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Oliver Wendell Holmes
Oliver Wendell Holmes

American author, poet, doctor and teacher, Oliver Wendell Holmes was a man of many talents. He spent the bulk of his life as physician and professor at Harvard, but wrote extensively, publishing essays on epidemiology, psychology, travel, literature and hundreds of short stories. His poem "Old Ironsides" helped save the USS Constitution from being dismantled. Of his many works, "The Autocr…

Date of Birth: March 08, 1841
Date of Death: June 03, 1935


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Oliver Wendell Holmes

"To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old." Oliver Wendell Holmes
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Age And Aging    Cheerfulness    Hope    Pearls of Wisdom   

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"Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions." Oliver Wendell Holmes
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"Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness." Oliver Wendell Holmes
The works of Oliver Wendell Holmes...:A Moral Antipathy (1892) pg. 246 Thought by a doctor in Holmes's A Moral Antipathy, the character was speaking about how love can conquer fear, fear of women, specifically. Add Category or Author

Cute    Cute Love    Editor's Pick    Love    Quote of the Day    Sweet Love   

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"The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving." Oliver Wendell Holmes
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Direction    Motivational    Quote of the Day    Vision   

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"Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend." Oliver Wendell Holmes
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Friends Or Friendship   

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"Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become." Oliver Wendell Holmes
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Courtesy    Friends Or Friendship    Quote of the Day   

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"Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts." Oliver Wendell Holmes
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Cute Love    Home    Love    Quote of the Day    Sweet Love   

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"It is faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth looking at." Oliver Wendell Holmes
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Editor's Pick    Life    Quote of the Day   

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"Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum." Oliver Wendell Holmes
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Life   

Oliver Wendell Holmes

"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
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"Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing." Oliver Wendell Holmes
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Advice    Youth   

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"A few can touch the magic string, and noisy fame is proud to win them: Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them!" Oliver Wendell Holmes
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Death    Fame   

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"Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground floor." Oliver Wendell Holmes
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Common Sense   

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"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
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Kisses And Kissing   

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"This is a court of law, young man, not a court of justice." Oliver Wendell Holmes
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Justice   

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"A man is usually more careful of his money than of his principles." Oliver Wendell Holmes
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Integrity    Man   

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"The older author is constantly rediscovering himself in the more or less fossilized productions of his earlier years." Oliver Wendell Holmes
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Writers And Writing   

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"A great calamity is as old as the trilobites an hour after it has happened." Oliver Wendell Holmes
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Calamity    Disaster   

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"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
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Action   

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"A new and valid idea is worth more than a regiment and fewer men can furnish the former than command the latter." Oliver Wendell Holmes
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Ideas    Men   

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"The rule of joy and the law of duty seem to me all one." Oliver Wendell Holmes
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Duty   





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