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.

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To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man.

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

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Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.

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

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Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; a mother's secret hope outlives them all!

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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.

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The correlative to loving our neighbors as ourselves is hating ourselves as we hate our neighbors.

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All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called "Facts". They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain.

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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.

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The wit knows that his place is at the tail of a procession.

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A woman never forgets her sex. She would rather talk with a man than an angel, any day.

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