Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Oliver Holmes
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
BornMarch 8, 1841
Boston, Massachusetts
DiedAugust 6, 1935
Washington, D.C.
Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1902-1932. Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court 1899-1902, Associate Justice 1882-1899.

The repository contains two quotes from Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr..


The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man falsely shouting fire in a theater and causing a panic.

Schenck v. United States (249 U.S. 47)
March 3, 1919


What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.