"Every library should try to be complete on something, if it were only the history of pinheads."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Oliver Wendell Holmes on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Oliver Wendell Holmes on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Oliver Wendell Holmes on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Oliver Wendell Holmes on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Oliver Wendell Holmes on Thomas Jefferson
"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!"