100+ Legal Quotes to understand the legal world

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100+ Legal Quotes to understand the legal world

We are led by lawyers who do not understand either technology or balance sheets. — Thomas Friedman

Ignorance of the law excuses no man from practicing it. — Addison Mizner

The trouble with law is lawyers. — Clarence Darrow

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

Are hackers a threat? The degree of threat presented by any conduct, whether legal or illegal, depends on the actions and intent of the individual and the harm they cause. — Kevin Mitnick

In the US, you even lose legal rights if you store your data in a company’s machines instead of your own. The police need to present you with a search warrant to get your data from you but if they are stored in a company’s server, the police can get it without showing you anything. — Richard Stallman

And understandably so, that when you’re in legal jeopardy, you really cannot put yourself in a position to open yourself up to the media. — Monica Lewinsky

Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke. — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

100+ Legal Quotes to understand the legal world

Love is moral even without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love. — Ellen Key

A good lawyer is a bad Christian. — John Lothrop Motley

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

The events of the day inspired me to become a lawyer. — Christopher Darden

Who most benefits from keeping marijuana illegal? The greatest beneficiaries are the major criminal organizations in Mexico and elsewhere that earn billions of dollars annually from this illicit trade – and who would rapidly lose their competitive advantage if marijuana were a legal commodity. — George Soros

The duty of government is to leave commerce to its own capital and credit as well as all other branches of business, protecting all in their legal pursuits, granting exclusive privileges to none. — Andrew Jackson

I’m more married to Sandy now than when we were married with the legal document. We’re still married as parents. — Bobby Darin

A married woman has the same right to control her own body as does an unmarried woman. — Sol Wachtler

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

100+ Legal Quotes to understand the legal world

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

You know, my first three or four drafts, you can see, are on legal pads in long hand. And then I go to a typewriter, and I know everybody’s switching to a computer. And I’m sort of laughed at. — Robert Caro

Outside of the Constitution we have no legal authority more than private citizens, and within it we have only so much as that instrument gives us. This broad principle limits all our functions and applies to all subjects. — Andrew Johnson

Men’s indignation, it seems, is more excited by legal wrong than by violent wrong the first looks like being cheated by an equal, the second like being compelled by a superior. — Thucydides

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In terms of the legal matter of creating a contract between two people that’s called marriage, and allowing them to live together with the protection of law, it seems to me is the way we should be moving in this country. — Colin Powell

In the early centuries of Islam, the great schools of Islamic jurisprudence were built upon the above principles. Basic to all their legal systems they developed the doctrine that liberty is the fundamental basis of law. — Aly Khan

I have spent all my life under a Communist regime, and I will tell you that a society without any objective legal scale is a terrible one indeed. But a society with no other scale but the legal one is not quite worthy of man either. — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

100+ Legal Quotes to understand the legal world

When I was 27 years old, I organized legal aid clinics to help low-income seniors. It was a life-altering experience. — Ron Wyden

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

I know how easy it is for one to stay well within moral, ethical, and legal bounds through the skillful use of words – and to thereby spin, sidestep, circumvent, or bend a truth completely out of shape. To that extent, we are all liars on numerous occasions. — Sidney Poitier

Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer. — Robert Louis Stevenson

As a rule lawyers tend to want to do whatever they can to win. — Bill Williams

I used to want to be a lawyer, but I didn’t want to have half my brain sucked out. — Max Walker

The Myth of Male Power dealt much more with the political issues, the legal issues, sexual harassment, date rape, women who kill, and those issues were very much more interfaced with the agendas of feminism. — Warren Farrell

A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman. — Robert Frost

Unfortunately, corruption is widespread in government agencies and public enterprises. Our political system promotes nepotism and wasting money. This has undermined our legal system and confidence in the functioning of the state. One of the consequences is that many citizens don’t pay their taxes. — Georgios A. Papandreou

100+ Legal Quotes to understand the legal world

Gay marriage is the last bastion of, to me… as a legal, ceremonial, sentimental and religious side, it’s one of the last steps. Retaining your job being one of the earlier steps, like, not getting kicked out of your job because you’re gay. — Gus Van Sant

I don’t know of many evangelicals who want to deny gay couples their legal rights. However, most of us don’t want to call it marriage, because we think that word has religious connotations, and we’re not ready to see it used in ways that offend us. — Tony Campolo

The legal system is often a mystery, and we, its priests, preside over rituals baffling to everyday citizens. — Henry Miller

People do not win people fights. Lawyers do. — Norman Ralph Augustine

I remember being upset because I was finally legal to drink in Canada, and I decided to throw that all away and move to America, where I had to wait another two years. I came here to do improv and to try to join the Groundlings. — Ryan Reynolds

Hitler never abandoned the cloak of legality he recognized the enormous psychological value of having the law on his side. Instead, he turned the law inside out and made illegality legal. — Robert Byrd

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

100+ Legal Quotes to understand the legal world

So the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is out there preserving and fighting for, and sometimes winning and sometimes losing, the fight for First Amendment rights in comics and, more generally, for freedom of speech. — Neil Gaiman

If you desire information on some point of law, you are not likely to ponder over the ponderous tomes of legal writers in order to obtain the knowledge you seek, by your own unaided efforts. — Felix Adler

It costs a lot to sue a magazine, and it’s too bad that we don’t have a system where the losing team has to pay the winning team’s lawyers. — Carol Burnett

Lawsuit abuse is a major contributor to the increased costs of healthcare, goods and services to consumers. — Charles W. Pickering

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A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit. — George Herbert

We must have great respect for these people who also suffer and who want to find their own way of correct living. On the other hand, to create a legal form of a kind of homosexual marriage, in reality, does not help these people. — Pope Benedict XVI

Lawyers are the first refuge of the incompetent. — Aaron Allston

I have written about the dispossessed, immigrants, the condition of women who do not enjoy the same legal rights as men, the Palestinians who are deprived of their land and condemned to exile. — Tahar Ben Jelloun

100+ Legal Quotes to understand the legal world

Advertising is legalized lying. — H. G. Wells

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

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

As legal slavery passed, we entered into a permanent period of unemployment and underemployment from which we have yet to emerge. — Julian Bond

Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens. — Plato

Our country was thereby saved from the consequences of its distracting individualistic conception of democracy, and its merely legal conception of nationality. It was because the followers of Jackson and Douglas did fight for it, that the Union was preserved. — Herbert Croly

Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery. — Calvin Coolidge

100+ Legal Quotes to understand the legal world

I’m a hardcore libertarian – I want everything legal – but I also believe that you have the right to free association. — Penn Jillette

Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Supreme Court ruled that disabled golfer Casey Martin has a legal right to ride in a golf cart between shots at PGA Tour events. Man, the next thing you know, they’re going to have some guy carry his clubs around for him. — Jon Stewart

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

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As Congress continues to debate ways to address illegal immigration, we must remember the many hard-working legal immigrants that contribute so much to our nation’s economy and culture. — Bob Filner

Every one with this writ may be a tyrant if this commission be legal, a tyrant in a legal manner, also, may control, imprison, or murder any one within the realm. — James Otis

I never saw a lawyer yet who would admit he was making money. — Mary Roberts Rinehart

100+ Legal Quotes to understand the legal world

I propose that the government should get out of the business of marrying people and, instead, only give legal status to civil unions. — Tony Campolo

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

It is hard to see Judge Roberts as a judicial activist who would place ideological purity or a particular agenda above or ahead the need for thoughtful legal reasoning. — Ron Wyden

I contend the state ought to do its thing and provide legal rights for all couples who want to be joined together for life. The church should bless unions that it sees fit to bless, and they should be called marriages. — Tony Campolo

Lawsuits should not be used to destroy a viable and independent distribution system. The solution lies in the marketplace and not the courtroom. — Don Henley

I would often find myself, at the age of 21, at midnight, running down a dark street on my own with 10 men chasing me. And the fact they had cameras in their hands made that legal. — Sienna Miller

The American legal industry is a medieval guild in which the prosecutors, bar, and bench join hands to ensure that legal invoices are paid, no matter how excessive. — Conrad Black

100+ Legal Quotes to understand the legal world

Baseball is a game where a curve is an optical illusion, a screwball can be a pitch or a person, stealing is legal and you can spit anywhere you like except in the umpire’s eye or on the ball. — James Patrick Murray

I think people should have the legal right to hurt themselves without fearing that they’re going to get locked up for doing so. But on a personal level, if someone I loved was hurting himself or herself in front of me, I would, of course, try to restrain them. — Chester Brown

I’ve thought hard about my psychological connections and I think I’ve managed to separate out the psychological from the legal, moral, and political. — Alan Dershowitz

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Defining marriage is a power that should be left to the states. Moreover, no state should be forced to recognize a marriage that is not within its own laws, Constitution, and legal precedents. — John Sununu

Gambling is legal and betting is legal, for what I bet. — Michael Jordan

Justice delayed is justice denied. — William E. Gladstone

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

100+ Legal Quotes to understand the legal world

He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides. — Charles Lamb

In my role as Wikileaks editor, I’ve been involved in fighting off many legal attacks. To do that, and keep our sources safe, we have had to spread assets, encrypt everything, and move telecommunications and people around the world to activate protective laws in different national jurisdictions. — Julian Assange

All of the legal defense funds out there, they’re looking for people out there with court of appeals experience, because court of appeals is where policy is made. And I know, I know this is on tape and I should never say that because we don’t make law, I know. I know. — Sonia Sotomayor

The only people who benefit from lawsuits are lawyers. I think we made a couple of them rich. — Gavin Rossdale

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

We should be the pro-legal immigration party. A party that has a positive platform and agenda on how we can create a legal immigration system that works for immigrants and works for America. — Marco Rubio

We must have great respect for these people who also suffer and who want to find their own way of correct living. On the other hand, to create a legal form of a kind of homosexual marriage, in reality, does not help these people. — Joseph Ratzinger

100+ Legal Quotes to understand the legal world

Is not liberty the destruction of all despotism – including, of course, legal despotism? — Frederic Bastiat

But my humble opinion is, I’m not quite sure where I stand on the legalization of drugs – though, if tequila is legal, pot should probably be legal. — Ted Demme

Do not ghettoize society by putting people into legal categories of gender, race, ethnicity, language, or other such characteristics. — Preston Manning

What we bring to the table is not only our 56 field offices in the United States and our number of resident agencies, but also we have 45 legal attaches overseas. — Robert Mueller

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Deceive not thy physician, confessor, nor lawyer. — George Herbert

Most of what needs to be changed in the euro zone can be done without treaty changes. The demand for treaty change is as political as it is legal and I don’t think it’s going to happen soon. — Nick Clegg

I come from a profession which has suffered greatly because of the lack of civility. Lawyers treat each other poorly and it has come home to haunt them. The public will not tolerate a lack of civility. — James E. Rogers

100+ Legal Quotes to understand the legal world

Where there is a will there is a lawsuit. — Addison Mizner

Above all, we must have great respect for these people who also suffer and who want to find their own way of correct living. On the other hand, to create a legal form of a kind of homosexual marriage, in reality, does not help these people. — Joseph Ratzinger

After the chaos and carnage of September 11th, it is not enough to serve our enemies with legal papers. — George W. Bush

Avoid lawsuits beyond all things they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property. — Jean de la Bruyere

Like all other law-abiding Americans, I fully support legal immigration. — Ted Nugent

These endless legal challenges that define elections in New York are a joke in this country, and they are the reason why it is so expensive, or one of the reasons, it’s so expensive to run here and why so many people decide not to run. — Michael Bloomberg

They don’t need a lawyer, they need a toastmaster. — Edward Bennett Williams

100+ Legal Quotes to understand the legal world

I have been committed to carrying out my duties… in accordance with both the letter and spirit of all applicable rules of ethics and canons of conduct. — Samuel Alito

In Psalm 72, Solomon prays for power and fame but he says the purpose of influence is to speak up for others and one is the immigrant. He doesn’t delineate between legal and illegal. — Rick Warren

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

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All the legal action I’ve taken against newspapers has had a massively positive effect on my life and achieved exactly what I wanted, which is privacy and non-harassment. — Sienna Miller

All the libel lawyers will tell you there’s no libel any more, that everyone’s given up. — Ian Hislop

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

You cannot have maternal health without reproductive health. And reproductive health includes contraception and family planning and access to legal, safe abortion. — Hillary Clinton

100+ Legal Quotes to understand the legal world

I’m afraid I talk a lot, too much, perhaps. I should have been a lawyer or a college professor or a windy politician, though I’m glad I am not any of these. — Tom Glazer

I think a child should be allowed to take his father’s or mother’s name at will on coming of age. Paternity is a legal fiction. — James Joyce

We have to get control of our borders. You can only do that if you make companies obey the law and not hire undocumented or illegals. They can only do that is if they have a Social Security Card that has biometrics so they know whether the person is legal or not. — Michael Bloomberg

Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character. — Robert E. Lee

I mean, in some cases with libel laws, you know, they can write things about people who have no course of action, because they can’t afford to take legal action against them. — Elton John

Things happened there that I don’t think are the finest hours for anybody, whether it was a journalist, the legal system or, in that case of the political system, who would say that was an example of when Washington worked best. — Rahm Emanuel

We get information in the mail, the regular postal mail, encrypted or not, vet it like a regular news organization, format it – which is sometimes something that’s quite hard to do, when you’re talking about giant databases of information – release it to the public and then defend ourselves against the inevitable legal and political attacks. — Julian Assange

100+ Legal Quotes to understand the legal world

However, there is no legal and legitimate state called Israel. — Hassan Nasrallah

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

Cagey trial lawyers have figured out there’s a pretty good likelihood their case – no matter what its merit – will literally get its day in court because of favorable judges. — Dennis Hastert

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Reading a script is usually as exciting as reading a boilerplate legal document, so when you read one that makes you feel as if you’re seeing the movie, you know it’s something different. — Tom Hanks

It is legal because I wish it. — Louis XIV

In law, nothing is certain but the expense. — Samuel Butler

If somebody invented cigarettes today, the government would not legalize them. — Loni Anderson

100+ Legal Quotes to understand the legal world

Potentially, a government is the most dangerous threat to man’s rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims. — Ayn Rand

I wish the government and the Minister of Justice would address these legal and constitutional arguments, but they refuse to. They want Canadians to go blindly into their brave new world, but it is not wise for a society to move blindly in any direction. — Stockwell Day

Frivolous lawsuits are booming in this county. The U.S. has more costs of litigation per person than any other industrialized nation in the world, and it is crippling our economy. — Jack Kingston

Lawyers, I suppose, were children once. — Charles Lamb

Make crime pay. Become a lawyer. — Will Rogers

I believe wholeheartedly in marriage. I don’t exclusively mean a marriage with a legal contract, but any relationship that constitutes a marriage because of the quality of their relationship. — Helen Reddy

A lawyer who does not know men is handicapped. — William Dunbar

100+ Legal Quotes to understand the legal world

As a private lawyer, I could bill $750 an hour, but I don’t. — Jay Alan Sekulow

To some lawyers, all facts are created equal. — Felix Frankfurter

I remember when I took Quentin Tarantino with me to a very private screening of the documentary ‘Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired,’ which shows some of the legal irregularities of his case. I was involved by the film, and it was an amazing experience to see people weep at the end of it. — Harvey Weinstein

As for lawyers, it’s more fun to play one than to be one. — Sam Waterston

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I think mistakes are the essence of science and law. It’s impossible to conceive of either scientific progress or legal progress without understanding the important role of being wrong and of mistakes. — Alan Dershowitz

No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority. — Joseph Addison

The more laws, the less justice. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

100+ Legal Quotes to understand the legal world

Anybody who thinks talk is cheap should get some legal advice. — Franklin P. Jones

Intellectual property is an important legal and cultural issue. Society as a whole has complex issues to face here: private ownership vs. open source, and so on. — Tim Berners-Lee

I have been surrounded by some of the smartest, brightest, most caring lawyers, by agents who are willing to risk their lives for others, by support staff that are willing to work as hard as they can. — Janet Reno

The good lawyer is the great salesman. — Janet Reno

And Americans realized that native people are still here, that they have a moral standing, a legal standing. — Dennis Banks

I do not believe abortion should be legal. — Herman Cain

People are getting smarter nowadays they are letting lawyers, instead of their conscience, be their guide. — Will Rogers

Misery is the company of lawsuits. — Francois Rabelais

I wouldn’t pretend to tell you we don’t pay our lawyers well. — Jay Alan Sekulow

100+ Legal Quotes to understand the legal world

Well, when I think of steroids I think of an image. You have the advantage over someone, which is a form of cheating. I guess it wouldn’t be right unless it was legal for everybody. Reason it’s not legal for everybody is because it can hurt people seriously. — Evander Holyfield

The law has no compassion. And justice is administered without compassion. — Christopher Darden

If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers in the first place. — Lord Halifax

Unfortunately, what many people forget is that judges are just lawyers in robes. — Tammy Bruce

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Children must be considered in a divorce considered valuable pawns in the nasty legal and financial contest that is about to ensue. — P. J. O’Rourke

It’s impossible to walk a block in Miami, in Los Angeles, San Antonio without running into someone who is being deeply impacted by a broken legal immigration system. — Marco Rubio

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. — Daniel Goleman

You can’t solve a problem as complex as inequality in one legal clause. — Theresa May


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