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Inspirational Quotes from Oliver Wendell Holmes

Inspirational Quotes for Speeches


These quotes from Oliver Wendell would be great additions to graduation or other classroom speeches. Use these in conjunction with themes and speech writing techniques.
  • The mode by which the inevitable comes to pass is effort.

  • A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimension.

  • Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water bath is to the body.

  • A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience.

  • Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.

  • When in doubt, do it.

  • The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving.

  • Every calling is great when greatly pursued.

  • Happiness consists in activity. It is running steam, not a stagnant pool.

  • Have the courage to act instead of react.

  • He has half the deed done who has made a beginning.

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