Quotes by Clarence Darrow

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Darrow, Clarence Seward (1857-1938), was the most famous American lawyer of the early 1900's. He became known worldwide as a brilliant criminal defender.
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It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.

The first half of our life is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.
I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of.
You can protect your liberties in this world only by protecting the other man's freedom. You can be free only if I am free.
Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.
The trouble with law is lawyers.
I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure -- that is all that agnosticism means.
I don’t believe in God because I don’t believe in Mother Goose
Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat tails.
Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?
History repeats itself. That's one of the things wrong with history.
You can only be free if I am free.
At twenty a man is full of fight and hope. He wants to reform the world. When he is seventy he still wants to reform the world, but he know he can't.
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I'm beginning to believe it.
There is no such thing as justice, in or out of court.
I never wanted to see anybody die, but there are a few obituary notices I have read with pleasure.
The pursuit of truth will set you free; even if you never catch up with it.
With all their faults, trade unions have done more for humanity than any other organization of men that ever existed. They have done more for decency, for honesty, for education, for the betterment of the race, for the developing of character in man, than any other association of men.
He's the greatest man who ever came out of Plymouth, Vermont. [On Calvin Coolidge]
I am a friend of the working man, and I would rather be his friend, than be one.