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The defendant wants to hide the truth because he's generally guilty.
by Alan Dershowitz

The defendant wants to hide the truth because he's generally guilty.
The defense attorney's job is to make sure the jury
does not arrive at that truth.
- Alan Dershowitz

Judges are the weakest link in our system of justice,
and they are also the most protected.
- Alan Dershowitz

You're absolutely right: Bob Grant is a racist,
Bob Grant is a bigot, he's a despicable talk show host and I agree with that.
- Alan Dershowitz

It simply cannot be disputed that for decades the Palestinian
leadership was more interested in there not being a
Jewish state than in there being a Palestinian state.
- Alan Dershowitz

 

All sides in a trial want to hide at least some of the truth.
- Alan Dershowitz

The court of last resort is no longer the Supreme Court.
It's "Nightline."
- Alan Dershowitz

I have been defending Israel's right to exist,
and to defend itself against terrorism,
for many years-on college campuses, in television appearances and in debate.
- Alan Dershowitz

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The prosecution wants to make sure the process by which
the evidence was obtained is not truthfully presented,
because, as often as not, that process will raise questions.
- Alan Dershowitz

To force a lawyer on a defendant can only lead him
to believe that the law contrives against him.
- Potter Stewart

A defendant on trial for a specific crime is entitled to his day in court,
not in a stadium or a city or nationwide arena.
- Tom C. Clark

Here we have a situation where a defendant in a case
agrees to an interview with Dan Rather.
It happened to be not confidential.
But it was an interview with Dan Rather.
- Floyd Abrams

I'm sure I took some licks at the system,
and at trials and lawyers in general.
I've seen enough of them for so many years both as
a cop and a defendant in defamation cases.
- Joseph Wambaugh

The grand jury, composed of 12 eminent New Orleans citizens,
heard our evidence and indicted the defendant for participation
in a conspiracy to assassinate John Kennedy.
- Jim Garrison

I got the chance to argue my first case in Supreme Court,
a criminal case arising in Alabama that involved the
right of a defendant to counsel at a critical stage
in a capital case before a trial.
- Constance Baker Motley

When you come in to court as a plaintiff or as a defendant,
it is terribly important that you look up at the bench
and feel that that person represents you and will understand you,
that that person is reflective of our community and of our society.
- Michael Bloomberg

To exclude all jurors who would be in the slightest
way affected by the prospect of the death penalty would
be to deprive the defendant of the impartial jury to
which he or she is entitled under the law.
- Byron White

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A man is a success if he gets up in
the morning and gets to bed at night,
and in between he does what he wants to do.
- Bob Dylan

He who wants to do good knocks at the gate:
he who loves finds the door open.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants,
and to serve them one's self?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness;
however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

All God wants of man is a peaceful heart.
- Meister Eckhart

If the mind wants to comprehend reality,
it will have to come out of the past and the future.
But coming out of the past and the future,
it is no longer the mind at all.
Hence the insistence of all the great masters of the world
that the door to reality is no-mind.
- Osho

Money won't make you happy...
but everybody wants to find out for themselves.
- Zig Ziglar

Conversations with God are very different
from the usual nature of prayer.
Prayers are commonly only in one direction -
the one praying speaks and hopes God is listening.
Prayers also tend to focus on asking
for specific things or outcomes one wants,
rather than seeking to better understand the mind of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Food is your body's fuel.
Without fuel, your body wants to shut down.
- Ken Hill

Priorities - what's really important -
health, and doing what one wants to do -
it's certainly not money.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Tell the FBI that the kidnappers should pick out a
judge that Nixon wants back.
- William O. Douglas

My father wants me to be like my brother,
but I can't be.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

No person will make a great business who wants to do
it all himself or get all the credit.
- Andrew Carnegie

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
- Max Lucado

Never trust anyone who wants what you've got.
Friend or no, envy is an overwhelming emotion.
- Eubie Blake

The interesting thing about being a mother is that everyone wants pets,
but no one but me cleans the kitty litter.
- Meryl Streep

Good management is the art of making problems so interesting
and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants
to get to work and deal with them.
- Paul Hawken

We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict
wants something more than it wants peace.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

I'm not talking about lust.
A woman in lust wants chocolate.
A woman in love wants diamonds.
- the movie How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Marriage is a wonderful institution,
but who wants to live in an institution?
- Groucho Marx

Love him or hate him, Trump is a man who is certain
about what he wants and sets out to get it,
no holds barred.
Women find his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money.
- Donald Trump

I've never been one to sit back and go,
'I'd better do what the audience wants me to do,
because I don't want to lose them.'
- Jim Carrey

Everyone wants to talk about it, and right now music,
flat-panel televisions, a whole host of new handheld
devices are fun to talk about and very exciting to look at.
- Kevin Rollins

I suppose when I started out I would have liked to
have been the darling of critics or something,
but everybody wants to be loved and admired.
- John Milius

Hollywood wants press, any kind of press.
- Christopher Atkins

Lord, when the song wants to pick up and go a little faster towards the end,
it's hard for me to resist.
- Levon Helm

A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants.
- Joseph Addison

I didn't grow up to call a woman a ho.
That's just how I was brought up.
I won't call a girl a bitch, unless she wants me to call her a bitch.
- Wyclef Jean

If he wants to blow his head off, let him.
I don't give a damn about Jim Bakker.
- Jessica Hahn

War is not a thing one wants.
- Hans Frank

The only thing that stands between a man and what he
wants from life is often merely the will to try it
and the faith to believe that it is possible.
- David Viscott

All I wanted was just what everybody else wants,
you know, to be loved.
- Rita Hayworth

Everybody wants to laugh - you know that.
They need to laugh...
people need to laugh.
- Carl Reiner

Write verse, not poetry.
The public wants verse.
If you have a talent for poetry, then don't by any means mother it,
but try your hand at verse.
- Robert W. Service

He wants only to rest and to have a little peace.
- Luciano Pavarotti

Why does a man take it for granted that a girl who
flirts with him wants him to kiss her -
when,
nine times out of ten, she only wants him to want to kiss her?
- Helen Rowland

Everybody wants you to do good things,
but in a small town you pretty much graduate and get married.
Mostly you marry, have children and go to their football games.
- Faith Hill

The pattern of the narrative never of necessity wants to end,
it never has to.
- Robert Creeley

If one day I have a daughter and my daughter wants to be a model,
I would never let her!
- Adriana Lima

My manager wants me to dress like a nun and I want
to dress like a teenager.
- Anna Kournikova

Being a salesman and an actor were not that dissimilar:
It is a good lesson in covering up your feelings.
No one wants to buy from someone who looks depressed.
- Dougray Scott

Any woman can fool a man if she wants to and if he's in love with her.
- Agatha Christie

You can't really tell what the audience wants but you
can tell what will keep everybodies attention in the same place.
- Leo Kottke

I think that if a person wants to remain vegetarian,
they're just going to have to go hungry.
- Robert Atkins

People think actors have such glamorous lives,
but the truth is actors go where nobody wants to go.
- Juliette Binoche

I don't come in with any preconceived ideas,
and although I will have done some preparation,
I can go which way the director wants.
- Jacqueline Bisset

Analysis is like a lobotomy.
Who wants to have all their edges shaved off?
- David Byrne

We seem to somewhat be behind an eight ball,
and what I mean by that is we're constantly waiting
for a call from Neil as to whether he wants to do CSNY.
- Graham Nash

I've very proud to be mayor of our great city.
It's a city with a heart and a soul.
Chicago has a unique spirit.
Our business community wants to give back.
- Richard M. Daley

No film should try to follow a trend,
and do what film people think the public wants.
There's no such thing as knowing what the public wants.
- Alan Bates


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