Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Quotes About Principle

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"To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man." ~ 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.
"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 man is usually more careful of his money than of his principles." ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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The past is bound to be fragmentary, bound to be reconstructed, bound to be reinvented. It serves only to collect the truths of today. If our present is the child of the past, our past is the child of the present. And the future will be the harvester of our bastard offspring."
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