Legal Quotes On Law, Study, Power, Justice, Psychology

Legal Quotes On Law, Study, Power, Justice, Psychology, Lawyers

Legal Quotes On Law, Study, Power, Justice, Psychology

Legal Quotes:

Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.

Calvin Coolidge

If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.

Henry David Thoreau

Common sense often makes good law.

William O. Douglas

That which is not just is not law.

William Lloyd Garrison

Justice delayed is justice denied.

William E. Gladstone

All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.

Joseph Conrad

Laws are the sovereigns of sovereigns.

Louis XIV

Law is born from despair of human nature.

Jose Ortega y Gasset

I would say that IQ is the strongest predictor of which field you can get into and hold a job in, whether you can be an accountant, lawyer or nurse, for example.


From your confessor, lawyer and physician, hide not your case on no condition.

John Harington

Fairness is what justice really is.

Potter Stewart

To force a lawyer on a defendant can only lead him to believe that the law contrives against him.

Potter Stewart

Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.

Potter Stewart

Judges are the weakest link in our system of justice, and they are also the most protected.

Alan Dershowitz

Misery is the company of lawsuits.

Francois Rabelais

Yes, there’s such a thing as luck in trial law but it only comes at 3 o’clock in the morning. You’ll still find me in the library looking for luck at 3 o’clock in the morning.

Louis Nizer

To some lawyers, all facts are created equal.

Felix Frankfurter

I’m not sure I can say there is a clean line between me as an individual and me as a lawyer.

Anita Hill

One of the things I was taught in law school is that I’d never be able to think the same again – that being a lawyer is something that’s part of who I am as an individual now.

Anita Hill

Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property.

Jean de la Bruyere

I have a different approach. I don’t file lawsuits because I really don’t care.

Nicole Kidman

It is impossible to tell where the law stops and justice begins.

Arthur Baer

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

Jeremy Bentham

People do not win people fights. Lawyers do.

Norman Ralph Augustine

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

Oliver North

You can’t learn everything you need to know legally.

John Irving

Nothing is so unproductive as the law. It is expensive whether you win or lose.

Gilbert Parker

I decided I wanted to be a lawyer when I was 11 years of age.

Johnnie Cochran

We stand for free speech. This means we are not going to ban distasteful subreddits. We will not ban legal content even if we find it odious or if we personally condemn it.

Yishan Wong

Nicaragua is a World Bank and International Monetary Fund designated ‘heavily indebted poor country,’ with little legal ability to control its economic future: Everything is for sale. And once Nicaraguans decide to cash in and sell their houses or farms, they have to look far inland for anything affordable.

Tony D’Souza

I don’t know if I’d call it a favorite, but there was an entree in the rotation at my grade school cafeteria called ‘Salisbury Steak’ that was some kind of freestanding spongiform potage covered in a sauce that would probably have to be spelled ‘grayvee’ for legal reasons.

Adam Rex

A free and open Internet should not have to be weighed down by legal challenges – its dynamism is essential to our economy.

Anna Eshoo

There’s no legal protection for cyborgs. In 2010, I started the Cyborg Foundation to defend our rights. Cyborgs have been kicked out from several places because they are seen as a possible security threat. I’ve been kicked out from places such as Harrods, Casino Montecarlo, and many supermarkets.

Neil Harbisson

Legal behavior is not incompatible with rational, self-interested behavior.

Leonid Hurwicz

There are two kinds of games in economics. One is the game where people use only legal moves. Then there is the true game, the one like real life, where the strategies and moves people make, some of them contain illegal gains.

Leonid Hurwicz

The practice of law requires both continuity and growth – a deep understanding of legal principles born of reason, tradition, and experience and tested by time, but also a mind alert to present needs and the future consequences of public and private legal decisions.

Diane S. Sykes

We do not need a heavy theoretical thumb on the scales. What’s important is how the traditional sources of law and legal interpretation – text, structure, history, canons of interpretation, precedent, and other well-established tools of the judicial craft – are prioritized, weighted, and applied.

Diane S. Sykes

There are several authors who are also lawyers – and not only the ones who write legal thrillers. There are other attorneys who write romantic fiction, and I know of at least one who writes young adult books.

Candace Camp

We do not believe voters gave President Bush a mandate to turn back the clock decades on so many of our legal protections.

Ralph G. Neas

We owe the Aboriginal peoples a debt that is four centuries old. It is their turn to become full partners in developing an even greater Canada. And the reconciliation required may be less a matter of legal texts than of attitudes of the heart.

Romeo LeBlanc

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

Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.

Edmund Burke

Charity is no substitute for justice withheld.

Saint Augustine

Punishment is justice for the unjust.

Saint Augustine

One with the law is a majority.

Calvin Coolidge

Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Lawsuit: A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage.

Ambrose Bierce

Make your educational laws strict and your criminal ones can be gentle; but if you leave youth its liberty you will have to dig dungeons for ages.

Michel de Montaigne

Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.

Jonathan Swift

I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot.

Robert Green Ingersoll

Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.

Honore de Balzac

Advertising is legalized lying.


Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.

Otto von Bismarck

A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit.

George Herbert

Deceive not thy physician, confessor, nor lawyer.

George Herbert

Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law.

Thomas Hobbes
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