Size of vocabulary and number of ideas are intimately related. A mastery of a large number of words . . . can lead to a greater range of thought.
Everyday we continue to accumulate a dead past and can look forward to an unborn future; however, we still must look to the past for our future success. We can not ignore the past because we wouldn't have a present nor a future without it!
Expressions of general truths: Latin to English maxims, proverbs, phrases, and words: