Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Oliver Wendell Holmes

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.More Oliver Wendell Holmes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.More Oliver Wendell Holmes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living.More Oliver Wendell Holmes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A man may fulfil the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.More Oliver Wendell Holmes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.More Oliver Wendell Holmes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtaxed.More Oliver Wendell Holmes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
This is a court of law, young man, not a court of justice.More Oliver Wendell Holmes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The books we read should be chosen with great care, that they may be, as an Egyptian king wrote over his library, "The medicines of the soul."More Oliver Wendell Holmes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe.More Oliver Wendell Holmes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Love prefers twilight to daylightMore Oliver Wendell Holmes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimension.More Oliver Wendell Holmes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The greatest act of faith is when man admits he is not god.More Oliver Wendell Holmes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The great act of faith is when a man decides he is not God.More Oliver Wendell Holmes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water bath is to the body.More Oliver Wendell Holmes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Life is action and passion; therefore it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of the time, at peril of being judged not to have lived.More Oliver Wendell Holmes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Simple people... are very quick to see the live facts which are going on about them.More Oliver Wendell Holmes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.More Oliver Wendell Holmes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man.More Oliver Wendell Holmes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
People can be divided into two classes: those who go ahead and do something, and those who sit still and inquire, why wasn't it done the other way?More Oliver Wendell Holmes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.More Oliver Wendell Holmes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye; the more light you pour on it, the more it will contract.More Oliver Wendell Holmes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Eloquence may set fire to reason.More Oliver Wendell Holmes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Old age is fifteen years older than I am.More Oliver Wendell Holmes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The mode by which the inevitable comes to pass is effort.More Oliver Wendell Holmes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.More Oliver Wendell Holmes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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