Wounded several times in the Civil War, he became one of the greatest justices in the history of the United States Supreme Court, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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"One would sometimes think from the speech of young men," said Holmes, "that things had changed recently, and that indifference was now the virtue to be cultivated. I have never heard of anyone profess indifference to a boat race. Why should you row in a boat race? Why endure long months of pain in preparation for a fierce half hour that will leave you all but dead? Does anyone ask the question? Is there anyone who would not go through all its costs, and more, for the moment when anguish…

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” ― Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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“A mind that is stretched by new experiences can never go back to its old dimensions.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke. / Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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