The right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins.
Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)
Contributed by: Zaady
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
Speak clearly, if you speak at all; Carve every word before you let it fall.
And if I should live to be The last leaf upon the tree In the spring, Let them smile, as I do now, At the old forsaken bough Where I cling
Source: The last leaf
Wisdom has taught us to be calm and meek, To take one blow, and turn the other cheek; It is not written what a man shall do If the rude caitiff smite the other too!
The axis of the earth sticks out visibly through the center of each and every town or city.
Source: The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table
Trouble creates a capacity to handle it.
A man's mind stretched by a new idea, can never go back to its original dimensions.
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