Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

The mode in which the inevitable comes to pass is through effort.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men - from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

A man is usually more careful of his money than of his principles.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

The wind blows out, the bubble dies; The spring entomb'd in autumn lies; The dew dries up; the star is shot; The flight is past, and man forgot.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Where we love is home,Home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

On every stem, on every leaf,... and at the root of everything that grew, was a professional specialist in the shape of grub, caterpillar, aphis, or other expert, whose business it was to devour that particular part.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes

The man who is always worrying whether or not his soul would be damned generally has a soul that isn't worth a damn.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Trouble creates a capacity to handle it.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Society is always trying in some way to grind us down to a single flat surface.

Oliver Wendell Holmes
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