Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes

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

Stillness and steadiness of features are signal marks of good breeding. Vulgar persons can't sit still, or at least must always work their limbs and features.

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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