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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1088
AUTHOR: Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841–1935)
QUOTATION: I think that, as life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time at peril of being judged not to have lived.
ATTRIBUTION: OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, justice of the supreme court of Massachusetts, Memorial Day speech, May 30, 1884, Keene, New Hampshire.—Holmes, Speeches, p. 3 (1934).