"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. on Mark Twain
"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 moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience."