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Melvin Belli Quotes and Sayings

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A lawyer's performance in the courtroom is responsible
for about 25 percent of the outcome;
the remaining 75 percent depends on the facts.
- Melvin Belli

Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

One of the things I was taught in law school is that
I'd never be able to think the same again -
that being a lawyer is something that's part of who
I am as an individual now.
- Anita Hill

They don't need a lawyer, they need a toastmaster.
- Edward Bennett Williams

 

I used to want to be a lawyer, but I didn't want to
have half my brain sucked out.
- Max Walker

A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.
- Mario Puzo

The lawyer's truth is not Truth,
but consistency or a consistent expediency.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind;
the lawyer all the wickedness,
the theologian all the stupidity.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

I'm trusting in the Lord and a good lawyer.
- Oliver North

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

The good lawyer is the great salesman.
- Janet Reno

I decided I wanted to be a lawyer when I was 11 years of age.
- Johnnie Cochran

I would say that IQ is the strongest predictor of which
field you can get into and hold a job in,
whether you can be an accountant, lawyer or nurse,
for example.
- Daniel Goleman

I'm not sure I can say there is a clean line between
me as an individual and me as a lawyer.
- Anita Hill

Make crime pay.
Become a lawyer.
- Will Rogers

I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck,
but my lawyer thinks he can get me five.
- Steven Wright

I'm afraid I talk a lot, too much, perhaps.
I should have been a lawyer or a college professor or a windy politician,
though I'm glad I am not any of these.
- Tom Glazer

Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world.
If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off.
- Bill Veeck

As a private lawyer, I could bill $750 an hour,
but I don't.
- Jay Alan Sekulow

A lawyer who does not know men is handicapped.
- William Dunbar

A good lawyer is a bad Christian.
- John Lothrop Motley

The events of the day inspired me to become a lawyer.
- Christopher Darden

Deceive not thy physician, confessor,
nor lawyer.
- George Herbert

I never saw a lawyer yet who would admit he was making money.
- Mary Roberts Rinehart

From your confessor, lawyer and physician,
hide not your case on no condition.
- John Harington

Medical liability reform is not a Republican or Democrat
issue or even a doctor versus lawyer issue.
It is a patient issue.
- John Ensign

A lawyer I once knew told me of a strange case,
a suffragette who had never married.
After her death, he opened her trunk and discovered 50 wedding gowns.
- Marguerite Young

Well, you know, one lawyer says I'm the only witness and I'm not credible.
Another lawyer says this witness - there's tons of
evidence that's been available for years.
- Patty Hearst

I'm not a politician.
I'm not a lawyer.
I'm just a country boy.
- Max Burns

It's the duty of a lawyer to represent anyone for whom
a responsible argument could be made.
- Lloyd Norton Cutler

Rarely in my 45 years as a civil rights lawyer have
I been so angry about an injustice as I am about what
happened to Billy Ray Johnson.
- Morris Dees

Dad and mom would have preferred that I be a doctor,
a lawyer, a scientist, or a great humanitarian.
- Levon Helm

A chief called Lawyer, because he was a great talker,
took the lead in the council, and sold nearly all the Nez Perce country.
- Chief Joseph

I'll never forget my father's response when I told
him I wanted to be a lawyer.
He said, 'If you do this, no man will ever want you.'
- Cassandra Dunn

Well, I guess most people would only know me from The O.C.
I did a few episodes of Gilmore Girls before that.
I was also a client on a lot of lawyer shows.
- Adam Brody

Trust:
Perhaps you trust your doctor,
your lawyer, your boss - perhaps not.
Perhaps you trust in a "Higher Power" - perhaps you don't.
Trust is something that we become aware of in unusual situations,
such as a once-in-a-lifetime ride on a zip-line,
but most of the time, we become oblivious
to the trust we have, or don't have.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

These days baseball is different.
You come to spring training, you get your legs ready,
you arms loose, your agents ready, your lawyer lined up.
- Dave Winfield

I really did try to write it so that an educated public
that cares about issues like this doesn't have to be
a lawyer and can read it and understand it.
- Floyd Abrams

My mother was a Northern woman, daughter of Hon.
John Sergeant, a distinguished lawyer,
and for many years representative in Congress from Philadelphia.
- John Sergeant Wise

A Lawyer will do anything to win a case,
sometimes he will even tell the truth.
- Patrick Murray

When I first saw a Fellini movie, I came out of the
movie theatre and decided to become a lawyer!
I thought to myself, it's impossible to make something so beautiful!
- Roberto Benigni

The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law.
- Jeremy Bentham

McVeigh's lawyer got him the death penalty,
which, quite frankly, I could have done.
- Jon Stewart

He wanted to be a lawyer, couldn't afford it,
so he started dealing to go to college -
good intention.
- John Leguizamo

It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do;
but what humanity,
reason, and justice tell me I ought to do.
- Edmund Burke

My father still is a lawyer, and my mom was a teacher
and then later a career counselor.
- Steve Case

When Thurgood Marshall became a lawyer,
race relations in the United States were particularly bad.
- Constance Baker Motley

A lawyer is never entirely comfortable with a friendly divorce,
anymore than a good mortician wants to finish his job
and then have the patient sit up on the table.
- Jean Kerr

I think there are a number of bishops -
and I put Cardinal Mahony in that category -
who listen too much to his lawyer and not enough to his heart.
- Frank Keating

Whether you're a newspaper journalist,
a lawyer, a doctor.
You have to organize your thoughts.
- Frederick Wiseman

There were a lot of choices to make and I always picked artist.
I never once picked doctor, lawyer, firemen or something like that.
It was always artist.
- Maynard James Keenan

In 1974, the modeling world changed.
Jerry Ford and my lawyer negotiated the deal for the
first exclusive contract in modeling history.
- Lauren Hutton

Just think, if I had understood my lawyer and if he
and I had communicated properly in January 1958,
this whole history would have been entirely different .
- Gordon Gould

When I was starting out, young actresses had the studio system to protect them.
Now you have a host of sharks, from your agent to your
publicist to your lawyer.
- Francesca Annis

Boulez seemed to me to be a guy who wrote laws.
Like a company lawyer.
- Luc Ferrari

I began wearing hats as a young lawyer because it helped
me to establish my professional identity.
Before that, whenever I was at a meeting,
someone would ask me to get coffee.
- Bella Abzug

If you want to be a doctor, a lawyer you must go to college.
But if you want to be a musician or such,
study your craft.
Study music.
- Billy Eckstine

Time is money, especially when you are talking to a
lawyer or buying a commercial.
- Frank Dane

Kinsey was never a lawyer.
She's strictly blue collar.
- Sue Grafton

I toyed with the idea of pursuing a career as a lawyer
just because I like to argue.
- Lexa Doig

Look at the number of cop shows and lawyer shows and forensics shows...
I think there could be room for two quite different
examinations of the same political office.
- Geena Davis

I wanted to play the part that Mary Kay played,
the lawyer who wanted to have baby and felt her clock ticking,
because it was something I could relate to.
- JoBeth Williams

I'm not a lawyer, and maybe I should have used more specific legal language.
- Sonny Bono

The only difference between a dead skunk lying in the
road and a dead lawyer lying in the road is that there
are skid marks around the skunk.
- Patrick Murray

A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic,
a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these,
he may venture to call himself an architect.
- Walter Scott

A lawyer with a briefcase can steal more than a thousand men with guns.
- Mario Puzo

While I have served in public office for 30 years,
my professional training is as a pharmacist,
not a lawyer or an accountant.
- George Ryan

On January 10, 1963, I was sworn in as a lawyer,
so next January 10 I will have practiced law for 40 years,
and I've loved every minute of it.
- Johnnie Cochran

I seriously doubt I would ever have written the first
story had I not been a lawyer.
I never dreamed of being a writer.
I wrote only after witnessing a trial.
- John Grisham

There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law.
No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth.
- Jean Giraudoux


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