Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

“It’s faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living.”

“Man’s mind stretched to a new idea, never goes back to its original dimensions.”

“Nothing is so frequent as to mistake an ordinary human gift for a special and extraordinary endowment.”

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

“Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by children.”

“Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.”