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Oliver Wendell Holmes
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"One's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. "

"Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall."
 
"The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving."
 
"Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions."
 
"It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen."
 
"The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts."
 
"The world is always ready to receive talent with open arms. Very often it does not know what to do with genius. "
 
"One's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. "
 
"Best loved and saintliest of our singing train,
Earth's noblest tributes to thy name belong:
A lifelong record closed without a stain,
A blameless memory shrined in deathless song."
 
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