Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Quotes

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.
11 November 2014
A thought is often original, though you have uttered it a hundred times.
11 November 2014
Little-minded people's thoughts move in such small circles that five minutes' conversation gives you an arc long enough to determine their whole curve.
11 November 2014
Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked.
11 November 2014
It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
11 November 2014
Every library should try to be complete on something, if it were only the history of pinheads.

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