Oliver Wendell Quotes


53 Oliver Wendell quotes:



"Civilization is the process of reducing the infinite to the finite"
"And since, I never dare to write / As funny as I can."
Author: Wendell Quotes Category: Funny Quotes
"Every library should try to be complete on something, if it were only the history of pinheads."
"Man's mind, stretched by a new idea, never goes back to its original dimensions."
Author: Wendell Quotes Category: Ideas Quotes
"To be civilized is to be potentially master of all possible ideas, and that means that one has got beyond being shocked, although one preserves one's own moral aesthetic preferences"
Author: Wendell Quotes Category: Ideas Quotes
"The right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins."
Author: Wendell Quotes Category: Integrity Quotes
"We love the precepts for the teacher's sake."
"Between two groups of people who want to make inconsistent kinds of worlds, I see no remedy but force."
Author: Wendell Quotes Category: Force Quotes
"How many people live on the reputation of the reputation they might have made!"
Author: Wendell Quotes Category: Reputation Quotes
"If truth were not often suggested by error, if old implements could not be adjusted to new uses, human progress would be slow"
Author: Wendell Quotes Category: Progress Quotes
"Don't be ""consistent"" but be simple true."
Author: Wendell Quotes Category: Truth Quotes
"Truth, when not sought after, rarely comes to light"
Author: Wendell Quotes Category: Truth Quotes
"Rough work, iconoclasm, but the only way to get at truth."
Author: Wendell Quotes Category: Truth Quotes
"If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it around. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don't embrace trouble; that's as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say: meet it as a friend, for you'll see a lot of it, and had better be on speaking terms with it."
Author: Wendell Quotes Category: Trouble Quotes
"Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow."
Author: Wendell Quotes Category: Language Quotes
"People talk fundamentals and superlatives and then make some changes of detail."
Author: Wendell Quotes Category: Opinions Quotes
"With effervescing opinions, the quickest way to let them get flat is to let them get exposed to the air"
Author: Wendell Quotes Category: Opinions Quotes
"One has to strike the jugular and let the rest go"
Author: Wendell Quotes Category: Rest Quotes
"Young men know the rules, but old men know the exceptions."
Author: Wendell Quotes Category: Rules Quotes
"Don't you stay at home of evenings? Don you love a cushioned seat in a corner, by the fireside, with your slippers on your feet?"
Author: Wendell Quotes Category: Retirement Quotes



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