Quotes by Clarence Darrow


You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom.
– 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
Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?
– Clarence Darrow
He's [Calvin Coolidge] the greatest man who ever came out of Plymouth, Vermont.
– Clarence Darrow
I am a friend of the working man, and I would rather be his friend, than be one.
– 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 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
I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.
– 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
I never wanted to see anybody die, but there are a few obituary notices I have read with pleasure.
– Clarence Darrow
If a man is happy in America, it is considered he is doing something wrong.
– Clarence Darrow
If you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power to think.
– Clarence Darrow
Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.
– Clarence Darrow
No other offense has ever been visited with such severe penalties as seeking to help the oppressed.
– Clarence Darrow
Someday I hope to write a book where the royalties will pay for the copies I give away.
– Clarence Darrow
The pursuit of truth will set you free; even if you never catch up with it.
– Clarence Darrow
The trouble with law is lawyers.
– Clarence Darrow
There is no such thing as justice - in or out of court.
– Clarence Darrow
To think is to differ.
– Clarence Darrow
True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
– Clarence Darrow