Best Quotes by Clarence Darrow (Top 10)

  1. When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. I'm beginning to believe it.
  2. 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.
  3. When we fully understand the brevity of life, its fleeting joys and unavoidable pains; when we accept the facts that all men and women are approaching an inevitable doom: the consciousness of it should make us more kindly and considerate of each other. This feeling should make men and women use their best efforts to help their fellow travelers on the road, to make the path brighter and easier as we journey on. It should bring a closer kinship, a better understanding, and a deeper sympathy for the wayfarers who must live a common life and die a common death.
  4. You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom.
  5. True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
  6. 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.
  7. The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with business.
  8. I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

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