Oliver Wendell Holmes

1809 - 1894

A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on good

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Good to the heels the well-worn slipper feels When the tired player shuffles off the buskin; A page of Hood may do a fellow good After a scolding from Carlyle or Ruskin.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: How not to settle it.

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on deed, food, heaven, hunger, immortality, labor, life, men, and words

These are the hands whose sturdy labor brings The peasant's food, the golden pomp of kings; This is the page whose letters shall be seen, Changed by the sun to words of living green; This is the scholar whose immortal pen Spells the first lesson hunger taught to men; These are the lines that heaven-commanded Toil Shows on his deed, - the charter of the soil!

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: The Ploughman,

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on originality and thought

A thought is often original, though you have uttered it a hundred times. It has come to you over a new route, by a new and express train of association.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table. i.

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Thou say'st an undisputed thing In such a solemn way.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: To an Insect.

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on silence

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And silence, like a poultice, comes To heal the blows of sound.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: To an Insect.

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on knowledge

Knowledge and timber shouldn't be much used till they are seasoned.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table. vi.

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on art, heaven, life, past, seasons, and soul

Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul, As the swift seasons roll! Leave thy low-vaulted past! Let each new temple, nobler than the last, Shut thee from heaven with a dome more vast, Till thou at length art free, Leaving thine outgrown shell by life's unresting sea!

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: The Chambered Nautilus.

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on sentimentality and time

You think they are crusaders sent From some infernal clime, To pluck the eyes of sentiment And dock the tail of Rhyme, To crack the voice of Melody And break the legs of Time.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: The Music-Grinders.

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on heart and nations

One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, One Nation, evermore!

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: Voyage of the Good Ship Union

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on children

O Caroline, Caroline, child of the sun, We can never forget that our hearts have been one. . . .

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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