"It is a pleasant world we live in, sir, a very pleasant world. There are bad people in it, Mr Richard, but if there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers."

Charles Dickens,
The Old Curiosity Shop

"Then 'tis like the breath of an unfee'd lawyer; you gave me nothing for't."

Fool, King Lear, 1.4.122

"Il y a deux sortes de justice : vous avez l’avocat qui connaît bien la loi, et l’avocat qui connaît bien le juge !"

Coluche, Le Chômeur

"O'er lawyers' fingers, who straight dream on fees."

Romeo and Juliet, 1.4.77 

"Avocats: ont le jugement faussé à force de plaider le pour et le contre."

Gustave Flaubert,
Dictionnaire des idées reçues

"The first thing we do,
let's kill all the lawyers."

Dick the Butcher to Jack Cade, 2 Henry VI, 4.2.59