"I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is called a disgrace,
two men are called a law firm, and three or more become a Congress."
-- John Adams
"A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats."
-- Benjamin Franklin
"It is in the trade of lawyers to question everything, yield nothing, and
to talk by the hour."
-- Thomas Jefferson
Mark Twain was at a dinner party where he gave one of his customary after-dinner
speeches. When he had finished a prominent lawyer stood up, shoved
his hands in his pockets and said, "Doesn't it strike this company as unusual
that a professional humorist should be so funny?"
Twain responded, "Doesn't it strike this company as unusual that a lawyer
should have both his hands in his own pockets?"
"I don't want a lawyer to tell me what I cannot do; I hire him to tell me
how to do what I want to do."
-- J.P. Morgan
"The trouble with the legal profession is that 98% of its members give the
rest a bad name."
"My daddy is a movie actor, and sometimes he plays the good guy, and sometimes
he plays the lawyer."
-- Malcolm Ford, on what his dad, Harrison Ford, does for a living.
"I told you all lawyers are worthless. After all it takes one to know
-- Dan Quayle
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