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Legal Proverbs Every Lawyer Should Know Legal Proverbs Every Lawyer Should Know

Bronze medal Reporter Adv. Aneeta Posted 13 Nov 2020
Legal Proverbs Every Lawyer Should Know

Here is a list of Legal Proverbs you should know.

  • “Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.     Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • “The safety of the people shall be the highest law.  Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • The more laws the less justice. ~ Traditional Proverb
  • Win your lawsuit and lose your money. ~ Chinese Proverb
  • When violence comes into the house, law and justice leave through the chimney. ~ Turkish Proverbs
  • Laws, like the spider’s web, catch the fly and let the hawk go free. ~ Spanish Proverbs
  •  A lawsuit is a fruit-tree planted in a lawyer’s garden. ~ Italian Proverbs
  • Go to the law for a sheep and lose your cow. ~ German Proverb
  • Where there are no laws, they can’t be broken. ~ Yugoslavian Proverb
  • Laws without punishment are like bells with no clackers. ~ Czech Proverb
  • The law says what the king pleases. ~ French Proverb
  • Settling a dispute through the law is like losing a cow for the sake of a cat. ~ Chinese Proverb
  • The trouble with the law is lawyers. ~ Clarence Darrow
  • I haven’t committed a crime. What I did was fail to comply with the law. ~ David Dinkins
  • Appeal. In law, to put the dice into the box for another throw. ~ Ambrose Bierce
  • In law, nothing is certain but the expense. ~ Samuel Butler
  • Ignorance of the law excuses no man from practicing it. ~ Addison Mizner
  • Many laws as certainly make bad men, as bad men make many laws. ~Walter Savage Landor
  • Law is a bottomless pit. ~ John Arbuthnot
  • Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law. ~ Oliver Goldsmith
  • Preachers purge the conscience, doctors the body, lawyers the purse. – German
  • Old truths, old laws, old friends, old books, and old wine are best. –Polish Proverb
  • It is better to be a mouse in a cat's mouth than a man in a lawyer's hands. –Spanish Proverb
  • One lawyer makes work for another. –Spanish Proverb
  • One hour of justice is worth seventy hours of prayer. –Turkish Proverb
  • The houses of lawyers are roofed with the skins of litigants.  –Welsh Proverb
  • Lawyers and painters can soon change white to black. –Danish Proverb
  • New laws are followed by new tricks.  – German
  • “Virtue is in the middle,” said the devil, as he sat down between two lawyers.  – Danish
  • When God wanted to chastise man He invented lawyers.  – Russian
  • Lawyers are like rhinoceroses: thick-skinned, short-sighted, and always ready to charge. – David Mellor

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