Clarence Darrow Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old clarence darrow quotes, clarence darrow sayings, and clarence darrow proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Different strokes for different folks.      

Clarence Darrow

Justice has nothing to do with what goes on in a courtroom; Justice is what comes out of a courtroom     

Clarence Darrow

To think is to differ.     

Clarence Darrow

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

Clarence Darrow

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but rather the one most adaptable to change.     

Clarence Darrow

True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.     

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True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.     

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I have suffered from being misunderstood, but I would have suffered a hell of a lot more if I had been understood.     

Clarence Darrow

Some of you say that religion makes people happy, so does whisky.     

Clarence Darrow

Laws should be like clothes. They should be made to fit the people they serve.     

Clarence Darrow

True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.     

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True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.     

Clarence Darrow

Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat-tails.     

Clarence Darrow

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.     

Clarence Darrow

The fact that there is a general belief in a future life is no evidence of its truth.     

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Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coattails.     

Clarence Darrow

Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat tails.     

Clarence Darrow

Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat-tails.     

Clarence Darrow

In the great flood of human life that is spawned upon the earth, it is not often that a man is born.     

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

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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.     

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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.     

Clarence Darrow

Every government on earth is the personification of violence and force, and yet the doctine of non-resistance is as old as human thought – even more than this, the instinct is as old as life upon the earth.     

Clarence Darrow

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

Clarence Darrow

I am simply an agnostic. I haven't yet had time or opportunity to explore the universe, and I don't know what I might run on to in some nook or corner.     

Clarence Darrow

An agnostic is a doubter. The word is generally applied to those who doubt the verity of accepted religious creeds of faiths.     

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

A jury is more apt to be unbiased and independent than a court, but they very seldom stand up against strong public clamor. Judges naturally believe the defendant is guilty.     

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Working people have a lot of bad habits, but the worst of these is work.     

Clarence Darrow

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.     

Clarence Darrow