Court Quotes

A judge of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court found the long-winded speeches of lawyers especially trying and advised them to take a course of reading risque books that they might learn to say things by innuendo.

Once a lawyer was arguing a case before three lord justices in the court of appeal, dealing with an elementary point of law at inordinate length. Finally, the master of the rolls, who was presiding, intervened: “Really,” he protested, “do give this court credit for some intelligence.” Quick as a flash came the reply: “That […]

Should troubles incline you to law with a friend, You’d better remain as you are; If you take it to Court both must lose in the end – That’s the only relief at the Bar.

Court, n.: A place where they dispense with justice.

It is always term-Time in the Court of Conscience.

There are three ways, the Universities, the Sea, the Court.

The court is most merciful when the accused is most rich.

Posterity, n. An appellate court which reverses the judgment of a popular author’s contemporaries, the appellant being his obscure competitor.

Since what one Court can do, another can undo, in the long run it seems to me that those who wish to keep religion out of the public life of a free society should look primarily to the educational processes of democracy itself rather than to the decrees of the Court to extend the secular […]

A crowded police court docket is the surest of all signs that trade is brisk and money plenty.