Quotation Explorer - 'Oliver Wendell Holmes'

A thought is often original, though you have uttered it a hundred times. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Beat a man with the strength of you argument, not with the strength of your arm. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Every pursuit is great when greatly pursued. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Death tugs at my ear and says: "Live, I am coming." - Oliver Wendell Holmes
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water bath is to the body. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Civilization is the process of reducing the infinite to the finite. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Rough work, iconoclasm, but the only way to get at truth. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
A person is always startled when he hears himself seriously called an old man for the first time. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Man is born a predestined idealist, for he is born to act. To act is to affirm the worth of an end, and to persist in affirming the worth of an end is to make an ideal. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
I find the great 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
To obtain a man's opinion of you, make him mad. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Knowledge and timber shouldn't be much used till they are seasoned. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
A mind stretched by a new ideanever shrinks back to its original proportions. ~ - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Between two groups of men that want to make inconsistent kinds of worlds I see no remedy except force... It seems to me that every society rests on the death of men. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Even a dog knows the difference between being kicked and being stumbled over. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Science is good furniture for one's upper chamber, if there is common sense below. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtaxed. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Life is a fatal complaint, and an eminently contagious one. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
The life of the law has not been logic but experience. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
There's nothing that keeps its youth, So far as I know, but a tree and truth. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Greatness is not in were we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind, and somtimes agaisnt it - but sail we must. And not drift, nor lie at anchor. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
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