Oliver Wendell Holmes

1809 - 1894

A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes

And if I should live to be The last leaf upon the tree In the spring, Let them smile, as I do now, At the old forsaken bough Where I cling

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: The last leaf

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on rudeness and wisdom

Wisdom has taught us to be calm and meek, To take one blow, and turn the other cheek; It is not written what a man shall do If the rude caitiff smite the other too!

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on cities and earth

The axis of the earth sticks out visibly through the center of each and every town or city.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on trouble

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Trouble creates a capacity to handle it.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on ideas, mind, and originality

A man's mind stretched by a new idea, can never go back to its original dimensions.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on circumstances, colors, contentment, life, thought, and time

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought, and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and the time in which it is used.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: opinion, Towne v. Eisner, January 7, 1918

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on learning, pleasure, quality, and world

The world has to learn that the actual pleasure derived from material things is of rather low quality on the whole and less even in quantity than it looks to those who have not tried it.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on knowledge, listening, privilege, and wisdom

It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: The Poet at the Breakfast Table

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on happiness and love

Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes

To obtain a man's opinion of you, make him mad.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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