Oliver Wendell Holmes

1809 - 1894

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 common sense and science

Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground floor.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: The Poet at the Breakfast-Table.

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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 salvation and work

Each of us has to work out his salvation in his own way. The most that another can do is to be able to give a helping hand.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on beginning, ignorance, and knowledge

The best part of our knowledge is that which teaches us where knowledge leaves off and ignorance begins.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes

When the last reader reads no more.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: The Last Reader.

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