Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr

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Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr

Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr

Speak not too well of one who scarce will know himself transfigured in its roseate glow; Say kindly of him what is, chiefly, true, remembering always he belongs to you; Deal with him as a truant, if you will, But claim him, keep him, call him brother still!More Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A great calamity is as old as the trilobites an hour after it has happened.More Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What a comfort a dull but kindly person is, to be sure, at times! A ground-glass shade over a gas-lamp does not bring more solace to our dazzled eyes than such a one to our minds.More Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Even the wisest woman you talk to is ignorant of something you may know, but an elegant woman never forgets her elegance.More Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Grow we must, if we outgrow all that loves us.More Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nature, when she invented, manufactured, and patented her authors, contrived to make critics out of the chips that were left.More Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In walking, the will and the muscles are so accustomed to working together and performing their task with so little expenditure of force that the intellect is left comparatively free.More Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our dead brothers still live for us and bid us think of life, not death -- of life to which in their youth they lent the passion and glory of Spring. As I listen, the great chorus of life and joy begins again, and amid the awful orchestra of seen and unseen powers and destinies of good and evil, our trumpets, sound once more a note of daring, hope, and will.More Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A few can touch the magic string, and noisy fame is proud to win them: Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them!More Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Some people are so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good.More Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nothing is so commonplace has the wish to be remarkable.More Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The greatest act of faith is when a man understands he is not God.More Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Do not be bullied out of your common sense by the specialist; two to one, he is a pedant.More Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The very aim and end of our institutions is just this: that we may thing what we like and say what we think.More Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every library should try to be complete on something, if it were only the history of pinheads.More Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Unpretending mediocrity is good, and genius is glorious; but a weak flavor of genius in an essentially common person is detestable. It spoils the grand neutrality of a commonplace character, as the rinsings of an unwashed wine-glass spoil a draught of fair water.More Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
This is a court of law young man, not a court of justice.More Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Love is the master key which opens the gates of happiness.More Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked.More Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions.More Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I firmly believe that if the whole material medical could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be all the better for mankind, and all the worse for the sea.More Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays the pleasing game of interchanging praise.More Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Life and language are alike sacred. Homicide and verbicide --that is, violent treatment of a word with fatal results to its legitimate meaning, which is its life --are alike forbidden.More Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To live is to function. That is all there is in living.More Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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