Sep 09, 2008

Oh So True: Auntie Nolo's Favorite Legal Folk Wisdom, Part 1

Jake Warner: There are hundreds of legal proverbs -- many acerbic, barbed, and hilarious.

Auntie Nolo: You forgot "true". When the common folk of this world repeat a comment about law and lawyers so often that it achieves the status of folk wisdom, you can be sure it will be as true as it is funny.

Jake Warner: Prove it.

Auntie Nolo: Okay, but we'll need to call this blog, "Oh So True, Part 1", because I've got scads, and sooner or later I'll want to get them all out.

May you have a lawsuit in which you know you are right.
Mexican Curse

The Devil makes his Christmas Pie of lawyers' tongues.
English Proverb

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

Fond of lawsuits, little wealth
Fond of physicians, little health
Hebrew Proverb

Doctors purge the body, 
Ministers the conscience,
Lawyers the purse.
German Proverb