Oliver Wendell Holmes

Oliver Wendell Holmes

American writer and poet

Lived from: 1809-1894

Category: Poets (Contemporary) | Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Oliver Wendell Holmes

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    Age, like distance lends a double charm.
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    And Silence, like a poultice, comes to heal the blows of sound.
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    And when you stick on conversation's burrs, don't strew your pathway with those dreadful urs.
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    Apology is only egotism wrong side out.
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    As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at the peril of being not to have lived.
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    Beauty is the index of a larger fact than wisdom.
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    Carve every word before you let it fall.
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    Do not be bullied out of your common sense by the specialist; two to one, he is a pedant.
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    Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.
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    Even for practical purposes theory generally turns out the most important thing in the end.
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    Even the wisest woman you talk to is ignorant of something you may know, but an elegant woman never forgets her elegance.
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    Every calling is great when greatly pursued.
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    Every event that a man would master must be mounted on the run, and no man ever caught the reins of a thought except as it galloped past him.
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    Every library should try to be complete on something, if it were only the history of pinheads.
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    Every man is an omnibus in which his ancestors ride.