Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Quotes.
The man of action has the present, but the thinker controls the future.
The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts, but learning how to make facts live.
Young men know the rules, but old men know the exceptions.
I despise making the most of one’s time. Half of the pleasures of life consist of the opportunities one has neglected.
Pretty much all law consists in forbidding men to do something that they want to do.
When in doubt, do it.
The advice of the elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books.
Success. Is not the position where you are standing, but which direction you are going.
Beware how you take away hope from another human being.
My right to swing my fist ends where your nose begins.
The great act of faith is when a man decides he is not God.
A new and valid idea is worth more than a regiment and fewer men can furnish the former than command the latter.
Between two groups of people who want to make inconsistent kinds of worlds, I see no remedy but force.
A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.