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An American lawyer, best known for having defended teenaged thrill killers Leopold and Loeb in their trial for murdering 14 year old Bobby Franks (1924) and defending John T. Scopes in the so-called "Monkey" Trial (1925), opposing William Jennings Bryan.
(1857 - 1938)

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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.
 

At twenty a man is full of fight and hope. He wants to reform the world. When he's seventy he still wants to reform the world, but he knows he can't.
[Age]
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Calvin Coolidge was the greatest man who ever came out of Plymouth Corner, Vermont.
 

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

Depressions may bring people closer to the church but so do funerals.
 

Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?
 

Getting married is a good deal like going to a restaurant with your friends. You order what you want, and then when you see what the other fellow got, you wish you had taken that.
 

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

I am a friend of the working man, and I would rather be his friend, than be one.
 

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

I do not believe in God because I do not believe in Mother Goose.
 

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.
 

I don't believe in God because I don't believe in Mother Goose.
[Atheism]
 

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 have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.
[Death]
 

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

I never wanted to see anybody die, but there are a few obituary notices I have read with pleasure.
 

If a man is happy in America, it is considered he is doing something wrong.
[America]
 

If you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power to think.
 

In a terrible crisis there is only one element more helpless than the poor, and that is the rich.
[Poverty]
 


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