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Brief author info: Learned Hand (1872-1961) American jurist
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Today in America vast concourses of youth are flocking to our colleges, eager for something, just what they do not know.
The hand that rules the press, the radio, the screen and the far-spread magazine, rules the country.
Life is made up of constant calls to action, and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers.
We accept the verdict of the past until the need for change cries out loudly enough to force upon us a choice between the comforts of further inertia and the irksomeness of action.
Would we hold liberty, we must have charity- charity to others, charity to ourselves, crawling up from the moist ovens of a steaming world, still carrying the passional equipment of our ferocious ancestors, emerging from black superstition amid carnage and atrocity to our perilous present.
The language of the law must not be foreign to the ears of those who are to obey it.
We lose the forest for the trees, forgetting, even so far as we think at all, that we are trustees for those who come after us, squandering the patrimony which we have received.
The fathers who contrived and passed the Consititution were wise in their generation; as time passes, we come more and more to realize their powers of divination.
Every smallest step of modern industry depends upon a cooperation whose maintenance and regulation is the very stuff of law.
Bipartisan democracy presupposes the individual, whose welfare is identical with that of the community in which he lives, the absence of coherent social classes, a basic uniformity of interest throughout.
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