- I've never got paid. A dude with a pencil is worse than a cat with a machine gun.
on his failure to receive royalties
Galveston County Daily News 17 September 1999 1928–2008 American rock musician: in
- The Law is the true embodiment
Of everything that's excellent.
It has no kind of fault or flaw,
And I, my Lords, embody the Law.
Iolanthe (1882) act 1 1836–1911 English writer of comic and satirical verse:
- No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth.
La Guerre de Troie n'aura pas lieu (1935) act 2, sc. 5 1882–1944 French dramatist:
- A lawyer has no business with the justice or injustice of the cause which he undertakes, unless his client asks his opinion, and then he is bound to give it honestly. The justice or injustice of the cause is to be decided by the judge.
Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides (1785) 15 August 1773 1709–84 English poet, critic, and lexicographer: James Boswell
- We must never forget that the only real source of power that we as judges can tap is the respect of the people.
Chicago Tribune 15 August 1981 1908–93 American Supreme Court judge: in
- I don't know as I want a lawyer to tell me what I cannot do. I hire him to tell me how to do what I want to do.
The Life of Elbert H. Gary (1925) 1837–1913 American financier and philanthropist: Ida M. Tarbell
- No brilliance is needed in the law. Nothing but common sense, and relatively clean fingernails.
A Voyage Round My Father (1971) act 1 1923–2009 English novelist, barrister, and dramatist:
- A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.
The Godfather (1969) ch. 1 1920–99 American novelist:
- The Law: It has honoured us, may we honour it. 1782–1852 American politician: speech at the Charleston Bar Dinner, 10 May 1847