Oliver Wendell Holmes

1809 - 1894

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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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 funny

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And since, I never dare to write As funny as I can.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: The Height of the Ridiculous.

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on kindness and words

Feels the same comfort while his acrid words Turn the sweet milk of kindness into curds.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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