- Name: Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
- Born: 03/08/1841
- Died: 03/06/1935 (93 years old)
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (March 8, 1841 – March 6, 1935) was an American jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902 to 1932, and as Acting Chief Justice of the United States in January–February 1930. Noted for his long service, concise and pithy opinions, and deference to the decisions of elected legislatures, he is one of the most widely cited United States Supreme Court justices in history, particularly for his “clear and present danger” opinion for a unanimous Court in the 1919 case of Schenck v. United States, and is one of the most influential American common law judges, honored during his lifetime in Great Britain as well as the United States. Holmes retired from the court at the age of 90, making him the oldest justice in the Supreme Court’s history. He also served as an Associate Justice and as Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and was Weld Professor of Law at his alma mater, Harvard Law School.
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Death Place: Washington, D.C., U.S.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. quotes :
Young man, the secret of my success is that at early age I discovered that I was not God.Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Young man, the secret of my success is that an early age I discovered that I was not God.Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
A child's education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born.Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
It seems to me that at this time we need education in the obvious more than the investigation of the obscure.Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
I have no respect for the passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy.Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
There is no friend like an old friend who has shared our morning days, no greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise.Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.