Clarence Seward Darrow was an American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union, best known for defending teenage thrill killers Leopold and Loeb in their trial for murdering 14-year-old Bobby Franks (1924) and defending John T. Scopes in the so-called "Monkey" Trial (1925), in which he opposed the statesman William Jennings Bryan.
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I don't believe in God because I don't believe in Mother Goose
I am a friend of the working man, and I would rather be his friend, than be one.
There is no such thing as justice--in or out of court.
I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure - that is all that agnosticism means.
If you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power to think.
No other offense has ever been visited with such severe penalties as seeking to help the oppressed.
Physical deformity, calls forth our charity.
But the infinite misfortune of moral deformity calls forth nothing but hatred and vengeance.
As long as the world shall last there will be wrongs, and if no man objected and no man rebelled, those wrongs would last forever.
I have suffered from being misunderstood, but I would have suffered a hell of a lot more if I had been understood.
The trouble with law is lawyers.
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.
I don't like spinach, and I'm glad I don't, because if I liked it I'd eat it, and I just hate it.
If a man is happy in America, it is considered he is doing something wrong.
The first half of our lives are ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.
There is no such thing as justice - in or out of court.
The best that we can do is to be kindly and helpful toward our friends and fellow passengers who are clinging to the same speck of dirt while we are drifting side by side to our common doom.
Cheating, having 'hoes,' none of that is cute.
To be honest, it's really immature. I don't see how people take pride in breaking someone's heart. The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with business.
Someday I hope to write a book where the royalties will pay for the copies I give away.
A criminal is someone without the capital to incorporate
He's the greatest man who ever came out of Plymouth, Vermont. On Calvin Coolidge
Common experience shows how much rarer is moral courage than physical bravery.
A thousand men will march to the mouth of the cannon where one man will dare espouse an unpopular cause.
The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, the second half by our children.
People in this world are not often logical.
One believes in the truthfulness of a man because of his long experience with the man, and because the man has always told a consistent story. But no man has told so consistent a story as nature.
I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure - that is all that agnosticism means.
Every government on earth is the personification of violence and force, and yet the doctine of non-resistance is as old as human thought - even more than this, the instinct is as old as life upon the earth.
I am an agnostic as to the question of God.
Anyone can spot a lie, unless he is in need of that lie.
No iconoclast can possibly escape the severest criticism.
Religion is based on the insistence that over and above all is a purpose and a guiding hand that is beneficent and kind, and would not leave a hair unnumbered or let a sparrow fall unnoticed to the ground. Those who cherish such hallucinations forget that the all-loving power is inflicting tuberculosis, cancer, famine, and pestilence on the trusting, simple sons of men.
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.
Any one who thinks is an agnostic about something, otherwise he must believe that he is possessed of all knowledge. And the proper place for such a person is in the madhouse or the home for the feeble-minded.
One cannot live through a long stretch of years without forming some philosophy of life.
There are two things that kill a genius - a fatal disease and contentment.