Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Quotes About Con

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"We must think things not words, or at least we must constantly translate our words into the facts for which they stand, if we are to keep to the real and the true." ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
"The man of action has the present, but the thinker controls the future." ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
"For I say to you in all the sadness of conviction, that to think great thoughts you must be heroes as well as idealists. Only when you have worked alone – when you have felt around you a black gulf of solitude more isolating than that which surrounds the dying man, and in hope and in despair have trusted to your own unshaken will – then only will you have achieved. Thus only can you gain the secret isolated joy of the thinker, who knows that, a hundred years after he is dead and forgotten, men who have never heard of him will be moving to the measure of his thought – the subtle rapture of a postponed power, which the world knows not because it has no external trappings, but which to his prophetic vision is more real than that which commands an army." ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
"We believed that it was most desirable that the North should win, we believed in the principle that the Union is indissoluable, we, or many of us at least, also believed that the conflict was inevitable, and that slavery had lasted long enough. But we equally believed that those who stood against us held just as sacred conviction that were the opposite of ours, and we respected them as every men with a heart must respect those who give all for their belief." ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
"Certitude leads to violence. This is a proposition that has an easy application and a difficult one. The easy application is to ideoologues, dogmatists, and bullies--people who think that their rigtness justifies them in imposing on anyone who does not happen to suscribe to their particular ideology, dogma or notion of turf. If the conviction of rightness is powerful enough, resistance to it will be met, sooner or later by force. There are people like this in every sphere of life, and it is natural to feel that the world would be a better place without them!" ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
"The Poet at the Breakfast Table: My experience with public libraries is that the first volume of the book I inquire for is out, unless I happen to want the second, when that is out." ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
"I despise making the most of one's time. Half of the pleasures of life consist of the opportunities one has neglected." ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
"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." ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
"A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used." ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
"Between two groups of people who want to make inconsistent kinds of worlds, I see no remedy but force." ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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And my fear of failure has been lifelong and deep. If you are what you do- and I think my parents may have accidentally given me this idea- and you do poorly, what then? It's over; you're wiped out. All those prophecies you heard in the dark have come true, and people can see the real you, see what a schmendrick you are, what a fraud."
Author: Anne Lamott

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