1. 10

    It’s not bad people I fear so much as good people. When a person is sure that he is good, he is nearly hopeless; he gets cruel- he believes in punishment.

    47
  2. 9

    History repeats itself. That's one of the things wrong with history.

    47
  3. 8

    The efforts of the medical profession in the US to control:...its...job it proposes to monopolize. It has been carrying on a vigorous campaign all over the country against new methods and schools of healing because it wants the business...I have watched this medical profession for a long time and it bears watching.

    50
  4. 7

    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.

    58
  5. 6

    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.

    73
  6. 5

    Do you, good people, believe that Adam and Eve were created in the Garden of Eden and that they were forbidden to eat from the tree of knowledge? I do. The church has always been afraid of that tree. It still is afraid of knowledge. Some of you say religion makes people happy. So does laughing gas. So does whiskey. I believe in the brain of man.

    93
  7. 4

    To be an effective criminal defense counsel, an attorney must be prepared to be demanding, outrageous, irreverent, blasphemous, a rogue, a renegade, and a hated, isolated, and lonely person - few love a spokesman for the despised and the damned.

    100
  8. 3

    True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.

    129
  9. 2

    You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom.

    136
  10. 1

    When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I'm beginning to believe it.

    1400
  11. Last Update: 16 January 2022

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