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Oliver Wendell Holmes
Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water bath is to the body.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Music

Oliver Wendell Holmes
A good and true woman is said to resemble a Cremona fiddle: age but increases its worth and sweetens its tone
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Age And Aging

Oliver Wendell Holmes
The books we read should be chosen with great care, that they may be, as an Egyptian king wrote over his library, "The medicines of the soul."
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Books And Reading

Oliver Wendell Holmes
Society is always trying in some way to grind us down to a single flat surface.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Society

Oliver Wendell Holmes
I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Action

Oliver Wendell Holmes
People who make puns are like wanton boys that put coppers on the railroad tracks. They amuse themselves and other children, but their little trick may upset a freight train of conversation for the sake of a battered witticism.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Boys

Oliver Wendell Holmes
A new untruth is better than an old truth.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Truth

Oliver Wendell Holmes
Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Age And Aging

Oliver Wendell Holmes
The degree of civilization which a people has reached, no doubt, is marked by their anxiety to do as they would be done by
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Anxiety

Oliver Wendell Holmes
Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Speech

Oliver Wendell Holmes
Fresh air is good if you do not take too much of it; most of the achievements and pleasures of life are in bad air.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Pollution #Achievement

Oliver Wendell Holmes
An artist that works in marble or colors has them all to himself and his tribe, but the man who molds his thoughts in verse has to employ the materials vulgarized by everybody's use, and glorify them by his handling
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Art

Oliver Wendell Holmes
Every calling is great when greatly pursued.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Work

Oliver Wendell Holmes
Every idea is an incitement...Eloquence may set fire to reason.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Fire

Oliver Wendell Holmes
A pun does not commonly justify a blow in return. But if a blow were given for such cause, and death ensued, the jury would be judges both of the facts and of the pun, and might, if the latter were of an aggravated character, return a verdict of justifiable homicide.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Jokes And Jokers

Oliver Wendell Holmes
It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Enthusiasm

Oliver Wendell Holmes
What I call a good patient is one who, having found a good physician, sticks to him till he dies.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Doctors

Oliver Wendell Holmes
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.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Friends Or Friendship #Courtesy #Quote of the Day

Oliver Wendell Holmes
The world is always ready to receive talent with open arms. Very often it does not know what to do with genius.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Talent #Genius

Oliver Wendell Holmes
It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Wisdom #Knowledge

Oliver Wendell Holmes
A child's education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Children

Oliver Wendell Holmes
Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Beauty

Oliver Wendell Holmes
A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Experience #Insights

Oliver Wendell Holmes
Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtaxed.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Insanity