"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, THE SECOND PART OF KING HENRY THE SIXTH, act 4, sc. 2    "[The] vanishing country lawyer left his mark on his times, and he was worth knowing." ROBERT H. JACKSON, The County Seat Lawyer, 36 A.B.A. J. 497 (1950).    "There is an honourable way of defending the worst of cases." Smith v. Smith, 7 P.D. 84 (1882).    "Deciding to become a lawyer is a decision to wrack not only brain but conscience, a turbulence that others avoid-by staying out." DAVID MELLINKOFF, THE CONSCIENCE OF A LAWYER 274 (1973).    We are "a government of laws and not of men." Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 137 (1803).    "Liberty and Law-one and inseparable! The noblest endeavor of democracy to safeguard the one by intelligence in the other !" CHARLES EVANS HUGHES, Liberty and the Law, 26 A.B.A. J. 895 (1940).    "Our system of administering justice necessarily imposes upon those who practice advocacy duties which have no analogies, and the system cannot dispense with their strict observance." 52 Commonwealth L.R. 335 (Australia 1934).    "I want your advocacy, not your judgment; I prefer that of the Court." Johnson v. Emerson, L.R. 6 Ex. 329, 367 (1871).    "Let it be remembered, that the standard to which the advocate refers the cause of his client is not the law of Reason, or the law of God, but the law of the Land." T. GISBORNE, An Enquiry into the Duties of Men , ch. 9, page 319 ( 1795).    "As cold as charity in the heart of a lawyer." "Old Proverb," in E. O'Brien, The Lawyer 172 (1842).    "A lawyer and not a thief, a thing almost beyond belief." MACMILLAN, Law & Other Things 172 (1937).    "No man's life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session." 1 Tucker (N.Y.Surr.) 249 (1866).    "No statutory or legal precedent of this Court is safe while this Court is in session." West v. Texas , 720 S.W.2d 511 (Tex. Crim. App. 1986, en banc)

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