Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Quotes.
If you can eat sawdust without butter, you can be a success in the law.
Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke.
Every calling is great when greatly pursued.
A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.
Young men know the rules, but old men know the exceptions.
The great act of faith is when a man decides he is not God.
If you don’t know what you want, you will probably never get it.
Certitude is not the test of certainty. We have been cocksure of many things that were not so.
The only prize much cared for by the powerful is power.
Any two philosophers can tell each other all they know in two hours.
The mode by which the inevitable comes to pass is effort.
Be willing to commit yourself to a course, perhaps a long and hard one, without being able to foresee exactly where you will come out.
Success. Is not the position where you are standing, but which direction you are going.
I despise making the most of one’s time. Half of the pleasures of life consist of the opportunities one has neglected.
You make me chuckle when you say that you are no longer young, that you have turned twenty-four. A man is or may be young to after sixty, and not old before eighty.
The advice of the elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books.
The greatest act of faith is when a man understands he is not God.