Top 1093 Quotes & Sayings by Famous Lawyers

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Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.
We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future.
First impressions matter. Experts say we size up new people in somewhere between 30 seconds and two minutes. — © Elliott Abrams
First impressions matter. Experts say we size up new people in somewhere between 30 seconds and two minutes.
A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity.
Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for.
Many progressives understand Scalia, and other conservative judges, in crassly political terms - as opponents of affirmative action, abortion, gun control, and campaign finance legislation. But what Scalia cared most about was clear, predictable rules, laid down in advance.
It's every lawyer's dream to help shape the law, not just react to it.
Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It's about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers.
Sometimes the right thing gets done for the wrong reason and sometimes, unfortunately, the wrong thing gets done for the right reason.
When you are in local government, you are on the ground, and you are looking into the eyes and hearts of the people you are there to serve. It teaches you to listen; it teaches you to be expansive in the people with whom you talk to, and I think that that engagement gives you political judgment.
I see the job of attorney general as the single most important legal office in the country when you can't trust the federal government.
But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that I am grateful.
I don't have two different personalities. I am what I am. — © Judy Sheindlin
I don't have two different personalities. I am what I am.
Success is about persistence. You can only afford to be persistent in something you deeply enjoy.
Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
For any unbiased and realistic enquiry against judges, one needs a full time body, independent of the government as well as of the judiciary, with an investigative machinery under its control, through which it can get complaints investigated.
Well, I have great respect for Senator Hirono.
Social media enables us to talk about issues, shine a light on problems, and raise awareness of struggles that might have gone unnoticed. On the flipside, it also allows for a lot of noise and distractions. Sometimes it doesn't create the best environment for a healthy discussion and can lead to trolling.
Ever since the end of Medieval feudalism, and the writings of John Locke, we have understood the importance of being able to buy and sell one's own property, including books and watches, both for reasons of economics and liberty.
It is a pet peeve of mine when people throw around arguments citing 'Fair Use' and yet fail to actually explain what a fair use argument actually is.
Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are.
I'd walk over my own grandmother to re-elect Richard Nixon.
The idea of cultural relativism is nothing but an excuse to violate human rights.
What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
For my own part I think no innocent species of wit or pleasantry should be suppressed: and that a good pun may be admitted among the smaller excellencies of lively conversation.
Never give up. People will always discount you, and you'll always get rejected. But set your sights high. Be boldly ambitious. Be relentless and never give up.
Our founders recognized that 'men were not angels' and that checks and balances in government were critical to avoid threats to the rule of law.
Yes, people pull the trigger - but guns are the instrument of death. Gun control is necessary, and delay means more death and horror.
A real man is one who fears the death of his heart, not of his body.
Is there anyone I wouldn't take as a client? Well, I'd never represent a banker.
It's one thing to evaluate a woman's work. it's another thing to say, 'Your hair was this; your makeup was that.'
The immigration laws of the United States should not be used to buy and sell political favors.
This Christmas mend a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust. Write a letter. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Manifest your loyalty in word and deed. Keep a promise. Forgo a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Apologize. Try to understand. Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone else. Be kind. Be gentle. Laugh a little more. Express your gratitude. Welcome a stranger. Gladden the heart of a child. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth. Speak your love, and then speak it again.
We are a nation founded on distrust of government power, and questioning that power is essential to promoting transparency and accountability.
You're never too old to start learning, and you're never too young to aim high and achieve great things.
The Framers of the Constitution expected the presidency to be occupied by special individuals, selfless people of the highest character and ability. They intended the Electoral College to be a truly deliberative body, not the largely ceremonial institution it has become today.
Ultimately, we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it towards others. And the more peace there is in us, the more peace there will be in our troubled world.
Neutrality, as a lasting principle, is an evidence of weakness. — © Lajos Kossuth
Neutrality, as a lasting principle, is an evidence of weakness.
We have a duty to show up in the world with meaning and purpose and commitment to doing good. And to use any privilege that we have to make positive change and to disrupt oppressive systems.
Women tend to judge other women harshly. We should be kinder to each other, accept that we're all different and can make different choices. Not go for some kind of stereotypical idea that we're perfect. Frankly, I'm not perfect.
It's pretty clear that a lot of people in politics see me as a threat, and they should, because I am.
If you are sure you understand everything that is going on, you are hopelessly confused.
We have to tighten our gun laws and keep guns out of the hands of criminals, the mentally ill, and domestic abusers.
I don't try to be sexy, but I do want to look as good as I can.
Economists who have studied the relationship between education and economic growth confirm what common sense suggests: The number of college degrees is not nearly as important as how well students develop cognitive skills, such as critical thinking and problem-solving ability.
Watergate was a third-rate burglary. It was purely domestic in nature.
Education is the mother of leadership.
There are some people who still feel threatened by strong women. That's their problem. It's not mine. — © Gloria Allred
There are some people who still feel threatened by strong women. That's their problem. It's not mine.
The test for whether or not you can hold a job should not be the arrangement of your chromosomes.
Education is necessary to unlearn privilege, unlearn exclusion, unlearn discrimination, unlearn prejudice, unlearn war.
I don't care if religious people consider me amoral because I lack their beliefs in God. I do however care deeply about efforts to turn religious beliefs into law and those efforts benefit greatly from the conviction that individually and collectively we cannot be good without God.
A man's house is his castle.
Men do not fail; they give up trying.
Reconciliation and forgiveness can actually help all of us move on in a healthier, happier way.
Every people, in order to remain healthy and strong, has to have a grasp of its foundation story. Culture is a chrysalis - it is protective, it takes care of you. That's what cultures are for. You cannot rob a people of language, culture, mother, father, the value of their labor - all of that - without doing vast damage to those people.
When I began we did not really have a lot of First Amendment law. It is really surprising to think of it this way, but a lot of the law - most of the law that relates to the First Amendment freedom of the press in America - is really within living memory.
We need to realize that the economic situation between Mexico and the United States is not just one in which we trade with one another. We make things together. We have shared production platforms. Cross-border trade is part of a single production process, and while apparently the Trump administration will seek to re-examine elements of that production platform, it is what it is and won't be easily dismantled.
Never call an accountant a credit to his profession; a good accountant is a debit to his profession.
Gay and lesbian people are equal. They deserve equal protection of the laws, and they deserve it now.
Personality has power to uplift, power to depress, power to curse, and power to bless.
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