Ancient Wisdom About Lawyers
16th and 17th Century English Proverbs About Lawyers
There are more advocates than lawyers.
The countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
The Devil lmakes his Christmas pie of lawyers' tongues and clerks' fingers.
Go not for every Grief to the physician nor for every quarrel to the lawyer nor for every thirst to the pot.
If Hell were not full the lawyer could not be saved.
Few lawyers die well, few physicians live well.
Lawyers' houses are built on the heads of fools.
A good lawyer is an evil neighbor.
Money is the best lawyer.
A lawyer's pen is a hook.
A lawyer's purse is the mouth of hell.
Fair and softly, as lawyers go to heaven.
A lawyer will not plead but for money.
Deceive not your physician, confessor or lawyer.
He has as many tricks as a lawyer.
Fools and conceited men make lawyers rich.
Source: "A Dictionary of the Proverbs in England in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries by Morris Palmer Tilley, University of Michigan Press 1950