Yoda: Islamic Philosopher and American Supreme Court Justice

Yoda: Islamic Philosopher and American Supreme Court Justice January 21, 2017

I was struck to learn the precursors to the famous words that Jedi Master Yoda speaks in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Although I have yet to find the precise original source, the sentiment finds expression in this quote attributed to Ibn Rushd (better known to some as Averroes):

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Another similar sentiment is expressed more recently by Associate Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis.

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For those who may not know it by heart, here are the words uttered by Yoda:

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