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Oliver Wendell Holmes (filho)

Data de nascimento: 8. Março 1841
Data de falecimento: 6. Março 1935

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Oliver Wendell Holmes , jurista americano da Suprema Corte dos Estados Unidos da América chamado frequentemente de “o grande dissonante”; filho de "Oliver Wendell Holmes,".

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„To be 70 years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be 40 years old.“

—  Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Almost certainly attributable to Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., who is, in various sources, credited with having said this in letters to Harriet Beecher Stowe (who turned 70 in 1881) and Julia Ward Howe (who turned 70 in 1889), as well as having made the commented about himself. Holmes, Sr. reached the age of 70 in 1879, while Holmes, Jr. reached that age in 1911, some time after the earliest reports of this quote.

„Get down, you fool!“

—  Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Assertion famously directed at then-President Abraham Lincoln when he came under enemy fire at Fort Stevens during the American Civil War, as quoted in Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln (2005) by Doris Kearns Goodwin, p. 643.

„The power to tax is not the power to destroy while this Court sits.“

—  Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Panhandle Oil Co. v. Mississippi ex rel. Knox http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/cgi-bin/getcase.pl?friend=oyez&court=us&vol=277&invol=218, 277 U.S. 233 (1928).

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„Lawyers spend their professional careers shoveling smoke.“

—  Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Attributed in Watergate and the White House, Volumes 1-2 (1973) by Edward W. Knappman, p. 100; this has also become paraphrased as "Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke".

„Nature has but one judgment on wrong conduct — if you can call that a judgment which seemingly has no reference to conduct as such — the judgment of death.“

—  Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Address at the dedication of the Northwestern University Law School Building, Chicago, Illinois (20 October 1902); republished in Holmes' Collected Legal Papers (1937), p. 272.

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„A second class mind, but a first class temperament.“

—  Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
A summation of his opinion of Theodore Roosevelt, indicated in various letters, but not recorded in so succinct a form; often incorrectly stated as his opinion of Franklin D. Roosevelt, as indicated in the p. xiv–xv Introduction to The Essential Holmes (1992) http://books.google.com/books?id=HamEkfqdMcEC&pg=PR14&lpg=PR14, edited by Richard A. Posner.

„A good catchword can obscure analysis for fifty years.“

—  Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Quoted by Wendell Willkie during an America's Town Meeting of the Air broadcast, at The Town Hall in New York City, (6 January 1938) http://books.google.com/books?id=GekBAAAAMAAJ&q=%22A+good+catchword%22+%22can+obscure+analysis+for+fifty+years%22&pg=A21#v=onepage.

„One has to try to strike the jugular and let the rest go.“

—  Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Speech on the death of Walbridge Abner Field, Chief Justice of Massachusetts (25 November 1899), reported in Speeches by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1900), p. 77.

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