Quote by Adam Ferguson
Every step and every movement of the multitude, even in what are termed enlightened ages, are made with equal blindness to the future and nations stumble upon establishments, which are indeed the result of human action, but not the execution of any human design.
This quote suggests that throughout history, societies have progressed and stumbled upon institutions and systems that were not consciously planned or designed by anyone. Despite living in supposedly enlightened times, people and nations continue to make decisions without fully considering the future consequences. The quote implies that societal progress often happens unintentionally, as a result of collective actions rather than deliberate intentions. It highlights the unpredictable and complex nature of human history and development.
When you think of it, really there are four fundamental questions of life. You've asked them, I've asked them, every thinking person asks them. They boil down to this; origin, meaning, morality and destiny. 'How did I come into being? What brings life meaning? How do I know right from wrong? Where am I headed after I die?'