Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes

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

Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Revolutions are not made by men in spectacles.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Do not be bullied out of your common sense by the specialist; two to one, he is a pedant.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Men are idolaters, and want something to look at and kiss and hug, or throw themselves down before; they always did, they always will, and if you don't make it of wood, you must make it of words.

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
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