lawyer knows the law; the clever one knows the judge. ~ American Proverb

He wastes his tears who weep before the judge. ~ Italian Proverb

There can be no judge without an accused. ~ Czech Proverb

Heaven was inspired by the first judge to take a bribe. ~ Turkish Proverb

When the judge’s mule dies, everyone goes to the funeral; when the judge himself dies, no one does. ~ Arabian Proverb

If the pocket is empty, the judge is deaf. ~ Russian Proverb

In his decision the judge with seven reasons gives only one in court. ~ Chinese Proverb

Fear the law not the judge. ~ Russian Proverb

Tell God the truth, but give money to the judge. ~ Russian Proverb

It is better to be condemned by many doctors than by one judge. ~ Italian Proverb

When the wine is free even the judge drinks it. ~ Afghan Proverb

A judge and a stomach do their asking in silence. ~ Russian Proverb

Judges and physicians kill with impunity. ~ Russian Proverb

Tenderness can be a bad judge. ~ Italian Proverb

Never stand in front of a judge or behind a donkey. ~ Indian Proverb

If chickens were judges, cockroaches would be sentenced. ~ Jamaican Proverb

It is the function of a judge not to make but to declare the law, according to the golden mete-wand of the law and not by the crooked cord of discretion. ~ Lord Edward Coke

The judge’s son goes into the courtroom without fear. ~ Spanish Proverb

A judge knows nothing unless it has been explained to him three times. ~ Traditional Proverb

No one is a good judge of his own case. ~ Portuguese Proverb

A golden handshake convinces even the most skeptical judge. ~ Russian Proverb

Quotations about Judges

A corrupt judge is not qualified to inquire into the truth. ~ Horace

Judges, like the criminal classes, have their lighter moments. ~ Oscar Wilde

A good judge should never boast of his power, because he can do nothing but what he can do justly: he is not the master, but the minister of the law. Authority without virtue is a very dangerous state. ~ Thomas Wilson

A Judge may be a farmer; but he is not to geld his own pigs. A Judge may play a little at cards for his own amusement; but he is not to play at marbles, or chuck farthing in the Piazza. ~ Samuel Johnson

The judge’s duty is to inquire about the time, as well as the facts. ~ Ovid

I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury. ~ Groucho Marx

If judges would make their decisions just, they should behold neither plaintiff, defendant, nor pleader, but only the cause itself. ~ Brockholst Livingston

A judge who cannot punish, in the end associates themselves with the criminal. ~ Goethe

Conscience has nothing to do as lawgiver or judge; but is a witness against me if I do wrong, and which approves if I do right. To act against conscience is to act against reason and God’s Law. ~ Arthur Phelps

Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture than that of laws. ~ Francis Bacon

A wise judge, by the craft of the law, was never seduced from its purpose. ~ Robert Southey

Judges ought to be more learned than witty, more reverend than plausible, and more advised than confident. Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue. ~ Francis Bacon

A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers. ~ Henry Louis Mencken

It is better that a judge should lean on the side of compassion than severity. ~ Cervantes

Judges are but men, and are swayed like other men by vehement prejudices. This is corruption in reality, give it whatever other name you please. ~ David Dudley Field

A good and faithful judge ever prefers the honorable to the expedient. ~ Horace

How are we justly to determine in a world where there are no innocent ones to judge the guilty? ~ Comtesse de Genlis

Time is the fairest and toughest judge. ~ Edgar Quinet

For I do not distinguish them by the eye, but by the mind, which is the proper judge of the man. ~ Seneca

How easy it is to judge rightly after one sees what evil comes from judging wrongly! ~ Elizabeth Gaskell

The world is an excellent judge in general, but a very bad one in particular. ~ Sir Fulke Greville

A conscience without God is like a court without a judge. ~ Alphonse De Lamartine

There should be many judges, for few will always do the will of few. ~ Niccolo Machiavelli

Make not thyself the judge of any man. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Four things belong to a judge: to hear courteously, to answer wisely, to consider soberly, and to decide impartially. ~ Socrates

A judge’s duty is to grant justice, but his practice is to delay it: even those judges who know their duty adhere to the general practice. ~ Jean de la Bruyere

Judges don’t age. Time decorates them. ~ Enid Bagnold

We see the judges look like lions, but we do not see who moves them. ~ John Selden

A judge is not supposed to know anything about the facts of life until they have been presented in evidence and explained to him at least three times.~ Lord Chief Justice Parker

Wise judges are we of each other! ~ Cardinal Richelieu

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods. ~ Albert Einstein

Take all the robes of all the good judges that have ever lived on the face of the earth, and they would not be large enough to cover the iniquity of one corrupt judge. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Judging is balancing an account, and determining on which side the odds lie. ~ John Locke

How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong. ~ Sophocles

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