Wisdom, via Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Today, a couple pieces of wisdom from the always quotable Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., a man who made the ‘stache look good:

I always say that I regard legislation like buying a ticket to the theatre; if you are sure that you want to go to the show and have the money to pay for it there is an end to the matter. I may think you foolish to want to go, but that has nothing to do with my duty.

Found here.

And also:

We become persons by the increase of negations — of finite characteristics — but there is a cat walking over this as I write and I must stop for it gives me no chance.

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