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An incompetent attorney can delay a trial for years or months. A competent attorney can delay one even longer.

Author: Evelle Younger


An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.

Author: Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

Profession: Indian Political, Spiritual Leader

Anybody who thinks talk is cheap should get some legal advice.

Author: Franklin P. Jones


Are not laws dangerous which inhibit the passions? Compare the centuries of anarchy with those of the strongest legalism in any country you like and you will see that it is only when the laws are silent that the greatest actions appear.

Author: Marquis De Sade (1740-1814)

Profession: French Author

As soon as you begin to say ''We have always done things this way -- perhaps that might be a better way,'' conscious law-making is beginning. As soon as you begin to say We do things this way -- they do things that way -- what is to be done about it?'' men are beginning to feel towards justice, that resides between the endless jar of right and wrong.

Author: Helen M. Cam


Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property.

Author: Jean De La Bruyere (1645-1696)

Profession: French Classical Writer

Bad laws are the worst form of tyranny.

Author: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Profession: British Political Writer, Statesman

Certainly one of the highest duties of the citizen is a scrupulous obedience to the laws of the nation. But it is not the highest duty.

Author: Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Profession: Third President of the USA

Christianity is part of the Common Law of England.

Author: Matthew Hale


Courts of law, and all the paraphernalia and folly of law cannot be found in a rational state of society.

Author: Robert Owen


Curse on all laws, but those that love has made.

Author: Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

Profession: British Poet, Critic, Translator

Even an attorney of moderate talent can postpone doomsday year after year, for the system of appeals that pervades American jurisprudence amounts to a legalistic wheel of fortune, a game of chance, somewhat fixed in the favor of the criminal, that the participants play interminably.

Author: Truman Capote (1942)

Profession: American Author

Every law is an infraction of liberty.

Author: Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832)

Profession: British Philosopher, Jurist, Political Theorist

Fish die when they are out of water, and people die without law and order.

Author: The Talmud

Profession: Jewish Archive of Oral Tradition

Fools and obstinate men make lawyers rich.

Author: Proverb