“Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.” – Felix Frankfurter, Dissenting, Henslee v. Union Planters National Bank & Trust Co., 335 U.S. 600, 1949.
We are constantly growing and changing, as people. And the world is rapidly changing around us. What we hold to be true today may be false tomorrow. It is amazing to me that there are some truths that stand the test of time. This is one.
Sometimes we have to reconsider and change even our strongest beliefs when we find out we’re wrong. It’s not easy. But, as another wise person said, “Let it go.” – Queen Elsa, Frozen, 2013.
There were far too many gleaming pearls of wisdom in the halls of the Supreme Court to quote all my favorites. But I will share them at times, when inspiration strikes. As I hope you will share your favorites with me, and with others. Don’t be stingy with the wisdom. And don’t reject it, even if it comes late.