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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

 

Young man, the secret of my success is that an early age I discovered that I was not God.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


A child’s education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


It seems to me that at this time we need education in the obvious more than the investigation of the obscure.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


I have no respect for the passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


The great act of faith is when a man decides he is not God.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


The greatest act of faith is when a man understands he is not God.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


There is no friend like an old friend who has shared our morning days, no greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


Men must turn square corners when they deal with the Government.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


Beware how you take away hope from any human being.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


A man is usually more careful of his money than of his principles.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


The only prize much cared for by the powerful is power.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


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.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


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