Oliver Wendell Holmes

1809 - 1894

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 cheerfulness

To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: On the Seventieth Birthday of Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1889).

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on character, justice, learning, practicality, and wisdom

I was just going to say, when I was interrupted, that one of the many ways of classifying minds is under the heads of arithmetical and algebraical intellects. All economical and practical wisdom is an extension of the following arithmetical formula: 2 + 2 = 4. Every philosophical proposition has the more general character of the expression a + b = c. We are mere operatives, empirics, and egotists until we learn to think in letters instead of figures.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table.

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on god

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God reigneth. All is well.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: Hymn at the Funeral Services of Charles Sumner.

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on hunger and modesty

Lean, hungry, savage anti-everythings. A modest Request.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: A modest Request.

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on beauty, facts, and wisdom

Beauty is the index of a larger fact than wisdom.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes

What you bring away from the Bible depends to some extent on what you carry to it.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on bigotry and mind

The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye: The more light you pour upon it, the more it will contract.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on creation

Boston State-house is the hub of the solar system. You couldn't pry that out of a Boston man if you had the tire of all creation straightened out for a crow-bar.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table. vi.

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