Lawyers Proverbs

Sayings about Lawyers

Lawyers and painters can soon change white to black. ~ Danish Proverbs

A lawyer’s opinion is worth nothing unless paid for. ~ Traditional Proverb

A good lawyer is a bad neighbor. ~ French Proverbs

Fools and obstinate men make lawyers rich. ~ Traditional Proverb

The law has a nose of wax. ~ Czech Proverbs

The law helps those who watch, not those who sleep. ~ Traditional Proverb

The graveyards are full of young lawyers, lost inheritance and young doctors. ~ French Proverb

A lawyer needs three bags: one full of papers, one full of money, and one full of patience. ~ French Proverb

Lawyers and woodpeckers have long bills. ~ Traditional Proverb

“Virtue in the middle,” said the Devil when seated between two lawyers. ~ Danish Proverb

The hands of a lawyer are always in someone’s pocket. ~ Indian Proverbs

A lawyer and a wagon wheel must be well greased. ~ German Proverbs

A lawyer looks at you with one eye, but he looks at your pocket with two. ~ Jamaican Proverbs

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

Two farmers each claimed to own a certain cow. While one pulled on its head and the other pulled on its tail, the cow was milked by the lawyer. ~ Hebrew Proverb

The houses of lawyers are roofed with the skins of litigants. ~ Welsh Proverbs

The lawyer will extend the frontiers of a fight. ~ Japanese Proverbs

It is better to be a mouse in a cat’s mouth than a man in a lawyer’s hands. ~ Spanish Proverbs

The priest’s friend loses his faith, the doctor’s his health, and the lawyer’s his fortune. ~ Italian Proverbs

Unless Hell is full, no lawyer will ever be saved. ~ French Proverb

The law is not made for the rich. ~ Maltese Proverbs

Doctors purge the body, ministers the conscience, lawyers the purse. ~ German Proverb

When you are very angry, don’t go to a lawyer; when you are very hungry, don’t be a poet. ~ Chinese Proverb

The law is good, but people are not. ~ Chinese Proverb

God wanted to punish mankind, so he created lawyers. ~ Russian Proverb

Doctors must be old and lawyers must be young. ~ Myanmar Proverb

A priest sees people at their best, a lawyer at their worst, but a doctor sees them as they really are. ~ Traditional Proverb

A peasant between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats. ~ Catalonian Proverbs

Quotations about Lawyers

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

A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns. ~ Mario Puzo

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

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

I think we may class the lawyer in the natural history of monsters. ~ John Keats

Lawyers are a prudent race though not very fond of liberty. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

A lawyer without books would be like a workman without tools. ~ Thomas Jefferson

An incompetent attorney can delay a trial for years or months. A competent attorney can delay one even longer. ~ Evelle Younger

The good lawyer is not the man who has an eye to every side and angle of contingency, and qualifies all his qualifications, but who throws himself on your part so heartily, that he can get you out of a scrape. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I know you lawyers can, with ease, twist words and meanings as you please. ~ John Gay

Time is money, especially when you are talking to a lawyer or buying a commercial. ~ Frank Dane

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

A jury consist of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer. ~ Robert Frost

Here lies one believe it if you can, who thought an attorney, was an honest man. ~ Epitaph

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

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. ~ Abraham Lincoln

I’m trusting in the Lord and a good lawyer. ~ Oliver North

A lawyer starts life giving $500 worth of law for $5 and ends giving $5 worth for $500. ~ Benjamin Brewster

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

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

Divorce is a game played by lawyers. ~ Cary Grant

The good lawyer is the great salesman. ~ Janet Wood Reno

Any society that needs disclaimers has too many lawyers. ~ Erik Pepke

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

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

You cannot live without lawyers, and certainly you cannot die without them. ~ Joseph H. Choate

The kind of lawyer you hope the other fellow has. ~ Raymond Chandler

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

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

Tax avoidance means that you hire a $250,000-fee lawyer, and he changes the word ‘evasion’ into the word ‘avoidance. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

God works wonders now and then; Behold a lawyer, an honest man. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Well, I don’t know as I want a lawyer to tell me what I cannot do. I hire him to tell how to do what I want to do. ~ John Pierpont Morgan

Lawyer—One who protects us against robbers by taking away the temptation. ~ H.L. Mencken

A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect. ~ Sir Walter Scott

It is the trade of lawyers to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour. ~ Thomas Jefferson

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

Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect. ~ Hunter S. Thompson

If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers. ~ Edward F. Halifax

Lawyers — a profession it is to disguise matters. ~ Thomas More

A lawyer’s dealings should be just and fair; Honesty shines with great advantage there. ~ William Cowper

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

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

When one wanted one’s interests looking after whatever the cost, it was not so well for a lawyer to be over honest, else he might not be up to other people’s tricks. ~ George Eliot

Lawyers I suppose were children once. ~ Charles Lamb

A lawyer is a gentleman that rescues your estate from your enemies and then keeps it to himself. ~ Lord Henry P. Brougham

The first thing we do, lets kill the lawyers. ~ William Shakespeare

A lawyer’s time and advice are his stock in trade. ~ Abraham Lincoln

He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides. ~ Charles Lamb

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

A lawyers dream of heaven; every man reclaimed his property at the resurrection, and each tried to recover it from all his forefathers. ~ Samuel Butler

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

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