Quotations of Wisdom

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Henry Drummond

Then why did God plaint us with the power to think? Mr. Brady, why do you deny the one faculty of man that raises him above the other creatures of the earth: the power of his brain to reason? — Inherit the Wind [Q105]

Henry Drummond

Fanaticism and ignorance is forever busy, and needs feeding. And soon, your Honor, with banners flying and with drums beating we'll be marching backward, backward, through the glorious ages of that sixteenth century, when bigots burned the man who dared to bring enlightenment and intelligence to the human mind. — Inherit the Wind [Q103]

Henry Drummond

All I want is to prevent the clock-stoppers from dumping a load of medieval nonsense into the United States Constitution. — Inherit the Wind [Q102]

Henry Drummond

An idea is a greater monument than any cathedral. And the advance of man's knowledge is a greater miracle than all the sticks turned to snakes or the parting of the waters — Inherit the Wind [Q104]

Henry Drummond

Realizing that I may prejudice the case of my client, I must tell you that right has no meaning for me whatsoever, but truth has meaning as a direction. — Inherit the Wind [Q101]

Henry Drummond

As long as the pre-requisite for that shining paradise is ignorance, bigotry, and hate.....I say to Hell with it! — Inherit the Wind [Q100]

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