"No country in the history of the world has ever contributed more to humankind and accomplished more for its people in so brief a period of time as Israel has done since its relatively recent rebirth in 1948."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Alan Dershowitz on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Alan Dershowitz on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Alan Dershowitz on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Alan Dershowitz on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Alan Dershowitz on Thomas Jefferson
"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."