Oliver Wendell Holmes

1809 - 1894

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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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on eternity, garden, life, past, and time

They walked over the crackling leaves in the garden, between the lines of box, breathing its fragrance of eternity; for this is one of the odors which carry us out of time into the abysses of the unbeginning past; if we ever lived on another ball of stone than this, it must be that there was box growing on it.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on people

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People that make puns are like wanton boys that put coppers on the railroad tracks.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on dreams, earth, peace, preparation, understanding, and vision

I think it not improbable that man, like the grub that prepares a chamber for the winged thing it never has seen but is to be . . . may have cosmic destinies that he does not understand. And so beyond the vision of battling races and an impoverished earth, I catch a dreaming glimpse of peace.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on dance

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Ay, tear her tattered ensign down! Long has it waved on high, And many an eye has danced to see That banner in the sky. Beneath it rung the battle shout, And burst the cannon's roar- The meteor of the ocean air Shall sweep the clouds no more.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: Old Ironsides.

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on god

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Nail to the mast her holy flag, Set every threadbare sail, And give her to the god of storms, The lightning and the gale!

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: Old Ironsides.

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on garden, love, plants, and soul

There is a little plant called reverence in the corner of my soul's garden, which I love to have watered once a week.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on logic

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End of the wonderful one-hoss shay. Logic is logic. That's all I say.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: The Deacon’s Masterpiece

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on love, names, and rest

The mossy marbles rest On the lips that he has prest In their bloom; And the names he loved to hear Have been carved for many a year On the tomb.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: The Last Leaf.

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on death, friendship, good, life, men, and paradox

There is that glorious epicurean paradox uttered by my friend the historian, in one of his flashing moments: "Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries." To this must certainly be added that other saying of one of the wittiest of men: "Good Americans when they die go to Paris."

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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

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