Saturday, April 18, 2009

Meandering to and fro . . .

Today is the birthday of Clarence Seward Darrow (April 18, 1857 – March 13, 1938), lawyer and a leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). He is oft remembered as the epitome of the "sophisticated country lawyer" and one of the great civil libertarians produced by America.

“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

“You can protect your liberties in this world only by protecting the other man's freedom. You can be free only if I am free.” - Clarence Darrow

“No other offense has ever been visited with such severe penalties as seeking to help the oppressed.” - Clarence Darrow

"Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for." - Clarence Darrow

"Someday I hope to write a book where the royalties will pay for the copies I give away." - Clarence Darrow

"The pursuit of truth will set you free; even if you never catch up with it." - Clarence Darrow

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