Oliver Wendell Holmes

1809 - 1894

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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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on friendship and praise

Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays The pleasing game of interchanging praise.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: Poems. An After-Dinner Poem

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on genius

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Genius does not herd with genius.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table.

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on men and world

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The world's great men have not commonly been great scholars, nor its great scholars great men.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on heart

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'T is the heart's current lends the cup its glow, Whate'er the fountain whence the draught may flow.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: A Sentiment.

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes

O hearts that break and give no sign Save whitening lip and fading tresses!

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: The Voiceless.

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on angels, children, good, and laughter

You hear that boy laughing?-you think he's all fun; But the angels laugh, too, at the good he has done; The children laugh loud as they troop to his call, And the poor man that knows him laughs loudest of all.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: The Boys.

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes

I know it is a sin For me to sit and grin At him here; But the old three-cornered hat, And the breeches, and all that, Are so queer!

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: The Last Leaf.

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on conversation

And when you stick on conversation's burrs, Don't strew your pathway with those dreadful urs.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: A Rhymed Lesson. Urania.

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on boredom

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Thine eye was on the censer, And not the hand that bore it.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: Lines by a Clerk.

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