Notes For a Law Lecture

Posted: March 30, 2009 in Peace

I’ve used many a quote in my life, but if someone ever asks me for my favorite quotes, I have nothing specific to offer. Until now.

In the Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, there are some “Notes For a Law Lecture.” You can read the short document HERE.

But I’ll excerpt one of my new all-time favorite quotes from it for you. Here goes:

“Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser — in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.”

I ran across this quotation on several websites of folks practicing Collaborative Law (my legal field of interest). In addition to giving me a favorite quote for any time I’m asked to list one, it served to confirm that I’m headed the right direction in this challenge of pursuing a legal career.

  1. unicorntx says:

    You are definitely headed in the right direction. Glad you have found some justification from old Honest Abe.

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