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In spite of all the yearnings of men, no one can produce a single fact or reason to support the belief in God and in personal immortality.
 

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

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

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

Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for.
 

No other offense has ever been visited with such severe penalties as seeking to help the oppressed.
 

None meet life honestly and few heroically.
 

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

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.
[Life]
 

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

The only real lawyers are trial lawyers, and trial lawyers try cases to juries.
 

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.
 

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

The trouble with law is lawyers.
 

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.
 

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

To think is to differ.
 


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