Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
(1809-1894) American Poet, Wit, Essayist, Scholar
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A man's mind, stretched by a new idea, can never go back to its original dimensions.
A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience.
Beware how you take away hope from any human being.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
How many people live on the reputation of the reputation they might have made!
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.
It is the province of knowledge to speak And it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes life worth living.
The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.
The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts but learning how to make facts live.
The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer.
Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.