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Quotes By Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr


Famous Quotes & Quotations By Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr:

A child's education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Quotes - Category: Children, Learning.

A man is usually more careful of his money than of his principles.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Quotes - Category: Integrity, Money.

A new and valid idea is worth more than a regiment and fewer men can furnish the former than command the latter.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Quotes - Category: Ideas.

Any tax is a discouragement and therefore a regulation so far as it goes.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Quotes - Category: Taxes.

Any two philosophers can tell each other all they know in two hours.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Quotes - Category: Philosophy.

Beware how you take away hope from any human being.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Quotes - Category: Hope.

But the moment you turn a corner you see another straight stretch ahead and there comes some further challenge to your ambition.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Quotes - Category: Perseverance.

Carve every word before you let it fall.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Quotes - Category: Language.

Certitude is not the test of certainty. We have been cocksure of many things that were not so.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Quotes - Category: Attitude.

I despise making the most of one's time. Half of the pleasures of life consist of the opportunities one has neglected.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Quotes - Category: Life, Opportunity, Pleasure, Time.

I like to pay taxes. With them I buy civilization.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Quotes - Category: Taxes.

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 Quotes - Category: Education.

Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Quotes - Category: Lawyers.

Leisure only means a chance to do other jobs that demand attention.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Quotes - Category: Leisure.

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.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Quotes - Category: Life.

Life, not the parson, teaches conduct.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Quotes - Category: Experience.

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never goes back to its original dimensions.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Quotes - Category: Learning, Mind.

Men must turn square corners when they deal with the Government.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Quotes - Category: Government.

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.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Quotes - Category: Conformity.

Most of us retain enough of the theological attitude to think that we are little gods.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Quotes - Category: Humility.

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.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Quotes - Category: Life.

The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye. The more light you shine on it, the more it will contract.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Quotes - Category: Mind

The only prize much cared for by the powerful is power.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Quotes - Category: Power.

The rule of joy and the law of duty seem to me all one.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Quotes - Category: Joy, Law.

There are many things which we can afford to forget which it is yet well to learn.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Quotes - Category: Learning.

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