Quote by James Mackintosh
Maxims are the condensed good sense of nations.
This quote suggests that maxims, which are short statements of general truths or principles, represent the collective wisdom and rationality of a nation. Maxims are a reflection of a society's shared values, beliefs, and experiences, distilled into concise expressions. They serve as guiding principles, offering practical advice and moral guidance. By condensing complex ideas into simple phrases, maxims represent the distilled knowledge and common sense which have stood the test of time, serving as a beacon for individuals and society at large.
When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of that old Negro spiritual, Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!
The phrase 'the fossil record' sounds impressive and authoritative. As used by some persons it becomes, as intended, intimidating, taking on the aura of esoteric truth as expounded by an elite class of specialists. But what is it, really, this fossil record? Only data in search of interpretation. All claims to the contrary that I know, and I know of several, are so much superstition.