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Oliver+Wendell Holmes Quotes Page 5

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
People can be divided into two classes: those who go ahead and do something, and those who sit still and inquire, why wasn't it done the other way?
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Humankind

Oliver Wendell Holmes
A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Ideas

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes
A goose flies by a chart which the Royal Geographical Society could not mend.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Instinct

Oliver Wendell Holmes
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.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Language

Oliver Wendell Holmes
I think that, as life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time at peril of being judged not to have lived.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Life

Oliver Wendell Holmes
It is faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth looking at.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Life #Editor's Pick #Quote of the Day

Oliver Wendell Holmes
Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays the pleasing game of interchanging praise.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Praise

Oliver Wendell Holmes
Our brains our seventy year clocks, the angel of life winds them up once and for all, then closes the case, and gives the key into the hands of the angel of resurrection.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Mind

Oliver Wendell Holmes
Simple people... are very quick to see the live facts which are going on about them.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Perception

Oliver Wendell Holmes
For I say unto you in all sadness of conviction that to think great thoughts you must be heroes as well as idealists. Only when you have worked alone -- when you have felt around you are a black gulf of solitude more isolating than that which surrounds the dying man, and in hope and despair have trusted to your own unshaken will -- then only can you gain the secret isolated joy of the thinker, who knows that a hundred years after he is dead and forgotten men who have never heard of him will be moving to the measure of his thought -- the subtle rapture of postponed power, which the world knows not because it has no external trappings, but which to his prophetic vision is more real than that which commands an army. And if this joy should not be yours, still it is only thus you can know that you have done what lay in you to do -- can say that you have lived, and be ready for the end.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Purpose

Oliver Wendell Holmes
Love prefers twilight to daylight.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Retirement

Oliver Wendell Holmes
Revolutions are not made by men in spectacles.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Revolutions And Revolutionaries

Oliver Wendell Holmes
Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Secrets

Oliver Wendell Holmes
And Silence, like a poultice, comes to heal the blows of sound.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Silence

Oliver Wendell Holmes
A good soldier, like a good horse, cannot be of a bad color.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Soldier

Oliver Wendell Holmes
The man who is always worrying whether or not his soul would be damned generally has a soul that isn't worth a damn.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Soul

Oliver Wendell Holmes
The world's great men have not commonly been great scholars, nor its great scholars great men.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Studying

Oliver Wendell Holmes
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.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Thoughts And Thinking

Oliver Wendell Holmes
Truth, when not sought after, rarely comes to light.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Truth

Oliver Wendell Holmes
Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Trust

Oliver Wendell Holmes
The riders in a race do not stop when they reach the goal. There is a little finishing canter before coming to a standstill. There is time to hear the kind voices of friends and say to oneself, The work is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Vision

Oliver Wendell Holmes
A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged, it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and the time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Words

Oliver Wendell Holmes
Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Cool

Oliver Wendell Holmes
The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Wisdom

Oliver Wendell Holmes
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
#Cute Love #Sweet Love