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I think it not improbable that man, like the grub that prepares a chamber for the winged thing it never has seen but is to be — that man may have cosmic destinies that he does not understand.
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (more quotes by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. or books by/about Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.)
(1841-1935) US Supreme Court Justice, also known as "The Great Dissenter"
"Law and the Court", speech at a dinner of the Harvard Law School Association of New York (15 February 1913)
Belief, Destiny, Free Thought, Reason