Appeal in law: to put the dice into the box for another throw.
Divorce is a game played by lawyers.
Far more has been accomplished for the welfare and progress of mankind by preventing bad actions than by doing good ones.
In England, justice is open to all - like the Ritz Hotel.
It is as if the ordinary language we use every day has a hidden set of signals, a kind of secret code.
It usually takes 100 years to make a law, and then, after it's done its work, it usually takes 100 years to be rid of it.
Law is the witness and external deposit of our moral life. Its history is the history of the moral development of the race.
Laws are the spider's webs which, if anything small falls into them they ensnare it, but large things break through and escape.
Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.
Lawyers spend a great deal of time shovelling smoke.
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.
That is the beauty of the Common Law, it is a maze and not a motorway.
The law of England is a very strange one; it cannot compel anyone to tell the truth. . . . But what the law can do is to give you seven years for not telling the truth.
Trudeau: Yes, well, there are a lot of bleeding hearts around who just don't like to see people with helmets and guns. All I can say is, go on and bleed, but it is more important to keep law and order in a society than to be worried about weak-kneed people who we don't like the looks of. Reporter: At any cost? How far would you go with that? How far would you extend that? Trudeau: Well, just watch me. . . ."
When the 30-year-old lawyer died he said to St. Peter, "How can you do this to me? - a heart attack at my age? I'm only 30." Replied St. Peter: "When we looked at your total hours billed we figured you were 95."
You are remembered for the rules you break.
Law ... begins when someone takes to doing something someone else does not like.
Any fool can make a rule, and every fool will mind it.
Show me the man and I'll show you the law.
A man may as well open an oyster without a knife, as a lawyer's mouth without a fee.