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«I am mindful not only of preserving executive powers for myself, but for predecessors as well.»
«(Common law) stands as a monument slowly raised, like a coral reef, from the minute accretions of past individuals, of whom each built upon the relics which his predecessors left, and in his turn left a foundation upon which his successors might work»
Author: Learned Hand
, common law
, coral reef
«Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.»
«Don't speak ill of your predecessors or successors. You didn't walk in their shoes.»
«Each generation wants new symbols, new people, new names. They want to divorce themselves from their predecessors.»
«Nothing is more revolting than the majority; for it consists of few vigorous predecessors, of knaves who accommodate themselves, of weak people who assimilate themselves, and the mass that toddles after them without knowing in the least what it wants»
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
, in the least
«In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of revolutionary; and it is they alone who are masters.»
«Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.»
«We have to hate our immediate predecessors to get free of their authority.»
«He that is pushing his predecessors into the gulf of obscurity, cannot but sometimes suspect, that he must himself sink in like manner, and, as he stands upon the same precipice, be swept away with the same violence»
Author: Samuel Johnson
, Gulf of
, push away
, sink in
, Swept Away