"I think mistakes are the essence of science and law. It's impossible to conceive of either scientific progress or legal progress without understanding the important role of being wrong and of mistakes."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Alan Dershowitz on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Alan Dershowitz on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Alan Dershowitz on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Alan Dershowitz on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Alan Dershowitz on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"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."