Clarence Darrow Quotes

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To think is to differ.

thinking

The trouble with law is lawyers.
— Clarence Darrow

lawyers

I don't believe in God because I don't believe in Mother Goose.
— Clarence Darrow

God

Freedom comes from human beings, rather than from laws and institutions.
— Clarence Darrow

freedom

I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic.

agnostic

Whenever I hear people discussing birth control, I always remember that I was the fifth.
— Clarence Darrow

birth control

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

parents

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it.
— Clarence Darrow

politicians funny

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

president

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

death

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

freedom

I believe that the life of the Negro race has been a life of tragedy, of injustice, of oppression. The law has made him equal, but man has not.
— Clarence Darrow

African-Americans racism

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

agnostic

The purpose of life is living. Men and women should get the most they can out of their lives. The smallest, the tiniest intellect may be quite as valuable to itself; it may have all the capacity for enjoyment that the wisest has.
— Clarence Darrow

life

They were allowed to stay there on one condition, and that is that they didn't eat of the tree of knowledge. That has been the condition of the Christian church from then until now. They haven't eaten as yet, as a rule they do not.
— Clarence Darrow

Christianity Adam & Eve