"A philosopher is a blind man in a dark cellar at midnight looking for a black cat that isn't there. He is distinguished from a theologian, in that the theologian finds the cat. He is also distinguished from a lawyer, who smuggles in a cat in his overcoat pocket, and emerges to produce it in triumph."I've picked up that version of it from Lawyer Jokes Etc. after having gone searching for it; on Quote . . . . Unquote I think it was given out as anon., but from 1942.
William L. Prosser, "My Philosophy of Law," Cornell Law Quarterly, 1942
Monday, November 03, 2003
Philosopher, Theologian and a Lawyer
Tonight's Quote . . . . Unquote on Radio 4 began with a nice quotation I'd not heard before: