Oliver Wendell Holmes

1809 - 1894

A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on day, football, and truth

Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day, like a football, and it will be round and full at evening.

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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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Like sentinel and nun, they keep Their vigil on the green.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: The Cambridge Churchyard.

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on luck

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To brag little, to lose well, To crow gently if in luck, To pay up, to own up, To shut up if beaten, Are the virtues of a sportingman.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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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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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on justice

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It went to pieces all at once- All at once and nothing first, Just as bubbles do when they burst.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: The Deacon’s Masterpiece

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on poets

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Where go the poet's lines? Answer, ye evening tapers! Ye auburn locks, ye golden curls, Speak from your folded papers!

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: The Poet's Lot.

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on women

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Man has his will - but woman has her way.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on day and logic

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Have you heard of the wonderful one-hoss shay, That was built in such a logical way It ran a hundred years to a day?

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: The Deacon’s Masterpiece

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on soul and worth

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The man who is always worrying whether or not his soul would be damned generally has a soul that isn't worth a damn.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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