They do not discover anything new after that, they only learn how to understand better and better the secret entrusted to them at the outset; their creative effort goes into an unending exegesis, a commentary on that one couplet of poetry assigned to them. - Bruno Schulz
What presents itself to us as bourgeois legality is nothing but the violence of the ruling class, a violence raised to an obligatory norm from the outset. - Rosa Luxemburg
But, nevertheless, the generation that carried on the war has been set apart by its experience. Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
It is impossible to trap modern physics into predicting anything with perfect determinism because it deals with probabilities from the outset. - Sir Arthur Eddington
It's less important to have unanimity than it is to be making the right decisions and doing the right thing, even though at the outset it may seem lonesome.