Quotes by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. was an American jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902 to 1932, and as Acting Chief Justice of the United States in January–February 1930.

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Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing.

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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.

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Beware how you take away hope from another human being.

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A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.

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

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