» Add Quotes to Your Site - Quote Generatoradd quote of the day, random quotes or by topic (e.g. funny quotes) Quote DB :: Authors :: Oliver Wendell Holmes :: View Quote View Quote "The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions." - Copy to Clipboard -- Oliver Wendell Holmes Listed in: Age Add Quote To Your Quote List Rating: 5 Rate Quote 5 votes submitted Your Name: Friend's Email: Top 5 quotes from Oliver Wendell Holmes "Old age is fifteen years older than I am." "The only prize much cared for by the powerful is power." "A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions." "Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out." "The right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins." Top 5 quotes from Age "It's not how old you are, it's how hard you work at it." "Nothing so dates a man as to decry the younger generation." "People who say you're just as old as you feel are all wrong, fortunately." "Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and obituaries." "The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions."