portrait of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr
Studio portrait by Harris & Ewing (ca. 1930)

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Quotes of the Day for 8 March 2002 – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr was born at Boston, Massachusetts on this day in 1841. Like his father he had a keen intellect, clear expression, and his humor sparkled through even his legal decisions. Teddy Roosevelt named him to the Supreme Court in 1902 where he served for over three decades.

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The quotes:

A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimension.

As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at peril of being judged not to have lived.

Beware how you take away hope from any human being.

Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke.

The individual will always be a minority. If a man is in a minority of one, we lock him up.
     - All today's quotes are from Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr, 1841 - 1935


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