Quotable law quotes

  1. If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers. – Charles Dickens
  2. The trouble with law is lawyers. – Clarence S. Darrow
  3. When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken. – Benjamin Disraeli
  4. A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman. – Robert Frost
  5. The law isn’t justice. It’s a very imperfect mechanism. If you press exactly the right buttons and are alsolucky, justice may show up in the answer. A mechanism is all the law was ever intended to be. – Raymond Chandler 
  6. The magistrates are the ministers for the laws, the judges their interpreters, the rest of us are servants of the law, that we all may be free. – Marcus T. Cicero
  7. In law, nothing is certain but the expense. – Samuel Butler
  8. The wise know that foolish legislation is a rope of sand, which perishes in the twisting. – Ralph W. Emerson