Legal quotes & quips


When there are too many policemen, there can be no liberty;
When there are too many soldiers, there can be no peace;
When there are too many lawyers, there can be no justice.”
-- Lin Yutang

“Litigation is a machine which you go into as a pig and come out as a sausage.”
-- Ambrose Bierce

"A country man between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.”
-- Benjamin Franklin

“Lawyers have been known to wrest from reluctant juries triumphant verdicts of acquittal for their clients, even when those clients, as often happens, were clearly and unmistakably innocent.”
-- Oscar Wilde

“In the Halls of Justice the only justice is in the halls.”
-- Lenny Bruce

“I was never ruined but twice -- once when I lost a lawsuit, and once when I gained one.”
-- Voltaire



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