Zitat des Tages von Clarence Darrow:
I have suffered from being misunderstood, but I would have suffered a hell of a lot more if I had been understood.
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.
Some of you say religion makes people happy. So does laughing gas.
Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat tails.
The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with business.
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.
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it.
To think is to differ.
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.
Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.
Justice has nothing to do with what goes on in a courtroom; Justice is what comes out of a courtroom.
Laws should be like clothes. They should be made to fit the people they serve.
I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of.
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.
You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom.
None meet life honestly and few heroically.
Someday I hope to write a book where the royalties will pay for the copies I give away.
If a man is happy in America, it is considered he is doing something wrong.
History repeats itself, and that's one of the things that's wrong with history.
The pursuit of truth will set you free; even if you never catch up with it.
The only real lawyers are trial lawyers, and trial lawyers try cases to juries.
I am a friend of the working man, and I would rather be his friend, than be one.
I do not believe in God because I do not believe in Mother Goose.
No other offense has ever been visited with such severe penalties as seeking to help the oppressed.
You can only be free if I am free.
I never wanted to see anybody die, but there are a few obituary notices I have read with pleasure.
If you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power to think.
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.
I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure - that is all that agnosticism means.
Depressions may bring people closer to the church but so do funerals.
I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.
Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?
There is no such thing as justice - in or out of court.
Working people have alot of bad habits, but the worst of these is work.
The trouble with law is lawyers.