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 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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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes

The brightest blades grow dim with rust, The fairest meadow white with snow.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: Chanson without Music.

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on home and mind

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His home! the Western giant smiles, And twirls the spotty globe to find it; This little speck, the British Isles? 'T is but a freckle,-never mind it.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: A Good Time Going.

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on certainty

Certitude is not the test of certainty. We have been cocksure of many things that are not so.

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 children, love, and suffering

Yes, child of suffering, thou mayst well be sure He who ordained the Sabbath loves the poor!

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: A Rhymed Lesson. Urania.

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on children, honesty, truth, and world

Pretty much all the honest truth telling in the world is done by children.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on advice, books, elderly, and men

The advice of the elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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