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The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. Robert G. Ingersoll, lawyer

In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences. Robert Green Ingersoll, lawyer

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. Ralph Nader, lawyer

If you have learned how to disagree without being disagreeable, then you have discovered the secrete of getting along - whether it be business, family relations, or life itself. Bernard Meltzer, lawyer

A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked. Bernard Meltzer, lawyer

When you forgive, you in no way change the past - but you sure do change the future. Bernard Meltzer, lawyer

A book is the only immortality. Rufus Choate, lawyer

I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure. Clarence Darrow, lawyer

Every man is dishonest who lives upon the labor of others, no matter if he occupies a throne. Robert G. Ingersoll, lawyer

Blessed are those who give without remembering. And blessed are those who take without forgetting. Bernard Meltzer, lawyer

History repeats itself. That's one of the things wrong with history. Clarence Darrow, lawyer

It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense. Robert Green Ingersoll, lawyer

Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to? Clarence Darrow, lawyer

The first half of our life is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children. Clarence Darrow, lawyer

We may give without loving, but we cannot love without giving Bernard Meltzer, lawyer

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

No person who denies the existence of a supreme being shall hold any office under this Constitution. Michael Newdow, lawyer

If you are sure you understand everything that is going on, you are hopelessly confused. Walter F. Mondale, lawyer

Success is getting and achieving what you want. Happiness is wanting and being content with what you get. Bernard Meltzer, lawyer

I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure -- that is all that agnosticism means. Clarence Darrow, lawyer

Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers. Robert Green Ingersoll, lawyer

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

In a world of inhumanity, war and terrorism, American citizenship is a very precious possession. Phyllis Schlafly, lawyer

I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of. Clarence Darrow, lawyer

Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind. Robert G. Ingersoll, lawyer

Before you speak ask yourself if what you are going to say is true, is kind, is necessary, is helpful. If the answer is no, maybe what you are about to say should be left unsaid. Bernard Meltzer, lawyer

We have done almost everything in pairs since Noah, except govern. And the world has suffered for it. Bella Abzug, lawyer
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You can only be free if I am free. Clarence Darrow, lawyer

If I owe Smith ten dollars and God forgives me, that doesn't pay Smith. Robert G. Ingersoll, lawyer

In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing. Robert Green Ingersoll, lawyer

Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt. Clarence Darrow, lawyer

I never wanted to see anybody die, but there are a few obituary notices I have read with pleasure. Clarence Darrow, lawyer

Some people will believe anything if you whisper it to them. Louis Nizer, lawyer

When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death - that is heroism. Robert Green Ingersoll, lawyer

To think is to differ. Clarence Darrow, lawyer

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it. Clarence Darrow, lawyer

Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coattails. Clarence Darrow, lawyer

The pursuit of truth will set you free; even if you never catch up with it. Clarence Darrow, lawyer

Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows. Robert G. Ingersoll, lawyer

He stands erect by bending over the fallen. He rises by lifting others. Robert G. Ingersoll, lawyer

Happiness is not a reward -- it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment -- it is a result. Robert G. Ingersoll, lawyer

In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are only consequences. Robert G. Ingersoll, lawyer

I don't believe in God because I don't believe in Mother Goose Clarence Darrow, lawyer

It is a blessed thing that in every age some one has had the individuality enough and courage enough to stand by his own convictions. Robert Green Ingersoll, lawyer
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Few rich men own their property; their property owns them. Robert Green Ingersoll, lawyer

In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds. Robert Green Ingersoll, lawyer

I am a friend of the working man, and I would rather be his friend, than be one. Clarence Darrow, lawyer

It is an old habit with theologians to beat the living with the bones of the dead. Robert G. Ingersoll, lawyer
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Anglo-Saxon civilization has taught the individual to protect his own rights; American civilization will teach him to respect the rights of others. William Jennings Bryan, lawyer

Happy is he who has laid up in his youth, and held fast in all fortune, a genuine and passionate love for reading. Rufus Choate, lawyer

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