QUOTATIONS FROM FAMOUS PEOPLESList of all popular poets and new poets.
All Quotations / Quotations from Dugald Stewart
The faculty of imagination is the great spring of human activity, and the principle source of human improvement. As it delights in presenting to the mind scenes and characters more perfect than those which we are acquainted with, it prevents us from ever being completely satisfied without present condition, or with our past attainments, and engages us continually in the pursuit of some untried enjoyment, or of some ideal excellence. Destroy this faculty, and the condition of man will become as stationary as that of the brutes.
"Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future."
"If anyone attempts to hall down the American flag shoot him on the spot."
John A. Dix
"Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought."
Albert von Szent-Gyorgyi
"The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible And indescribably as the tints of morning or evening. It is a little star-dust caught, A segment of the rainbow which I have clutched."
Henry David Thoreau
"A special Providence protects fools, drunkards, small children and the United States of America."
Otto von Bismarck