Oliver Wendell Holmes

1809 - 1894

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 books, charm, justice, music, and thought

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on generations and mortality

It is something to make two blades of grass grow where only one was growing, it is much more to have been the occasion of the planting of an oak which shall defy twenty scores of winters, or of an elm which shall canopy with its green cloud of foliage half as many generations of mortal immortalities.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on enthusiasm, faith, life, and worth

It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes life worth living.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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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

The freeman casting with unpurchased hand The vote that shakes the turrets of the land.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: Poetry, a Metrical Essay.

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