Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Biography, Wiki, Facts, Poems, Books and Great Quotes

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Inspirational & Motivational Quotes

  1. Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness, of hatred, of jealousy, and, most easily of all, the gate of fear. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  2. Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  3. I like children; I like ’em, and I respect ’em. Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by them. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  4. There is no friend like an old friend who has shared our morning days, no greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  5. The Amen of nature is always a flower. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  6. Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  7. But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  8. Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  9. A goose flies by a chart which the Royal Geographical Society could not mend. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  10. Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays the pleasing game of interchanging praise. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  11. A child’s education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  12. Don’t you stay at home of evenings? Don’t you love a cushioned seat in a corner, by the fireside, with your slippers on your feet? – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  13. Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man’s upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground-floor. But if a man hasn’t got plenty of good common sense, the more science he has, the worse for his patient. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  14. 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, Sr.
  15. The world’s great men have not commonly been great scholars, nor its great scholars great men. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  16. Love prefers twilight to daylight. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  17. Controversy equalizes fools and wise men in the same way – and the fools know it. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  18. It’s faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  19. Memories, imagination, old sentiments, and associations are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  20. The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  21. Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  22. Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  23. A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  24. The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  25. I hate facts. I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions – adding that no general proposition is worth a damn. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  26. It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  27. Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  28. Don’t flatter yourselves that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. On the contrary, the nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  29. 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, Sr.
  30. Have the courage to act instead of react. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  31. Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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