Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust.
Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)
Source: The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table. ii.
Contributed by: Zaady
People talk of fundamentals and superlatives and then make some changes of detail.
Source: Holmes-Laski Letters, Vol. I
A new and valid idea is worth more than a regiment and fewer men can furnish the former than command the latter.
A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience
The right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins.
As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at the peril of being not to have lived.
The great act of faith is when man decides that he is not God.
Source: Letter to William James, 1907
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 the peril of being judged not to have lived.
Source: Memorial Day Address, 1884
If we are only as the potter's clay Made to be fashioned as the artist wills, And broken into shards if we offend The eye of Him who made us, it is well.
Nothing is so commonplace as to wish to be remarkable.
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