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Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes: "I hate facts. I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions - adding that no general proposition is worth a damn."

I hate facts. I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions - adding that no general proposition is worth a damn.




Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes: "A child's education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born."

A child's education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes: "The Amen of nature is always a flower."

The Amen of nature is always a flower.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes: "Love prefers twilight to daylight."

Love prefers twilight to daylight.




Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes: "It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen."

It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes: "Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays the pleasing game of interchanging praise."

Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays the pleasing game of interchanging praise.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes: "Men do not quit playing because they grow old they grow old because they quit playing."

Men do not quit playing because they grow old they grow old because they quit playing.




Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes: "Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."

Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes: "Every library should try to be complete on something, if it were only the history of pinheads."

Every library should try to be complete on something, if it were only the history of pinheads.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes: "The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions."

The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes: "Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness, of hatred, of jealousy, and, most easily of all, the gate of fear."

Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness, of hatred, of jealousy, and, most easily of all, the gate of fear.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes: "Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out."

Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.




Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes: "But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold."

But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes: "Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future."

Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes: "Memories, imagination, old sentiments, and associations are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel."

Memories, imagination, old sentiments, and associations are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes: "Truth, when not sought after, rarely comes to light."

Truth, when not sought after, rarely comes to light.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes: "Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust."

Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes: "The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer."

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



Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes: "Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend."

Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes: "There's nothing that keeps its youth, so far as I know, but a tree and truth."

There's nothing that keeps its youth, so far as I know, but a tree and truth.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes: "Trouble makes us one with every human being in the world - and unless we touch others, we're out of touch with life."

Trouble makes us one with every human being in the world - and unless we touch others, we're out of touch with life.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes: "What refuge is there for the victim who is oppressed with the feeling that there are a thousand new books he ought to read, while life is only long enough for him to attempt to read a hundred?"

What refuge is there for the victim who is oppressed with the feeling that there are a thousand new books he ought to read, while life is only long enough for him to attempt to read a hundred?



Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes: "I hate paying taxes. But I love the civilization they give me"

I hate paying taxes. But I love the civilization they give me



Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes: "Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow."

Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes: "Every library should try to complete on something, if it were only the history of pinheads."

Every library should try to complete on something, if it were only the history of pinheads.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes: "My experience with public libraries is that the first volume of the book I inquire for is out, unless I happen to want the second, when that is out."

My experience with public libraries is that the first volume of the book I inquire for is out, unless I happen to want the second, when that is out.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes: "Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprang up."

Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprang up.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes: "Science is the topography of ignorance."

Science is the topography of ignorance.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes: "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."

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 Sr. Quotes: "Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground floor."

Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground floor.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes: "Beware how you take away hope from another human being"

Beware how you take away hope from another human being



Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes: "Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable."

Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes: "Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."

Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes: "Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all."

Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes: "A man's mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions."

A man's mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes: "Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked"

Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked



Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes: "It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living."

It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes: "Every now and then a man's mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions."

Every now and then a man's mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions.