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QUOTES AND IMAGES FROM O. W. HOLMES, SR.
The Project Gutenberg EBook of Quotes and Images From Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., by Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Edited and Arranged by David Widger This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net Title: Quotes and Images From Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Edited and Arranged by David Widger Release Date: September 3, 2004 [EBook #7545] [Last updated on February 17, 2007] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK QUOTES FOR O. W. HOLMES ***
Produced by David Widger
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
Editor's Note
This is the physician and poet, not his son of the same
name who was a Supreme Court Justice and famous in his own right. Very early on Dr. Holmes became my mentor and guide in the philosophy of medicine. Though his world-wide fame was based on his prose and poetry, he was an eminent leader in medicine. Many—too many years ago I would often assign Holmes' "Medical Essays" to a medical student whose sharp edges of science needed some rounding-off with a touch of humanity. I have no longer the privilege of assigning anything to anybody, yet encourage any of you, especially any who may be physicians, to read the thoughts of a family doctor of the early ...

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QUOTES AND IMAGES FROM O. W. HOLMES,.RSThe Project Gutenberg EBook of Quotes and Images From Oliver WendellHolmes Sr., by Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Edited and Arranged by David WidgerThis eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and withalmost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away orre-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License includedwith this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.netTitle: Quotes and Images From Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.            Edited and Arranged by David WidgerRelease Date: September 3, 2004 [EBook #7545][Last updated on February 17, 2007]Language: EnglishCharacter set encoding: ISO-8859-1*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK QUOTES FOR O. W. HOLMES ***Produced by David WidgerOLIVER WENDELL HOLMESEditor's NoteThis is the physician and poet, not his son of the samename who was a Supreme Court Justice and famous in hisown right. Very early on Dr. Holmes became my mentor and
guide in the philosophy of medicine. Though his world-widefame was based on his prose and poetry, he was an eminentleader in medicine. Many—too many years ago I would oftenassign Holmes' "Medical Essays" to a medical student whosesharp edges of science needed some rounding-off with atouch of humanity. I have no longer the privilege of assigninganything to anybody, yet encourage any of you, especiallyany who may be physicians, to read the thoughts of a familydoctor of the early 1800's.
A misprint kills a sensitive authorAbsolute, peremptory facts are bulliesAdvised every literary man to have aprofession.Afraid of books who have not handledthem from infancy
them from infancyAge and neglect united graduallyAgreed on certain ultimata of beliefAlgebraic symbols of minds which havegrown too weakAll his geese are swansAll men are bores, except when we wantmehtAll men love all womenAll the forms of moral excellence,except truthAll want to reach old age and grumblewhen they get itAnd now we two are walking the longpath in peace togetherAnother privilege of talking is tomisquoteArc in the movement of a largeintellectAs I understand truthAs to clever people's hating each otherAs a child, he should have tumbledabout in a libraryAsked Solon what made him dare to be soobstinateAssume a standard of judgment in ourown mindsAt the mercy of every superior mindAudacious self-esteem, with good groundfor itAutomatic and involuntary actions ofthe mindBabbage's calculating machineBe very careful to whom you trust oneof these keysBeautiful effects from wit,—all theprismatic colorsBeen in the same precise circumstancesbeforeBehave like men and gentlemen about it,
if you know how.Beliefs are rooted in human wants andweakness, and die hardBells which small trades-people connectwith their shop-doorsBetter for mankind,—and all the worsefor the fishesBetter too few words, from the woman weevolBewitching cup of self-quackeryBill which will render pockets asuperfluity in your next suitBlank checks of intellectual bankruptcyBowing and nodding over the musicBrain often runs away with the heart'sbest bloodBrilliant flashes—of silence!Brute beasts of the intellectual domainBury in it beliefs, doubts, dreams,hopes, and terrorsBut we must sail, and not drift, norlie at anchor.But it was in talking of Life that wecame most nearly togetherCalled an old man for the first timeCharacter is distinctly shown at theage of four months.ragiCClairvoyance which sees into thingswithout opening themCode of finalities is a necessarycondition of profitable talkCold shower-bath the world furnishesgratisComfort is essential to enjoymentCommerce is just putting his granitefoot upon themCommon sense, as you understand it.Common sense was good enough for him
Compare the racer with the trotterConceit is just a natural thing tohuman mindsConceit has the virtue of making themcheerfulConclusion that he or she is reallylludConflicting advice of all manner ofofficious friendsConsciousness of carrying a "settler"in the form of a factControversyConversation which is suggestive ratherthan argumentativeConversational fungi spring up mostluxuriantlyConversational bullyConversational blank checks or countersConversational sopranoCreative action is not voluntary at allCrippled soulsCrow with a king-bird after himCut your climate to your constitutionDangerous subjectsDemand for intellectual labor is soenormousDid I believe in love at first sight?Didn't know Truth was such an invalidDiffer on the fundamental principlesDishwater from the washings of EnglishdandyismDisputing about remainders andfractionsDo wish she would get well—orsomethingDo you know how important goodjockeying is to authors?
Do you ever wonder why poets talk somuch about flowers?Do not be bullied out of your commonsense by the specialistDon't make your moral staple consist ofthe negative virtuesDon't believe any man ever talked likethat in this worldDon't begin to pry till you have gotthe long arm on your sideDon't ever think the poetry is dead inan old manDon't be in a hurry to choose yourfriendsDoomed to the pangs of an undeceivedself-estimateDullest of teachers is the one who doesnot know what to omitDulness is not commonly a game fishEarned your money by the dose you havenekatEasier to dispute it than to disprovetiEasier to say this than to prove itEducational factoryElysian abandonment of a huge recumbentchair.Every person's feelings have afront-door and a side-doorExtra talent does sometimes make peoplejealousFacts always yield the place of honor,in conversationFall silent and think they are thinkingFew, if any, were ruined by drinkingFlash terms for words which trulycharacterize their objects.Fortune is the measure of intelligenceFortune had left her, sorrow hadbaptized her
Friendship authorizes you to saydisagreeable thingsGambling with dice or stocksGambling, on the great scale, is notrepublicanGeneralize the disease andindividualize the patientGenerally ruined before they becamedrunkardsGenius in an essentially common personis detestableGift of seeing themselves in the truethgilGive it an intellectual shake and holdit up to the lightGive us the luxuries of lifeGood for nothing until they have beenlong kept and usedGood feeling helps society to makeliars of most of usGood Americans, when they die, go tosiraPGot his hand up, as a pointer lifts hisforefootGoverned, not by, but according to lawsGrave without a stone where nothing buta man is buriedGreat silent-moving misery puts a newstamp on us
stamp on usGrow we must, if we outgrow all that weevolGrow old early, if you would be oldgnolHabit is a labor-saving inventionHabits are the crutches of old ageHalf knowledge dreads nothing but wholeknowledgeHalf-censure divided between thepartiesHard it is for some people to get outof a roomHe did not know so much about old agethen as he does nowHe that has once done you a kindnessHe who is carried by horses must dealwith roguesHeight of art to conceal artHer breathing was somewhat hurried andhigh, or thoracicHere lies buried the soul of thelicentiate Pedro GarciasHire logic, in the shape of a lawyerHold their outspread hands over yourdaehHoles in all her pocketsHoped he did deserve a little abuseoccasionallyHopelessly dull discourse actsinductivelyHow long will school-keeping take tokill you?Hung with moss, looking like beardedDruidsHydrostatic paradox of controversyI always believed in life rather thanin booksI always break down when folks cry inmy face
I allow no "facts" at this tableI show my thought, another hisI tell my secrets too easily when I amdownhearted.I love horsesI think I have not been attacked enoughfor itI never think I have hit hard unless itreboundsI replied with my usual forbearanceI am my own son, as it seems to meI had not thought love was ever meantfor me.I hate booksI have lived by the sea-shore and bythe mountainsI have taken all knowledge to be myprovinceIf so and so, we should have been thisor thatIf they have run as well as they knew!wohIf I thought I should ever see the!splAIl faut ne pas BRUTALISER la machineIn what direction we are movingIncipit Allegoria Senectutis.Infinite ocean of similitudes andanalogiesInsanity is often the logic of anaccurate mind overtaskedInsanityIntellectual companions can be foundeasilyIs this the mighty ocean?—is this all?It is by little things that we knowourselvesIt is pleasant to be foolish at theright time
Judge men's minds by comparing withenimKeep his wit in the backgroundKey to this side-doorKnowledge and timber only useful whenseasonedLa main de fer sous le gant de veloursLaid the egg of the Reformation whichLuther hatchedLaughs at times at the grand airs"Science" puts onLaw of the road with regard to handsomesecafLeading a string of my mind's daughtersto marketLeap at a single bound into celebrityLearn anything twice as easily as in myearlier daysLeave your friend to learn unpleasanttruths from his enemiesLecturer is public propertyLet us cry!Liability of all men to be elected topublic officeLife would be nothing withoutpaper-creditLife is maintained by the respirationof oxygen and of sentimentLike taking the cat in your lap afterholding a squirrelListen to what others say aboutsubjects you have studiedLittle great manLittle muscle which knows itsimportanceLittle narrow streaks of specializedknowledgeLive on the reputation of thereputation they might have madeLiving in a narrow world of dry habits