Oliver Wendell Holmes

1809 - 1894

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 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 future and study

Descartes commanded the future from his study more than Napoleon from the throne.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: G. Simmons Calculus Gems, New York: McGraw Hill Inc., 1992.

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on blush, freedom, honor, laughter, and memory

But Memory blushes at the sneer, And Honor turns with frown defiant, And Freedom, leaning on her spear, Laughs louder than the laughing giant.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: A Good Time Going.

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on ideas, mind, and originality

Man's mind once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimension.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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