Court Quotes

It may not be amiss, here, Gentlemen, to remind you of the good old rule, that on questions of fact, it is the province of the jury, on questions of law, it is the province of the court to decide. But it must be observed that by that same law, which recognizes this reasonable distribution […]

As a witness in court, it is wrong to say what is untrue or what gives the wrong idea. It is wrong not to tell in court what you only heard from others, even if it was told you by someone you trust. Tell in court only what you yourself heard and saw.

They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care; They pursued it with forks and hope; They threatened its life with a railway-share; They charmed it with smiles and soap. But the Barrister, weary of proving in vain That the Beaver’s lace-making was wrong, Fell asleep, and in dreams saw the creature quite plain […]

It is a very dangerous doctrine to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions. It is one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy.

Silence (in court) may be equivalent to confession.

When you go into court, you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren’t smart enough to get out of jury duty.

It takes a long time to learn that a courtroom is the last place in the world for learning the truth.

A child also cannot be made a witness in a court of law, nor a woman… nor a cheat. . . These persons might give false evidence. A child would speak falsely from ignorance, a woman from want of veracity, an impostor from habitual depravity.

There is no such thing as justice, in or out of court.

Pat Robertson launched a prayer offensive calling for God to make Supreme Court judges he doesn’t like step down. He mentions one is eighty-three, one has cancer, one a heart condition. That isn’t a prayer offensive. That’s an offensive prayer.