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Melvin Belli Quotes

I hope you find these Melvin Belli Quotes inspiring and motivational.

A lawyer's performance in the courtroom is responsible
for about 25 percent of the outcome;
the remaining 75 percent depends on the facts.
- Melvin Belli

The lawyer's truth is not Truth,
but consistency or a consistent expediency.
- Henry David Thoreau

To force a lawyer on a defendant can only lead him
to believe that the law contrives against him.
- Potter Stewart

A good lawyer is a bad Christian.
- John Lothrop Motley


 

One of the things I was taught in law school is that
I'd never be able to think the same again -
that being a lawyer is something that's part of who
I am as an individual now.
- Anita Hill

From your confessor, lawyer and physician,
hide not your case on no condition.
- John Harington

I used to want to be a lawyer, but I didn't want to
have half my brain sucked out.
- Max Walker


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I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck,
but my lawyer thinks he can get me five.
- Steven Wright

Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world.
If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off.
- Bill Veeck

Make crime pay.
Become a lawyer.
- Will Rogers

The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind;
the lawyer all the wickedness,
the theologian all the stupidity.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

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

I'm trusting in the Lord and a good lawyer.
- Oliver North

Deceive not thy physician, confessor,
nor lawyer.
- George Herbert

The events of the day inspired me to become a lawyer.
- Christopher Darden

I'm not sure I can say there is a clean line between
me as an individual and me as a lawyer.
- Anita Hill

I decided I wanted to be a lawyer when I was 11 years of age.
- Johnnie Cochran

A lawyer who does not know men is handicapped.
- William Dunbar

They don't need a lawyer, they need a toastmaster.
- Edward Bennett Williams

The good lawyer is the great salesman.
- Janet Reno

I'm afraid I talk a lot, too much, perhaps.
I should have been a lawyer or a college professor or a windy politician,
though I'm glad I am not any of these.
- Tom Glazer

Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

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

I would say that IQ is the strongest predictor of which
field you can get into and hold a job in,
whether you can be an accountant, lawyer or nurse,
for example.
- Daniel Goleman

Medical liability reform is not a Republican or Democrat
issue or even a doctor versus lawyer issue.
It is a patient issue.
- John Ensign

He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides.
- Charles Lamb

I never saw a lawyer yet who would admit he was making money.
- Mary Roberts Rinehart

As a private lawyer, I could bill $750 an hour,
but I don't.
- Jay Alan Sekulow

I began wearing hats as a young lawyer because it helped
me to establish my professional identity.
Before that, whenever I was at a meeting,
someone would ask me to get coffee.
- Bella Abzug

A Lawyer will do anything to win a case,
sometimes he will even tell the truth.
- Patrick Murray

I toyed with the idea of pursuing a career as a lawyer
just because I like to argue.
- Lexa Doig

Well, I don't know as I want a lawyer to tell me what I cannot do.
I hire him to tell how to do what I want to do.
- J. P. Morgan

What a holler would ensue if people had to pay the
minister as much to marry them as they have to pay
a lawyer to get them a divorce.
- Claire Trevor

A group of white South Africans recently killed a black
lawyer because he was black.
That was wrong.
They should have killed him because he was a lawyer.
- A. Whitney Brown

I'm not a lawyer, and maybe I should have used more specific legal language.
- Sonny Bono

The only difference between a dead skunk lying in the
road and a dead lawyer lying in the road is that there
are skid marks around the skunk.
- Patrick Murray

I am a trial lawyer.
Matilda says that at dinner on a good day I sound like an affidavit.
- Mario Cuomo

Kinsey was never a lawyer.
She's strictly blue collar.
- Sue Grafton

While I have served in public office for 30 years,
my professional training is as a pharmacist,
not a lawyer or an accountant.
- George Ryan

Well, I think that there is a connection between being
a lawyer and a doctor and an actor.
They kind of, in some ways, have the same appeal,
I suppose.
- Jeffrey Jones

Incidentally, Boies, I'm sure, is a very fine lawyer.
- Vincent Bugliosi

Lawyer acted without authority from our band.
He had no right to sell the Wallowa country.
- Chief Joseph

When Thurgood Marshall became a lawyer,
race relations in the United States were particularly bad.
- Constance Baker Motley

Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole
life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect.
- Hunter S. Thompson

A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic,
a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these,
he may venture to call himself an architect.
- Walter Scott

When I first saw a Fellini movie, I came out of the
movie theatre and decided to become a lawyer!
I thought to myself, it's impossible to make something so beautiful!
- Roberto Benigni

My mother was a Northern woman, daughter of Hon.
John Sergeant, a distinguished lawyer,
and for many years representative in Congress from Philadelphia.
- John Sergeant Wise

Look at the number of cop shows and lawyer shows and forensics shows...
I think there could be room for two quite different
examinations of the same political office.
- Geena Davis

I don't believe man is a woman's natural enemy.
Perhaps his lawyer is.
- Shana Alexander

Dad and mom would have preferred that I be a doctor,
a lawyer, a scientist, or a great humanitarian.
- Levon Helm

My father was a lawyer and to my best knowledge nobody
in my family before had interest in science.
- George Andrew Olah

These days baseball is different.
You come to spring training, you get your legs ready,
you arms loose, your agents ready, your lawyer lined up.
- Dave Winfield

The lawyer has not reached the height of his vocation
who does not find therein...
scope for a peculiar but genuine artistic function.
- Frederick Pollock

I was a trial lawyer when I was elected to Congress.
- Geraldine Ferraro

I think it would be very boring dramatically to have
a film where everybody was a lawyer or doctor and had no faults.
To me, the most important thing is to be truthful.
- Spike Lee

If you want to be a doctor, a lawyer you must go to college.
But if you want to be a musician or such,
study your craft.
Study music.
- Billy Eckstine

It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do;
but what humanity,
reason, and justice tell me I ought to do.
- Edmund Burke

On January 10, 1963, I was sworn in as a lawyer,
so next January 10 I will have practiced law for 40 years,
and I've loved every minute of it.
- Johnnie Cochran

If a person is not talented enough to be a novelist,
not smart enough to be a lawyer, and his hands are
too shaky to perform operations,
he becomes a journalist.
- Norman Mailer

I think there are a number of bishops -
and I put Cardinal Mahony in that category -
who listen too much to his lawyer and not enough to his heart.
- Frank Keating

A lawyer's dream of heaven: every man reclaimed his
property at the resurrection,
and each tried to recover it from all his forefathers.
- Samuel Butler

When I was a very young lawyer, I had a senior partner
who advised me never to get mad,
except on purpose.
- Warren Christopher

I view myself primarily as a trial lawyer who happens to be writing,
as opposed to a writer who happens to be a trial lawyer,
so the audience is like a jury to me.
- Vincent Bugliosi

When I was 15, I decided I wanted to be a lawyer.
No one thought this was a good idea.
- Constance Baker Motley

My parents wanted me to be a lawyer.
But I don't think I would have been very happy.
I'd be in front of the jury singing.
- Jennifer Lopez

Being a lawyer in New York sucks because you're working eighty,
sometimes a hundred hours a week.
- David Steinberg

Rarely in my 45 years as a civil rights lawyer have
I been so angry about an injustice as I am about what
happened to Billy Ray Johnson.
- Morris Dees

So, in a way I was hedging and saying that if the Olympic
stuff doesn't work out at least I can be a lawyer.
- Frank Shorter

McVeigh's lawyer got him the death penalty,
which, quite frankly, I could have done.
- Jon Stewart

In violation of the Habeas Corpus Act and the fundamental
laws of our constitution these men have never been
brought to trail or even allowed to see a lawyer.
- John Amery

War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight,
the lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's trade.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley


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