Top 20 Things Every Lawyer Should Know

8. Five Quotations to Keep Handy

  • “Whatever side I take, I know well that I will be blamed.” —Louis XIV
  • “A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.” —Mario Puzo
  • “Lucky are those who can act in such a way that they will not afterwards despise themselves, and who can live satisfied to receive admiration for virtues they do not possess. These are the only people who should go into business.” —Henri de Monfreid, French adventurer and smuggler (1879-1974)
  • “Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men’s minds.” —Thurgood Marshall
  • “You don’t pay taxes. They take taxes.” —Chris Rock

9. How to Get on the Green in Regulation

  • “Don’t take a lesson just before you go out—you’ll be thinking about everything except hitting the ball.”
  • “Don’t go to the range the day before and beat balls until your hands bleed. It just wears you out.”
  • “Stay calm. Take all of your mishaps and shanked irons in good humor.”
  • “Practice your short game—chipping and putting—because to be honest, you probably won’t hit too many greens in regulation.”