159 Total Quotes

Oliver+Wendell Holmes Quotes

Oliver Wendell Holmes
You make me chuckle when you say that you are no longer young, that you have turned twenty-four. A man is or may be young to after sixty, and not old before eighty.
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#Birthday #Age And Aging #Funny

Oliver Wendell Holmes
Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing.
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#Youth #Advice

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Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
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#Cute Love #Sweet Love #Love #Quote of the Day #Home

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The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.
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#Vision #Direction #Motivational #Quote of the Day

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Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.
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#Life

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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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#Death #Fame

Oliver Wendell Holmes
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
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#Action

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Controversy equalizes fools and wise men - and the fools know it
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#Controversy

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I have no respect for the passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy.
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#Passion #Envy

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The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer.
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#Kisses And Kissing

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This is a court of law, young man, not a court of justice.
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#Justice

Oliver Wendell Holmes
Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend.
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#Friends Or Friendship

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The older author is constantly rediscovering himself in the more or less fossilized productions of his earlier years.
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#Writers And Writing

Oliver Wendell Holmes
All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called ''facts.'' They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain. Who does not know fellows that always have an ill-conditioned fact or two that they lead after them into decent company like so many bull-dogs, ready to let them slip at every ingenious suggestion, or convenient generalization, or pleasant fancy? I allow no ''facts'' at this table.
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#Facts

Oliver Wendell Holmes
The very minute a thought is threatened with publicity it seems to shrink towards mediocrity
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#Advertising

Oliver Wendell Holmes
... the hydrostatic paradox of controversy. Don't you know what that means? Well, I will tell you. You know that, if you had a bent tube, one arm of which was of the size of a pipe-stem, and the other big enough to hold the ocean, water would stand at the same height in one as in the other. Controversy equalizes fools and wise men in the same way. And the fools know it.
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#Controversy

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There is no friend like an old friend who has shared our morning days, no greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise.
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#Friends Or Friendship

Oliver Wendell Holmes
I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity.
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#Complexity