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Oliver Wendell Holmes

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"The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions." Age 5.0 avg (5 votes)
"Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing." Age 4.6 avg (8 votes)
"Old age is fifteen years older than I am." Age 5.0 avg (3 votes)
"The advice of their elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books." Age, Reading 3.0 avg (4 votes)
"If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought, not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate." America, Thinking 4.6 avg (9 votes)
"Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum." Art, Life & Death 4.5 avg (8 votes)
"Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by children." Children, Truth & Lies 4.0 avg (2 votes)
"You may have genius. The contrary is, of course, probable." Clever Jabs, Genius 4.8 avg (5 votes)
"The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts but learning how to make facts live." Education, Facts 3.8 avg (5 votes)
"I don't embrace trouble; that's as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say meet it as a friend, for you'll see a lot of it and had better be on speaking terms with it." Experience 3.0 avg (4 votes)
"Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays the pleasing game of interchanging praise." Friendship 4.0 avg (2 votes)
"Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend." Friendship 4.4 avg (5 votes)
"The world is always ready to receive talent with open arms. Very often it does not know what to do with genius." Genius 1.5 avg (2 votes)
"Happiness consists in activity. It is running stream, not a stagnant pool." Happiness 4.3 avg (3 votes)
"Love is the master key which opens the gates of happiness." Happiness, Love 4.3 avg (8 votes)
"Beware how you take away hope from another human being." Hope 4.3 avg (6 votes)
"Death tugs at my ear and says: "Live, I am coming."" Life & Death 3.0 avg (1 votes)
"Life is a fatal complaint, and an eminently contagious one." Life & Death 4.0 avg (2 votes)
"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." Life & Death 4.9 avg (9 votes)
"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving." Miscellaneous 4.7 avg (3 votes)

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