Oliver Wendell Holmes

1809 - 1894

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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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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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 death, friendship, good, life, men, and paradox

There is that glorious epicurean paradox uttered by my friend the historian, in one of his flashing moments: "Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries." To this must certainly be added that other saying of one of the wittiest of men: "Good Americans when they die go to Paris."

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 nature

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The Amen! of Nature is always a flower.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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