Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes

Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes: When a man holds his tongue it does not signify much. But when a woman dispenses with the office of the mighty member, when she sheathed her natural weapon at a trying moment, it means that she trusts to still more formidable enginery; to tears it may be, a solvent more powerful than that with which Hannibal softened the alpine rocks...
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Oliver Wendell Holmes Quote: Why should you row a boat race? Why endure the long months of pain in preparation for a fierce half hour that will leave you all but dead? Does anyone ask the question? Is there anyone who would not go through all the costs, and more, for the moment when anguish breaks into triumph or even for the glory of having nobly lost? Is life less than a boat race? If a man will give the blood in his body to win the one, will he spend all the might of his soul to prevail in the other?
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Quotes about Oliver Wendell Holmes: The ideas of the classics, so far as living, are our commonplaces. It is the modern books that give us the latest and most profound conceptions. It seems to me rather a lazy makeshift to mumble over the familiar.
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Quote about Oliver Wendell Holmes: I think that, as life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time at peril of being judged not to have lived.
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Oliver Wendell Holmes Sayings: The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many.
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Oliver Wendell Holmes Saying: But the moment you turn a corner you see another straight stretch ahead and there comes some further challenge to your ambition.
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Sayings about Oliver Wendell Holmes: Blood is a destiny. One's genius descends in the stream from long lines of ancestry.
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Saying about Oliver Wendell Holmes: If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it around. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it.
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Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes: Every real thought on every real subject knocks the wind out of somebody or other.
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Oliver Wendell Holmes Quote: The joy of life is to put out one's power in some natural and useful or harmless way. There is no other. And the real misery is not to do this.
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Quotes about Oliver Wendell Holmes: If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I wouldn't pass it around. Wouldn't be doing anybody a favor. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don't say embrace trouble. That's as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say, meet it as a friend, for you'll see a lot of it and had better be on speaking terms with it.
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Quote about Oliver Wendell Holmes: Nothing can be so perfect while we possess it as it will seem when remembered.
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Oliver Wendell Holmes Sayings: Under bad manners, as under graver faults, lies very commonly an overestimate of our special individuality, as distinguished from our generic humanity.
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Oliver Wendell Holmes Saying: There is no friend like the old friend, who has shared our morning days, No greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise: Fame is the scentless sunflower, with gaudy crown of gold; But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.
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Sayings about Oliver Wendell Holmes: There is nothing earthly that lasts so well, as money. A man's learning dies with him, as does his virtues fade out of remembrance, but the dividends on the stocks he bequeaths to his children live and keep his memory green.
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Saying about Oliver Wendell Holmes: Trouble makes us one with every human being in the world - and unless we touch others, we're out of touch with life.
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Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes: The man of action has the present, but the thinker controls the future.
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Oliver Wendell Holmes Quote: Nothing is so commonplace has the wish to be remarkable.
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