Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Quotes

Enjoy these Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr quotes. You will find famous quotes and sayings that are inspirational. He was an American Judge who lived during the period of 1841 - 1935. As you will see by his quotations he had a flare with words.

To be 70 years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be 40 years old.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes life worth living.
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.

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.

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.

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.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water bath is to the body.
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.

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.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

You make me chuckle when you say that you are no longer young, that you have turned twenty-four. A man is or may be young to after sixty, and not old before eighty.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Every idea is an incitement. It offers itself for belief, and if believed it is acted on unless some other belief outweighs it or some failure of energy stifles the movement at its birth. The only difference between the expression of an opinion and an incitement is the speakerís enthusiasm for the result.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Don't be "consistent", but be simply true.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

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

Nothing is so commonplace has the wish to be remarkable.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

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

Carve every word before you let it fall.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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.

Life is an end in itself, and the only question as to whether it is worth living is whether you have had enough of it.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by children.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprung up.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


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