History’s Limits

The driver of a car accelerating into a brick wall might well say ‘so far so good’ – but it does not mean the wall is not there!
John Dryzek

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Uneducation

The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.
John Maynard Keynes

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People’s Justice

Jury lawlessness is the greatest corrective of law in its actual administration.
Roscoe Pound

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Facile Criticism

The learner always begins by finding fault, but the scholar sees the merit in everything.
Hegel

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Slave to Story

The oppressor is himself a child tyrannized over by those names and words and forms of whose influence he was merely an organ.
Emerson

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Self-made

Whoever undertakes to create soon finds himself creating himself.
Harold Rosenberg

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Theory Self

There is no theory that is not a fragment of an autobiography.
Valéry

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With Otherness

I is an other.
(Je est un autre.)
Rimbaud

#twisdom #human

Lead Leaders

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders.
Ralph Nader

#twisdom #inspiration