"You can't just lecture the poor that they shouldn't riot or go to extremes. You have to make the means of legal redress available."
"I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five."Harold H. Greene on Steven Wright
"Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery."Harold H. Greene on Calvin Coolidge
"A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman."Harold H. Greene on Robert Frost
"Make crime pay. Become a lawyer."Harold H. Greene 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."Harold H. Greene on Plato
"I enjoyed the administrative work because it involved working with Congress, city council, and the mayor. I had never been a politician so it was fun - learning political maneuvering."
"The attorney general would call at 5 o'clock in the evening and say: 'Tomorrow morning we are going to try to integrate the University of Mississippi. Get us a memo on what we're likely to do, and what we can do if the governor sends the National Guard there.'"
"There would be nights when I would wake up and couldn't get back to sleep. So I would go downstairs and write. The staff had a pool going on how many pages of typing I would bring in here in the morning."