"The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Oliver Wendell Holmes on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Oliver Wendell Holmes on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Oliver Wendell Holmes on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Oliver Wendell Holmes on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Oliver Wendell Holmes on Winston Churchill
"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!"