Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Quotes

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Born: March 8, 1841, Boston
Birth Country: USA
Died: Washington, D.C., March 6, 1935
Occupation: Politician

1.
A child's education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

2.
A man is usually more careful of his money than of his principles.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

3.
A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

4.
A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

5.
Beware how you take away hope from any human being.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

6.
I have no respect for the passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

7.
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.

8.
Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

9.
Men must turn square corners when they deal with the Government.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

10.
The great act of faith is when a man decides he is not God.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

11.
The greatest act of faith is when a man understands he is not God.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

12.
The only prize much cared for by the powerful is power.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

13.
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.

14.
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.

15.
Young man, the secret of my success is that an early age I discovered that I was not God.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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