Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Quotes
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
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Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.
Categorized under Age
To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man.
Categorized under Doubt
Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable.
Categorized under Fame
Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.
Categorized under Fashion
Rough work, iconoclasm, - but the only way to get at truth.
Categorized under Heresy
Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; a mother's secret hope outlives them all!
Categorized under Mother
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.
Categorized under Music
The correlative to loving our neighbors as ourselves is hating ourselves as we hate our neighbors.
Categorized under Neighbor
All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called "Facts". They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain.
Categorized under Science
Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day, like a football, and it will be round and full at evening.
Categorized under Truth
The wit knows that his place is at the tail of a procession.
Categorized under Wit
A woman never forgets her sex. She would rather talk with a man than an angel, any day.
Categorized under Women