Rough work, iconoclasm, but the only way to get at truth.


Oliver Wendell Holmes

896

The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men - from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms.


Oliver Wendell Holmes

896

Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future.


Oliver Wendell Holmes

896

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


Oliver Wendell Holmes

896

The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.


Oliver Wendell Holmes

896

Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.


Oliver Wendell Holmes

896

Rough work, iconoclasm, but the only way to get at truth.


Oliver Wendell Holmes

896

A new untruth is better than an old truth.


Oliver Wendell Holmes

896

Truth, when not sought after, rarely comes to light.


Oliver Wendell Holmes

896

Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening.


Oliver Wendell Holmes

896

Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust.


Oliver Wendell Holmes

896

Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.


Oliver Wendell Holmes

896

A goose flies by a chart which the Royal Geographical Society could not mend.


Oliver Wendell Holmes

896

Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man’s upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground floor.


Oliver Wendell Holmes

896

I hate facts. I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions - adding that no general proposition is worth a damn.


Oliver Wendell Holmes

896

The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men - from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms.


Oliver Wendell Holmes

896

Nature, when she invented, manufactured, and patented her authors, contrived to make critics out of the chips that were left.


Oliver Wendell Holmes

896

The Amen of nature is always a flower.


Oliver Wendell Holmes

896

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

896

Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.


Oliver Wendell Holmes

896

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