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 faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth looking at.
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    It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
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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.