[I]t is revolting to have no better reason for a rule of law than that it was laid down in the time of Henry IV. It is still more revolting if the grounds upon which it was laid down have…
Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Age, like distance, lends a double charm.
One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, One Nation evermore!
Every event that a man would master must be mounted on the run, and no...
Rough work, iconoclasm, but the only way to get at truth.
Old time, in whose banks we deposit our notes, Is a miser who always wants...
Even for practical purposes theory generally turns out the most important thing in the end.
Laughter and tears are meant to turn the wheels of the same machinery of sensibility;...
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness
Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which...
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it....
To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man.
One's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Several years before birth, advertise for a couple of parents belonging to long-lived families.
Our brains are seventy-year clocks. The Angel of Life winds them up once for all,...
The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.
Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each...
The advice of their elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal...
We do not quit playing because we grow old, we grow old because we quit...
Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else.
The very aim and end of our institutions is just this: that we may think...