This is a man with an old face, always old…
There was pathos, in his face, and in his eyes.
The early weariness; and sometimes tears in his eyes,
Which he let slip unconsciously on his cheek,
Or brushed away with an unconcerned hand.
There were tears for human suffering, or for a glance
Into the vast futility of life,
Which he had seen from the first, being old
When he was born.
~ Edgar Lee Masters writing about Clarence Darrow, an American attorney known for defending civil liberties and the rights of workers to unionize in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.