"There is no room for legal hair-splitting when it comes to the humane treatment of detainees - not in a nation founded on the rule of law and respect for human rights."
"I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five."Dick Durbin on Steven Wright
"Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery."Dick Durbin on Calvin Coolidge
"A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman."Dick Durbin on Robert Frost
"Make crime pay. Become a lawyer."Dick Durbin on Will Rogers
"Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens."Dick Durbin on Plato
"Our party is a diverse one, as is my home state of Illinois."