Oliver Wendell Holmes

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.

Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke.

Aging

Most of us go to our grave with our music still inside us.

A person is always startled when he hears himself seriously called an old man for the first time.

To be 70 years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be 40 years old.

Communication

Every language is a temple, in which the soul of those who speak it is enshrined.

Competence

The one thing that makes the true artist is a clear perception and a firm, bold hand.

Effort

The mode in which the inevitable comes to pass is through effort.

Hope

Beware how you take away hope from another human being.

Ideas

One's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.

The mind, once expanded to the dimensions of larger ideas, never returns to its original size.

Insight

A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience.

It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.

Life

Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.

Music

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.

Share

To teach is to learn again.

Tax

I like to pay taxes. With them I buy civilization.

Thought

Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.

Words

Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.

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.

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