Court Quotes

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

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.

Go not in and out in the court of justice, that thy name may not stink.

Decisions of this Court do not have intrinsic authority.

Judge: I am no wiser now than when you began summing up. F. E. Smith: Possibly not My Lord; but better informed.