Case Quotes

General propositions do not decide concrete cases.

This case reminds me of one in which I likened the Plaintiff’s case to a colander, because it was so full of holes.

I have betrayed myself with my own tongue; The case is altered.

Every case stands upon its own bottom.

My wonder is really boundless, That among the queer cases we try, A land-case should often be ground-less, And a water-case always be dry.

A rotten case abides no handling. (Henry IV)

I accede to the authority of that case, although I think it is a very strong decision. It does not convince me; it overcomes me.

We’re approaching space-age technology with Model-T statutes and cases.

When I hear of an ‘equity’ in a case like this, I am reminded of a blind man in a dark room – looking for a black hat – which isn’t there.

The mere advocate, however brilliant, will lose the most cases, though he may win the most verdicts.