Quote by Henry C. Rogers
Upon books the collective education of the race depends; they are the sole instruments of registering, perpetuating and transmitting thought.
This quote emphasizes the importance of books as the primary medium for the collective education and intellectual development of humanity. It highlights that books serve as crucial tools for recording, preserving, and transmitting thoughts, ideas, and knowledge across generations. By recognizing books as the primary vehicles for the dissemination of human wisdom, the quote underscores their significance in shaping and influencing the intellectual growth of individuals and society as a whole.
It's counterintuitive, but the most divisive arrangement is when the same party controls both Congress and the presidency, a situation encountered in eight of the past 10 years. With government unified under a single party, the minority has the least possible incentive to cooperate with the majority.
From one casual of mine he picked this sentence. 'After dinner, the men moved into the living room'. I explained to the professor that this was Ross's way of giving the men time to push back their chairs and stand up. There must, as we know, be a comma after every move, made by men, on this earth.
The significance of our lives and our fragile planet is then determined only by our own wisdom and courage. We are the custodians of life's meaning. We long for a Parent to care for us, to forgive us our errors, to save us from our childish mistakes. But knowledge is preferable to ignorance. Better by far to embrace the hard truth than a reassuring fable. If we crave some cosmic purpose, then let us find ourselves a worthy goal.