"I learn from experience."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Alan Dershowitz on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Alan Dershowitz on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Alan Dershowitz on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Alan Dershowitz on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Alan Dershowitz on Mark Twain
"I came from a poor family, so working and going to school at the same time was natural. It taught me multi-tasking, although we didn't call it that back then. I learned I could never be idle, I need to be doing many things at once."
"Great research universities must insist on independence from government and on the exercise of academic freedom."
"We don't have an Official Secrets Act in the United States, as other countries do. Under the First Amendment, freedom of the press, freedom of speech, and freedom of association are more important than protecting secrets."
"I don't believe in firing professors. They have academic freedom."
"You know, it's ironic to me that Christians want to keep the Ten Commandments in our schools, because Christianity has abrogated four of the Ten Commandments. For example, the Sabbath day according to the Ten Commandments is Saturday, not Sunday. And the reason is because God rested, not because Jesus was resurrected."
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