Quotes with case
What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet.
Without Feathers (1975)
I never met a litigator who did not think that he was winning the case right up to the moment when the guillotine came down.
FORMA PAUPERIS. [Latin] In the character of a poor person a method by which a litigant without money for lawyers is considerately permitted to lose his case.
The first step toward greatness is to be honest, says the proverb; but the proverb fails to state the case strong enough. Honesty is not only "the first step toward greatness," — it is greatness itself.
Quantum mechanics is very impressive. But an inner voice tells me that it is not yet the real thing. The theory yields a lot, but it hardly brings us any closer to the secret of the Old One. In any case I am convinced that He doesn't play dice.
I think I did have a reputation for being grumpy. I don't think I'm grumpy. I have opinions. I have an independent vision. I am a purposeful person. But on a daily basis, I think I'm other than grumpy. I think it is a case where I am coming to do business and not there just to be flattered and cajoled and used.
I wish developing great products was as easy as writing a check. If that was the case, Microsoft would have great products.
At the annual Apple stockholder's meeting on May 10, 2007.
Let me go back one moment. In the Cuban Missile Crisis, at the end, I think we did put ourselves in the skin of the Soviets. In the case of Vietnam, we didn't know them well enough to empathize. And there was total misunderstanding as a result. They believed that we had simply replaced the French as a colonial power, and we were seeking to subject South and North Vietnam to our colonial interests, which was absolutely absurd. And we, we saw Vietnam as an element of the Cold War. Not what they saw it as: a civil war.
The Fog of War
The truth, indeed, is something that mankind, for some mysterious reason, instinctively dislikes. Every man who tries to tell it is unpopular, and even when, by the sheer strength of his case, he prevails, he is put down as a scoundrel.
Chicago Tribune (23 May 1926)
It was very clear the judge was displeased that the commissioners have failed to do their job and get this case settled.
I think it would be useful for us to examine some state and local laws to see if it — if they are designed in such a way that they may encourage the kinds of altercations and confrontations and tragedies that we saw in the Florida case, rather than defuse potential altercations.
During a statement on race in America following Zimmerman verdict, July 19, 2013.
I believe you keep a lawyer. I have always kept a lawyer, too, though I have never made anything out of him. It is a service to an author to have a lawyer. There is something so disagreeable in having a personal contact with a publisher. So it is better to work through a lawyer--and lose your case.
Mark Twains Speeches, "Author's Club"
...the administration of the law can never go lax where every individual sees to it that it grows not lax in his own case, or in cases which fall under his eyes.
Mark Twain's Notebook
In religion and politics, people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue, but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.
Mark Twain's Autobiography (1924)
We are apt to form romantic and exaggerated notions about the moral innocence of our ancestors. Ages of ignorance and simplicity are thought to be ages of purity. The direct contrary, I believe, is the case.
The History of English Poetry (1774-81)
Save a boyfriend for a rainy day - and another in case it doesn't rain.
If the worst-case scenario played itself out—not the potential or likely, but the worst—would that be acceptable?
A question that that clinical scientists should ask themselves. Interview in Scientific American (September 16, 2009)
I'll be on your couch with a shotgun, in case you try to make a limp for the border.
House. By Dr. Lisa Cuddy to Dr. Gregory House.