Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.
Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)
Source: The Class of ‘61. From speeches.
Contributed by: Zaady
The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer.
The flowering moments of the mind Drop half their petals in our speech.
Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust.
Source: The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table. ii.
Grow we must, if we outgrow all that love us.
Life is an end in itself, and the only question as to whether it is worth living is whether you have had enough of it.
Source: Speech at Bar Association Dinner, Boston
Beware how you take away hope from any human being.
Men are tattooed with their special beliefs like so many South Sea Islanders; but a real human heart with divine love in it beats with the same glow under all the patterns of all earth's thousand tribes.
Young man, the secret of my success is that at an early age I discovered I was not God.
Source: Reply to a reporter’s question on his ninetieth birthday, March 8, 1931
The rule of joy and the law of duty seem to be all one.
Source: Speech at Bar Association Dinner, Boston, 1900
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