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Consciously or unconsciously we all strive to make the kind of a world we like.
   —  Oliver Wendell Holmes
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On This Day In:
2017 Explaining My Equally Meager Results
2016 Every Tool And Every Chance
2015 Something That You Love
2014 Not Really At All
2013 Listening And Deserving
2012 I’m Still Not Certain
2011 True, False And Useful

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I trust no one will understand me to be speaking with disrespect of the law, because I criticize it so freely.  I venerate the law, and especially our system of law as one of the vastest products of the human mind…  But one may criticize even what one reveres.
   —   Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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On This Day In:
2015 Global Climate Change May Test This Statement
2014 Adaptability Won
2013 Disappeared
2012 Fuller
Life On The Range
More Classics
2011 Stoned Again?
2010 Insubordination… And That’s Why I Love Her!
Losing – Week One

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We are very quiet here, but it is the quiet of a storm center, as we all know.
   —  Mr. Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes
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On This Day In:
2015 True Value In Life
2014 A Potential To Be Concerned
2013 Fine No More
2012 Have You Checked Your Height Lately?
2011 Are You Convinced?

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I do not know what is true.  I do not know the meaning of the universe.  But in the midst of doubt, in the collapse of creeds, there is one thing I do not doubt, that no man who lives in the same world with most of us can doubt, and that is that the faith is true and adorable which leads a soldier to throw away his life in obedience to a blindly accepted duty, in a cause which he little understands, in a plan of campaign of which he has little notion, under tactics of which he does not see the use.
 —   Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
An address on Memorial Day,
May 30, 1895,
at a Meeting Called by the Graduating Class of Harvard University.
The speech is generally known as “The Soldier’s Faith
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I think that, as life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time at peril of being judged not to have lived.
 —    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
An address delivered for Memorial Day,
May 30, 1884,
at Keene, NH,
before John Sedgwick Post No. 4,
Grand Army of the Republic.
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