Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

US jurist (1841 - 1935)

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A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimension.Rate it:
A new and valid idea is worth more than a regiment and fewer men can furnish the former than command the latter.Rate it:
A page of history is worth a pound of logic.Rate it:
A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanging, 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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Every year, if not every day, we have to wager our salvation upon some prophecy based upon imperfect knowledge.Rate it:
It is the province of knowledge to speak
And it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
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Nothing is so frequent as to mistake an ordinary human gift for a special and extraordinary endowment.Rate it:
People talk fundamentals and superlatives and then make some changes of detail.Rate it:
Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all.Rate it:
The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving.Rate it:
The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in which direction we are moving.Rate it:
To know is not less than to feel.Rate it:
To live is to function. That is all there is in living.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe; the record may seem superficial, but it is indelible. You cannot educate a man wholly out of superstitious fears which were implanted in his imagination, no matter how utterly his reason may reject them.Rate it:

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