Way back in Month Two of our little shop, we started beginning the weekly email with a quote. We liked it and have kept that format for each email. Sometimes they are something we remember to write down that's been said by a customer or friend. But generally Sue ends up seeking a quote at 6am on "email day". The Oliver Wendell Holmes quote today lead me to a quick detour to refresh my brain about who exactly this man was (Justice of the Supreme Court from 1902 - 1932) and it yielded the following list of his "top quotes".
- The life of the law has not been logic but experience.
- A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.
- Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society.
- We should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe.
- Upon this point a page of history is worth a volume of logic.
- The right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins.
- Certitude is not the test of certainty. We have been cocksure of many things that were not so.
- Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all.
- Men must turn square corners when they deal with the Government.
- Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.
Wow, and that was just Google's top ten. This man seems worthy of a Deep Dive for any thinking person. This is when I wish I was a student doing a research paper and sharing discussion about Oliver Wendell Holmes with people who know more than me.