Oliver Wendell Holmes

Oliver Wendell Holmes

American writer and poet

Lived from: 1809-1894

Category: Poets (Contemporary) | Writers (Contemporary)

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    A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience.
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    Don't you stay at home of evenings? Don you love a cushioned seat in a corner, by the fireside, with your slippers on your feet?
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    A child's education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born.
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    A child's education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born.
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    A few can touch the magic string, and noisy fame is proud to win them: Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them!
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    A good soldier, like a good horse, cannot be of a bad color.
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    A goose flies by a chart which the Royal Geographical Society could not mend.
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    A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.
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    A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions.
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    A new and valid idea is worth more than a regiment and fewer men can furnish the former than command the latter.
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    A new untruth is better than an old truth.
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    A page of history is worth a pound of logic.
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    A person is always startled when he hears himself called old for the first time.
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    A person is always startled when he hears himself seriously called an old man for the first time.
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    A thought is often original, though you have uttered it a hundred times.
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