Friday, October 27, 2006

A Mind That is Stretched...

He who will not reason, is a bigot; he who cannot, is a fool; and he who dares not, is a slave.

----Lord Byron

A mind that is stretched to a new idea never returns to its original dimension.

----Oliver Wendell Holmes

The vital habits of democracy: the ability to follow an argument, grasp the point of view of another, expand the boundaries of understanding, debate the alternative purposes that might be pursued.

----John Dewey

1 comment:

Susannity! (Susanne) said...

Wow, LOVE the Byron one. I'll have to make that my new email tag line. I've been using the Voltaire one of "those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities" for awhile, but I've been looking for a new one!