Clarence Darrow Quotes

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

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No law was ever made by the people; they are made for the people.
– Clarence Darrow

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I have always felt that doubt was the beginning of wisdom, and the fear of God was the end of wisdom.
– Clarence Darrow

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

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

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I believe that religion is the belief in future life and in God. I don’t believe in either. I don’t believe in God as I don’t believe in Mother Goose.
– Clarence Darrow

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Ignorance and fanaticism is ever busy and needs feeding. Always it is feeding and gloating for more.
– Clarence Darrow

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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

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To think is to differ.
– Clarence Darrow

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

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

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At twenty a man is full of fight and hope. He wants to reform the world. When he is seventy he still wants to reform the world, but he knows he can’t.
– Clarence Darrow

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You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man’s freedom. You can only be free if I am free.
– Clarence Darrow

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

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

– Clarence Darrow

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

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The fear of God is not the beginning of wisdom. The fear of God is the death of wisdom.
– Clarence Darrow

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Money has been the most serious handicap that we have ever met. There are times when poverty is fortunate.
– Clarence Darrow

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Nothing is so loved by tyrants as obedient subjects.
– Clarence Darrow

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