Quotes by Oliver Wendell Holmes

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The advice of their elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books.
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The worst of a modern stylish mansion is that it has no place for ghosts.
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I like to pay taxes. With them I buy civilization.
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Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
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Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.
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Our morality seems to be only a check on the ultimate domination of force, just as our politeness is a check on the impulse of every pig to put his feet in the trough.
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People who make puns are like wanton boys that put coppers on the railroad tracks. They amuse themselves and other children, but their little trick may upset a freight train of conversation for the sake of a battered witticism.
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The law embodies the story of a nation's development through many centuries, and it cannot be dealt with as if it contained only the axioms and corollaries of a book of mathematics.
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There are many things which we can afford to forget which it is yet well to learn.
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If you wish to keep as well as possible, the less you think about your health the better.
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