Lawyers

Famous quotes containing the word lawyers:

    There is a vague popular belief that lawyers are necessarily dishonest. I say vague, because when we consider to what extent confidence and honors are reposed in and conferred upon lawyers by the people, it appears improbable that their impression of dishonesty is very distinct and vivid. Yet the impression is common, almost universal.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    I may as well say, what all men feel, that whilst our every amiable and very innocent representatives and senators at Washington are accomplished lawyers and merchants, and every eloquent at dinners and at caucuses, there is a disastrous want of men in New England.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Sometimes I think we’re the only two lawyers in Washington who trust each other.
    Elizabeth Dole (b. 1936)