About half the practice of a decent lawyer consists of telling would-be clients that they are damned fools and should stop.
~Elihu Root, quoted in Philip C. Jessup, Elihu Root (Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, 1964), vol. 1, p. 133, as cited by Lloyd B. Snyder, “Is attorney-client confidentiality necessary?,” Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Spring 2002, p. 33
What are lawyers really? To me a lawyer is basically the person that knows the rules of the country. We’re all throwing the dice, playing the game, moving our pieces around the board, but if there’s a problem, the lawyer is the only person that has actually read the inside of the top of the box.
~Jerry Seinfeld, SeinLanguage (New York: Bantam, 1993), ISBN 0553096060, p. 90
The plaintiff, an unmarried lady, while attending a circus performance as a guest of the circus, was seated in the front row. During the show, “a horse, which was going through a dancing performance immediately in front of where plaintiff was sitting, . . . caused to back towards the plaintiff, and while in this situation the horse evacuated his bowels into her lap, that this occured in full view of many people, . . . all of whom laughed at the occurrence, that as a result thereof the plaintiff was caused much embarassment, mortification, and mental pain and suffering . . ..”
Judgment for plaintiff.
~Turnage v. Christy Brothers Circus, 144 S.E. 680 (Ga. Ct.App. 1928)