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It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes | ( American author and poet. ) | 1809-1894 | Knowledge
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As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at the peril of being not to have lived.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes | ( American author and poet. ) | 1809-1894 | Ability
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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 | ( American author and poet. ) | 1809-1894 | Action
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I find the great thing 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 | ( American author and poet. ) | 1809-1894 | Action
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This is a court of law young man, not a court of justice.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes | ( American author and poet. ) | 1809-1894 | Law
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The mode in which the inevitable comes to pass is through effort.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes | ( American author and poet. ) | 1809-1894 | Achievement
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A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes | ( American author and poet. ) | 1809-1894 | Achievement
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The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes | ( American author and poet. ) | 1809-1894 | Books
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The most foolish kind of a book is a kind of leaky boat on the sea of wisdom; some of the wisdom will get in anyhow.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes | ( American author and poet. ) | 1809-1894 | Books
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Old books, you know well, are books of the world's youth, and new books are the fruits of its age.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes | ( American author and poet. ) | 1809-1894 | Books
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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 | ( American author and poet. ) | 1809-1894 | Death
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Nature, when she invented, manufactured, and patented her authors, contrived to make critics out of the chips that were left.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes | ( American author and poet. ) | 1809-1894 | Criticism
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A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged, it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and the time in which it is used.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes | ( American author and poet. ) | 1809-1894 | Words
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Every calling is great when greatly pursued.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes | ( American author and poet. ) | 1809-1894 | Work
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The greatest act of faith is when a man understands he is not God.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes | ( American author and poet. ) | 1809-1894 | Faith
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It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes life worth living.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes | ( American author and poet. ) | 1809-1894 | Faith
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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 | ( American author and poet. ) | 1809-1894 | Music
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Love is the master key which opens the gates of happiness.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes | ( American author and poet. ) | 1809-1894 | Love
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Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes | ( American author and poet. ) | 1809-1894 | Love
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To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes | ( American author and poet. ) | 1809-1894 | Age
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Age, like distance lends a double charm.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes | ( American author and poet. ) | 1809-1894 | Age
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