Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (August 29, 1809 – October 7, 1894) was an American physician, poet, professor, lecturer, and author. Regarded by his peers as one of the best writers of the 19th century, he is considered a member of the Fireside Poets. His most famous prose works are the "Breakfast-Table" series, which began with The Autocrat of the Bre ...
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11 November 2014
To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.
11 November 2014
What I call a good patient is one who, having found a good physician, sticks to him till he dies.
11 November 2014
The morning cup of coffee has an exhiliration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce.
11 November 2014
Memory is a net; one finds it full of fish when he takes it from the brook; but a dozen miles of water have run through it without sticking.
11 November 2014
People that make puns are like wanton boys that put coppers on the railroad tracks. They amuse themselves and other children but their little trick may upset a freight train of conversation for the sake of a battered witticism.

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