Oliver Wendell Holmes

1809 - 1894

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 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 doubt, fear, god, and love

One unquestioned text we read, All doubt beyond, all fear above; Nor crackling pile nor cursing creed Can burn or blot it-God is love.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: What we all think.

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