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Nothing is so frequent as to mistake an ordinary human gift for a special and extraordinary endowment.

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (March 8, 1841 - March 6, 1935) was an American jurist who served on the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902 to 1932. Noted for his long service, his concise and pithy opinions, and his deference to the decisions of elected legislatures, he is one of the most widely cited United States Supreme Court justices in history, particularly for his "clear and present danger" majority opinion in the 1919 case of Schenck v. United States , as well as one of the most influential American common-law judges.

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