"A pun does not commonly justify a blow in return. But if a blow were given for such cause, and death ensued, the jury would be judges both of the facts and of the pun, and might, if the latter were of an aggravated character, return a verdict of justifiable homicide."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Oliver Wendell Holmes on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Oliver Wendell Holmes on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Oliver Wendell Holmes on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Oliver Wendell Holmes on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Oliver Wendell Holmes on Helen Keller
"Old age is fifteen years older than I am."
"Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum."
"Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future."
"The advice of the elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books."
"I won't accept anything less than the best a player's capable of doing... and he has the right to expect the best that I can do for him and the team!"