Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes


90 Oliver Wendell Holmes quotes:



"A good and true woman is said to resemble a Cremona fiddle: age but increases its worth and sweetens its tone"
"If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it round. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don't embrace trouble; that's as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say meet it as a friend, for you'll see a lot of it and had better be on speaking terms with it."
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"The very minute a thought is threatened with publicity it seems to shrink towards mediocrity"
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"I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor"
Author: Holmes Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing."
"The advice of the elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books."
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"To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor."
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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"
Author: Holmes Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"You commit a sin of omission if you do not utilize all the power that is within you. All men have claims on man, and to the man with special talents, this is a very special claim. It is required that a man take part in the actions and clashes of his"
Author: Holmes Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at the peril of being not to have lived."
Author: Holmes Quotes Category: Ability Quotes
"Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness."
"The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions."
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"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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"Fresh air is good if you do not take too much of it; most of the achievements and pleasures of life are in bad air."
Author: Holmes Quotes Category: Achievement Quotes Pollution Quotes
"The mode in which the inevitable comes to pass is through effort."
Author: Holmes Quotes Category: Achievement Quotes
"But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold."
"Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend."
"Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground floor."
"Old age is fifteen years older than I am."
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."
Author: Holmes Quotes Category: Home Quotes



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