Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?
– Clarence Darrow
If you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power to think.
No other offense has ever been visited with such severe penalties as seeking to help the oppressed.
History repeats itself, and that’s one of the things that’s wrong with history.
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.
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.
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it.
Laws should be like clothes. They should be made to fit the people they serve.
The first half of our lives are ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.
Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.
Working people have alot of bad habits, but the worst of these is work.
Justice has nothing to do with what goes on in a courtroom; Justice is what comes out of a courtroom.
The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with business.
Some of you say religion makes people happy. So does laughing gas.
I have suffered from being misunderstood, but I would have suffered a hell of a lot more if I had been understood.
You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man’s freedom.
Chase after the truth like all hell and you’ll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat tails.
True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
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.
I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of.
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.
There is no such thing as justice – in or out of court.
The trouble with law is lawyers.
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.
Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for.
I never wanted to see anybody die, but there are a few obituary notices I have read with pleasure.