Lawyer Jokes Etcetera: Proverbs

Home is home, as the devil said when he found himself in the Court of Session.

English


A lawyer's opinion is worth nothing unless paid for.

English


A client twixt his attorney and counsellor is like a goose twixt two foxes.

English


A good lawyer, an evil neighbor.

English, French, Spanish


Preachers purge the conscience, doctors the body, lawyers the purse.

German


Lawyers and soldiers are the devil's playmates.

German


Go to law for a sheep and lose your cow.

German


A lawyer and a wagon-wheel must be well greased.

German


New laws are followed by new tricks.

German


The better lawyer, the worse Christian.

Dutch


"Virtue is in the middle," said the devil, as he sat down between two lawyers.

Danish


Lawyers and painters can soon change black to white.

Danish


One goes to court with one lawsuit and comes home with two.

Danish


Love all men—but not lawyers.

Italian


A lawsuit is a fruit-tree planted in a lawyer's garden.

Italian


A bad agreement is better than a good lawyer.

Italian


The priest's friend loses his faith, the doctor's his health, the lawyer's his fortune.

Venetian


A happy death is better than a lawsuit.

Spanish


It is better to be a mouse in a cat's mouth than a man in a lawyer's hands.

Spanish


A peasant between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.

Catalan


Law is a flag and gold is the wind that makes it wave.

Russian


When God wanted to chastise man He invented lawyers.

Russian


It's better to enter the mouth of a tiger than a court of law.

Chinese


The Lawsuit

L a w y e r   J o k e s   E t c e t e r a

Riddles | Proverbs | The Legal Mind | Neither Fish Nor Fowl
A Loathsome Miscellany | What Oft Was Thought | A Fitting End