Legal Wisdom

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    ~Theodore Roosevelt
  • The law is reason free from passion.
  • At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.
  • Let every man remember that to violate the law is to trample on the blood of his father, and to tear that charter of his own and his children’s liberty.
    ~Abraham Lincoln
  • As long as the world shall last there will be wrongs, and if no man objected and no man rebelled, those wrongs would last forever.
    ~Clarence Darrow
  • A wise man proportions his beliefs to the evidence.
    ~David Hume
  • As a peacemaker, the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
    ~Abraham Lincoln
  • Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.
    ~Charles Lamb
  • I busted a mirror and got 7 years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me 5.
    ~Steven Wright