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Oliver Wendell Holmes

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"Love is the master key which opens the gates of happiness." Happiness, Love 4.3 avg (8 votes)
"The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye. The more light you shine on it, the more it will contract." Miscellaneous 4.1 avg (8 votes)
"Eloquence may set fire to reason." Talking 4.0 avg (1 votes)
"Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by children." Children, Truth & Lies 4.0 avg (2 votes)
"Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays the pleasing game of interchanging praise." Friendship 4.0 avg (2 votes)
"To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man." Miscellaneous 4.0 avg (2 votes)
"Life is a fatal complaint, and an eminently contagious one." Life & Death 4.0 avg (2 votes)
"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 time in which it is used." Writing 3.9 avg (7 votes)
"The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts but learning how to make facts live." Education, Facts 3.8 avg (5 votes)
"It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen." Talking 3.8 avg (5 votes)
"I don't generally feel anything until noon, then it's time for my nap." Sleep 3.7 avg (3 votes)
"Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground floor." Science 3.3 avg (3 votes)
"Between two groups of people who want to make inconsistent kinds of worlds, I see no remedy but force." War & Peace 3.0 avg (5 votes)
"Death tugs at my ear and says: "Live, I am coming."" Life & Death 3.0 avg (1 votes)
"I don't embrace trouble; that's as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say meet it as a friend, for you'll see a lot of it and had better be on speaking terms with it." Experience 3.0 avg (4 votes)
"The books we read should be chosen with great care, that they may be, as an Egyptian king wrote over his library, "The medicines of the soul."" Reading 3.0 avg (2 votes)
"The advice of their elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books." Age, Reading 3.0 avg (4 votes)
"Greatness is not where we stand but in what direction we are moving." Motivation & Goals 2.9 avg (8 votes)
"The world is always ready to receive talent with open arms. Very often it does not know what to do with genius." Genius 1.5 avg (2 votes)
"Chicago sounds rough to the maker of verse. One comfort we have: Cincinnati sounds worse." Poetry 0 avg (0 votes)

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