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Clarence Darrow
April 18, 1857 - March 13, 1938
Nationality: American
Category: Lawyer
Subcategory: American Lawyer

The origin of the absurd idea of immortal life is easy to discover; it is kept alive by hope and fear, by childish faith, and by cowardice.


The trouble with law is lawyers.


Working people have alot of bad habits, but the worst of these is work.


Laws should be like clothes. They should be made to fit the people they serve.


I do not believe in God because I do not believe in Mother Goose.


Calvin Coolidge was the greatest man who ever came out of Plymouth Corner, Vermont.


None meet life honestly and few heroically.


The only real lawyers are trial lawyers, and trial lawyers try cases to juries.


Someday I hope to write a book where the royalties will pay for the copies I give away.


History repeats itself, and that's one of the things that's wrong with history.


Some of you say religion makes people happy. So does laughing gas.


The world is made up for the most part of morons and natural tyrants, sure of themselves, strong in their own opinions, never doubting anything.


In spite of all the yearnings of men, no one can produce a single fact or reason to support the belief in God and in personal immortality.


Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for.


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


The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with business.


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.


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


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


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.


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