International Be Kind to Lawyers Day is marked annually on the second Tuesday of April. This year, the day falls on April 12.

According to National Today, this day was created in 2008 by Steve Hughes, a public speaking coach. Hughes worked with many lawyers to enhance their presentation and public-speaking skills. During this time, he found the general public often had negative thoughts about this profession.

The day was then created to show the lawyers in our lives the love and respect they deserve.

Here are some quotes, collected from Brainy Quotes, to share with everyone on this day:

1. "There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth." – Jean Giraudoux

2. "Being a lawyer is not merely a vocation. It is a public trust, and each of us has an obligation to give back to our communities." – Janet Reno

3. "Your attitude will go a long way in determining your success, your recognition, your reputation and your enjoyment in being a lawyer." – Joe Jamail

4. "I have a loyalty that runs in my bloodstream, when I lock into someone or something, you can't get me away from it because I commit that thoroughly. That's in friendship, that's a deal, that's a commitment. Don't give me paper - I can get the same lawyer who drew it up to break it. But if you shake my hand, that's for life." – Jerry Lewis

5. "War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight, the lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's trade." – Percy Bysshe Shelley

6. "Everyone wants to say they hate lawyers, and yet I've never met a parent who didn't want their kid to be a lawyer." – Jessi Klein

7. "If you can manipulate news, a judge can manipulate the law. A smart lawyer can keep a killer out of jail, a smart accountant can keep a thief from paying taxes, a smart reporter could ruin your reputation- unfairly." – Mario Cuomo

8. "Finding a good barber is like finding a good lawyer - you gotta go to the same guy." – Ronny Chieng

9. "The two most frightening words in Washington are 'bipartisan consensus.' Bipartisan consensus is when my doctor and my lawyer agree with my wife that I need help." – P. J. O'Rourke

10. "I am primarily a lawyer. I would rather play in the game than be the umpire." – Lewis F. Powell, Jr.

Sarkozy's lawyer arrives in court for verdict in campaign overspending charges
Sarkozy's lawyer arrives in court for verdict in campaign overspending charges AFPTV / Agnes COUDURIER