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William Dunbar Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Legal

To God be humble, to thy friend be kind,
and with thy neighbors gladly lend and borrow;
His chance tonight,
it maybe thine tomorrow.
- William Dunbar

London, thou art the flower of cities all!
- William Dunbar

Scotsmen are metaphisical and emotional,
they are sceptical and mystical, they are romantic and ironic,
they are cruel and tender, and full of mirth and despair.
- William Dunbar

 

Our pleasance here is all vain glory,
This false world is but transitory.
- William Dunbar

All love is lost but upon God alone.
- William Dunbar

Your law may be perfect, your knowledge of human affairs
may be such as to enable you to apply it with wisdom and skill,
and yet without individual acquaintance with men,
their haunts and habits, the pursuit of the profession becomes difficult,
slow, and expensive.
- William Dunbar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The good lawyer is the great salesman.
- Janet Reno

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 good lawyer is a bad Christian.
- John Lothrop Motley

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

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

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

Make crime pay.
Become a lawyer.
- Will Rogers

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

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

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 jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide
who has the better lawyer.
- Robert Frost

The government of the United States is and always has
been a lawyer's government.
- Chauncey Depew

A divorce lawyer is a chameleon with a law book.
- Marvin Mitchelson

Later, at Stanford University, I thought I'd become a lawyer or businessman,
but my father came to me and said he thought there
was a big future in the fine-wine business.
- Robert Mondavi

What a holler would ensue if people had to pay the
minister as much to marry them as they have to pay
a lawyer to get them a divorce.
- Claire Trevor

I was a trial lawyer when I was elected to Congress.
- Geraldine Ferraro

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My parents wanted me to be a lawyer.
But I don't think I would have been very happy.
I'd be in front of the jury singing.
- Jennifer Lopez

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

So that in 1974, when I graduated as a lawyer,
I figured I'm not going to be a lawyer under a military regime.
- Ruben Blades

We all know here that the law is the most powerful
of schools for the imagination.
No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth.
- Jean Giraudoux

Money is the sovereign queen of all delights -
for her,
the lawyer pleads, the soldier fights.
- Richard Barnfield

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

While Lincoln thus became a lawyer, he did not cease to remain a politician.
- John George Nicolay

Lawyer acted without authority from our band.
He had no right to sell the Wallowa country.
- Chief Joseph

My father was a lawyer and to my best knowledge nobody
in my family before had interest in science.
- George Andrew Olah

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

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

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

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

I love my lawyer.
I have to say that of course!
- Catherine Zeta-Jones

Being a lawyer in New York sucks because you're working eighty,
sometimes a hundred hours a week.
- David Steinberg

When I was 15, I decided I wanted to be a lawyer.
No one thought this was a good idea.
- Constance Baker Motley


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