Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes

Consciously or unconsciously we all strive to make the kind of a world we like.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

One's mind once stretched by a new idea, never regains its orginal dimensions.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

It is the province of knowledge to speak And it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Apology is only egotism wrong side out.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it -- but sail we must and not drift, nor lie at anchor.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Beware how you take away hope from any human being.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Pick my left pocket of its silver dime, but spare the right - it holds my golden time!

Oliver Wendell Holmes

To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes

I think that, as life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time at peril of being judged not to have lived

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Love is the master key opens the gates of happiness.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

I have no respect for the passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

There are a good many real miseries in life that we cannot help smiling at, but they are the smiles that make wrinkles and not dimples

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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