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Alan Dershowitz

Top 10 Alan Dershowitz Quotes,  American
Total Quotes : 118
Shut How His

A good lawyer knows how to shut up when he's won his case.

- Alan Dershowitz

Thoughts Human Being Being

Any human being has private thoughts.

- Alan Dershowitz

Freedom Never Offended

Being offended by freedom of speech should never be regarded as a justification for violence.

- Alan Dershowitz

Hypocrisy Important Very

Candor and accountability in a democracy is very important. Hypocrisy has no place.

- Alan Dershowitz

Jewish Settlements Part

I believe that if Israel were to put an end to the settlements in the West Bank tomorrow, as it did in Gaza, there would still be reluctance on the part of the Palestinian Authority to recognize Israel's right to exist as a Jewish secular democracy.

- Alan Dershowitz

Celebrity Been Everybody

Every celebrity case I've been involved in - I've been involved in a great many - the one thing you can be sure of is they don't get the same justice as everybody else. It could be worse, it could be better, it's never the same.

- Alan Dershowitz

Back Pretending Morally

Hypocrisy is not a way of getting back to the moral high ground. Pretending you're moral, saying you're moral is not the same as acting morally.

- Alan Dershowitz

Express Means Which

Freedom of speech means freedom for those who you despise, and freedom to express the most despicable views. It also means that the government cannot pick and choose which expressions to authorize and which to prevent.

- Alan Dershowitz

Innocence Role Reasonable

I don't think the law exists to arrive at the truth. If it did, we wouldn't have exclusionary rules, we wouldn't have presumptions of innocence, we wouldn't have proof beyond reasonable doubt. There's an enormous difference between the role of truth in law and the role of truth in science. In law, truth is one among many goals.

- Alan Dershowitz

Truth Hide Some

All sides in a trial want to hide at least some of the truth.

- Alan Dershowitz

Peace I Am Supporting

I am a peace supporting Jew.

- Alan Dershowitz

Doing Laws Everybody

Every lawsuit results from somebody doing something wrong. If everybody did right, we wouldn't need laws.

- Alan Dershowitz

Nature Concerned Opposed

I am deeply concerned that, without peace and a two-state solution, the Jewish and democratic nature of Israel is in danger. That's why I have opposed Israel's settlement policy since 1973, and that's why I have favored a two-state solution since 1967.

- Alan Dershowitz

Guard Assertive Sigh

Ed Koch will never 'rest in peace.' That was not his way. He was always nervously squirming, while making others squirm as well. Comfort was not his goal. He understood that to be a proud and assertive Jew meant never being able to leave a sigh of relief and say, 'It's over, we are at peace, we can now put down our guard and relax.'

- Alan Dershowitz

Reason Sabbath Saturday

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.

- Alan Dershowitz

Constitution Die I Think

I can't find anything in the Constitution that says you prefer the life of the mother, or the convenience of the mother if it's an abortion by choice, over the potential life of the fetus. Look, I think women, if they're required to not have abortions, could die and could - so I favor a woman's right to choose.

- Alan Dershowitz

Doing Back Same

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.

- Alan Dershowitz

Government Universities

Great research universities must insist on independence from government and on the exercise of academic freedom.

- Alan Dershowitz

Clients Wealthy Cent

I charge my wealthy clients a lot and put 10 per cent in a fund which I use to pay the expenses of my poorer clients. When the government gangs up on the poor schnook in the street, someone has to stand up for him.

- Alan Dershowitz

Chicken Making Based

I generally don't select my chicken or my hamburgers based on the personal ideology of the person who is either flipping the hamburgers or making the money back at corporate headquarters. But if people want to do that, they're free to do it.

- Alan Dershowitz