Oliver Wendell Quotes

Found 145 quotes by Oliver Wendell .
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"People can be divided into two classes: those who go ahead and do something, and those who sit still and inquire, 'Why wasn't it done the other way?'" Oliver Wendell
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People   

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"A river is more than an amenity, it is a treasure" Oliver Wendell
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"If a man is in a minority of one, we lock him up" Oliver Wendell
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"The advice of their elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books" Oliver Wendell
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"One has to strike the jugular and let the rest go" Oliver Wendell
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"The first of all other virtues - for other people" Oliver Wendell
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People   

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"There is no such thing as a female punster" Oliver Wendell
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"Our honest Puritan festival is spreading, not as formerly, as a kind of opposition Christmas, but as a welcome prelude and adjunct, a brief interval of good cheer and social rejoicing, heralding the longer season of feasting and rest from labor in th" Oliver Wendell
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"A man must get a thing before he can forget it" Oliver Wendell
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"A good soldier, like a good horse, cannot be of a bad color" Oliver Wendell
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"Self-abnegation, that rare virtue, that good men preach and good women practice" Oliver Wendell
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"With effervescing opinions, the quickest way to let them get flat is to let them get exposed to the air" Oliver Wendell
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Opinions   

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"We can forgive a man the defects of his qualities, if only he has the qualities of his defects" Oliver Wendell
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Man   

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"Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle that fits them all." Oliver Wendell
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Sin   

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"Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at the touch, nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening." Oliver Wendell
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"God's plan made a hopeful beginning. But man spoiled his chances by sinning. We trust that the story will end in God's glory. But, at present, the other side's winning." Oliver Wendell
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Sin   

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"Why can't somebody give us a list of things that everybody thinks and nobody says, and another list of things that everybody says and nobody thinks." Oliver Wendell
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"And now they keep an oyster shop for mermaids down below." Oliver Wendell
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"Beauty is the index of a larger fact than wisdom." Oliver Wendell
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Beauty    Wisdom   



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