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It is possible to believe that all the past is but the beginning of a beginning, and that all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn. It is possible to believe that all the human mind has ever accomplished is but the dream before the awakening.
'We were making the future,' he said, and hardly any of us troubled to think what future we were making. And here it is'.
A time will come when a politician who has wilfully made war and promoted international dissension will be as sure of the dock and much surer of the noose than a private homicide. It is not reasonable that those who gamble with mens lives should not stake their own.
After people have repeated a phrase a great number of times, they begin to realize it has meaning and may even be true.
Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State's failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the community.
I see knowledge increasing and human power increasing. I see ever-increasing possibilities before life, And I see no limits set to it at all, Existence impresses me as a perpetual dawn. Our lives, as I apprehend, are great in expectations.
There is nothing in machinery, there is nothing in embankments and railways and iron bridges and engineering devices to oblige them to be ugly. Ugliness is the measure of imperfection.
We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.