"The only prize much cared for by the powerful is power."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. on Booker T. Washington
"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."