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“Don't be 'consistent,' but be simply true.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
“Why can't somebody give us a list of things that everybody thinks and nobody says, and another list of things that everybody says and nobody thinks.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes
“A man may fulfil the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.”
“Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.”
“The world is always ready to receive talent with open arms. Very often it does not know what to do with genius.”
“Stillness of person and steadiness of features are signal marks of good breeding”
“Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future”
“To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.”
“The books we read should be chosen with great care, that they may be, as an Egyptian king wrote over his library, "The medicines of the soul."”
“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 the time in which it is used”
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