Oliver Wendell Holmes

1809 - 1894

A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on rules

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The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on belief, education, fear, imagination, reason, and superstition

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.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes

To live fully is to be engaged in the passions of one's times.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes

To know is not less than to feel.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on life

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To live is to function. That is all there is in living.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on common sense, good, patience, and science

If a man hasn't got plenty of good common sense, the more science he has the worse for his patient.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on gifts and mistakes

Nothing is so frequent as to mistake an ordinary human gift for a special and extraordinary endowment.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on society and taxes

Taxes are what we pay for civilized society.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: Compañia de Tobacos v. Collector, 1904

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on past and thought

Every event that a man would master must be mounted on the run, and no man ever caught the reins of a thought except as it galloped past him.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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