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    Clarence Darrow Quotes

    American defense lawyer

    Quotes by Clarence Darrow

    • 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.
    • Chase after truth like hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat-tails.
    • Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?
    • History repeats itself. That's one of the things wrong with history.
    • I am a friend of the working man, and I would rather be his friend, than be one.
    • I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of.
    • Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.
    • Physical deformity, calls forth our charity. But the infinite misfortune of moral deformity calls forth nothing but hatred and vengeance.
    • The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children.
    • When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I'm beginning to believe it.
    • I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with a lot of pleasure.
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