Quotes by Oliver Wendell Holmes

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The mind, once expanded to the dimensions of larger ideas, never returns to its original size.
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Leisure only means a chance to do other jobs that demand attention.
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Science is the topography of ignorance.
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Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground floor.
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Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch, nay, you may kick it all about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening.
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Apologizing - a very desperate habit - one that is rarely cured. Apology is only egotism wrong side out.
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We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe; the record may seem superficial, but it is indelible. You cannot educate a man wholly out of the superstitious fears which were implanted in his imagination, no matter how utterly his reason may reject them.
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Most of the things we do, we do for no better reason than that our fathers have done them or that our neighbors do them, and the same is true of a larger part than we suspect of what we think.
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Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked.
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Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.
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