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56 Famous Quotes by Oliver Wendell holmes
3/8/1841 - 3/6/1935
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Oliver Wendell Holmes
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Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtaxed.

Accuracy Quotes, by Oliver Wendell holmes

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The mode by which the inevitable comes to pass is effort.

Achievement Quotes, by Oliver Wendell holmes

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

Bigotry Quotes, by Oliver Wendell holmes

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

Computer / technology / science Quotes, by Oliver Wendell holmes

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

Doubt Quotes, by Oliver Wendell holmes

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The right to swing my fist ends where the other man’s nose begins.

Ethics Quotes, by Oliver Wendell holmes

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Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else.

Fame Quotes, by Oliver Wendell holmes

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

Language Quotes, by Oliver Wendell holmes

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I think that, as life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time at peril of being judged not to have lived.

Life Quotes, by Oliver Wendell holmes

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It is the province of knowledge to speak And it is the privilege of wisdom to listen. -Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Listening Quotes, by Oliver Wendell holmes

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Give us the luxuries of life and we'll dispense with the necessaries.

Luxury Quotes, by Oliver Wendell holmes

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

Lying Quotes, by Oliver Wendell holmes

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

Medicine Quotes, by Oliver Wendell holmes

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The very minute a thought is threatened with publicity it seems to shrink towards mediocrity.

Mediocrity Quotes, by Oliver Wendell holmes

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If a man is in a minority of one, we lock him up.

Minority Quotes, by Oliver Wendell holmes

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There are a good many real miseries in life that we cannot help smiling at, but they are the smiles that make wrinkles and not dimples.

Misery Quotes, by Oliver Wendell holmes

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

Money Quotes, by Oliver Wendell holmes

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With effervescing opinions, the quickest way to let them get flat is to let them get exposed to the air.

Opinion Quotes, by Oliver Wendell holmes

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Simple people ... are very quick to see the live facts which are going on about them.

Perception Quotes, by Oliver Wendell holmes

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When you write in prose you say what you mean. When you write in rhyme you say what you must.

Poetry Quotes, by Oliver Wendell holmes

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

Praise Quotes, by Oliver Wendell holmes

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Stillness of person and steadiness of features are signal marks of good breeding.

Quiet Quotes, by Oliver Wendell holmes

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Love prefers twilight to daylight.

Retirement Quotes, by Oliver Wendell holmes

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Revolutions are not made by men in spectacles.

Revolution Quotes, by Oliver Wendell holmes

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Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.

Speech Quotes, by Oliver Wendell holmes

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