Oliver Wendell Holmes

1809 - 1894

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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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on faith

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Have faith and pursue the unknown end.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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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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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes

A general flavor of mild decay.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: The Deacon’s Masterpiece

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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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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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