Great Quotes by Clarence Darrow

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

Clarence Darrow

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

Clarence Darrow

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

Clarence Darrow

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

Clarence Darrow

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.

Clarence Darrow

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

Clarence Darrow

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.

Clarence Darrow

Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for.

Clarence Darrow

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.

Clarence Darrow

Justice has nothing to do with what goes on in a courtroom; Justice is what comes out of a courtroom.

Clarence Darrow

Justice has nothing to do with what goes on in a courtroom; Justice is what comes out of a courtroom.

Clarence Darrow

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.

Clarence Darrow

I have suffered from being misunderstood, but I would have suffered a hell of a lot more if I had been understood.

Clarence Darrow

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

Clarence Darrow

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

Clarence Darrow

The first half of our lives are ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.

Clarence Darrow

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

Clarence Darrow

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

Clarence Darrow

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

Clarence Darrow

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.

Clarence Darrow

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

Clarence Darrow

Chase after the truth like all hell and you’ll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat tails.

Clarence Darrow

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

Clarence Darrow

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

Clarence Darrow

No other offense has ever been visited with such severe penalties as seeking to help the oppressed.

Clarence Darrow

Depressions may bring people closer to the church but so do funerals.

Clarence Darrow

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

Clarence Darrow

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.

Clarence Darrow

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

Clarence Darrow

The trouble with law is lawyers.

Clarence Darrow

To think is to differ.

Clarence Darrow

If you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power to think.

Clarence Darrow

There is no such thing as justice – in or out of court.

Clarence Darrow

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

Clarence Darrow

If a man is happy in America, it is considered he is doing something wrong.

Clarence Darrow

I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure – that is all that agnosticism means.

Clarence Darrow

Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.

Clarence Darrow

You can only be free if I am free.

Clarence Darrow

None meet life honestly and few heroically.

Clarence Darrow

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

Clarence Darrow

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

Clarence Darrow

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.

Clarence Darrow