- John W. Davis
"True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no picturesâ€”unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state."
-- John W. Davis