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

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

Related topics: Legal

Mother's love grows by giving.
- Charles Lamb

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense,
and have her nonsense respected.
- Charles Lamb

I always arrive late at the office,
but I make up for it by leaving early.
- Charles Lamb

 

He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides.
- Charles Lamb

Let us live for the beauty of our own reality.
- Charles Lamb

New Year's Day is every man's birthday.
- Charles Lamb

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What is reading, but silent conversation.
- Charles Lamb

Clap an extinguisher upon your irony if you are unhappily
blessed with a vein of it.
- Charles Lamb

The beggar wears all colors fearing none.
- Charles Lamb

Shakespeare is one of the last books one should like to give up,
perhaps the one just before the Dying Service in a large Prayer book.
- Charles Lamb

Some people have a knack of putting upon you gifts of no real value,
to engage you to substantial gratitude.
We thank them for nothing.
- Charles Lamb

Boys are capital fellows in their own way,
among their mates; but they are unwholesome companions for grown people.
- Charles Lamb

For thy sake, tobacco, I would do anything but die.
- Charles Lamb

I love to lose myself in other men's minds.
- Charles Lamb

I could never hate anyone I knew.
- Charles Lamb

She unbent her mind afterwards - over a book.
- Charles Lamb

Newspapers always excite curiosity.
No one ever puts one down without the feeling of disappointment.
- Charles Lamb

Cards are war, in disguise of a sport.
- Charles Lamb

The teller of a mirthful tale has latitude allowed him.
We are content with less than absolute truth.
- Charles Lamb

The measure of choosing well, is, whether a man likes
and finds good in what he has chosen.
- Charles Lamb

To be sick is to enjoy monarchical prerogatives.
- Charles Lamb

We gain nothing by being with such as ourselves.
We encourage one another in mediocrity.
I am always longing to be with men more excellent than myself.
- Charles Lamb

The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action
by stealth and have it found out by accident.
- Charles Lamb

A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market.
- Charles Lamb

The man must have a rare recipe for melancholy,
who can be dull in Fleet Street.
- Charles Lamb

A pun is not bound by the laws which limit nicer wit.
It is a pistol let off at the ear; not a feather to tickle the intellect.
- Charles Lamb

My theory is to enjoy life, but the practice is against it.
- Charles Lamb

The red-letter days, now become, to all intents and purposes,
dead-letter days.
- Charles Lamb

Pain is life - the sharper, the more evidence of life.
- Charles Lamb

Credulity is the man's weakness, but the child's strength.
- Charles Lamb

Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the
world hath more fools in it than ever.
- Charles Lamb

Nothing puzzles me more than the time and space;
and yet nothing troubles me less.
- Charles Lamb

My motto is: Contented with little, yet wishing for more.
- Charles Lamb

We grow gray in our spirit long before we grow gray in our hair.
- Charles Lamb

Anything awful makes me laugh.
I misbehaved once at a funeral.
- Charles Lamb

Man is a gaming animal.
He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.
- Charles Lamb

I'd like to grow very old as slowly as possible.
- Charles Lamb

It is good to love the unknown.
- Charles Lamb

The human species, according to the best theory I can form of it,
is composed of two distinct races, the men who borrow and the men who lend.
- Charles Lamb

I am determined that my children shall be brought up
in their father's religion,
if they can find out what it is.
- Charles Lamb

Riches are chiefly good because they give us time.
- Charles Lamb

I have had playmates, I have had companions;
In my days of childhood,
in my joyful school days - All, all are gone,
the old familiar faces.
- Charles Lamb

Asparagus inspires gentle thoughts.
- Charles Lamb

A book reads the better which is our own,
and has been so long known to us, that we know the topography of its blots,
and dog's ears, and can trace the dirt in it to having
read it at tea with buttered muffins.
- Charles Lamb

The most common error made in matters of appearance
is the belief that one should disdain the superficial
and let the true beauty of one's soul shine through.
If there are places on your body where this is a possibility,
you are not attractive - you are leaking.
- Charles Lamb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The trouble with law is lawyers.
- Clarence Darrow

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There's lots of stuff about me being a fan of Cliff but not being gay.
Which suggests that he is, but he's not.
Anyway, this is Channel 4, let their lawyers sort it out.
- Johnny Vegas


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