Oliver Wendell Holmes

1809 - 1894

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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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

When the last reader reads no more.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: The Last Reader.

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on doctors and lawyers

When lawyers take what they would give And doctors give what they would take.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: Latterday Warnings.

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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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