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Lawyers are the first refuge of the incompetent. ...
by Aaron Allston

Lawyers are the first refuge of the incompetent.
- Aaron Allston

Related topics: Legal

The analysis of the thing is not the thing itself.
- Aaron Allston

No one pays me to be nice.
- Aaron Allston

Violence is the first refuge of the violent.
- Aaron Allston

 

I'm content to stand on tradition.
I'm even more content to wipe my feet on it.
- Aaron Allston

The principle of Sturgeon's Razor states that the simplest
answer to any problem is 90% crap.
- Aaron Allston

If you hack the Vatican server, have you tampered in God's domain?
- Aaron Allston

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There are two types of people in the world,
and I'm one of them.
- Aaron Allston

When all else fails, complicate matters.
- Aaron Allston

Feminism is sort of like God.
Many people profess to believe in it,
but no one seems to be able to define it to everyone's satisfaction.
- Aaron Allston

This would not be a problem if I were driving a snowplow.
- Aaron Allston

Any sufficiently badly-written science is indistinguishable from magic.
- Aaron Allston

Life is like an analogy.
- Aaron Allston

I really can't complain about actresses who get paid to be dumb.
Most of us can't get paid to be smart.
- Aaron Allston

Definition of 'Free': You pay for it whether or not you elect to receive it.
- Aaron Allston

Luck consists largely of hanging on by your fingernails
until things start to go your way.
- Aaron Allston

Where can I get some tat? I'd like to trade it in.
- Aaron Allston

The difference between tragedy and comedy:
Tragedy is something awful happening to somebody else,
while comedy is something awful happening to somebody else.
- Aaron Allston

The way to a man's heart is through his chest.
- Aaron Allston

Cagey trial lawyers have figured out there's a pretty
good likelihood their case -
no matter what its merit -
will literally get its day in court because of favorable judges.
- Dennis Hastert

Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.
- Jeremy Bentham

The trouble with law is lawyers.
- Clarence Darrow

As a rule lawyers tend to want to do whatever they can to win.
- Bill Williams

I wouldn't pretend to tell you we don't pay our lawyers well.
- Jay Alan Sekulow

The only people who benefit from lawsuits are lawyers.
I think we made a couple of them rich.
- Gavin Rossdale

Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.
- Charles Lamb

As for lawyers, it's more fun to play one than to be one.
- Sam Waterston

People do not win people fights.
Lawyers do.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

To some lawyers, all facts are created equal.
- Felix Frankfurter

Discourage litigation.
Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can.
As a peacemaker the lawyer has
superior opportunity of being a good man.
There will still be business enough.
- Abraham Lincoln

It costs a lot to sue a magazine, and it's too bad
that we don't have a system where the losing team has
to pay the winning team's lawyers.
- Carol Burnett

People are getting smarter nowadays;
they are letting lawyers,
instead of their conscience, be their guide.
- Will Rogers

If the laws could speak for themselves,
they would complain of the lawyers in the first place.
- Lord Halifax

We are led by lawyers who do not understand either
technology or balance sheets.
- Thomas Friedman

Unfortunately, what many people forget is that judges
are just lawyers in robes.
- Tammy Bruce

Doctors are just the same as lawyers;
the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you,
whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
- Anton Chekhov

99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
- Anonymous

All the libel lawyers will tell you there's no libel any more,
that everyone's given up.
- Ian Hislop

We got dragged through a system and got burned by crooked lawyers,
and the list goes on and on.
- Jerry Only

Vicars, MPS and lawyers were amont those who considered
me to be the best hostess in London.
- Cynthia Payne

Lawyers should not be charged with the same crimes as their clients.
Trials related to political charges are not in accordance with human rights.
- Shirin Ebadi

There aren't more lady songwriters for the same reason
that there aren't more lady doctors or lady accountants or lady lawyers;
not enough women have the time for careers.
- Dorothy Fields

Why in the world would you have it interpreted by nine lawyers?
- Antonin Scalia

Our first concern is the security of the lawyers because
without security you can't possibly have a fair trial,
if trial at all, and that's not been adequately attended to.
- Ramsey Clark

The more lawyers there are, the more people are out
there to encourage others not to go to law school.
- David E. Kelley

Lawyers are predators in grey worsted.
- Tom Holt

Lawyers claim that their clients have been grossly mistreated,
which is what criminal defense lawyers are paid to do.
- Kenneth Starr

It is a different genre - a show about something other than doctors,
lawyers and cops.
Teachers are something completely different.
I think it makes for very interesting television.
- Chi McBride

I come from a profession which has suffered greatly
because of the lack of civility.
Lawyers treat each other poorly and it has come home to haunt them.
The public will not tolerate a lack of civility.
- James E. Rogers

The only thing I like more than my wife is my money,
and I'm not about to lose that to her and her lawyers,
that's for damn sure.
- Jon Bon Jovi

The only way you can beat the lawyers is to die with nothing.
- Will Rogers

Our lawyers had their chat with the Supreme Court Justice,
and promised to repast the chat to other members of
the Supreme Court to find out whether they wanted to hear us out.
- Dashiell Hammett

It took man thousands of years to put words down on paper,
and his lawyers still wish he wouldn't.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Doctors are the same as lawyers; the only difference
is that lawyers merely rob you,
whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
- Anton Chekhov

Of course I've got lawyers.
They are like nuclear weapons, I've got em 'cause everyone else has.
But as soon as you use them they screw everything up.
- Danny DeVito

Where there are too many policemen, there is no liberty.
Where there are too many soldiers, there is no peace.
Where there are too many lawyers, there is no justice.
- Lin Yutang

Drugs are in every walk of life - doctors,
lawyers, preachers, the guy who works for IBM,
teenagers on the street, teenagers in school.
- Smokey Robinson

A lot of lawyers are set to tell me that it's not my fault I like to eat.
- Neil Cavuto

I don't sell enough books to pay for the lawyers,
however.
And these various problems finally became too much.
- Peter Sotos

Lawyers (are) operators of the toll bridge across which
anyone in search of justice has to pass.
- Jane Bryant Quinn

Lawyers didn't seriously get involved in the Watergate
stories until quite late,
when we realized we were on to something.
- Bob Woodward

Young lawyers attend the courts, not because they have business there,
but because they have no business.
- Washington Irving

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

Today, lawyers are attacking more; they're attacking everything.
A good example is the O.J.
Simpson case.
- Joseph Wambaugh

Lawyers have a dangerous job in Iran.
- Shirin Ebadi

Marriage is really tough because you have to deal with feelings...
and lawyers.
- Richard Pryor

We were just a one-room bookstore; we didn't have any money for lawyers.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

The only real lawyers are trial lawyers,
and trial lawyers try cases to juries.
- Clarence Darrow

How I Love Lucy was born? We decided that instead of
divorce lawyers profiting from our mistakes,
we'd profit from them.
- Lucille Ball

Lawyers know how to take isolated complaints in a divorce
case and build them into one big one.
- Hedy Lamarr


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