Everybody loves a good saying, but let’s hope there’s not too much truth in some of these legal proverbs from around the world…
Corn can't expect justice from a court composed of chickens. –African Proverb
It is better to be the victim of injustice than to be unjust yourself.
The maker of laws must be severe; who executes them must be generous.
Laws without punishment are like bells with no clackers.
Lawyers and painters can soon change white to black.
Justice knows no friendship.
A bad compromise is better than a good lawsuit.
Go to law for a sheep and lose your cow.
The hands of a lawyer are always in someone's pocket.
A lawsuit is a fruit-tree planted in a lawyer's garden.
No sooner is a law made than a way around it is discovered.
A lawyer looks at you with one eye, but he looks at your pocket with two. –Jamaican Proverb
The lawyer will extend the frontiers of a fight.
It is the law that judges, not the judge.
Old truths, old laws, old friends, old books, and old wine are best.
Law is a flag and gold is the wind that makes it move.
Forgiveness is a pillar of justice.
He that loves law will soon get his fill of it.
It is better to be a mouse in a cat's mouth than a man in a lawyer's hands.
One lawyer makes work for another. –Spanish Proverb
One hour of justice is worth seventy hours of prayer.
The houses of lawyers are roofed with the skins of litigants. –Welsh Proverb
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