Political Progress

The belief in political fixity, the sanctity of a form hallowed by tradition, is an invitation to revolt and revolution. 

John Dewey

#twisdom #progress

Power of Mystery

There can be no prestige without mystery.

Charles de Gaulle

#twisdom #authority

Law & Society

The more corrupt the commonwealth the more numerous the laws.
Tacitus

#twisdom #law

Certain Illusion

Certainty generally is illusion, and repose is not the destiny of man.
O.W. Holmes, Jr.

#twisdom #humility

Realist Utopia

Political realism is also a utopia, one with a lot of blood on its hands.
Jacques Rancière

Law’s Soul

It is not the words of a law but their internal sense that makes law.
J.M.Harlan

#twisdom #jurisprudence

People’s Justice

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

#twisdom #polSci

Theory Self

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

#twisdom #theory

System Thinking

If a revolution destroys a government but retains its patterns of thought, then it will reproduce the government.
Robert Pirsig

#twisdom #philo #pols

Social Ideal

What-ought-to-be has first place in social science.
Roscoe Pound

#twisdom #philo #law