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Quotations on Lawyers

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The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every other calling, is diligence. Leave nothing for to-morrow which can be done to-day.

~ Abraham Lincoln

The lawyer's truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency.

~ Henry David Thoreau

A lawyer is never entirely comfortable with a friendly divorce, anymore than a good mortician wants to finish his job and then have the patient sit up on the table.

~ Jean Kerr

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

A lawyer's dream of Heaven: Every man reclaimed his own property at the resurrection, and each tried to recover it from all his forefathers.

~ Samuel Butler

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

The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.

~ William Shakespeare

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