Once expanded to the dimensions of a larger idea, the mind never returns to its original size.
Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)
Contributed by: Debbie
The great thing in the world is not so much were we stand, as in what direction we are moving.
Source: our path
Contributed by: Satya-Seer
"An ounce of history is worth a pound of logic."
Contributed by: mathi
A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.
Contributed by: intrigue
Most of the things we do, we do for no better reason than that our fathers have done them or that our neighbors do them, and the same is true of a larger part than we suspect of what we think.
Contributed by: Anu
Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.
Contributed by: Zaady
It is now the moment when by common consent we pause to become conscious of our national life and to rejoice in it, to recall what our country has done for each of us, and to ask ourselves what we can do for our country in return.
The mode by which the inevitable comes to pass is effort.
The ultimate good desired is better reached by free trade in ideas [and] the best test of truth is the power of the thought to get itself accepted in the competition of the market.
Source: dissent, Abrams v. United States, 1919
The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.
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