Happy Birthday Clarence Darrow

We have heard talk of “justice.” Is there anybody who knows what justice is? No one on earth can measure out justice. Can you look at any man and say what he deserves—whether he deserves hanging by the neck until dead or life in prison or thirty days in prison or a medal? The human mind is blind to all who seek to look in at it and to most of us that look out from it. Justice is something that man knows little about. He may know something about charity and understanding and mercy, and he should cling to those as far as he can.

2 responses to “Happy Birthday Clarence Darrow”

  1. “I just wish for once that you could be in my shoes, Mr. Prosecutor, and then you would know something that you don’t know: mercy! That the concept of a society is based on the quality of that mercy; its sense of fair play; its sense of justice! But I guess that’s like asking a bear to shit in the toilet.” – Billy Hayes (From the movie Midnight Express)

  2. Ive maintained that if I am EVER again in front of a Judge, that I will ask the balliff to turn the Bible over, before I’ll swear on it, to the half devoted with Mercy, Forgiveness and Redemption. That Old Testament Part will get you hanged.

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