"The good lawyer is not the man who has an eye to every side and angle of contingency, and qualifies all his qualifications, but who throws himself on your part so heartily, that he can get you out of a scrape."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
There's more to logic's filthy grasp
Or less the reasons might have grown
Than swearing from within the heart
The glossy side's emotions shown.
And neither will the case exits
Nor enters where it must have been;
For sometime facts can be denied,
There's more or less to lose or win.
But thanks God for the lawyer's will
To take the mess work and to fix
For whom by justice so deprived--
All of it--dura lex sed lex.