Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Quotes About Thin

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"We have to choose, and for my part I think it a less evil that some criminals should escape than that the government should play an ignoble part." ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
"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.
"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.
"Certitude is not the test of certainty. We have been cocksure of many things that were not so." ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
"Even for practical purposes theory generally turns out the most important thing in the end." ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
"Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing." ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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It is a culture voice, but it is a very American culture voice, and I am very used to English culture voice. So I had to work like hell to flatten those R's."
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