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Clarence Darrow Quotes

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The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children.

~ Clarence Darrow

I do not believe in God because I do not believe in Mother Goose.

~ 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

- Scopes trial, Dayton, Tennessee, July 13, 1925

There is no such thing as justice - in or out of court.

~ Clarence Darrow

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

~ Clarence Darrow

The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with business.

~ Clarence Darrow

I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of.

~ Clarence Darrow

Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.

~ Clarence Darrow

History repeats itself, and that's one of the things that's wrong with history.

~ Clarence Darrow

I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.

~ Clarence Darrow

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
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