Every now and then a man's mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions.

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Original Citation

Holmes, Oliver Wendell. "The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table." The New England Magazine. Boston: Joseph T. Buckingham, Nov. 1831 and Feb. 1832.

Current Citation

Holmes, Oliver Wendell. The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table. Dover Publications, 2015.