A Quote by Muhammad Ali on doctors, education, lawyers, managers, money, and trade

I say get an education. Become an electrician, a mechanic, a doctor, a lawyer - anything but a fighter. In this trade, it's the managers that make the money and last the longest.

Muhammad Ali (1942 -)

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A Quote by Lewis Carroll on argument, fatherhood, laws, lawyers, talking, and speech

"In my youth," said his father, "I look to the law,
  And argued each case with my wife;
And the muscular strength, which it gave to my jaw
  Has lasted the rest of my life."

Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898)

Source: Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Chapter 5

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A Quote by Karl Friedrich Gauss on doubt, impossibility, lawyers, and proof

I mean the word proof not in the sense of the lawyers, who set two half proofs equal to a whole one, but in the sense of a mathematician, where half proof = 0, and it is demanded for proof that every doubt becomes impossible.

Karl Friedrich Gauss (1777 - 1855)

Source: G. Simmons Calculus Gems, New York: McGraw Hill inc., 1992.

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A Quote by Josiah Quincy on ability, anecdotes, approval, argument, cities, conversation, day, determination, fame, good, journeys, justice, laws, lawyers, libraries, money, preparation, presidency, time, and work

Josiah Quincy, one-time mayor of Boston and president of Harvard University, recalled: "I will repeat an anecdote which I think Daniel Webster gave at a dinner, though, as I made no note of it, it is just possible that he told it in my presence at some later date. The conversation was running upon the importance of doing small things thoroughly and with the full measure of one's ability. This Webster illustrated by an account of some petty insurance case that was brought to him when a young lawyer in Portsmouth. Only a small amount was involved, and a twenty-dollar fee was all that was promised. "He saw that, to do his clients full justice, a journey to Boston, to consult the law library, would be desirable. He would be out of pocket by such an expedition, and for his time he would receive no adequate compensation. After a little hesitation he determined to do his very best, cost cost what it might. He accordingly went to Boston looked up the authorities, and gained the case. "Years after this, Webster, then famous, was passing through New York City. An important insurance case was to be tried the day after his arrival, and one of the counsel had been suddenly taken ill. Money was no object, and Webster was begged to name his terms and conduct the case. " 'I told them,' Mr. Webster, 'that it was preposterous to prepare a legal argument at a few hours' notice. They insisted, however, that I should look at the papers; and this after some demur, I consented to do. Well, it was my old twenty-dollar case over again, and as I never forget anything, I had all the authorities at my fingers' ends. The Court knew that I had no time to prepare, and was astonished at the range of my acquirements. So, you see, I was handsomely paid both in fame and money for that journey to Boston; and the moral is that good work is rewarded in the end, though, to be sure, one's self-approval should be enough.'"

Josiah Quincy (1744 - 1775)

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on lawyers and men

Men are men before they are lawyers, or physicians, or merchants, or manufacturers; and if you make them capable and sensible men, they will make themselves capable and sensible lawyers or physicians.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

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A Quote by John J. Miller on belief, change, economics, judgment, laws, lawyers, police, politicians, religion, slavery, society, and words

Laws are only words, words written on paper, words that change on society's whim and are interpreted differently daily by politicians, lawyers, judges, and policemen. Anyone who believes that all laws should always be obeyed would have made a fine slave catcher. Anyone who believes that all laws are applied equally, despite race, religion, or economic status, is a fool.

John J. Miller

Source: And Hope to Die (in Jokertown Shuffle Wild Cards IX)

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A Quote by John Gay on judgment and lawyers

The charge is prepar'd, the lawyers are met, The judges all ranged,-a terrible show!

John Gay (1685 - 1732)

Source: The Beggar's Opera. Act iii. Sc. 2.

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A Quote by John Gay on lawyers


A fox may steal your hens, sir . . . . If lawyer's hand is fee'd, sir He steals your whole estate.

John Gay (1685 - 1732)

Source: The Beggar’s Opera

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A Quote by Jeremy Bentham on ignorance, laws, lawyers, and punishment

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

Jeremy Bentham (1748 - 1832)

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A Quote by James Keller on honor, judgment, lawyers, and sleep

A Seattle lawyer once interrupted his lengthy cross-examination of a witness and exclaimed, "Your Honor, one of the jurors is asleep." "You put him to sleep," replied the judge. "Suppose you wake him up."

James Keller

Source: Three Minutes by James Keller, M. M., 1950

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