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Every now and then a man's mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions.


Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

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Every man is an omnibus in which his ancestors ride.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
Revolutions are not made by men in spectacles.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle that fits them all.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
For him in vain the envious seasons roll, Who bears eternal summer in his soul.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
I think that, as life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passio...
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
The mode in which the inevitable comes to pass is through effort.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
The books we read should be chosen with great care, that they may be, as an Egyptian king wrote over...
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates....
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
The right to swing my fist ends where the other man’s nose begins.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
Knowledge and timber shouldn't be much used till they are seasoned.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
To be 70 years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be 40 years old.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
Science is good furniture for one's upper chamber, if there is common sense below.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
Civilization is the process of reducing the infinite to the finite.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES JR.
There's nothing that keeps its youth,
So far as I know, but a tree and truth.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye. The more light you shine on it, the more it will c...
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES JR.
Our test of truth is a reference to either a present or imagined future majority in favour of our vi...
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES JR.
It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES JR.
The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in which direction we are moving.
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 l...
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES JR.
To obtain a man's opinion of you, make him mad.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES JR.
The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts, but learning how to make fa...
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, JR.
A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged, it is the skin of a living thought and may vary ...
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
Even for practical purposes theory generally turns out the most important thing in the end.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, JR.
Young man, the secret of my success is that at early age I discovered that I was not God.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, JR.
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not dri...
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
There is no time like the old time, when you and I were young,
When the buds of April blossomed, ...
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
We must have a weak spot or two in our character before we can love it much.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
Life is a romantic business. It is painting a picture, not doing a sumbut you have to make the roman...
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
I confess that I do not understand the principle on which the power to fix a minimum for the wages o...
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
A river is more than an amenity, it is a treasure.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
The riders in a race do not stop short when they reach the goal. There is a little finishing canter ...
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
Old books, you know well, are books of the world's youth, and new books are the fruits of its age.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as ...
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
Every calling is great when greatly pursued.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
There is no friend like an old friend who has shared our morning days, no greeting like his welcome,...
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES JR.
With effervescing opinions, the quickest way to let them get flat is to let them get exposed to the ...
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as...
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience.
OLIVER WENDELL-HOLMES
If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any o...
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
The very minute a thought is threatened with publicity it seems to shrink towards mediocrity
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
Life is a great bundle of little things
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged, it is the skin of a living thought and may vary ...
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in which direction we are moving.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts but learning how to make fac...
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
Husband and wife come to look alike at last
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
The longing for certainty... is in every human mind. But certainty is generally illusion.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
To think great thoughts, you must be heroes as well as idealists
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
Controversy equalizes fools and wise men - and the fools know it
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES JR.
The riders in a race do not stop when they reach the goal. There is a little finishing canter before...
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES JR.
I have no respect for the passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES JR.
Men must turn square corners when they deal with the Government.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES JR.
You commit a sin of omission if you do not utilize all the power that is within you. All men have cl...
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES JR.
On the whole, I am on the side of the unregenerate who affirms the worth of life as an end in itself...
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES JR.
We aim at the infinite, and when our arrow falls to earth it is in flames. [...] You have given me t...
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
Any two philosophers can tell each other all they know in two hours.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES JR.
Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us t...
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, JR.
People talk fundamentals and superlatives and then make some changes of detail.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
The world's great men have not commonly been great scholars, nor its great scholars great men.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
Life and language are alike sacred. Homicide and verbicide --that is, violent treatment of a word wi...
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
This is an inquisitive age, and if we insist on piling up beyond a certain height knowledge which is...
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
A pun does not commonly justify a blow in return. But if a blow were given for such cause, and death...
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
In walking, the will and the muscles are so accustomed to working together and performing their task...
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
And when you stick on conversation's burrs, don't strew your pathway with those dreadful urs.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action o...
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
Every now and then a man's mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to i...
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
There never was an idea started that woke up men out of their stupid indifference but its originator...
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES