“Why is it that, as we grow older, we are so reluctant to change?
It is not so much that new ideas are painful, for they are not.
It is that old ideas are seldom entirely false, but have truth, great truth in them. The justification for conservatism is the desire to preserve the truths and standards of the past; its dangers, of which we are seldom aware,
is that in preserving those values,
we may miss the infinitely greater riches that lie in the future.”