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Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. 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.


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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.



Rough work, iconoclasm, but the only way to get at truth.

Rough work, iconoclasm, but the only way to get at truth.



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.



Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.

Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.



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.



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.



Man has his will, but woman has her way.

Man has his will, but woman has her way.



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.



Beware how you take away hope from any human being.

Beware how you take away hope from any human being.



Most people are willing to take the Sermon on the Mount as a flag to sail under, but few will use it as a rudder by which to steer.

Most people are willing to take the Sermon on the Mount as a flag to sail under, but few will use it as a rudder by which to steer.





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The unlike is joined together, and from differences results the most beautiful harmony.

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I'm sorry I didn't have this revelation earlier. I sleep better and more soundly because I'm not participating anymore.



And yet, because I love thee, I obtain From that same love this vindicating grace, To live on still in love, and yet in vain

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We see government's mission as fostering and enabling the important realms - our businesses, service clubs, Little Leagues, churches - to flourish.

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Peoples of Egypt , you will be told that I have come to destroy your religion. Do not believe it! Reply that I have come to restore your rights!

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