"Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke."
"I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five."Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. on Steven Wright
"Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery."Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. on Calvin Coolidge
"A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman."Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. on Robert Frost
"Make crime pay. Become a lawyer."Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. on Will Rogers
"Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens."Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. on Plato
"Young man, the secret of my success is that an early age I discovered that I was not God."
"A child's education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born."
"It seems to me that at this time we need education in the obvious more than the investigation of the obscure."
"I have no respect for the passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy."
"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions."
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