The lawyer's truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency.
Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)
Contributed by: Zaady
Go not for every grief to the physician, nor for every quarrell to the lawyer, nor for every thirst to the pot.
George Herbert (1593 - 1633)
Source: "Jacula Prudentum," 1651.
Deceive not thy physician, confesasor, nor lawyer.
When one wanted one's interests looking after whatever the cost, it was not so well for a lawyer to be over honest, else he might not be up to other people's tricks.
George Eliot (1819 - 1880)
Source: Felix Holt, The Radical, Author's Introduction, 1866.
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 (1729 - 1797)
Source: Speech, Conciliation w America, 22 Mar. 1775
America is a paradise of lawyers.
David Brewer (1837 - 1910)
Lawyers on opposite sides of a case are like the two parts of shears; they cut what comes between them, but not each other.
Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)
Criticizing lawyers for lawsuits is like criticizing linebackers for knocking people down.
Chauncey Depew, when he was ninety-two, was asked: "What is the most beautiful word in the language?" The elderly lawyer quickly replied: "Home."
Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.
Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)
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