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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Quotes

About Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Life: 1841 - 1935

Country: us flag America

Son of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (March 8, 1841 - March 6, 1935) was an American jurist who served on the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902 to 1932. Noted for his long service, his concise and pithy opinions, and his deference to the decisions of elected legislatures, he is one of the most widely cited United States Supreme Court justices in history, particularly for his "clear and present danger" majority opinion in the 1919 case of Schenck v. United States, as well as one of the most influential American common-law judges.

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Quotations

The riders in a race do not stop short when they reach the goal. There is a little finishing canter before coming to a standstill. There is time to hear the kind voice of friends and to say to one's self: "The work is done."

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

The Riders in a race do not stop short when they reach the goal. There is a little finishing canter.

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

- radio address on his 90th birthday, March 8, 1931


Oh, to be seventy again! [at age 92, upon seeing a pretty young woman]

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

- 1933


Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else.

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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