Facts about Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. was a famous Judge from USA, who lived between March 8, 1841 and March 6, 1935. He/she became 93 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac pisces, who is known for Fluctuation, Depth, Imagination, Reactive, Indecisive. Our collection contains 36 quotes who is written / told by Oliver, under the main topics: Experience, Legal, Money.

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Famous quotes by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (36)


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"It seems to me that at this time we need education in the obvious more than the investigation of the obscure"
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"On the whole, I am on the side of the unregenerate who affirms the worth of life as an end in itself, as against the saints who deny it"
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"Nothing is so commonplace has the wish to be remarkable"
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"Life is action and passion; therefore, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of the time, at peril of being judged not to have lived"
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"Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke"
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"As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at the peril of being not to have lived"
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"A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used"
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"Young man, the secret of my success is that an early age I discovered that I was not God"
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"The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye. The more light you shine on it, the more it will contract"
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"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving"
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"People talk fundamentals and superlatives and then make some changes of detail"
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"Every event that a man would master must be mounted on the run, and no man ever caught the reins of a thought except as it galloped past him"
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"A man is usually more careful of his money than of his principles"
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"We should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe"
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"The only prize much cared for by the powerful is power"
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"The greatest act of faith is when a man understands he is not God"
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"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions"
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"Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at the touch, nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening"
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"I despise making the most of one's time. Half of the pleasures of life consist of the opportunities one has neglected"
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"Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke"
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"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions"
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"Man's mind, stretched by a new idea, never goes back to its original dimensions"
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"A new and valid idea is worth more than a regiment and fewer men can furnish the former than command the latter"
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"A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience"
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"The right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins"
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"The great act of faith is when a man decides he is not God"
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"Certitude is not the test of certainty. We have been cocksure of many things that were not so"
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"A child's education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born"
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"Men must turn square corners when they deal with the Government"
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"Life is an end in itself, and the only question as to whether it is worth living is whether you have had enough of it"
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"I have no respect for the passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy"
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"Don't be 'consistent,' but be simply true"
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"Carve every word before you let it fall"
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"Beware how you take away hope from any human being"
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"Any two philosophers can tell each other all they know in two hours"
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"Most of the things we do, we do for no better reason than that our fathers have done them or our neighbors do them, and the same is true of a larger part than what we suspect of what we think"


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