Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes

Talking is like playing on the harp; there is as much in laying the hands on the strings to stop their vibration as in twanging them to bring out their music.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Between two groups of people who want to make inconsistent kinds of worlds, I see no remedy but force.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes

A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimension.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Old age is fifteen years older than I am.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Laughter and tears are meant to turn the wheels of the same machinery of sensibility; one is wind-power, and the other water-power; that is all

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtaxed.

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

Lord, bid war's trumpet cease;Fold the whole earth in peace.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Apology is only egotism wrong side out.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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