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Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes: "There is no friend like an old friend who has shared our morning days, no greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise."

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




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

The Amen of nature is always a flower.




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

Love prefers twilight to daylight.



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

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



Oliver Wendell Holmes 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 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 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 Quotes: "The secret of my success is that at an early age I discovered I was not God."

The secret of my success is that at an early age I discovered I was not God.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes: "When I feel inclined to read poetry I take down my dictionary. The poetry of words is quite as beautiful as the poetry of sentences."

When I feel inclined to read poetry I take down my dictionary. The poetry of words is quite as beautiful as the poetry of sentences.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes: "When in doubt do it."

When in doubt do it.



Oliver Wendell Holmes 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 Quotes: "Life is a great bundle of little things."

Life is a great bundle of little things.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes: "Talking is like playing on the harp there is as much in laying the hand on the strings to stop their vibrations as in twanging them to bring out their music."

Talking is like playing on the harp there is as much in laying the hand on the strings to stop their vibrations as in twanging them to bring out their music.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes: "The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye the more light you pour upon it the more it will contract."

The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye the more light you pour upon it the more it will contract.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes: "A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer and attempting a task he cannot achieve."

A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer and attempting a task he cannot achieve.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes: "We are very quiet there, but it is the quiet of a storm centre. ."

We are very quiet there, but it is the quiet of a storm centre. .



Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes: "I firmly believe that if the whole materia medica as now used could be sunk to the bottom of the sea it would be all the better for mankind and all the worse for the fishes."

I firmly believe that if the whole materia medica as now used could be sunk to the bottom of the sea it would be all the better for mankind and all the worse for the fishes.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes: "After sixty years the stern sentence of the burial service seems to have a meaning that one did not notice in former years. There begins to be something personal about it."

After sixty years the stern sentence of the burial service seems to have a meaning that one did not notice in former years. There begins to be something personal about it.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes: "The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts, but learning how to make facts live."

The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts, but learning how to make facts live.



Oliver Wendell Holmes 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 Quotes: "Systems die instincts remain."

Systems die instincts remain.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes: "Share the passion and action of your time at peril of being judged not to have lived."

Share the passion and action of your time at peril of being judged not to have lived.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes: "The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce."

The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce.



Oliver Wendell Holmes 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 Quotes: "A weak mind does not accumulate force enough to hurt itself stupidity often saves a man from going mad."

A weak mind does not accumulate force enough to hurt itself stupidity often saves a man from going mad.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes: "A man must get a thing before he can forget it."

A man must get a thing before he can forget it.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes: "One unquestioned text we read All doubt beyond all fear above Nor crackling pile nor cursing creed Can burn or blot it: God is Love."

One unquestioned text we read All doubt beyond all fear above Nor crackling pile nor cursing creed Can burn or blot it: God is Love.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes: "It seems to me that at this time we need education in the obvious more than investigation of the obscure."

It seems to me that at this time we need education in the obvious more than investigation of the obscure.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes: "I like to pay taxes. With them, I buy civilization."

I like to pay taxes. With them, I buy civilization.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes: "Life is a romantic business but you have to make the romance."

Life is a romantic business but you have to make the romance.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes: "The greatest act of faith is when a man understands he is not God."

The greatest act of faith is when a man understands he is not God.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes: "We have shared the incommunicable experience of war, we have felt, we still feel, the passion of life to its top. In our youth our hearts were touched with fire."

We have shared the incommunicable experience of war, we have felt, we still feel, the passion of life to its top. In our youth our hearts were touched with fire.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes: "Youth fades love droops the leaves of friendship fall A mother's secret hope outlives them all."

Youth fades love droops the leaves of friendship fall A mother's secret hope outlives them all.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes: "The man who thinks his wife his baby his house his horse his dog and himself severely unequalled is almost sure to be a good-humored person."

The man who thinks his wife his baby his house his horse his dog and himself severely unequalled is almost sure to be a good-humored person.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes: "A goose flies by a chart the Royal Geographic Society could not improve."

A goose flies by a chart the Royal Geographic Society could not improve.



Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes: "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."

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.