Oliver Wendell Holmes

1809 - 1894

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 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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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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