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Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841 - 1935)
US jurist [more author details]
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A moment's insight is sometimes worth a lifetime's experience.
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Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanging, it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in colour and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
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Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke.
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Our test of truth is a reference to either a present or imagined future majority in favour of our view.
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The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
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The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye. The more light you shine on it, the more it will contract.
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To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man.
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To live is to function. That is all there is in living.
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We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe; the record may seem superficial, but it is indelible. You cannot educate a man wholly out of superstitious fears which were implanted in his imagination, no matter how utterly his reason may reject them.
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We should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe.
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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
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Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Speech, May 30, 1884

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