Sunday, September 3, 2006

Miles to go - by Lincoln Steffens

Miles to go...

Nothing is done.

Everything in the world remains to be done or done over.

The greatest picture is not yet painted, the greatest play isn’t the greatest, the greatest poem is unsung.

There isn’t in all the world a perfect railroad, nor a good government, nor a sound law.

Physics, mathematics, and especially the most advanced and exact of the sciences are fundamentally revised.

Chemistry is just becoming a science; psychology, economics, and sociology are awaiting a Darwin, whose work in turn is awaiting a Einstein.

If the rah rah boys in our college could be told this, they might not all be specialists in football, parties, and unearned degrees.

They are not told it, however, they are told to learn what is known. This is nothing.

Lincoln Steffens.