Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Quotations


Every calling is great when greatly pursued.

The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting "Fire!" in a theater and causing a panic.

A page of history is worth a volume of logic.

Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprang up.

The history of what the law has been is necessary to the knowledge of what the law is.

The law is the witness and external deposit of our moral life. Its history is the history of the moral development of the race.

The life of the law has not been logic; it has been experience. The law embodies the story of a nation's development...it cannot be dealt with as if it contained the axioms and corollaries of a book of mathematics.

Oh, to be seventy again!

War? War is an organized bore.



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