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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    It is by no means certain that our individual personality is the single inhabitant of these our corporeal frames... We all do things both awake and asleep which surprise us. Perhaps we have cotenants in this house we live in.
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    It is faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth looking at.
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    It is very lonely sometimes, trying to play God.
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    It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living.

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    Knowledge like timber shouldn't be mush use till they are seasoned.
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    Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.
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    Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke.
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    Leisure only means a chance to do other jobs that demand attention.
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    Life and language are alike sacred. Homicide and verbicide - that is, violent treatment of a word with fatal results to its legitimate meaning, which is its life - are alike forbidden.
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    Life is action and passion; therefore, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of the time, at peril of being judged not to have lived.
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    Life is an end in itself, and the only question as to whether it is worth living is whether you have had enough of it.
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    Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.
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    Little-minded people's thoughts move in such small circles that five minutes conversation gives you an arc long enough to determine their whole curve.
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    Love is the master key which opens the gates of happiness.
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    Love prefers twilight to daylight.