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99 Law And Lawyers quotes:

"A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer."
"The lawyer's truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency."
"A jury too often has at least one member more ready to hang the panel than to hang the traitor."
"Let me not be understood as saying that there are no bad laws, nor that grievances may not arise for the redress of which no legal provisions have been made. I mean to say no such thing. But I do mean to say that although bad laws, if they exist, should be repealed as soon as possible, still, while they continue in force, for the sake of example they should be religiously observed."
"Certainly one of the highest duties of the citizen is a scrupulous obedience to the laws of the nation. But it is not the highest duty."
"When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken."
"Whatever the human law may be, neither an individual nor a nation can commit the least act of injustice against the obscurest individual without having to pay the penalty for it."
"To succeed in the other trades, capacity must be shown; in the law, concealment of it will do."
"It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for law, so much as a respect for right."
"I would be loath to speak ill of any person who I do not know deserves it, but I am afraid he is an attorney."
"Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke."
"I say, break the law."
"The English laws punish vice; the Chinese laws do more, they reward virtue."
"This is a court of law young man, not a court of justice."
"It is the trade of lawyers to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour."
"Lawyers know life practically. A bookish man should always have them to converse with."
"Curse on all laws, but those that love has made."
"We have a criminal jury system which is superior to any in the world; and its efficiency is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve men every day who don't know anything and can't read."
"Whenever you wish to do anything against the law, Cicely, always consult a good solicitor first."
"The wise know that foolish legislation is a rope of sand, which perishes in the twisting."
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