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Aaron Allston Quotes

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Lawyers are the first refuge of the incompetent.
- Aaron Allston

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The analysis of the thing is not the thing itself.
- Aaron Allston

This would not be a problem if I were driving a snowplow.
- Aaron Allston

The way to a man's heart is through his chest.
- Aaron Allston

 

Violence is the first refuge of the violent.
- Aaron Allston

No one pays me to be nice.
- Aaron Allston

If you hack the Vatican server, have you tampered in God's domain?
- Aaron Allston

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There are two types of people in the world,
and I'm one of them.
- Aaron Allston

Where can I get some tat? I'd like to trade it in.
- Aaron Allston

Life is like an analogy.
- Aaron Allston

When all else fails, complicate matters.
- Aaron Allston

I'm content to stand on tradition.
I'm even more content to wipe my feet on it.
- Aaron Allston

Any sufficiently badly-written science is indistinguishable from magic.
- Aaron Allston

Definition of 'Free': You pay for it whether or not you elect to receive it.
- Aaron Allston

The difference between tragedy and comedy:
Tragedy is something awful happening to somebody else,
while comedy is something awful happening to somebody else.
- Aaron Allston

Luck consists largely of hanging on by your fingernails
until things start to go your way.
- Aaron Allston

Feminism is sort of like God.
Many people profess to believe in it,
but no one seems to be able to define it to everyone's satisfaction.
- Aaron Allston

I really can't complain about actresses who get paid to be dumb.
Most of us can't get paid to be smart.
- Aaron Allston

The principle of Sturgeon's Razor states that the simplest
answer to any problem is 90% crap.
- Aaron Allston

Cagey trial lawyers have figured out there's a pretty
good likelihood their case -
no matter what its merit -
will literally get its day in court because of favorable judges.
- Dennis Hastert

It costs a lot to sue a magazine, and it's too bad
that we don't have a system where the losing team has
to pay the winning team's lawyers.
- Carol Burnett

We are led by lawyers who do not understand either
technology or balance sheets.
- Thomas Friedman

If the laws could speak for themselves,
they would complain of the lawyers in the first place.
- Lord Halifax

99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
- Anonymous

The only people who benefit from lawsuits are lawyers.
I think we made a couple of them rich.
- Gavin Rossdale

Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.
- Charles Lamb

People do not win people fights.
Lawyers do.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

As for lawyers, it's more fun to play one than to be one.
- Sam Waterston

All the libel lawyers will tell you there's no libel any more,
that everyone's given up.
- Ian Hislop

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

I wouldn't pretend to tell you we don't pay our lawyers well.
- Jay Alan Sekulow

People are getting smarter nowadays;
they are letting lawyers,
instead of their conscience, be their guide.
- Will Rogers

The trouble with law is lawyers.
- Clarence Darrow

Unfortunately, what many people forget is that judges
are just lawyers in robes.
- Tammy Bruce

To some lawyers, all facts are created equal.
- Felix Frankfurter

Doctors are just the same as lawyers;
the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you,
whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
- Anton Chekhov

As a rule lawyers tend to want to do whatever they can to win.
- Bill Williams

Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.
- Jeremy Bentham

Discourage litigation.
Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can.
As a peacemaker the lawyer has
superior opportunity of being a good man.
There will still be business enough.
- Abraham Lincoln

There aren't more lady songwriters for the same reason
that there aren't more lady doctors or lady accountants or lady lawyers;
not enough women have the time for careers.
- Dorothy Fields

Iowa is home to teachers, farmers, lawyers,
factory workers, and many others who work hard every
day to provide the best for their families and their future.
- Leonard Boswell

Of course I've got lawyers.
They are like nuclear weapons, I've got em 'cause everyone else has.
But as soon as you use them they screw everything up.
- Danny DeVito

Lawyers are like beavers: They get in the mainstream and dam it up.
- John Naisbitt

We were just a one-room bookstore; we didn't have any money for lawyers.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

It is unfair to believe everything we hear about lawyers,
some of it might not be true.
- Gerald F. Lieberman

Lawyers are men who hire out their words and anger.
- Horace

She seemed to mean what she said.
She said pretty much this: I retained some lawyers,
I have to move on with my life, I am divorcing you,
and then she added, I need money.
- Dennis Kozlowski

Reduce the number of lawyers.
They are like beavers - they get in the middle of the stream and dam it up.
- Donald Rumsfeld

Our lawyers had their chat with the Supreme Court Justice,
and promised to repast the chat to other members of
the Supreme Court to find out whether they wanted to hear us out.
- Dashiell Hammett

A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
- Benjamin Franklin

Today, lawyers are attacking more; they're attacking everything.
A good example is the O.J.
Simpson case.
- Joseph Wambaugh

Drugs are in every walk of life - doctors,
lawyers, preachers, the guy who works for IBM,
teenagers on the street, teenagers in school.
- Smokey Robinson

I've had ample contact with lawyers,
and I'm convinced that the only fortune they ever leave is their own.
- Wilson Mizner

The more lawyers there are, the more people are out
there to encourage others not to go to law school.
- David E. Kelley

It is a different genre - a show about something other than doctors,
lawyers and cops.
Teachers are something completely different.
I think it makes for very interesting television.
- Chi McBride

Sadly the job security of lawyers has been ruined,
so they are less willing to defend political defendants.
- Shirin Ebadi

Lawyers have a dangerous job in Iran.
- Shirin Ebadi

How I Love Lucy was born? We decided that instead of
divorce lawyers profiting from our mistakes,
we'd profit from them.
- Lucille Ball

Lawyers are like rhinoceroses: thick skinned,
short-sighted, and always ready to charge.
- David Mellor

The only real lawyers are trial lawyers,
and trial lawyers try cases to juries.
- Clarence Darrow

In Palm Springs, they think homelessness is caused by bad divorce lawyers.
- G. B. Trudeau

There are some lawyers who think of themselves as basically
instruments of whoever their clients are,
and they pride themselves on their professional craft.
- Cass Sunstein

The only difference between doctors and lawyers is
that lawyers merely rob you,
whereas doctors rob you and kill you,
too.
- Anton Chekhov

I'm sure I took some licks at the system,
and at trials and lawyers in general.
I've seen enough of them for so many years both as
a cop and a defendant in defamation cases.
- Joseph Wambaugh

If the present Congress errs in too much talking,
how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people
send one hundred and fifty lawyers,
whose trade it is to question everything,
yield nothing, and talk by the hour?
- Thomas Jefferson

That's the thing about us lawyers - if at all possible,
we will consume each other.
- Christopher Darden

Lawyers claim that their clients have been grossly mistreated,
which is what criminal defense lawyers are paid to do.
- Kenneth Starr

Our first concern is the security of the lawyers because
without security you can't possibly have a fair trial,
if trial at all, and that's not been adequately attended to.
- Ramsey Clark

Lawyers should not be charged with the same crimes as their clients.
Trials related to political charges are not in accordance with human rights.
- Shirin Ebadi

Lawyers know how to take isolated complaints in a divorce
case and build them into one big one.
- Hedy Lamarr

We got dragged through a system and got burned by crooked lawyers,
and the list goes on and on.
- Jerry Only


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