Life is an end in itself, and the only question as to whether it is worth living is whether you have had enough of it.
Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)
Source: Speech at Bar Association Dinner, Boston
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
The riders in a race do not stop when they reach the goal. There is a little finishing canter before coming to a standstill. There is time to hear the kind voices of friends and say to oneself, "The work is done."
Source: radio address on 90th birthday
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