Oliver Wendell Holmes

1809 - 1894

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 children and education

A child's education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on history, logic, and worth

A page of history is worth a pound of logic.

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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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on belief, mankind, and remedies

I firmly believe that if the whole materia medica* could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be all the better for mankind and all the worse for the fishes. *Substances used in the composition of medical remedies.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: Lecture, Harvard Medical School.

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on minorities

If a man is in a minority of one, we lock him up.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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