The Mind Of The Bigot Is Like The Pupil Of The Eye.
The mind of the bigot is like the pupil of the eye. The more light you
pour upon it, the more it will contract.
-- Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)
The minds of some of our statesmen, like the pupil of the human eye, contract themselves the more, the stronger light there is shed upon them.
-- Thomas Moore (1779-1852) -- Preface to Corruption and Intolerance...
When the last reader reads no more. -- Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) -- The Last Reade
Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtaxed. -- Oliver Wendell Holme
To obtain a man's opinion of you, make him mad. -- Oliver Wendell Holme
Run, if you like, but try to keep your breath; Work like a man, but don't be worked to death.
-- Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr....
Thine eye was on the censer, And not the hand that bore it.
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) -- Lines by a Clerk...
A person's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1841-1935)...
To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.
Like sentinel and nun, they keep Their vigil on the green.
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) -- The Cambridge Churchyard...