Quote by Emile Hirsch
The willingness to keep learning is, I think, the most important thing about trying to be good at anything. You never want to stop learning.
This quote emphasizes the importance of continuous learning and growth in any endeavor. It suggests that having a willingness to learn is crucial for achieving excellence in any field. The quote emphasizes that one should never cease learning; it is an ongoing process that should be embraced to consistently improve oneself. Whether it is acquiring new knowledge, enhancing skills, or gaining new insights, this attitude of lifelong learning is seen as essential for success and becoming proficient in any area of interest.
In a democracy -- even if it is a so-called democracy like our white-?litist one -- the greatest veneration one can show the rule of law is to keep a watch on it, and to reserve the right to judge unjust laws and the subversion of the function of the law by the power of the state. That vigilance is the most important proof of respect for the law.
Thus we feed on genius, and refresh ourselves from too much conversation with our mates, and exult in the depth of nature in that direction in which he leads us. What indemnification is one great man for populations of pigmies! Every mother wishes one son a genius, though all the rest should be mediocre. But a new danger appears in the excess of influence of the great man. His attractions warp us from our place. We have become underlings and intellectual suicides. Ah! yonder in the horizon is our help;- other great men, new qualities, counterweights and checks on each other. We cloy of the honey of each peculiar greatness. Every hero becomes a bore at last. Perhaps Voltaire was not bad-hearted, yet he said of the good Jesus, even, I pray you, let me never hear that man's name again. They cry up the virtues of George Washington,- Damn George Washington! is the poor Jacobin's whole speech and confutation. But it is human nature's indispensable defense. The centripetence augments the centrifugence. We balance one man with his opposite, and the health of the state depends on the see-saw.