A Quote by Steven Wright on lawyers and luck

I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five.

Steven Wright (1955 -)

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on despair, god, lawyers, and weakness

Sin is: before God, or with the conception of God, in despair not to will to be oneself, or in despair to will to be oneself. Thus sin is intensified weakness or intensified defiance: sin is the intensification of despair. The emphasis is on before God, or with a conception of God; it is the conception of God that makes sin dialectically, ethically, and religiously what lawyers call 'aggravated' despair.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)


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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on architecture, history, knowledge, lawyers, and literature

A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Guy Mannering. 1815, Chap. xxxvii.

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A Quote by Sir Thomas More on lawyers and people

They have no lawyers among them, for they consider them as a sort of people whose profession it is to disguise matters.

Sir Thomas More (1478 - 1535)

Source: Utopia, 1516, Of Law and Magistrates

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on decisions and lawyers

A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.

Robert Frost

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A Quote by Robert Burton on earth, hell, and lawyers

Our wrangling lawyers . . . are so litigious and busy here on earth, that I think they will plead their clients' causes hereafter, - some of them in hell.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Raymond E. Moley on bankers, delusion, democracy, dictatorship, existence, feeling, heaven, idealism, interest, lawyers, managers, politicians, and world

The antithesis of democracy is class dictatorship, whether by groups of bankers, investors, managers, politicians, lawyers or union members. Over a considerable part of the world the unspeakable doctrine is being preached that the ideal of a democratic State is a snare and a delusion. A politician if he denies the existence of the essentials of democracy and denies it in such a way as to create class feeling, is not working in the interest of democracy even though he protests to the high heavens that that is his objective.

Raymond E. Moley

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on good and lawyers

The good lawyer is not the man who has an eye to every side and angle of contingency, and qualifies all his qualifications, but who throws himself on your part so heartily, that he can get you out of a scrape.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Paul Somerson on company, lawyers, and negotiation

Ever negotiate with lawyers at a huge company? If they saw you drowning 100 feet from the shore, they'd through you a 51-foot rope and say they went more than halfway.

Paul Somerson

Source: 1996, in PC Computing

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on doctors and lawyers

When lawyers take what they would give And doctors give what they would take.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: Latterday Warnings.

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