"Young man, the secret of my success is that at an early age I discovered that I was not God."
by:
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(1841-1935) US Supreme Court Justice, also known as "The Great Dissenter"
Source:
On his 90th birthday to a journalist (8 March 1931), as quoted in Information 2000: Library and Information Services for the 21st Century, Vol. 1991, Part 2 (1992) by the U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, p. 272.
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The idea that the government is to solve all our problems seems to equate our government leaders with god-like powers and wisdom. When men attempt to do the work of God, we invariably get the devil.
 -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Archer, well said. The quote does not represent how he voted while on the Supreme Court - I guess he discovered he was god / devil after all.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Applies to some politicians today. They think that they are up there with God and his Angels and that they are just as important.
     -- Robert Otto, San Antonio     
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     -- Mary, MI      
     -- jim k, Austin      
     
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