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Quotations about Lawyers


Lawyers, the vanguards of justice, are often the fulcrum on which the scales of justice tip. They represent individuals, corporations, and governments, offering counsel, defending rights, and upholding the rule of law. The profession of law is one that demands intellect, eloquence, diligence, and a firm commitment to justice.

The following collection of quotations provides a panoramic view of lawyers and the legal profession. They come from esteemed legal professionals, jurists, scholars, and observers from various walks of life. These quotations touch on the roles lawyers play, the challenges they face, the impact they have on society, and the ethical responsibilities they bear.

These witty quotations delve into the heart of what it means to be a lawyer, exploring its nobility, its complexities, its strains, and its significance. They offer a rich discourse on topics such as justice, equity, law, and ethics. Whether you're a lawyer, a law student, a scholar of legal studies, or simply someone interested in understanding the linchpins of the justice system, these funny quotations provide thought-provoking insights into the world of lawyers.

quotations about lawyers

"If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers." Charles Dickens (English novelist, 1812-70)

"The trouble with law is lawyers." Clarence Darrow (American lawyer, 1857-1938)

"A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats." Benjamin Franklin (American politician, inventor, and scientist, 1706-90)

"Everyone wants to say they hate lawyers, and yet I've never met a parent who didn't want their kid to be a lawyer." Jessi Klein (American writer, 1975-)

"A lawyer with a briefcase can steal more than a thousand men with guns." Mario Puzo (American novelist, 1920-99)

"You win some and you lose some, but you get paid for all of them." Anon

"I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five." Stephen Wright (American comedian, 1955-)

"A lawyer is a person who writes a 10,000-word document and calls it a brief." Franz Kafka (novelist, 1883-1924)

"The minute you read something that you can't understand, you can almost be sure that it was drawn up by a lawyer." Will Rogers (American actor and humorist, 1879-1935)

"A lawyer will do anything to win a case, sometimes he will even tell the truth." Patrick Murray (English retired actor, 1956-)

"When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff." Cicero (Roman philosopher, 106-79 BC)

"Don't misinform your doctor nor your Lawyer." Benjamin Franklin (American politician, inventor, and scientist, 1706-90)

"The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law." Jeremy Bentham (English philosopher, 1748-1832)

"I have knowingly defended a number of guilty men. But the guilty never escape unscathed. My fees are sufficient punishment for anyone." F. Lee Bailey (American lawyer, 1933-)

"No brilliance is needed in the law. Nothing but common sense, and relatively clean finger nails." John Mortimer (English novelist, barrister, and dramatist, 1923-2009)

"I'm trusting in the Lord and a good lawyer." Oliver North (American Marine Corps officer, 1943-) talking about the Iran-Contra affair

"If law school is so hard to get through, how come there are so many lawyers?" Calvin Trillin (American journalist and writer, 1935-)

"What chance has the ignorant, uncultivated liar against the educated expert? What chance have I...against a lawyer?" Mark Twain (American writer, 1835-1910)

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