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A fox may steal your hens, Sir, a whore your health and pence, Sir, your daughter rob your chest, Sir, your wife may steal your rest, Sir, a thief your goods and plate. But this is all but picking, with rest, pence, chest and chicken; it ever was decreed, Sir, if lawyer's hand is fee d, Sir, he steals your whole estate.
~ John Gay | ( English poet and dramatist. ) | 1685-1732 | Law
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
A judge is a law student who grades his own papers.
~ Henry Louis Mencken | ( American journalist ) | 1880-1956 | Law
quotes Division : Journalists   
     
A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
~ Herbert Spencer | ( English philosopher, biologist and sociologist. ) | 1820-1903 | Law
quotes Division : Scientists and Inventors   
     
A jury too often has at least one member more ready to hang the panel than to hang the traitor.
~ Abraham Lincoln | ( Politician. President of the United States. ) | 1809-1865 | Law
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
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 | ( British poet and satirist. ) | 1612-1680 | Law
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman.
~ Robert Frost | ( American Poet. ) | 1875-1963 | Law
quotes Division : American poets   
     
An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.
~ Mahatma Gandhi | ( Preeminent leader of Indian nationalism. ) | 1869-1948 | Law
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property.
~ Jean de la BruyA¨re | ( French satiric moralist. ) | 1645-1696 | Law
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
Bad laws are the worst form of tyranny.
~ Edmund Burke | ( British political writer. ) | 1729-1797 | Law
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
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.
~ Thomas Jefferson | ( Third president of the United States. ) | 1743-1826 | Law
quotes Division : American writers   
     
Curse on all laws, but those that love has made.
~ Alexander Pope | ( English poet and satirist. ) | 1688-1744 | Law
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
Even an attorney of moderate talent can postpone doomsday year after year, for the system of appeals that pervades American jurisprudence amounts to a legalistic wheel of fortune, a game of chance, somewhat fixed in the favor of the criminal, that the participants play interminably.
~ Truman Capote | ( American author. ) | 1924-1984 | Law
quotes Division : American writers   
     
Every law is an infraction of liberty.
~ Jeremy Bentham | ( British philosopher. ) | 1748-1832 | Law
quotes Division : British Philosophers   
     
God works wonders now and then; Behold a lawyer, an honest man.
~ Benjamin Franklin | ( American statesman ) | 1706-1790 | Law
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
~ Jean Jacques Rousseau | ( Swiss political philosopher and essayist. ) | 1712-1778 | Law
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
Good men must not obey the laws too well.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Law
quotes Division : American poets   
     
He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides.
~ Charles Lamb | ( English essayist. ) | 1775-1834 | Law
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
I have spent all my life under a Communist regime, and I will tell you that a society without any objective legal scale is a terrible one indeed. But a society with no other scale but the legal one is not quite worthy of man either.
~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn | ( Russian novelist, dramatist and historian. ) | 1918-? | Law
quotes Division : Historians   
     
I said there was a society of men among us, bred up from their youth in the art of proving by words multiplied for the purpose, that white is black, and black is white, according as they are paid. To this society all the rest of the people are as slaves.
~ Jonathan Swift | ( Irish-born English satirist. ) | 1667-1745 | Law
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
I say, break the law.
~ Henry David Thoreau | ( American naturalist ) | 1817-1862 | Law
quotes Division : Naturalists   
     
I think we may class the lawyer in the natural history of monsters.
~ John Keats | ( British poet. ) | 1795-1821 | Law
quotes Division : British Poets   
     

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