Oliver Wendell Holmes

1809 - 1894

A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on money and trust

Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on change and people

People talk of fundamentals and superlatives and then make some changes of detail.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: Holmes-Laski Letters, Vol. I

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on ideas, men, and worth

A new and valid idea is worth more than a regiment and fewer men can furnish the former than command the latter.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on experience, life, and worth

A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on beginning

The right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on action, life, passion, sharing, and time

As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at the peril of being not to have lived.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on decisions, faith, and god

The great act of faith is when man decides that he is not God.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: Letter to William James, 1907

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on action, judgment, life, passion, sharing, and time

I think that, as life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time at the peril of being judged not to have lived.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: Memorial Day Address, 1884

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on art

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If we are only as the potter's clay Made to be fashioned as the artist wills, And broken into shards if we offend The eye of Him who made us, it is well.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: Rights.

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on wishes

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Nothing is so commonplace as to wish to be remarkable.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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