I cannot say that I am in the slightest degree impressed by your bigness, or your material resources, as such. Size is not grandeur, and territory does not make a nation. The great issue, about which hangs true sublimity, and the terror of overhanging fate, is what are you going to do with all these things?

T. H. Huxley (1825-1895) English biologist [Thomas Henry Huxley]
Speech, Johns Hopkins University opening ceremony (12 Sep 1876)

Quoted by Hubert Humphrey at the commencement address at the Holton-Arms School (Jun 1967).

Added on 14-Jan-11 | Last updated 24-Jan-14
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