Martin Luther (1483-1546)
“Every lawyer is either a good-for-nothing or a know-nothing. If a lawyer wants to dispute this, tell him, ‘You hear? A lawyer shouldn’t talk until a sow breaks wind!'”
- From Martin Luther’s Table Talk, published by Luther’s friends and students in 1566. Translation in A Reformation Reader: Primary Texts with Introduction, edited by Denis R. Janz (Fortress Press, 2008).