Oliver Wendell Holmes

1809 - 1894

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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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

Little I ask; my wants are few, I only want a hut of stone, (A very plain brownstone will do,) That I may call my own.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: Contentment.

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on death, faith, life, and nations

Wake in our breast the living fires, The holy faith that warmed our sires; Thy hand hath made our nation free; To die for her is serving Thee.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: Army Hymn.

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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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