"The defendant wants to hide the truth because he's generally guilty. The defense attorney's job is to make sure the jury does not arrive at that truth."
"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."Alan Dershowitz on Marcus Aurelius
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."Alan Dershowitz on Albert Einstein
"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."Alan Dershowitz on Buddha
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."Alan Dershowitz on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."Alan Dershowitz on Winston Churchill
"I learn from experience."
"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."
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