Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Quotes

Beware of making your moral staple consist of the negative virtues.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Leisure only means a chance to do other jobs that demand attention.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

To be master of any branch of knowledge, you must master those which lie next to it; and thus to know anything you must know all.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

We should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe.

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.

I like to pay taxes. With them I buy civilization.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
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