Friday, June 27, 2014

Quote of the day......

Concepts of justice

must have hands and feet

or they remain sterile abstractions.

The hands and feet we need

are efficient means and methods 

to carry out justice in every case

in the shortest possible time

and at the lowest possible cost.

-- Justice Warren E. Burger
(1907-1995) Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1969-1986)

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By freethinking I mean the use of 

the understanding in endeavoring to find out 

the meaning of any proposition whatsoever, 

in considering the nature of the evidence 

for or against, and in judging of it according to 

the seeming force or weakness of the evidence.

-- Anthony Collins
(1676-1729)

Source: A Discourse of Freethinking, 1713