Oliver Wendell Quotes

53 Oliver Wendell quotes:

"Old age is fifteen years older than I am."
"Several years before birth, advertise for a couple of parents belonging to long-lived families."
"I don't generally feel anything until noon, then it's time for my nap."
"A person is always startled when he hears himself called old for the first time."
"Good Americans when they die, go to Paris."
"The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts but learning how to make facts live."
Author: Wendell Quotes Category: Education Quotes
"The greatest act of faith is when a man understands he is not God."
Author: Wendell Quotes Category: Faith Quotes
"Love is the master key which opens the gates of happiness."
"Even the wisest woman you talk to is ignorant of something you may know, but an elegant woman never forgets her elegance."
Author: Wendell Quotes Category: Women Quotes Elegance Quotes
"Apology is only egotism wrong side out."
Author: Wendell Quotes Category: Excuse Quotes Egotism Quotes
"Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else."
Author: Wendell Quotes Category: Fame Quotes
"A man over ninety is a great comfort to all his elderly neighbors: he is a picket-guard at the extreme outpost; and the young folks of sixty and seventy feel that the enemy must get by him before he can come near their camp."
Author: Wendell Quotes Category: Birthday Quotes
"Do not be bullied out of your common sense by the specialist; two to one, he is a pedant"
"What a comfort a dull but kindly person is, to be sure, at times! A ground-glass shade over a gas-lamp does not bring more solace to our dazzled eyes than such a one to our minds."
Author: Wendell Quotes Category: Comfort Quotes Dullness Quotes
"Chicago sounds rough to the maker of verse. One comfort we have - Cincinnati sounds worse."
Author: Wendell Quotes Category: Comfort Quotes
"Little-minded people's thoughts move in such small circles that five minutes conversation gives you an arc long enough to determine their whole curve."
"Some people are so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good."
Author: Wendell Quotes Category: Conceit Quotes
"In walking, the will and the muscles are so accustomed to working together and performing their task with so little expenditure of force that the intellect is left comparatively free."
"Beauty is the index of a larger fact than wisdom."
"Our honest Puritan festival is spreading, not as formerly, as a kind of opposition Christmas, but as a welcome prelude and adjunct, a brief interval of good cheer and social rejoicing, heralding the longer season of feasting and rest from labor in th"
Author: Wendell Quotes Category: Christmas Quotes

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