Quote by Harold MacMillan
We have not overthrown the divine right of kings to fall down for the divine right of experts.
This quote suggests that just as the concept of divine right of kings, where monarchs believed they ruled by God's will, was rejected, so should be the idea of blindly following experts or professionals without questioning their authority or decisions. It implies that while experts possess knowledge in their fields, they should not be granted unquestionable power or authority, as it can lead to a new form of oppression or lack of critical thinking. Society should instead promote a balanced approach that values the input and perspectives of both experts and the general public.
Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die, but long after we are gone be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistence.