Oliver Wendell Holmes

1809 - 1894

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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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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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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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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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 fame, friendship, and gold

Fame is the scentless sunflower, with gaudy crown of gold; But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: No Time like the old Time.

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