Oliver Wendell Holmes

1809 - 1894

A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on wisdom and world

It is the folly of the world, constantly, which confounds its wisdom.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: The Professor at the Breakfast Table

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on force, inconsistency, people, and remedies

Between two groups of people who want to make inconsistent kinds of worlds, I see no remedy but force.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on accuracy, insanity, logic, and mind

Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtaxed.

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)

Source: The Professor at the Breakfast Table [see Thomas Hood]

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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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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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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on death and good

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Good Americans, when they die, go to Paris.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table

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