Quotations by Author

Clarence Seward Darrow

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

I don't believe in God because I don't believe in Mother Goose.

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

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.

I am an Agnostic because I am not afraid to think. I am not afraid of any god in the universe who would send me or any other man or woman to hell. If there were such a being, he would not be a god; he would be a devil.

Some of you say religion makes people happy. So does laughing gas. So does whiskey.

A prison is confining to the body, but whether it affects the mind, depends entirely upon the mind.

To say that God made the universe gives us no explanation of the beginnings of things. If we are told that God made the universe, the question immediately arises: Who made God? Did he always exist, or was there some power back of that? Did he create matter out of nothing, or is his existence coextensive with matter? The problem is still there. What is the origin of it all? If, on the other hand, one says that the universe was not made by God, that it always existed, he has the same difficulty to confront. To say that the universe was here last year, or millions of years ago, does not explain its origin. This is still a mystery. As to the question of the origin of things, man can only wonder and doubt and guess.