Talk:Clarence Darrow

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A pair of quotes for your collection the latter is from The Writers Almanac, the former's source I don't recall.

"To think is to differ." Clarence Darrow

"I never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with a lot of pleasure." Clarence Darrow

Charlie Wright

Thank you Carlie, I would like you to know you could edit the article too. I hope you would bolder in your coming visit. Thanks. --Aphaia 01:22, 19 Apr 2005 (UTC)


Wikiquote no longer allows unsourced quotations, and they are in process of being removed from our pages (see Wikiquote:Limits on quotations); but if you can provide a reliable and precise source for any quote on this list please move it to Clarence Darrow. --Antiquary 19:47, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

  • Even if you do learn to speak correct English, to whom are you going to speak it?
  • I am a friend of the working man, and I would rather be his friend, than be one.
  • 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.
  • I feel as I always have, that the earth is the home and the only home of man, and I am convinced that whatever he is to get out of his existence he must get while he is here.
  • If a man is happy in America, it is considered he is doing something wrong.
  • If you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power to think.
  • Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.
  • No other offense has ever been visited with such severe penalties as seeking to help the oppressed.
  • Someday I hope to write a book where the royalties will pay for the copies I give away.
  • 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.
  • The first half of our lives are ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.
  • The trouble with law is lawyers.
  • There is no such crime as a crime of thought; there are only crimes of action.
  • To think is to differ.
  • True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.