March 30, 2023

Curmudgeon Corner


cur-mudg-eon (cur-muj’un), n. [origin unknown]
1. archaic: a crusty, ill-tempered, churlish old man.
2. modern: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner.

This month’s subject: LAWYERS

“Lawyers I suppose were children once.” Charles Lamb

“The trouble with law is lawyers.” Clarence Darrow

“If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers.” Edward F. Halifax

“If half the lawyers would become plumbers, two of man’s biggest problems would be solved.” Felton Daivis, Jr.

“Anybody who thinks talk is cheap should get some legal advice.” Franklin P. Jones

“If you have a legal problem, guess how you determine whether or not you need a lawyer. You see a lawyer. Isn’t that weird?” George Carlin

“A lawyer is one who protects us against robbery by taking away the temptation.” H. L. Mencken

“Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke.” Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

“It is the trade of lawyers to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour.” Thomas Jefferson

“At the trial Stubbs chose to act as his own lawyer, but a conflict over his fee led to ill feelings..” Woody Allen

“A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.” Mario Puzo

“It is unfair to believe everything we hear about lawyers, some of it may not ne true.” Gerald F. Lieberman

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