If truth were not often suggested by error, if old implements could not be adjusted to new uses, human progress would be slow
Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which...
Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust.
The longing for certainty... is in every human mind. But certainty is generally illusion.
Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them.
Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The...
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimension.
Every library should try to be complete on something, if it were only the history...
Nature, when she invented, manufactured, and patented her authors, contrived to make critics out of...
Apology is only egotism wrong side out.
The mode by which the inevitable comes to pass is effort.
Truth, when not sought after, rarely comes to light.
And silence, like a poultice, comes to heal the blows of sound
Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they...
The books we read should be chosen with great care, that they may be, as...
The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts but learning how...
A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its...
The woman cries before the wedding; the man afterward.
The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.
Memory is a net: one that finds it full of fish when he takes it...
Stillness of person and steadiness of features are signal marks of good breeding.