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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)
"Old age is fifteen years older than I am." Age 5.0 avg (3 votes)
"The only prize much cared for by the powerful is power." Miscellaneous 5.0 avg (1 votes)
"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions." Thinking 4.9 avg (12 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 right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins." Miscellaneous 4.9 avg (56 votes)
"You may have genius. The contrary is, of course, probable." Clever Jabs, Genius 4.8 avg (5 votes)
"The mode by which the inevitable comes to pass is effort." Work 4.8 avg (4 votes)
"We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but sail we must and not drift nor lie at anchor." Motivation & Goals 4.7 avg (19 votes)
"A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience." Thinking 4.7 avg (3 votes)
"Don't be "consistent" but be simply true." Truth & Lies 4.7 avg (6 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)
"Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing." Age 4.6 avg (8 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)
"Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall." Talking 4.5 avg (6 votes)
"When in doubt, do it." Risk 4.5 avg (8 votes)
"Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend." Friendship 4.4 avg (5 votes)
"Beware how you take away hope from another human being." Hope 4.3 avg (6 votes)
"Happiness consists in activity. It is running stream, not a stagnant pool." Happiness 4.3 avg (3 votes)

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