Posts Tagged ‘Oliver Wendell Holmes’

Quote of the day, Nov. 26

November 27, 2017

Oliver Wendell Holmes, on power

“The only prize much cared for by the powerful is power. The prize of the general is not a bigger tent, but command.”

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Quote of the day, Jan. 22

January 23, 2016

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1897)

“The advice of the elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 13

December 13, 2010

Oliver Wendell Holmes, on free thought

“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.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 27

November 27, 2010

Oliver Wendell Holmes, on freedom of speech

“Every idea is an incitement … Eloquence may set fire to reason.”