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Inspirational Quotes from Oliver Wendell Holmes

Inspirational Quotes for Speeches


Inspirational Quotes from Oliver Wendell Holmes
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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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